Del Oro (overnight camp)

20864 Rector Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959
All bookings are free!
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/ per session
Camp Category: ACA Accredited, Adventure, Archery, Arts&Crafts, California, Coed, Overnight, Pool, Religious, Religious Study, Summer, Swimming, Traditional
Camp Prices 2020
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About Del Oro

Camp Del Oro is a Salvation Army conference center nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains beside Lake Vera, a 15 acre water recreation park. It has cabins, a lodge, a gymnasium, cafeteria, chapel, as well as sports fields and a swimming pool. In the Summer, Camp Del Oro offers kids & teens six fun-filled days of recreational and educational programs in a wholesome Christian atmosphere that is safe and wellsupervised. Combining beauty and adventure, Camp Del Oro is the perfect setting to learn about God's creation and respect the wonderful gift of nature that God has given us.
Salvation Army camps serve the total personal and spiritual needs of campers through a creative, healthful experience in an outdoor setting. Our goal is that every child walks away knowing and loving Christ a little more then they did before they came to camp. The spiritual aspect is expressed as an integral part of all activities, becoming a part of the total environment and atmosphere. The spiritual emphasis and the positive environment are at the heart of what we do.

During our overnight camps, kids get to enjoy a week jam-packed of fun! There is no shortage of activities for them to participate in. Activities such as; our giant lake water-slide, archery, canoeing, arts-and-crafts, pellet gun, electives, and the list goes on. We hire only the best staff, who ensure the safety and quality of each child's experience here at Del Oro.
A day at Camp
7:30 AM Rise & Shine
8:15 AM Flag Raising
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Chapel
10:30 AM Cabin Clean-Up
11:15 AM Daily Activity
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Elective Activity
2:00 PM Cabin Group Time
3:00 PM Snack
3:15 PM Free Choice Time
4:45 PM Evening Wash Up
5:15 PM Flag Lowering
5:30 PM Dinner
6:15 PM Recreation
7:45 PM Snack
8:00 PM Campfire
9:00 PM Devotions & Bed
  • Zip-line
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Sports
  • Hiking
  • Gymnasium
  • Arts&Crafts
  • Campfires & a carnival
Food & Nutrition
Expect some delicious food! The week's menu includes pizza, tacos, burritos, teriyaki chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches and spaghetti, as well as a BBQ with hot dogs & hamburgers! Camp Del Oro is part of the USDA Summer food service program. Our meals are well balanced & milk is served at each meal. If any camper has food allergies our health care staff will keep in close contact with our food service staff to ensure that camper receives food suited to their needs.
Health & Safety
Safety is paramount during counselor & staff training. We have a 24 hour nurse on staff, with a doctor on call, and emergency medical care only minutes away. In the event of illness or injury parents will be notified by phone immediately. Campers must be active, so its important everyone is in good health. Anyone with a communicable disease, fever, or injury under a physician care, will be sent home. All medications must be presented, in their original container, to the nurse at check in, with no parental modifications. If a child takes medications for ADD or ADHD, the American Camping Assoc., and Camp Del Oro, strongly recommends continuing to take the medication, as campers are required to concentrate and demonstrate impulse control. If your camper must leave early we will only release them to the parent/guardian who signed the application. Identification and signed release will be required. If a child is sent home due to illness or behavioral issue, the parent/guardian is responsible to pick them up, and the child will wait comfortably in the nurse's office until they arrive.
Cabins are assigned according to age. Though campers often want to be with those they know, at Camp Del Oro we strongly believe in the experience and benefit of making new friends! We find that the cabin groups bond quickly, despite coming from different regions or backgrounds. Campers are often quite sad to leave their new friends at the end of the week! The beds are bunk style with foam mattresses. There 8 to 10 campers per cabin. Two staff members, a counselor and an assistant are assigned to each cabin. Each cabin group has a lead counselor for additional oversight and assistance.
Packing List
What to Bring to Camp:
  • Sleeping bag/pillow (extra blankets if they might need)
  • Clothing to have enough for 7 days (socks, shorts, long pants, jacket, undergarments, pajamas, shoes and/or boots)
  • Towels & swimsuit (one-piece for the ladies)
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant
  • Current medications in their prescribed bottles.
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Bible
  • Instrument, if you are attending music camp

What Not to Bring:
Please do not send your child to camp with valuables. (We are not responsible for any lost, damaged or missing items.)
  • Electronics, including: cell phones, I-pods, video games, DVD players, laptop computers, etc.
  • Money
  • Jewelry
  • Tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons

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