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Yes, and please feel free to create and enjoy the warmth. Most mornings you will find the Fireplace lit by 7 a.m, but if you wish you can build an early morning or evening fire here and gather as well.
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No, we welcome families from everywhere. Concord Residents do receive a discount as property and other taxes help support this and other City of Concord programs.
You can check in at camp and receive your cabin assignment after 3 p.m. on your first day of camp. Early check-ins usually cannot be accommodated; we ask that you plan your trip to camp appropriately. Once you arrive at camp, please check in at the Camp Office. The Camp Office is the first building on your right when you drive in to camp; you will see a gate and signage. Pull into the loop, and camp staff will help you from there.
We will welcome you, give you a schedule, show you around camp and help you to your cabin. You will need your confirmation receipt, sign a liability waiver and a provide $5 key deposit (cash or check only) at the time of check in. Our hospitality staff will take you on a tour, assist you to your cabin, show you where to park and are available to help unload your car.
If you have any birthdays, anniversaries, or any special requests please make sure to let the hospitality staff aware at check in. We will do our best to meet your special needs. Make sure to fill out a Family Health form which provides camp staff with information such as dietary restrictions and needs prior to your arrival. Camp Staff will double check with you when you check in to make sure we have the correction information.
You will stay in a nice, rustic and cozy cabin complete with beds and mattresses, a small table and shelves. All beds have a fitted sheet. You just need to provide bedding - sleeping bags, blankets and pillows. All our Family Camp cabins have electricity and are within easy walking distance to our bathhouse.
Our Family Camp Bathhouse brings some of the luxuries of home to camping. There is plenty of hot water, forced air heaters over the changing stalls, as well as updated floors, sinks, counters and toilets. Our handicap restroom meets current ADA standards, and we have an enclosed laundry room with washers and dryers for your convenience. Additional bathrooms are located off the dining hall.
Approximate meal times are as follows:
Each family is assigned a table at the beginning of their stay. This helps both the camp staff and your family get its bearings and makes sure you receive your famous “Camp Welcome Treat.” If you wish to change where your family is seated, please do so. We do ask that you do not displace another family without asking prior.
After you’re done eating in the dining hall, please clear all of your dishes. There are garbage cans in front of the dish washing window. Please scrape your plates into the garbage cans, and place your dirty dishes on the metal counter inside the dish washing window.
The Dining Hall is open 24 hours a day. The lights are dimmed and placed on a motion sensor around 11 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own lantern. Quiet Time begins at 10 p.m. (so please lower your voices or bring out that book). Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate is usually available until 10:30/11 p.m. A microwave is also available for your use.
The Green Room is located off the dining hall. It’s a great place to enjoy various board games (please check them out from the office), watch a movie, play pool or sit down and enjoy a book. The green room is open 24 hours; we just ask that you pick up after yourself and return games to the Camp Office when you’re done.
Camp-wide quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Please keep noise to a minimum during this time, so that others can sleep.
A list and descriptions of our weekly activities is available in the dining hall on the Family Camp Schedule Board. There are several activities that we ask families to sign-up in advance for, including Kid’s Hours and van shuttles to off-site activities. Signing up for these activities in advance gives us enough time to plan and adjust staffing as needed to make sure that everyone is getting the best experience possible. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
There also is a board which gives you additional information on other optional activities. These are activities that you are more than welcome to do on your own, but please note that staff may not be able to join you. For more information on these activities, make sure to visit the Camp Office.
Children, 3 to 17 years old, can participate in our Kids Hours, which are offered twice a day. We break campers into age groups and plan our activities to meet their abilities. Camp Concord staff provides guidance and supervision to ensure a safe and memorable experience for our younger campers. Parents can take a break and kids can have fun playing with other kids their own age.
Please sign up in advance, so we ensure we are staffing each age group appropriately. On most days we are able to accept all campers, however occasionally, to ensure safety, we may need to limit participation. Utilizing our sign-up board is the best way to ensure your child can participate.
Please note: If your preschooler is not potty-trained, a parent must be available, if needed, on camp to change diapers.
One or two nights a week, depending on our campers, we have organized Teen Activities. These activities may include a movie night, trip to mini-golf, a night hike, or arts and craft projects. Check the Sign-Up Board for all of the details. And don’t forget to sign-up if you are interested to ensure these activities are not cancelled due to lack of participation.
Children have the opportunity to become a "Nature Ranger" and earn a special badge/award by participating in and completing activities. These may include a camp clean up, nature hikes, camp games or a camp improvement project. A list of requirements is available in the Dining Hall.
The Camp Store and Office is located near the entrance of camp. As well as being the welcome center and hub of administrative activities, the Camp Store has a variety of frequently forgotten supplies and other camp spirit items available for purchase. Please note that we only accept checks and cash on camp; we cannot accept credit or debit cards at this time.
Tuesday Nights we offer a “Night on the Town,” with a shuttle service to the Casino’s. Ask the camp staff about departure and pick-up times. Child watch is provided (free) for our younger campers - just make sure to sign them up in advance.
