Family Camp 2022

Saturday, July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022

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July 9, 2022

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Family Camp 2022

Family Camp 2022

Date

Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Time

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Location

American Eagle Park

509-725 Stones Rd.
Susanville, CA 96130

Bethel Family Camp has become one of our favorite local church events of the year.

Last year, we had over 500 people join us for family camp, but don’t let that number scare you because, even with such a great turnout, it still felt like family. Connection and relationship happens so much more easily and in such a beautiful way when you have the opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and work and spend time sharing meals, laughter, making memories together, playing together, competing, serving, and worshiping in God’s glorious creation together. This is the one event that your whole family will love and carry memories from for the whole year. 

This year we have the opportunity to offer flexible dates for your camping. We have reserved the camp from Saturday, July 2 - Saturday July 9.  So come for the weekend or stay the whole week! When registering you can register per night, or for the whole week.

We will have a scheduled check-in on Saturday July 2 from 1:00pm - 5:00m.

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Date

Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Time

00:00am - 00:00pm

Location

American Eagle Park

509-725 Stones Rd.
Susanville, CA 96130

Pricing

Family Camp Highlights

Over the last two years, we've had over 800 people join us at Family Camp. Here are some highlights.

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Single & Solo Campers

Family Camp is for the WHOLE local Bethel Church family — both singles and families!

For our solo campers, we want you to know that this is one of the best opportunities to get to know and hang out with other singles and families of all generations. We intentionally provide regular opportunities for you to jump in and feel easily included in activities, meals, and just hanging out. We know that sometimes working out the details of camping as a single can be tricky, so we have a dedicated group section where our singles can camp together, which helps provide a connected and fun experience for our single campers. Make sure that you mark yourself as a solo camper to be a part of the singles camping group!

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Facilities & Amenities

This will be our first year at Eagle Lake and the American Eagle Campground. We have rented out the entire campground for the full week and are excited about having the freedom to create a fully tailored camp experience for our Bethel Family full of optional recreational and group activities each day. 

American Eagle is at the North end of Eagle Lake which is nestled between the Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges just 20 miles from Susanville. At an elevation of over 5000ft, it offers a “high desert” camping feel with large Junipers and rock formations, sage brush, and grasses. The normal temperature ranges from mid to high 80’s during the day and into the low 50’s at night.

The camp offers nice flat, prepared areas for tent and RV camping and ALL sites both tent and RV have a 50 amp power and water hookup. So for you tent “glampers” you have the unique ability to bring your mini fridge, cappuccino machine, and the kitchen sink!

Camp Amenities

  • Bathrooms with running water and flush toilets
  • Communal Dining Room
  • Small rough BMX course
  • Fireplace Clubhouse for group gatherings
  • Rec room with Pool Table, Foosball & Air hockey
  • Playground with equipment
  • Horseshoe pits, Basketball, tetherball, poorly maintained ball field, volleyball (not sand)
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Direct access from our park to BLM land with 70 miles of hiking, biking, and ATV trails… all with beautiful meadows, streams, views, and forest
  • Across the street and 200 yards to Eagle Lake for swimming, fishing, and boating

RV & Tent Site Amenities

  • Pull-through and back-in sites available
  • Level prepared ground
  • Some RV sites have concrete pads
  • 50 amps at every electric site
  • Water hookups at every site

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Activities

Group Activities

This year’s camp will offer many opportunities to join in group activities for all ages!

  • All camp BBQ
  • Swimming, boating, tubing and other fun lake activities
  • Family Camp’s version of the Survivor games
  • Fishing competition
  • Kids dance party
  • Sports and recreation opportunities
  • All camp kids water wars
  • Teens only nighttime capture the flag
  • Arts and crafts
  • Hiking
  • Hanging out enjoying each other

Boating at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is a favorite destination in northeastern California for boating enthusiasts. The lake is divided into three sections with connecting channels. The southern section reaches a maximum depth of 92 feet; the middle section averages 10 feet and the northern section, 6 feet. 

