Dear former and prospective OFRC Youth Camp Families,
Greetings from Oakland Feather River Camp. We are writing to share an update on our Youth Camp program. After careful consideration, we will unfortunately not be running Youth Camp for Summer 2021.
In March, we shared that we were waiting to hear from California’s Director of Public Health with more specific industry guidance for youth overnight camps. Health officials repeatedly shared that they would release the requirements in early April. However, disappointingly, to date we still have not received guidance from the state. We continue to be advised that the guidance is forthcoming, however the delay has unfortunately prevented our small, nonprofit organization from having enough time to safely plan and execute our overnight youth camp program.
Oakland Feather River Camp holds the highest possible standard for safety, and we simply do not feel comfortable moving forward without the essential information that has not yet been shared and the time to implement it.
While this news may be difficult to hear, we are happy to share that there is still availability at OFRC’s Family Camp, and we would love to welcome your entire family this summer. You can find more information on Family Camp by clicking here. In addition, if your family has never attended OFRC Family Camp before, we will provide a 10% discount to one of our Summer Family Camp sessions as a new family camp family. Some our sessions have already hit capacity, however, so we encourage you to register in a timely manner if you would like to participate this summer.
If you have a credit on file from Summer 2020:
you may roll over your credit another year to use for OFRC youth or family camp programs in 2022. If you’d like this option, you do not need to do anything.
We never would have imagined two consecutive years without OFRC Youth Camp. We hope you and your family are safe, healthy, and in positive spirits.
Thank you for your continued support of Oakland Feather River Camp. We hope that you’ll join us this summer and in the future.
Warmly and with well-wishes of health and safety,
Mark Olson, Executive Director and Camp Director
OFRC YOUTH CAMP
Ages 7 – 15
(cost includes supervised bus transportation to and from Oakland, all program fees and one 1 hour trail ride during the camp week)
Camperships are available. See below!
Why Oakland Feather River Youth Camp?
At Oakland Feather River Camp’s Youth Overnight Camp, girls and boys ages 7-15, participate in traditional summer camp activities while making new friends, trying new things and experiencing personal character development. We believe our youth camp encompasses the best of the classic summer overnight experience – traditional camp activities, group bonding opportunities and access to the outdoors. Read on to learn what makes OFRC Youth Camp unique:
Oakland Feather River Camp is located in Plumas National Forest on Spanish Creek. Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year round to the area’s many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows, and lofty peaks. Our beautiful site will be home for your camper for a week they’ll never forget.
Achievement & Friendships
Campers can also learn a lot during their time at OFRC – how to shoot a bow and arrow, how to cook a meal over an open fire and tons of classic camp songs. However, our real strength, focus and priority is creating friendships, making memories and building character – all while having fun in the sun!
Our staff are trained to keep an eye out for opportunities to strengthen friendships or make ordinary experiences extra-ordinary. Since many of our activities are tent/cabin group-based, campers often become very close to their fellow tent/cabinmates. We believe strongly in creating a tent and cabin culture that emphasizes teamwork, friendship and respect.
“Working together like a team is the expectation, but becoming close like a family is the goal.”
OFRC Youth Camp Counselor Motto
Wide Variety of Activity Offerings
Youth campers enjoy a wide variety of activities while at OFRC Youth Camp. The days are long, but the week flies by. They make new friends and are encouraged to try new things, experiencing themselves and others in brand new ways. A sample list of activities is below.
- Arts & Crafts
- Nature Hikes
- Camp Talent Show
- Capture The Flag
- Scavenger Hunts
- Group Challenge Course
- Sleep outs under the Stars
- Sports & Games
UPDATED JANUARY 2019
- Families may request up to two campers to be in the same group as their child, with the children being within one year of age of each other. We will do our very best to honor all groupmate requests, but due to other family’s requests, age and grade breakdowns and dates of registration, we cannot 100% guarantee that all group requests will be granted. If you request more than two groupmates, we will simply honor your first two listed.
- For more information, please review our detailed Tent/Cabin Groupmate Request Policy by CLICKING HERE.
- Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing.
- Campers requesting full refunds prior to 21 days before the first day of Youth Camp will receive a full refund, minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. If your initial payment was made on a credit card, an additional 3% will be charged on any cancellations.
- Due to the short camp season, we are not able to refund camper registration fees 21 days or less prior to the first day of Youth Camp.
How to Register for O.F.R.C. Youth Camp Program
Please stay tuned for more registration information coming soon!
CAMP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Thanks to the support of many generous individual donors, supporters and funders, we are able to provide a select number of Camp Scholarships (“Camperships”) each summer to families who cannot afford the full cost of camp due to financial barriers or circumstantial hardships. Camperships are largely determined by gross household income.