During Kids Hours, adults can:
From the Camp Office, you can get directions and information on the many hikes and bike trails, so you can explore the beautiful area surrounding the camp. There is also visitor’s center just down the road with information on other natural areas nearby. Be sure to read our daily Camp Caller Newsletter found on your table, and listen for other announcements at mealtimes for an update on activities.
Every evening at 4:30 p.m. there is an Adult’s Only Social Hour, sponsored by the Friends of Camp Concord. This corresponds with our 2nd Kids Hour of the day to make it a natural time for parents to relax and get to know the other families in camp. We provide drinks and appetizers on the deck.
The large circle of benches and chairs located in the middle of cabins 1 and 6 is known as the Family Camp Fire Pit. It is a great place to read a book, meet new people, or simply relax for a while as the camp day slides by. The Family Camp Fire Pit is also a social hub of camp, and staff will light a fire each night upon request or you can build a Campfire of your own here. Please remember Camp Concord is located in a National Forest, and camp fires should never be left unattended. You will need to use the water hose nearby and put out the fire as necessary.
Quiet Time begins at 10 p.m, so late night gathers around the fire pit need to keep noise to a minimum, so that other campers are not disturbed.
Camp Concord is operated under a special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. We are responsible for maintaining the property, so future generations can enjoy it as much as we do. Per special use permit regulations, please do not alter any buildings, paths, or dig holes at camp. Any building or repairs must be completed by Camp or City of Concord staff. Alterations require prior approval by the City of Concord and U.S. Forest Service as a requirement for maintaining our permit.
Beginning summer of 2010, the National Forest Service, in cooperation with several other organizations, alerted camp grounds and travelers of a growing threat to the area lakes from aquatic invasive species. Aquatic invasive species pose a real and serious threat to the Tahoe Basin’s unique natural environment and economy. Prevention efforts such as the watercraft inspection program aim to avoid introduction of harmful species, such as quagga and zebra mussels and New Zealand mud snails.
If you plan to bring your own canoe, kayak or other watercraft to camp, we ask that you check in the Camp Office for information on what you can do to help prevent the spread of these species.
The Friends of Camp Concord is a non-profit group established by former Family Campers and staff, with the goal of providing scholarships for children and families to attend camp and to help provide facility improvements and new equipment.
Twice a year, the Friends of Camp Concord sponsors Work Weekends. During these times we are actively looking for volunteers to help us maintain the beautiful facilities and forest. Over these weekends we have a variety of jobs to accomplish and people of all skill levels are welcome. In return for your time and effort we will provide you with a cabin, meals and more opportunities to build friendships. If you are interested in helping please inquire in the Camp Office about this year’s Work Weekend dates. Work Weekend volunteers also automatically become members of the Friends of Camp Concord and are entitled to early registration and choice of cabin at camp.
More information on the Friends of Camp Concord can be found on our Friends of Camp Concord page or by asking any Camp staff member.
For years, South Lake Tahoe Refuse has been an all-in-one container garbage and recycling service. Essentially, they sort our garbage for us, which includes picking out recyclables.
Absolutely! Just love us and tell us so. If you want to express your gratitude with other gratuities we would happily accept and appreciate any camp donation. Financial donations to camp can be made to the Friends of Camp Concord. Your donation will be used to provide the staff with an end-of-the summer dinner celebration, as well as support future projects at camp. We ask that all donations are brought directly to the Camp Office.
All items found on camp or picked up at an off-site activity are brought to the Camp Office. We generally keep lost and found items for two weeks and then donate all items to charity. We do not recommend charging cell phones, cameras and the like in public bathroom and laundry facilities. Though it is unusual, valuables can be a temptation for people. Please charge any electronics in your cabin.
It’s sad, but true - at some point you will have to leave Camp Concord. Breakfast is your last meal in camp; as check out time is 11 a.m. We will provide a bag lunch for you on your last day, just please complete a request form the night before. Come check out in the Camp Office, pick up a small token of our appreciation and confirm your email address, so we can send you a camp evaluation. Sharing your thoughts on your Camp Concord stay helps us know what went well during your vacation and where we might be able to make improvements.
Take Highway 50 to the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. At the junction of Highways 50 and 89 North (better known as “the Y”), there will be a four-way stoplight. Drive straight ahead, and you will be on Highway 89. Continue past Camp Richardson and over Taylor Creek Bridge. After crossing the bridge, look for Camp Concord sign and Baldwin Beach sign on your right (about a fourth of a mile). A little further down the road, you will make a left turn off the highway at the large Camp Concord sign, and then follow the signs making a series of lefts to get into camp.
Camp Concord Family Camp staff understands most people think of their pet as part of the family. Everyone’s pet is very special, and the majority of pets are well-behaved. However, for reasons of sanitation, public health, liability, environmental impact, and safety of all campers, pets are not allowed at camp. Thank you for understanding.