  • Water Skiing: Water skiing is best in the morning before afternoon breezes kick up.
  • Wake Boarding, Tubing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pontoon boats, fishing boats, pleasure cruisers
  • Windsurfing, Sailing: Look for MacGregors, Coronados, and Catalinas enjoying the brisk wind.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

The Spalding Launch Ramp is currently the only boat launch open at this time due to low lake levels.

Fishing at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is called a trout fishing paradise and home to the unique species, the Eagle Lake "Rainbow" Trout. Known for its remarkable size and fighting spirit, the Eagle Lake Trout is highly prized by sport fishermen, drawing anglers from all over the country.

Among the most popular fishing locations when using a boat at Eagle Lake are the Troxel Bay area in the northern section, along the tulles close to the airport, Miner's Bay, and the deep water adjacent to Eagle's Nest.

For those fishing from shore, anglers have reported good luck along the lake's edge beside Highway 139, especially up on the north end. 

You can check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for complete regulations and for any recent changes in regulations.

Eagle Lake Fishing Map

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Cabin & Rental Options

This year our Family Camp location does not have an option for cabin camping on site. However, there are a limited number of options close for those that would like to join us at camp, but prefer not to stay in a tent. Here are a few cabin/rental home options available that you might want to consider.

Eagle Lake Resort

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Eagle Lake RV Park

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Airbnb Rentals

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Pricing & Registration

This year, we are excited to be able to offer an easy "one-size-fits-all" price based on how many nights you and/or your family will be joining us. And even more exciting — we have been able to significantly lower the cost compared to previous years!

Individual RV & Tent Camping

$20/person/night or $125/full week
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Family RV & Tent Camping

$80/family/night or $400/full week
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FAQ

General Questions
Can I bring my dog?
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A small number of dogs will be welcome at Family Camp. Please note that in general bringing your pet is discouraged if you are tent camping, as there are so many people, little ones, and not all our campers enjoy having dogs around the campsite. As this is a group experience, we appreciate your understanding in helping make the experience a good one for all. If your four-legged family member is a quiet, gentle, family-friendly pet, then we will trust your judgment if you plan to bring your pet. You must register your pet and this is on a first-come basis.

How close is the nearest grocery store?
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Bringing the majority of your groceries with you is likely the best decision and will save you money. There is a small market in Spaulding which is 10 minutes away for small purchases. Large purchases will need to be made in Susanville which is a 30 minute drive.

I'm single—is Family Camp for me?
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Family Camp is for the WHOLE Local Bethel Church Family - singles and families!

For our solo campers we want you to know that this is one of the best opportunities to get to know and hang out with other singles and families of all generations. We intentionally provide regular opportunities for you to jump in and feel easily included in activities, meals, and just hanging out. We know that sometimes working out the details of camping as a single can be tricky, so we have a dedicated group section where our singles can camp together, which helps provide a connected and fun experience for our single campers. Make sure that you mark yourself as a solo camper to be a part of the singles camping group!

What are the Eagle Lake Fishing regulations?
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You can check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for complete regulations and for any recent changes in regulations.

  • Fishing Season:   Saturday preceding Memorial Day through December 31.
  • Limit: 2 per day, 4 in possession.
  • No fishing inside the breakwater at the Gallatin Marina and Pine Creek Slough and Pine Creek below State Highway 44.
  • Live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Sierra (exceptions for Shasta).
What can I bring to contribute to Family Camp?
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  • On the first night of camp (Saturday July 2 and July 6) we do an All Camp Cookout and eat together. Everyone is asked to bring some sort of side or dessert to share. We provide the main course (hamburgers & hotdogs) and all the fixin's, a big pot of baked beans and drinks!
  • Lake inflatables and water toys (we are especially looking for some large inflatable water toys for the lake!) If you have one that you are willing to bring, please let us know connect@bethel.com
  • Boat, Kayak, canoe, paddle board, etc. Eagle lake is a great swimming, boating and fishing lake!  We would love to see 4 or 5 boats come to camp this year so people who have never gotten to tube or try their hand at skiing may have a first time experience.
  • Sports equipment. There is a ball field, and though very poorly maintained will still give us opportunities for softball, kickball, volleyball, soccer, capture the flag, etc.

