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FamCamp® is a California State Parks access program that began in 1994. It is the largest statewide program that introduces camping to underserved areas of our communities.

Our Goals

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  • To introduce camping to community groups who would otherwise not have the opportunity to have an overnight outdoor recreation experience.
  • To strengthen human relations by teaching a new form of recreation.
  • To promote a safe, affordable recreation activity that involves all members of the community.
  • To encourage the use of State Parks by community-based organizations and to help them meet their goals for the community.

Why FamCamp®?

  • OCI believes that nature and outdoor recreation is a critical ingredient to the overall health and well-being of our society.
  • With the hustle and the bustle of the mordern world, it is difficult to find time to rest and disconnect from the demanding routine. 
  • Camping is an outdoor experience that allows us to experience nearly all the wellness benefits of nature and outdoor recreation.
  • A well-excecuted camping trip can inspire, transform lives, and spark positive community development.
  • Each trip is unique and will afford campers opportunities for growth and discovery.
  • By fostering transformative experiences for individuals, we also create pathways for growth in our communities.
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Getting Started

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  • In order to qualify for the FamCamp program, an organization must meet the following criterias:
    • The organization must be a non-profit or public agency.
    • At least one member must have completed the ORL training within the last two (2) years.
    • Must be in good standing with OCI.
    • Please send your request to FamCampRequest@parks.ca.gov to reserve your spots.

FamCamp® Locations