Camp Fire Golden Empire | Camp Gold Hollow

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Because of Camp…

…in 2020, the flame of Camp Fire burned warmly in our hearts, but the Covid virus torched our program and burned a hole in our budget: No overnight camping allowed in California! We are eternally grateful to our donors, who truly came through for us during this difficult time. With your good help, we made it through the year with all the bills paid. 

2021 was a “pivot” year for us. We designed an exciting summer program aimed at protecting the health and safety of campers and families in creative new ways. Our Family Day Camp offered a traditional Camp Gold Hollow program – swimming, archery, crafts, canoeing and campfires – just adapted to the new realities of pandemic. (Please see our Covid-19 Plan.) There were weekends and weekdays set aside for families who wanted to come to Camp Gold Hollow on their own with their “pods.”

2022 will open a new era for Camp Fire Golden Empire and Camp Gold Hollow. We aim – Covid willing – to return to our full program of Family Camp and overnight resident camping. Along with all the traditional Camp Fire fun – singing, swimming, sleeping under the stars and s’mores – we will launch a targeted environmental and STEM-focused program.

Mark your calendar now for 2022, when we will carry the torch forward with all the Camp Fire traditions and activities we cherish, while finding new ways to nurture a deeper understanding of nature and the environment within our richly diverse Camp Fire family. We look forward to YOU adding your SPARKs of enthusiasm to this new adventure.

Calendar of Events


Golden Empire Council Annual Meeting – May, 2022

Camp Fire Family Camp (Memorial Day Weekend) – May 27 – 30, 2022

WoHeLo Family Camp – June 10 -12, 2022  Register here!

Camp Fire Resident Camp – July 10 – 16, 2022

Camp Fire Day Camp – July 18 – 22, 2022

Camp Fire Club Registration Opens for the 2022-23 School Year – September 1, 2022

Alumni Weekend (Old Timers) – September 9 -11, 2022

Fall Closing of Camp Gold Hollow Work Weekend – October, 2022

The Legacy


The Camp Fire logos over the years

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within