Camp Fire Golden Empire | Camp Gold Hollow

Summer Resident Camp

Summer Resident Camp  •  July 9-15, 2023

Email Pam, Camp Registrar, at [email protected] to join the waiting list.

Traditional Camp, July 9-15, 2023: Youth ages 8-17 – (7 days, 6 nights) 
$595.00 when registered by April 17
$645.00 after April 17

Camp Gold Hollow Resident Camp offers an outdoor experience that is perfect for first time and experienced campers alike. Campers can choose from a wide variety of activities and new experiences; canoeing, cook outs, arts & crafts, archery, hiking, games, and swimming are popular options. All activities are held outdoors.

Campers sleep outdoors on cots with mattresses on a platform with their counselor and cabin group friends. Nutritious meals are served family style in the dining hall overlooking Lake Vera. Camp offers a chance for new and seasoned “Gold Hollowers” to put down their electronic devices and spend days experiencing new adventures and building lifelong friendships. Our commitment is to helping youth “find their spark” and THRIVE in a safe and caring outdoor environment.

Camper must provide proof of negative Covid test taken within two days of arrival.

What makes us unique?

  • Quality programs & caring staff
  • All inclusive program
  • Affordable
  • Focus on camper choice where they develop independence and teamwork through a shared living environment

Pricing Includes:

  • Limited Edition Resident Camp T-shirt
  • All activities including canoeing, archery, crafts, etc.
  • All meals, snacks and boarding
  • Our trained staff work hard to ensure an age-appropriate, inclusive, supervised, and fun camp experience for each camper. With over 80 years of resident camp experience, Camp Gold Hollow is a great place to learn new skills while having an absolute blast!

CIT Program, July 8-21, 2022: Youth ages 15-17 – (14 days, 13 nights) $550.00

Limited to 10 participants: Learn more and apply here.

Register now to be a CIT

CITs (Counselors-in-Training) are the heart of camp. This leadership based program provides opportunities for our teen campers to receive onsite training to develop their skills in camp management and youth development. We have a highly skilled CIT counselor dedicated to spending time working with this group of teens to make camp THRIVE!

To apply for a position, the applicant must complete the online registration, complete CIT application, and participate in a pre-camp Zoom interview.

A limited number of CIT spaces are available–please register early. Interviews will be scheduled and CITs accepted as applications are received. All CITs are expected to:

  • Provide own transportation to arrive at camp by noon on July 8
  • Participate in all CIT unit sessions and activities
  • Help supervise daily tasks and activities with your assigned camper group
  • Help plan and implement the end of session All-Camp Event
  • Be a junior counselor/program assistant for a camper group during the week of Day Camp
  • Opportunity to earn 40 hours of community service

Note: There is no early bird registration discount for the CIT program and it is a leadership program that requires application, interviews, and a selection process. It is recommended that the only the registration deposit be paid until camper has been notified of acceptance into the program, at with time, the balance of the camp registration can be paid.

NOTE: All registration paperwork must be completed for your camper’s spot to be confirmed.


A limited number of Camperships are available:

Information and application for Camperships.

We are hiring!

Join our staff at Camp Gold Hollow. Visit our Employment page to learn more.

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