History of Camp Concord
t took at least 40 civic groups, private businesses, schools and individuals to establish our Camp.
Camp Concord is nestled high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, between the majestic shores of Lake Tahoe and the calming beauty of Fallen Leaf Lake. Campers enjoy archery, rafting, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, campfires, arts & crafts, and more. These activities are available through:
- Family Camp offers parents a chance to get away with their children to a private cabin for as many days as they would like. Family members can choose to participate in planned camp activities or strike out on their own.
- Private Group Rentals from May through October, exclusive of the summer season
Camp Concord is dedicated to the philosophy that its buildings, programs and participants will be compatible with the surrounding environment. Camp will ensure that all elements of Camp Concord remain in harmony with the environment by maintaining a minimal impact and working toward a waste free environment.
LAKE TAHOE FACTS
Amazing Lake Tahoe
- Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America.
- With one dispersion of Lake Tahoe's water, the State of California would be completely covered to a depth of 14.5 inches.
- If the water that evaporates from the lake every 24 hours could be recovered, it would supply the daily requirements of a population of 3,500,000 people.
- Lake Tahoe's water is 99.9% pure. The water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.
- There are 63 tributaries draining into Lake Tahoe with only one outlet at the Truckee River.
- Lake Tahoe never freezes due to the constant mass movement of water from the bottom to the surface. In February 1989, Emerald Bay froze over for the first time since 1952.
Lake Facts & Statistics
- Maximum Elevation: 6,229 feet
- Length: 22 miles
- Width: 12 miles
- Maximum Depth: 1,645 feet
- Average Depth: 989 feet
- Shoreline: 72 miles
- Surface Area: 193 sq. mi. or 122,200 acres
- Volume: 39 trillion gallons or 122 million acre feet of water
- Surface Water Temperatures: Maximum - 68 degrees F, Minimum - 41 degrees F
- Temperatures at 200 feet: Maximum - 47 degrees F, Minimum - 41 degrees F