Camp Fire Golden Empire | Camp Gold Hollow

WoHeLo Family Camp

WoHeLo Family Camp will not be held in 2021 due to Covid-19.

We plan to return on June 25-26, 2022.

An Outdoor Experience for Families Living with Autism

Camp Gold Hollow, Nevada City, CA

Welcome to the 9th year that Camp Gold Hollow has offered an outdoor adventure for families with special needs. Director Jennifer Platt (Crunch) and a highly skilled staff 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 barbecue and Sunday lunch by the lake.
  • 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
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.

Day Camp Fees: $35.00 per person

Extended Day Camp Fees: (includes hot lunch, dinner cookout and evening program): $45.00 per person

Overnight Fees: $70.00 per person (includes Saturday dinner – Sunday lunch)

Weekend Fees: $85.00 per person (includes Friday dinner – Sunday lunch)

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