Friends of Camp Concord


About the FOCC

Work WeekendsEstablished in 1983, the Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Camp Concord through sponsoring camperships for underprivileged children and families, to promote greater awareness and use of Camp Concord, to establish and carry out projects at camp, and to help provide better camp facilities. By becoming a part of this effective organization, members have the opportunity to participate in social events, golf tournament fundraising, work weekends at camp, and of course, priority registration for Family Camp. Since 1997, Friends of Camp Concord has raised over $600,000 towards these goals.

Mission Statement

To sponsor camperships for underprivileged children and families. To promote greater awareness and use of Camp Concord. Establish and carry out projects at camp. To help provide better camp facilities.

How to join

There are 3 ways to join the Friends of Camp Concord:

  1. Make a monetary donation {there are three levels: $75 = Friend of Camp Concord, $270 = Campfire Circle, and $540 = Inner Campfire Circle}, or
  2. Join the FOCC Board and working at either the FOCC Golf Tournament in September, or
  3. Work one of the Work Weekends up at Camp Concord in either the Fall or the Spring.

Benefits

There are many benefits from joining the Friends of Camp Concord, for example:

  1. FOCC members get to select the dates and the cabin of their choice (during our camp season) for their stay in camp that summer. This is an exclusive FOCC member privilege.
  2. FOCC members get to register before the general public; another exclusive FOCC privilege.
  3. In addition to the registration privileges, you also get to know that you had a hand in helping children and families in need experience an amazing area and program.
  4. Use your donation as a tax write off. These are just a few of the many benefits you will enjoy as a Friends of Camp Concord member. Here's how to sign up.
    To register: please mail all registration forms to:
    Friends of Camp Concord. Camp Registrar
    1950 Parkside Drive MS/10
    Concord, CA 94519
    Membership Information and Form

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Golf Tournament

Playing golfHosted by ABC Channel 7 News' Dan Ashley, The Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament is the backbone of our fundraising efforts. This all day event showboats some great golfing, excellent prizes, fun auctions, and an experience you'll want to return to year after year. Proceeds are used to send hundreds of underprivileged children to Lake Tahoe to enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and natural beauty that only a camp experience offers. The goal is to send any child in Contra Costa County who dreams of going to camp, no matter what their financial situation, to Camp Concord.



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Sponsorship Opportunities

In order to successfully raise money for the "Kids For Camp Scholarship Fund," we are relying heavily on tournament sponsors.


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Registration

In order to register for this event you or your company must be an official sponsor of the Golf Tournament.


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Work Weekends

Twice a year, Friends of Camp Concord members are invited to spend a free weekend at camp working on fun projects. These projects help Camp Concord gear up for the summer season in May and close things down before the snow hits in October. In recent years, the Friends of Camp Concord have lent a helping hand to clear trails, move furniture, clean cabins, do minor repairs, etc. And after a hard days work, everyone convenes for some hearty chow in the dining hall next to a warming fire. The evening is spent socializing, playing games, and snacking on homemade cookies with tea, coffee, and hot cocoa.

While the adults pitch in and lend a working hand, kids will be supervised by qualified Camp Counselors. Over the weekend, your kids will be involved with archery, crawdad fishing, arts & crafts, singing songs, playing games, shelter building, capture the flag and other traditional camp activities.


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Spring/Fall to Service Weekend Sample Schedule

Friday
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner; Socialize with other FOCC members Sign up for work projects
Saturday
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:45 a.m. Meet at fireplace in Main Lodge - Adults begin work projects; kids under 12 go on camp activities
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-5:00 p.m. Return to your project & keep up the good work!
5:00-6:00 p.m. Friends of Camp Concord Happy Hour Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. Gourmet night is served (formal attire not required) Have a relaxing evening by the campfires in the Main Lodge and at the Fire Pit. SMORES?
Sunday
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Meet at fireplace in the Main Lodge - Regroup - Let's Finish All Those Great Camp Projects! - Kids continue having fun with camp activities
Noon Deli Spread Lunch


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Spring/Fall Work Weekend Sample Projects

  • Work Weekend Sample ProjectsCut/split/stack Wood
  • Set up archery
  • Stock Camp Store
  • Clean Dining hall floors & tables
  • Rake Duff 10' from all buildings
  • Rake duff off trails - pick up pine cones and fallen limbs
  • Rake, cut and fertilize lawn in front of Dining hall
  • Put emergency information in cabins
  • Collect all fire extinguishers and put in Dining hall
  • Shampoo Carpet in Green Room
  • Dust and set up Green Room
  • Install curtains in Cabins if need be
  • Move washer and dryers to Family bathhouse
  • Move lounge Furniture to Family Campfire
  • Sweep, dust, and wash windows in all youth camp cabins
  • Sweep, dust and wash windows in all family camp cabins
  • Put mattress covers on all mattresses
  • Straighten rock paths and spread gravel throughout camp
  • Bring old items to the dump
  • Fill in potholes
  • Clean and Set up Kitchen
  • Set up Arts & Crafts tables
  • Clear everything out of Dining hall
  • Set up Volley ball court
  • Hose down cement areas around the dining hall
  • Spread woodchips around flag pole area
  • Sweep, Dust and Clean out Bathhouse
 
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