Trapper’s Camp



Each October “The Trapper's Camp” program brings California history to life for one
week in the city of Red Bluff, and one week in the town of Colusa. During our
Living History program you and your class will be transported back in time to an
1840’s fur trapping camp along the Sacramento River. The class will get to
experience four interpretive stations that make up the complex operations of the

Station 1

Station 1:“Traders Tent”- the class will appoint a “Chief” to negotiate the trapping
rights with the visiting trappers.

Hunter's Tent

Station 2 and 3: “Hunters Tent” and “Camp Keepers Tent”- the class will learn the
many challenges faced in keeping a large group of men fed and healthy in the

Trapper's Tent

Station 4: “Trappers Tent” - the class will learn just what brought this group to the wilds of California.

Trapper's Camp Flyer

First Contact (Teacher's Letter)

Trapper's Camp Application

If you wish to attend the Sutter's Fort Trapper's Camp please complete the application and send it to:

Sutter’s Fort Trapper's Camp
2701 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about Trapper's Camp please refer to the frequently asked questions

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The entire presentation takes 2 hours and will begin promptly at the appointed
time. You should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Fees for the program
are $4.00 each for both adults and students.