The mission of Friends of Camp Concord is to:
- Sponsor camperships for underprivileged children and families
- Promote greater awareness and use of Camp Concord
- Establish and carry out projects at camp
- Help fund improvements to the camp facilities
Who We Are
Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) was established in 1983. FOCC is a nonprofit organization supporting Camp Concord, located in South Lake Tahoe. Friends of Camp Concord is comprised of a Board of Directors (volunteers) and representatives from the City of Concord staff whose efforts directly impact the quality of the facility and programs offered at Camp Concord. The money raised is directly applied to a campership program allowing underprivileged youth, young adults, and families to attend Camp Concord.
What We Do
A one-week session at Camp Concord provides each camper with a caring, well-trained counselor and a unique group living situation. The impact of this experience is an organized resident overnight camp environment. This environment helps youth, and young adults develop their potential by teaching them new skills, encouraging them to take healthy risks, and accepting them as part of a group.
Friends of Camp Concord also fundraise for direct improvements to the facility such as camp equipment, canoes, and facility improvements. Friends of Camp Concord engages in a unique partnership with the City of Concord to continue to provide this award-winning program to youth, young adults, and families throughout the region.
Every year, Friends of Camp Concord provides scholarships to hundreds of youths. In 2022 Elija was one of those recipients. Elija is a youth camper and foster youth who was able to attend camp for three years. He is looking forward to entering into our Counselor in Training (CIT) Program in 2024.
Joey Moore Field of Dreams
The Joey Moore whiffle ball field opened in 2022. Joey Moore, a vibrant young boy who loved all sports but mostly baseball, tragically died in an automobile accident in 2001 on his way to camp. Joey’s parents, Joe and Jeri, have supported FOCC and its mission since that tragic day. To honor Joey and his memory, FOCC provided funding to build the whiffle ball field that will be enjoyed by thousands of campers each summer.