2023 CCASC Camp Programs
Things to Know
CCASC Registration: CCASC provides outdoor adventures for persons with disabilities. All persons with disabilities must be registered in order to participate: https://www.centralcaladaptive.org/registration
Additionally, family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate. They do not need to submit a registration packet, however all participating persons must complete and submit our online waivers: https://www.waiverfile.com/b/CentralCaliforniaAdaptiveSport1
In advance of your scheduled program, please do the following:
Complete our participant information questionnaire online by following this link. This will provide us with important information in advance of your visit with us. You only need to fill this form out once for your group.
Review our camp menu and select your meals online by following this link. (Please fill out this form once for every person in your group.) We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. We do not provide dinner on Friday night. Please be sure to eat dinner before you arrive.
You will also receive the following information:
A checklist of “suggested personal items.” We do provide all camping equipment (tents, cots, pads) and activity equipment. We do not provide sleeping bags, pillows or blankets, so please remember to bring your own. If you own a light sleeping bag bring an extra blanket. Don’t be fooled by those hot nights in the Central Valley. It does get chilly at night in the mountains and could drop down to temperatures in the 30s this time of year.
A program agenda containing the activities planned for the weekend. The agenda allows for the participant to choose from a selection of activities. Activity periods are conducted from 9:00a-12:00 noon and 1:00p-4:00p on Saturday, and from 9:00a-12:00 noon on Sunday.
AT OUR OFFICE
When and Where to Meet: The meet-up time for all of our camp programs is on Friday at 6pm at our main office in Shaver Lake. The address is 40885 Shaver Forest Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664. (As you drive into town, Shaver Forest Road is on the right, just after the turnoff for Bretz Mill Road. After turning onto Shaver Forest Road, make an immediate left into the first driveway. Right now, there is a temporary office there while a new building is being constructed.) Please be on time or make other arrangements in advance. Call (559) 593-2504.
The Road to Camp: This is where the adventure begins. The road to camp from our main office is about a 20 minute ride on an improved dirt road that has enough “rough spots” to require high clearance vehicles only. Standard cars and vans do not meet that requirement. If you have an SUV, such as a Subaru Outback or a pick-up truck, you’ll do just fine. We provide transportation to camp in our vehicles. We have a high clearance van with plenty of passenger and cargo space (including wheelchair lockdowns), as well as trucks to transport our guests. Please let us know in advance if you would like a ride. Personal vehicles may be parked for the weekend at our office. This is a private road with a locked gate and no travel is allowed on the road without a CCASC escort.
Staff Assistance: Our staff is present 24 hours/day to assist our guests. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun, and memorable experience during their visit.
Accessibility: Staff are available at all times to assist persons in wheelchairs and to help with transfers to and from our activity equipment. For wheelchair users, we do have paver pathways for access to most (not all) areas of the camp. A pathway is also provided to the beach and we have “sand riders” for mobility in the sand. We also have a 4WD side x side vehicle for transportation to areas outside the camp.
Water and Electricity: While our campground is qualified as a “primitive campground” it isn’t exactly “roughing it”. In fact some call it “glamping” (a term frequently used for glamourous camping). Water for drinking, washing, and showering is available in the campground. We have a beverage station and handwashing station available 24 hours a day.
Restrooms: Restrooms are the portable type, both ADA and standard, and are kept VERY clean and tidy. Paver pathways are available to the restrooms.
Showers: We do not have a shower facility, but we do have a lake! We also have portable, hand-held or hang from a tree “sun-showers” available with plenty of hot water
Sleeping Arrangements: Tents pitched on platforms built at wheelchair height, as we as ground level tents, are pre-set and available for single, double, and family size occupancy. The tents are spacious and are tall enough for standing.
Meals: During the camp program, we provide 5 meals, 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. We also provide snacks at the campfire activities in the evening. Drinking water, lemonade, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are available at the beverage station throughout the day and evening.
Meal times: 8:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 6:00 pm. Due to the remote nature of our camp, we do all of our own food preparation and cooking in camp to ensure freshness and flavor.
Activity Equipment: All recreation equipment used during activity sessions is provided by the Adaptive Center.
No pets, therapy dogs, or companion dogs. (Service dogs, such as those required for the visually impaired are allowed.)
No loud audio devices or loud noises after 10pm.
No alcoholic beverages
No smoking in camp (please ask for smoking area locations)