SUMMER 2021 UPDATES
March 31, 2021: Registration is now open for OFRC’s 2021 Family Camp Season!
Please Note: the information below is specific to our Family Camp program in a typical summer. Please review our COVID-19 FAQ page and our updated Cancellation Policies for Summer 2021. Adjusted dates, rates, and registration information can be found here.
A Typical Day at Feather River Camp
Start with a morning yoga/stretch class or a quiet nature walk. After breakfast try arts & crafts, group games, archery, horseback riding, tie-dye, a hike, or other special programs and activities led by OFRC recreation staff.
<p”>Each morning we also offer our Tot Lot Program for potty-trained 2 – 5 year olds, while 6 – 14 year olds meet up with our energetic and caring Recreation Staff and have their own fun and age-appropriate programming, such as Archery, Basketball, Nature Hikes, Field Games, Kickball and more!
Afternoons are family time. Many families like to put on their swimsuits and go for a dip in the swimming hole or go tubing down Spanish Creek. Others grab their book and enjoy some reading at their tent. Others nap, finish their art projects, go on a hike or head into town to explore the local area.
The options are endless! From horseback rides to massages, ping-pong to ice cream from the camp store, the day is yours to spend how you will!
Nighttime programming and activities include campfires (with s’mores, of course!), sensory hikes, ping-pong tournaments, lawn games, ice-cream socials, disco bingo, scavenger hunts, talent shows, music, dances, and more!
Special activities often occur in the evening, as well. The unique physical location of Feather River camp allows for endless starry views for you and your family to enjoy together.
A NOTE ON THEMED WEEKS
As noted in our COVID-19 FAQ, things will look a little different at OFRC this summer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have moved to a session-based Family Camp for Summer 2021. You can view the updated dates and rates here. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional ‘Themed Week’ programming for Summer 2021. Themed weeks are an important part of OFRC’s culture and history, and we look forward to bringing them back for future summers. Scroll below to see a list of what we anticipate to offer in Summer 2022!
POTENTIAL OFFERINGS FOR 2022
While we will not be offering our traditional themed weeks for Summer 2021, we are anticipating the following themed weeks for Summer 2022:
- Science, Space, and Sky Week
- 4th of July and Dog Week
- Folk & International Dance Week
- Family Music Week
- Storytelling & Bike Week
Due to being tucked away in a valley a bit away from the mountain town of Quincy, we do NOT have wifi available for campers. After a day at OFRC, you won’t even miss it! Campers who need internet access often drive or bike to Quincy, which is about 5 miles away. There, you can find several cafes and coffee shops, a library and a laundromat – in addition to a dedicated, shared workplace for those who need to connect (see www.quincycollective.com). Enjoy being disconnected from work, the news and the outside world and truly slow down, relax, and enjoy camp life!
Because of our location at the bottom of a valley, most cell service carriers do not work on most of the property. When you arrive, we are happy to show you where in camp people usually get the best signal. And a short walk or drive out our entrance road and you’ll get full bars. Historically, campers with Verizon typically have had the best luck of receiving signal in camp.
Please note that our menu changes weekly, but this sample menu provides an example of a typical week. We also always have cereal, peanut butter and jelly/sandwich fixin’s and fruit available at all times of the day. Coffee is served until early afternoon, but water, lemonade, iced tea and hot tea is available from sun up until late into the evening.
As long as campers indicate on their registration form that they are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, we are able to accommodate these dietary restrictions. We also sometimes are available to work around other special diets. We encourage you to share the information on your registration form so we can coordinate with you in advance if we are not able to assist. We also have a separate mini-kitchen – equipped with a refrigerator, sink, stove-top, toaster-oven and microwave – for campers to use if someone in your family has a more restrictive diet and you need to bring your own food to prepare. This dietary kitchen is available 24/7 to campers.