Things the Camp Will Provide:

  • Firewood
  • Propane Grills
  • Drinkable Water at each site
  • Electric at each site
  • Communal Cooking area with power, tables, sink
  • Communal Eating area with tables and a limited amount of chairs
  • Toilet Paper
  • Morning coffee | Every morning we will offer a coffee and hot chocolate bar with creamer, sweeteners, syrups and even ice and a blender for your frosted drinks.  Sorry - no cappuccino machine!
  • Snack Shack - each afternoon we will open a snack shack with cold treats, snacks and drinks.
What if I want to watch a fireworks show on July 4?
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We will be staying in a National Forest where fireworks are not allowed which means we will not be doing fireworks at camp or the lake. We have plans to provide glowsticks, finger lights, and other glowy things for the kids to celebrate. On Monday the July 4, an optional group trip into Susanville to see their local fireworks display will be our evening activity.

What will the weather be like?
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Daytime highs are typically in the mid to high 80’s. Nighttime lows are in the low 50’s. For current, up-to-date weather, the zip code is 96130.

Because the nights can get cool, warm clothes and a jacket, as well as warm sleeping bags or blankets for bedding, are recommended.

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Are there picnic tables?
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There are a few picnic tables around the campground and we will be setting up a communal outdoor dining area with tables we bring in. However, there will not be a picnic table at each individual site. We recommend you bring your own camp chairs and camp table for food prep and dining.

Are there showers?
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Currently the indoor shower house is unavailable. We are actively working with the campground management to help problem solve this issue. If we cannot get the shower house operational we will be creating our own outdoor “shower house” which will give us access to showers. And yes—they will have hot water!

Is there running water? Is there electricity?
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Running Water

Yes! There is running water in the bathrooms and water faucets at each camp site.

Electricity

Yes, there is an electric hookup at each site. As well, there is power and outlets in the rec room, dining room, and lodge.

What is the address and directions to Family Camp?
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American Eagle RV Resort  | 509-725 Stones Rd, Susanville, CA 96130

https://americaneaglervpark.com/

American Eagle is on the North side of Eagle Lake, 30 minutes north of Susanville on Hwy 139.

From Redding you have two different options to get to Eagle Lake. Taking Hwy 44 East to Susanville and then Hwy 139 North or taking Hwy 299 East through Burney and McArthur and then South on Hwy 139. Either route is approximately 135 miles and will take 2.5 hours.

What is the bathroom situation?
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The campground has six flush toilets, three per gender, in two different bathrooms.

What should I bring?
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Camp Packing List For All Campers

Tent ground cloth/tarp, tent stakes, hammer, air pump, lantern, clothesline, sleeping bag, sleeping pad/air mattress, pillow, flashlight, toiletries, s'more supplies, towels (shower and beach), swimsuit, swim/water toys for the kids, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug spray, outdoor clothes, pajamas, walking shoes, water shoes, camp chairs, warm clothes and jacket for the cool evenings, games, reusable water bottle, side dish to share for our camp cookout, glow-in-the-dark items for kids for July 4th celebration.

Packing List Food Prep

Cooler or mini fridge (there is power!), cook stove, matches, camp table (sites do not have a picnic table), pots/pans, cooking, grilling and eating utensils, cutting knife, cutting board, mixing bowl,  plates, cups, napkins, paper towels/napkins, food, seasoning, dish-washing tub, dish soap/sponge, dish towels, short hose,  hand sanitizer, can opener, aluminum foil, ziplock bags, trash bags..

Other Items to Consider Bringing

Boat, kayak, canoe, fishing gear, bikes, sports equipment, popup tent for shade.

What will cooking look like?
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Most tent campers bring their own camp stove or grill or share one with a friend/neighbor. There are some fire pits throughout the camp, and we will be providing a couple of large propane grills for common use. Each site also has electric and water (even tent sites) to make using a hotplate, crockpot, roaster or other small appliances more convenient.

There is also a residential size kitchen in the rec room with a stove top, oven and microwave that will be available for your use.

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