"... the opportunity to do what I love for one solid week without interruption... lovely setting, wonderful people - good company and activities..." art camper.

spanish Golden reflections in the morning on Spanish Creek

Art Camp Interviews

Julia Montrand
Leslie Lethridge
Sally Bolger

Imagine ~ fully inspired and receptive to the healing powers of nature, in the former home of the Maidu Indians, a week expanding your creativity and making art. You are surrounded by other creative adults giving themselves the gift of time. No shopping, cooking or cleaning to worry about, you need not even get in your car to drive anywhere. Classes meet along the sparkling Spanish Creek or nearby, amidst the fragrance of oak and pine trees and a profusion of wildflowers.

Feather River Art Camp is the perfect blend of creativity, nature, restoration, fun and camaraderie.

Art Camp for Adults
2009 Delicious, relaxing lunch

Art Camp for adults at the Oakland Feather River Camp has been an annual event since 1991.
We are well known for our inspirational classes, taught by recognized arts professionals, offered in an amazingly beautiful mountain setting.

It clearly provides the opportunity for a surge of creative energy to enlighten the rest of your year.


For Kids 2 to 5 years old - can participate in the OFRC "Acorns" program in the Tot-Lot.

6 – 12 year olds - The Feather River Camp Family Camp provides a diverse program of nature studies, arts and crafts astronomy and recreational activities that kids ages 6 - 12 can participate in while you are in your morning classes. As an Art Camp benefit, your kids may also participate in any of the one-time 2-hour afternoon and evening art workshops with you. Many people have described the experience at camp for kids as "an old fashioned summer vacation where kids can be kids and you don't have to worry about them." You can structure you own time with them in the afternoons etc, but it is likely that they will make friends and you won't see them a whole lot except at meals.

For Teens

Teens, accompanied by a parent or guardian at camp, may enroll in adult classes. Teens may not attend Art Camp without a parent or guardian present in camp.

Local Residents Option

If you live in the Quincy area and do not wish to stay for the overnight part of Art Camp, you can still register for an arts or crafts class. The fee includes all classes, afternoon and evening workshops and all meals for each day. This can also apply to those who are from out of town and opt to stay in nearby lodging.

Family Arrangements

Muse Option

Some art campers bring families or friends whom they join in the afternoons. Adult Art Camp offers a special group rate for Adult Art Camp relatives or friends who are not enrolled in art classes in Art Camp. See “Muse” rates in the registration section. Muses typically read books, relax, explore, work on their computers, write or ride bikes over extensive bike trails in the region.Two complimentary arts workshops are given with their registration.

Astronomy Week

A volunteer from Chabot observatory will be there to share the wonders of the night sky.

OFRC Family Camp

There will be a Family Camp simultaneously running during the same week as Art Camp at OFRC. We share the camp with them including mealtimes, swimming spots, the astronomy component and restrooms.

The families of Art Campers are welcome to join in family camp activities with the recreation staff in the mornings while you are in your class. There are recreational programs for ages 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11.