Due to Covid 19 in 2020 Art Camp is postponed until 2021.

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Stay healthy! We hope to see you at Art Camp in June 2021.

… the OPPORTUNITY to do what you love for a solid week without interruption

Lovely Setting

Wonderful People

Good Company & Activities


Golden reflections in the morning on Spanish Creek

Imagine being fully inspired and receptive to the healing powers of nature in the former home of the Maidu Indians. You are enjoying a week expanding your creativity and making art.

You are surrounded by other creative adults who are 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, in the midst of the fragrance of oak and pine trees and a profusion of wildflowers.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional artist, Art Camp provides an opportunity to refine your skills, pick up new ideas or mediums, and benefit from the expertise, support and enthusiasm of both instructors and other participants.

Take a next step in your art or try something new. You receive quality instruction and feedback from seasoned professional artists who are dedicated to their arts.

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

Art Camp for Adults

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.

Feather River Art Camp provides a surge of creative energy to enlighten the rest of your year.

Studying Water Patterns

How Art Camp Works

You Pick One Class as your Main Class

When you register, you sign up for one daily morning class that you will focus on during the week. This class meets daily with the same instructor and group of students, providing the opportunity to learn and create a project/projects in depth in that subject.

You also pick a second choice class in event that your first choice class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Afternoon and Evening One-Time Workshops

Every afternoon and evening, before and after dinner, there are optional two-hour, one-time workshops in each of the other disciplines that you can take or not take at your discretion. By the end of the week you will have created several of these projects.

All classes, workshops, meals and accommodations are included.

Family Arrangements

“Muse” Option

Some art campers bring  friends, spouses or partners  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. Three complimentary arts workshops are given with their registration.

Local Residents Option

If you live in the Quincy area, or are from out of town but prefer to stay in nearby lodging, 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.

For Teens

Ages 13 to 17

Teens may enroll in adult art classes with a parent or guardian present in camp.

Other Activities

Swimming*, hiking, horseback riding (for a fee), river tubing, bike riding, archery, excursions to river swimming spots or into town, ping-pong and of course lots of ART are some of the extra activities that our campers do in their leisure time.

*In years when the water in the creek is too high and the current too strong, swimming may not be an option. We have no control over mother nature so it is decided on a year by year basis.  As much as we all love to swim in Spanish Creek it may or may not be available depending on the water levels in the creek. When swimming is OK, a lifeguard will be available in the afternoon during swimming hours at the camp beach.

There are  evening activities put on by the camp recreation staff such as line dancing. We also anticipate guest art camp participants giving extra workshops in improvisational movement and theater. On Friday night we have an art presentation open to any of our participants who would like to share what they do. A call for participants will be put out before the start of camp.