CAMPS IN COMMON
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 Brave Space Award & The Rainbow Family Camp Award
Support from the Pony Barnes Foundation is enabling Camps in Common to provide Camperships (camp scholarships) for Oakland LGBTQIA+ families to attend Camp It Up! family camp and to create and implement LGBTQIA+ inclusive policies and practices for all of its camp programs.
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. By developing, refining, and implementing policies and practices rooted in inclusivity best practices, we are working to ensure that all of our campers and staff feel a sense of belonging. We are also working to increase camper diversity and equitable access by expanding community partnerships and increasing scholarship support through our Campership Program.