Camp Fire Golden Empire | Camp Gold Hollow

Memorial Weekend Family Camp

Barnyard Bash!
Memorial Weekend Family Camp, May 26-29, 2023

Camp is full! Email [email protected] to join the waiting list.



Come and enjoy three days at a  “Barnyard Bash – Down on the Farm!” Get your overalls or old jeans out for a good old-fashioned time at camp. We’ll have a relaxing, fun-filled, outdoor experience at Camp Gold Hollow which is located 5 miles north of Nevada City, CA.  Camp sits on the shores of scenic Lake Vera and is nestled among the beautiful tall pine trees.

ACTIVITIES for all ages include:  Archery; Canoeing/Swimming; Campfires/Smores,  Arts and Crafts, Hoe Down, Farm Games, Homemade Butter and Jam Making.

MEALS: Hearty meals are served family style three times a day in our “Outdoor Covered Cabana.”  Arrive Friday after 4:00.  The weekend program begins with breakfast Saturday morning and ends after breakfast on Monday. 

FEE:   If paid by March 1:  

Adults & Teens: $125.00

Children (Ages 2-12): $70.00

(Cost covers program plus 3 nights lodging and 7 meals)

After March 1:  Adults & Teens: $140   Children:  $80

If you must cancel: Full refund (minus PayPal fees) if requested in writing by April 22. Partial refund (50%) if requested by May 13; no refunds after May 13.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: Families will  be assigned to a kiosk and will sleep on a platform deck under the stars. Cots and mattresses are  provided. Each group of kiosks shares showers, sinks, and toilets. If you are uncomfortable sharing a kiosk, you have the option of pitching your own tent and joining others in our Pasture.

PLANNING FOR A SAFE CAMP: Upon arrival at camp, each participant must show proof of a negative Covid test taken that day.

JOIN US Memorial Day Weekend for the fun of camping with your family without all the work!  Load your sleeping bags and kids into the car, and let us do the rest.  We hope to see you at Lake Vera for a memorable weekend!  

Family Camp has become very popular.  Space is first come, first served.  Don’t wait to register.

We are excited to have you join us, and if you have any questions or need further information, don’t hesitate to call or email.

Marianne Bird 916-451-4607  [email protected]

Fran Bartosek 925-963-9296 

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