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CAMPS IN COMMON

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Overview

Camps in Common (CIC) promotes and celebrates connections between nature, family and community by advancing environmental awareness, cultural diversity, and youth empowerment at Oakland Feather River Camp (OFRC), a historic 37-acre camp facility in Plumas National Forest that has provided outdoor educational and recreational opportunities for generations of Oakland and East Bay youth and families.

OFRC was founded by the City of Oakland in 1924 as part of a national movement to increase access to nature, and since 2003 has been operated by CIC, which has successfully sustained and built on this legacy through its Family Camp, Partnership Camp, Campership, and Rental Group programs.

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The Dr. Barnes Learning & Leadership Award

With grant support from the Pony Barnes Foundation, we will continue to strengthen LGBTQIA+ inclusion at OFRC by providing increased support for staff development and leadership in inclusion best practices. This three-part project will include leadership capacity building, development of mentorship systems, in-person staff training, and affinity group support and individual coaching.


 

The Rainbow Family Camp Award

Oakland Feather River Camp’s Campership and Outreach Program strives to reach under-represented and under-resourced youth, families, and communities in Oakland by reducing barriers to access through community partnerships, scholarship support, and transportation and gear assistance. Grant support from the Rainbow Family Camp Fund enables us to expand access to our programs for under-resourced LGBTQIA+ Oakland families.
 

How does Camps in Common's programs support belonging and connections for LGBTQ+ youth and their families? 

Camps in Common strives to reflect the incredible diversity of Oakland at all levels of our organization. Our Campership and Outreach Program creates a sense of safety, belonging and connections for LGBTQIA+ youth and families by providing scholarship support and outreach for under-resourced LGBTQIA+ Oakland families to participate in our inclusive overnight camp programs.

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y strengthening staff training and leadership rooted in inclusivity best practices, we are working to ensure that all of our campers and staff feel a sense of safety, belonging and connection at Oakland Feather River Camp.
 

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