Discover Oakland Feather River Camp – a vacation destination for families, children and adults seeking relaxation, recreation, fun and friendship since 1924!
The OFRC Family Camp Experience
2017 THEME WEEKS
Theme Weeks are special weeks of family camp which feature the talents of guest artists, performers and teachers in addition to the usual staff and activities. Discover what we can offer!
|Sunday, June 18 to Sunday, June 25||Science/Space & Sky Week!||Welcome to the summer solstice here in the Sierras. Days are spent enjoying camp activities or just relaxing.
Campers are invited to share incredible views of the night sky with our guide to the galaxies, Vivian White, from Oakland’s Chabot Science Center.
Vivian will share her state-of-the-art telescopes for some awesome stargazing, and will also lead fun stuff like rocket making or planet walks during the days. … so, if you ever wanted to learn the constellations, or simply deepen your appreciation of a star-studded sky, this is the week for you!
|Sunday, July 2 – Sunday, July 9||Celebration, Family Fun and the 4th!||Celebrate the 4th with your family all week long!
We’ll host a variety of activities for all ages: ping pong tournaments, arts and crafts, night tag, softball, storytelling and songs around the campfire.
Activities build all week until the Fourth of July when we’ll have face painting, bike decorating, and a Feather River Camp parade followed by traditional sack races, water balloon toss, and watermelon eating. We’ll top off the day with our famous barbecue feast.
|Sunday, July 2 – Sunday, July 9||Dog Lover’s Family Camp!||You’ve asked for it; now it’s here! Bring your best friend to camp with you!
Over the 4th of July holiday, leave the city and enjoy camp with your dog. This is a trial period, so the number of dogs will be limited.
A separate information packet will be provided for those registered. There will be an additional fee of $20 per dog, per night.
|Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, July 16||Music for the Whole Family Week!||All musicians and music lovers are welcome to share your enthusiasm and talent.
Led again by Alexa Weber Morales, a Grammy Award winner in 2014! Whether you just want to have fun, learn a new song or have a chance to play or learn basic and intermediate guitar, this is your opportunity. Bring your instruments!
Beginners will feel at home learning, and intermediate or advanced players will have many opportunities to contribute and join in impromptu jam sessions.
|Sunday, July 16 – Sunday, July 23||Folk Dance Week!||Join renowned and popular folk dance instructors Ginny Lee & LaVelle Kenny in bringing international, folk & African dances to life for all ages.
Ginny’s enthusiastic personality and positive energy means that anyone who tries can learn. She teaches a morning class so campers can feel more comfortable during the evening dance. There are the traditional Camp dances, such as Amos Moses, Popcorn, Virginia Reel, country-western line dances, plus a varied and fun line-up of international folk dances.
We are also proud that LaVelle and her cousin Lorraine is returning this week to teach African Congo Dance. Enjoy Congolese Dance and Drum classes throughout the week! 2017 is LaVelle’s 8th year teaching and bringing culture to OFRC and you don’t want to miss the energy and rhythm from the drumming and dance lessons this week. It’s all in the spirit of the Congo!
Children and adults who have never danced but would love to learn are very welcome! This week culminates in the annual Moonlight Dance Festival.
|Sunday, July 23 – Thursday, July 27||Summer Fun Family Camp Week!||We’ve added a brand new week by camper request! It’s just 4 nights, but still jam-packed with all the summer fun you can handle!
Enjoy all of the traditional activities of camp, such as eating s’mores around the campfire, sing-alongs, floating along Spanish Creek, arts and crafts, horseback riding and more!
|Monday, August 7 to Sunday, August 13||Story Telling Week!||Award-winning, international storyteller Diane Ferlatte has been coming to camp for more than 25 years to share her stories each evening to charm, entertain and enthrall us!
Diane captures the minds and imaginations of campers of every age and weaves her stories and songs to an enthusiastic cross-generation audience.
Don’t be surprised if Diane challenges you to a game of jacks or jump rope, or hopscotch in the afternoons. If you don’t know how to play, Diane will happily instruct you.
|Monday, August 7 to Sunday, August 13||Bike Week!||Some of the most beautiful rides in Plumas County begin right from camp! OFRC is in the heart of the next big thing in Northern California biking: the Mt. Hough/South Park Trail Project. The massive project will ultimately surround camp with 60 miles of new and upgraded singletrack. Add in the beautiful alpine road riding and you have a new prime riding destination!
Come check out the brand new trails built for mountain and road bikes with camp as your home base! You will absolutely love it!
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For more information on Theme Weeks, please call Camps in Common at 510.336.2267.