Useful Links

Here are some links, ranging from where parents can stay when dropping off their campers to preparing the first time camper for a successful experience, that you may find helpful. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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Useful articles for parents of first-time campers.

Lodging in the area for parents when dropping off or picking up their camper.

Things for Mom and Dad to see and do in the area when dropping off or picking up their campers.

Great general information on the Sierras for the outdoor enthusiast.

Useful articles for parents of first-time campers

If you're a parent of a first-time camper, we offer the following articles, which we think will help make your child's first summer at camp a successful one.

How Summer Camp Can Help Your Child

How to Tell if Your Child is Ready for Camp

How to Pick the Right Summer Camp

Six Things You Can do to Ensure Your Child has a Successful First Summer at Camp

Lodging in the area for parents when dropping off or picking up their camper.

For places to stay, check out these links:

Bassetts.

This crossroads hamlet is just 5 miles down the road from Camp at the entrance to the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Consider:

Bassetts Station Motel (530) 862-1297

High Country Inn (800) 862-1530

Sierra City.

This terrific gem straight out of the Gold Rush days is just 10 miles down the road. Consider:

Buttes Lodge (800) 862-1170

Herrington's Sierra Pines (800) 682-9848

Yuba River Inn (530) 862-1122

For things to do in Sierra City and photographs, visit www.sierracity.com or www.sierracounty.org.

Downieville.

This town is a must-see, situated at the confluence of the North Yuba and Downie Rivers. It's another idealic Gold Rush Town, about 30 to 40 minutes from camp, but the drive along the North Yuba River is some of the prettiest country you'll ever see. Consider:

Carnahan's Riverside Inn (530) 289-1000

Carriage House Inn (530) 289-3573

Downieville River Inn (800) 696-3308

The Lure Resort (800) 671-4084

Sierra Shangra-La (530) 289-3455

Lakes Basin.

The Lakes Basin Recreation Area is, well, a wonder. Where do you think residents of Lake Tahoe go when they want to get away? Find out. Consider:

Elwell Lakes Lodge (530) 836-2347

Gold Lake Lodge (530) 836-2350

Things for Mom and Dad to see and do in the area when dropping off or picking up their campers.

There are a great number of things to see and do within a short distance of Camp. Consider:

Exploring historic and charming Downieville

Perusing Sierra City

Hiking in the Lakes Basin and the greater Tahoe National Forest

Mountain Biking Trails in the Tahoe National Forest

Horseback Riding in the Lakes Basin and Graeagle

Golfing at one of four 18-hole or two 9-hole world-class courses in Graeagle

Fishing

Visiting Historical Sites and Museums In Sierra County

Visiting other historical points of interest

Camping in the Tahoe Basin

Camping in the north Lake Tahoe National Forest

Exploring the Tahoe National Forest

Visiting Truckee/Donner Lake, Lake Tahoe, or Reno

See a calendar of events for Graeagle

See a calendar of events for Tahoe

See a calendar of events for Reno

Great general information on the Sierras for the outdoor enthusiast.

High Sierra Topix

Hiking and Backpacking

Wildernet Guide to Outdoor Recreation

Summit Post

The Light Weight Backpacker

California Mountaineering Club

GravityDex - The GravityFed Sports Directory has over 1000 categories and 7000 links for your favorite adventure sports.

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If your plans change, you can get a full refund before May 1st. And if you enroll after May 1st, you may still cancel and receive a refund if you notify the Camp within 7 days of your enrollment, or the start of camp for your child, whichever comes first.

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