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Getting to and from Camp

Driving Directions

Our physical address is 5390 Ice Pond Road, Portola, CA 96122. Not all GPS applications will get you to camp in the most efficient way. We recommend the following routes:

From the Bay Area/Sacramento

Take 1-80 toward Reno. At Truckee, take Highway 89 north toward Quincy/ Sierraville. Go 25 miles to Sierraville, turn left at the stop sign and go about 3 miles to Sattley. Turn right at the Sattley Cash Store (as of September, 2022 the store is open!) onto A-23. Go 17 miles to Highway 70 and turn left. Go approximately 2 miles to Grizzly Road. Turn right on Grizzly Road and go about a half mile to the road on the left marked by our sign. Turn left and follow the road to the parking lot by the lake.

From Reno

Take 395 North to Highway 70 towards Portola. Turn right on Grizzly Road.

Arrival Time

Please bring campers to camp on Sunday between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. Please do not arrive early. We do not have staff to accommodate early arrivals.

Departure Time

When picking up your child, please arrive on Saturday between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

At the end of Session 6, please arrive between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.


Airline Travel Information

We plan to resume shuttle transportation to and from the Reno airport for 2022. We recommend waiting until close to your child's session to make any air travel plans, as our policies may change related to airline travel.

Please read carefully if your child will be flying to or from camp without you. Disregard this if you will be bringing your child to camp.

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS:  If your child is flying as an Unaccompanied Minor, pay all UM fees with your airline and complete the required online forms for your airline. Please call our office for the name of the staff member who will meet your child at the airport and use the camp address and phone number: 5390 Ice Pond Road, Portola, CA 96122, 530-274-9577 for UM forms.

ARRIVALS:  Book flights that arrive on Sunday between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

DEPARTURES:  Book flights that depart on Saturday between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

TRANSPORTATION FORM:  Complete the online transportation form at least 2 WEEKS PRIOR to the start of the session.

FEE:  There is a $100 fee (per camper, each direction) for transportation to and from the Reno Airport.


Campers may arrive and depart by private plane at the small Nervino Airport in Beckwourth. Please call our office to make arrangements to shuttle your child to and from camp and the Nervino airport. Please note: A member of our staff will arrive to pick-up your camper. Parents may not accompany the child to camp.