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When & Where
What is the name of the actual campsite we will be staying at?
Camp McCumber: https://www.campmccumber.com/
What is the address of Camp McCumber?
35440 Deer Flat Road Shingletown, California 96088
Camp McCumber is located off Highway 44 East, 7.5 miles east of Shingletown. From Redding/Palo Cedro: Take 44 East to Shingletown. Turn left at Lake McCumber sign and keep right. Drive past the PG&E Campground at the Dam; look for the Camp McCumber sign. The main gain is on the left, follow the road into the main parking lot.
From Red Bluff/Cottonwood/Anderson: Take I-5 North to Deschutes Rd. Take exit 667 to Deschutes, keep left on Deschutes Rd. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Deschutes Rd. Turn right onto Dersch Rd. At the end of the road, turn right onto Highway 44 E. Turn left at Lake McCumber sign and keep right. Drive past the PG&E Campground at the Dam; look for the Camp McCumber sign. The main gain is on the left, follow the road into the main parking lot.
What are the camp facilities like?
Camp McCumber is set in a rustic setting with modern services. The camp is located in Shingletown on 40 plus acres of wooded space with towering pine trees and a beautiful lake.
There are 20 cabins holding up to 180 persons as well as 7 full hook-up RV sites. Each RV site has a 30 amp breaker and running water, with some having sewage waste dump. There is a large commercial kitchen, dining room, recreation hall and nurses cabin. Sleeping cabins have electric, 4-5 bunk beds in each cabin (8-10 twin beds) with 2-inch foam bunk pads on each bed.
Sports and Recreational Facilities
- Frisbee (Flying Disc) Golf Course: A nine (9) hole Frisbee golf course laid out around the camp, with various degrees of difficulty. Discs are available for checkout.
- Waterfront: The Lake waterfront offers a floating dock, lifeguard station, large sandy beach, marked swimming area, cabana, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and kayak.
- Basketball Court: The cement pad basketball court is a full-size court and hoop at each end.
- Volleyball Court: The sand volleyball court includes a net.
- Tetherball: Two tetherball poles with balls are provided. One is short; the other is tall to accommodate different heights.
- Ball Field: The grassy ball field is almost the size of a football field. A backstop is located in one corner (also a great place for star gazing at night).
- Horseshoe Pits: Two small size horseshoe pits are available.
- Outdoor ping pong: Two tables.
- Table Bowling: Two lanes.
The Amphitheater/Chapel has a large ground level campfire area surrounded by a raised cement ring. Seating is provided by rows of benches arranged on three sides around the campfire ring. A small stage is located on the fourth side. There is also an electrical outlet and a streetlight that can be turned on or off in this area.
The Covered Barbecue is located on a raised cement pad. The barbecue itself is a cement block design with a crank-operated grate. A permanent serving table is next to the barbecue. There are several picnic tables located in this area. There are electrical lights and outlets for music or night use.
Drinking Fountains: Nine (9) fountains are located at various locations throughout the camp. The drinking water at camp is a cold fed deep well. Cool and no chemicals added.
Picnic Tables: There are wood, metal, and cement picnic tables located throughout the camp.
Hiking trails: There are two trails that begin in Camp, The trail to the Dam begins near the Waterfront and somewhat follows the Lake edge toward the Dam. Trail number two begins just past the dining hall and goes to the meadow. It is somewhat near the Lake edge and leads out of the camp, through a fence, to the meadow. This trail takes hikers through the most natural, undisturbed area in camp.
What is the bathroom situation?
The camp has 3 bathroom facilities per gender.
Are there showers?
Yes. The camp has 2 shower facilities per gender with a total of 13 showers on site. As well, there is a lake for more natural bathing :)
What will the weather be like?
60-85 in summer is the average temperature. For current, up-to-date weather, the zip code is 96088.
Nights can still get cool so a jacket or long sleeve shirt and pants, as well as warm sleeping bags or blankets for bedding, are recommended.
How have you cooked your food there? Is there easy access to fire pits or charcoal grills?
There are multiple options for cooking.
Most tent campers bring their own camp stove or grill or share one with a neighbor. The main fire pit is not ideal to cook on and no site campfires are allowed. There is one built-in, larger charcoal grill, just remember you’re potentially sharing it with 100 other people :)
This year we also have the option for prepared meals by the Camp McCumber staff. Cafeteria-style meals are available in the dining hall. $50 for Session 1 (7 meals) and $35 for Session 2 (5 meals).
Tent or Cabin campers can choose either meal option.
Is there running water?
Yes! There is running water in the bathrooms and multiple water faucets throughout the camp.
Is there electricity?
Yes, the cabins have overhead lights and there are lights and outlets in the restrooms, the covered cook area, the fire pit and in the dining hall.
Are there picnic tables?
Yes. There is plenty of community seating at picnic tables near the cooking area and throughout the camp. There are also plenty of tables in the dining hall to accommodate groups up to 200.
What are the fire pits like? Does everyone have on or is it a group fire pit?
There is one large group fire pit. Pull up a chair and make some friends enjoying the community. Tent site fire pits are not allowed.
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Bringing the majority of your groceries with you is likely the best decision and will save you money. There are 2 small markets in Shingletown just a couple miles from the camp.
What if I want to watch a fireworks show?
We will not be doing fireworks during camp. Camp ends early enough on July 4th for you to get back to Redding and watch the Redding Fireworks display.
Can I bring my pets??
Camp McCumber does not usually allow pets but has made a special exception for us to allow a limited number of dogs. Please note that in general bringing your pet is discouraged for family camp 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 judgement if you plan to bring your pet. You must register your pet and this is on a first-come basis, if still available. Pet’s will only be allowed for tent or RV camping, or if you are reserving all beds in a cabin (with your family or another family that is willing to share space with you and your dog.)
What can I bring to contribute to camp?
- On the second night of camp, we do an All Camp Cookout. 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!
- Lake inflatables (we are looking for some large blow-up water toys! If you have one that you are willing to bring, please contact us at email@example.com).
- Kayak - you are welcome to bring your own kayak (the camp has many boats - canoe, paddle, oar, but only one kayak!)
- Softball Equipment - we are planning to have a camp softball game, so if you like to play and have equipment, bring it!
- Other sports equipment - the camp has a wonderful sports field, so if you enjoy playing a sport and want to get a game going, bring your equipment!
- