Friends of Camp Concord

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Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving underserved children in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area by providing a premium camp experience at the Camp Concord property in South Lake Tahoe.

Each year, Friends of Camp Concord provides financial support to bring youth and families from a wide variety of low income or underserved populations to Camp Concord. Below is a summary of the Organizations that we work with to provide camperships via the FOCC Scholarship Program. Make your contribution today and help keep camp available to underserved children and families in the SF Bay Area.

City of Concord Youth Camp and Friends of Camp Concord Youth Camp

Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) fulfills its mission by working closely with the City of Concord and Camp Concord. FOCC sends hundreds of kids from all over the Bay Area to camp as well as makes improvements to Camp Concord. FOCC has partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley, the Mount Diablo CARES After School Program, and the Junior Giants to give kids ages 8 – 14 a chance to experience camp and all it has to offer. FOCC has made major improvements to Youth Camp including a remodel of the lower bathhouse. All improvements are in hopes of keeping the Youth Camp running for years to come. With the City of Concord budget cuts in 2011, FOCC started to provide a week-long Youth Camp on behalf of the city. Over the years, Youth Camp has become very successful and for now will be running three weeks in 2016!

Organizations Who Receive Scholarships

mt diablo cares

Served over 1000 low income (free and reduced lunch) students

Elementary School Weekend – 100 students and Staff for 2 nights, 3 days annually

Middle School Week – Approximately 80 Students and Staff for 4 nights 5 days annually.

The Mt. Diablo Collaborative for Academics, Recreation & Enrichment for Students (CARES) After School Program provides academic, recreational and enrichment activities for children and their families after traditional school hours. The staff is committed to ensuring that the after school children have safe environments, caring adult supervision and expanded learning experiences. Components of the program include standards based education, homework help/tutoring, recreation, sports, enrichment activities (computers, crafts, special interest classes), nutrition and fitness, cultural activities, drug/violence education, and intervention (additional academic support for targeted students).

The CARES After School Program is a well-established program with strong support from our community partners as well as from our school sites and administration. It is a unique collaborative between the Mt Diablo Unified School District, the Ambrose Park & Recreation District, City of Concord Recreation & Parks and Bay Area Community Resources, who all serve overlapping populations. CARES is a part of the state-wide initiative Nutrition Education Learning Leadership Community (NELLC) identifying exemplary practices in nutrition in After School Programs. Financially CARES is supported by over eighteen funding sources including grants from both state and city initiatives. For more information click here

boys and girls club of the diablo valley

2016 will be the 2nd Annual One-Week Program benefiting 30 kids for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Diablo Valley.
The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley provides:

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-Enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

Click Here to Visit Their Website

junior giants

Serving Low-Income At-Risk Youths beginning in 2012

4 nights, 5 days Annually

Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. Junior Giants is a program that aims to give at-risk kids a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations and provide an alternative to drugs, gangs and crime. The Junior Giants Program serves 20,000 children in 85 leagues across California and into Nevada and Oregon. The Friends of Camp Concord in partnership with the Giants Community Fund brings kids ages 8-12 from 4 leagues each year to further their development as a Junior Giant in a new and very different environment. Junior Giants camp at Camp Concord includes practice in baseball fundamentals and challenges kids to expand on the four bases of character development — Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork in a natural environment while participating in traditional camp activities such as canoeing, campfires, arts and crafts, swimming and other games.

United for Success

To interrupt the inequities in our community by ensuring that all students are academically and socially prepared for success in high school and beyond, and to make a positive impact on our school, in our community, and in the world.

United for Success Academy is a small school in the Fruitvale community of Oakland. Their mission is to interrupt inequities in the community by ensuring all students are academically and socially prepared for success in high school and beyond. United for Success Academy offers an extensive afterschool program open to everyone, a health clinic on site with dental services, on-site mental health providers, an academic counselor, young men’s groups, a family center that is open daily, parent education classes, and much more.


Find out how you can support Friends of Camp Concord by giving us a call or sending us an email!