WoHeLo Family Camp

July 26 to July 28, 2019

An Outdoor Experience for Families Living with Autism

Camp Gold Hollow, Nevada City, CA

Welcome to the 8th year that Camp Gold Hollow has offered an outdoor adventure for families with special needs. Directors Holly Bordwell and Jennifer Platt (Crunch) combine their knowledge of outdoor program planning and special needs education to bring a balance between new experiences in an outdoor setting while providing the program accommodations needed to ensure a successful camping event for your family.


  • Day camp, overnight, and weekend camp program options.
  • Canoeing, swimming, archery, crafts, nature, hiking, outdoor cooking, orienteering, singing, games, and a water carnival are offered and tailored to be age and skill appropriate.
  • Small group family experience.


  • Represent a varied background in professional Camp Fire programming, outdoor programming, and ASD services.
  • Trained EMT/Paramedics, certified waterfront lifeguards, and certified cooks are a part of the camp staffing to ensure the highest level of health and safety.
  • Emergency medical services are located 10 minutes away in Nevada City.


  • Located 10 minutes outside of Nevada City/Grass Valley. 90 minutes from Sacramento.
  • Beautifully situated in a natural pine and oak forest next to a small lake. The terrain is a combination of level, mixed with small hills. Facilities are accessed by dirt trails.
  • Flush toilets and hot showers.
  • Meals are served in a historic lodge on the lake and outdoors for dinner cookout and Sunday brunch.
  • Overnight accommodations include an outdoor platform with mattresses and cots provided. Tents can be set up on platforms. Mattresses can be placed on indoor wooden bunks in a small, rustic kiosk attached to each platform.

Camper Participation
For families interested in attending Wohelo Family Camp, participants with ASD diagnosis need to display the following targeted abilities:

  • Understand and follow simple directions. (Come here, sit down, don’t touch, watch me)
  • Handle outdoor terrain (hills and trails).
  • Participate in a new environment.
  • Have any special medical needs be able to be met by parent.
  • Limited special needs diet. Can service gluten/dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.

WoHeLo Family Camp Registration Info

Day Camp Dates and Fees:
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm: $35.00 per person (includes hot lunch)

Extended Day Camp Dates and Fees:
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am - early evening (includes hot lunch and dinner cookout and evening program): $45.00 per person

Overnight Camp Dates and Fees:
Saturday, July 27, 9:00 am - Sunday, July 28, 11:30 am
$70.00 per person (includes Saturday lunch - Sunday lunch)

Weekend Camp Dates and Fees:
Friday, July 26, 2:00 pm - Sunday, July 28, 11:30 am
$85.00 per person (includes Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)


A Health Form, Camper Intake Form and Welcome letter with complete information about camp events, what to bring, and directions to camp will be emailed to you upon receiving your registration and deposit or full payment. For questions please contact WoHeLo Family Camp Director Holly Bordwell at doublefire1079@gmail.com or the Camp Fire office at info@goldenempirecouncil.org. We look forward to seeing you for summer fun at Camp Gold Hollow!

Registration Information:

  • Registration form and non-refundable $25.00 deposit is due with registration. Balance is due by July 19th. Refunds will not be given for early departure from camp.
  • Special dietary needs will be noted on the Health Form and must be submitted by July 10. You will be notified if your special needs cannot be accommodated, and you will supply any meal supplements required.
  • Sleeping platforms are limited and small family groups may share a platform with another similar family in order to allow more families to participate.
  • Minor children may not attend the program without a legally responsible adult. Non ASD siblings may participate in all the activities. Reasonable modifications to program activities are provided to accommodate participants with ASD or children ages 3-5.
  • It is the responsibility of the adult family member to meet the social, emotional, psychological and physical needs of family participants with ASD.
  • Family pets are not allowed at camp. In some cases families with specially trained ASD support dogs may be present at camp and will be under the direct care and supervision of adult family members at all times.


Send registration form and check to:

Camp Fire Golden Empire

Attn: WoHeLo Camp Program

401 Amador Street. Vallejo, CA 94590

(Note: Make checks to Camp Fire Golden Empire)


We also have a limited number of Camperships available.

Click Here for More Info and to Apply for a Campership.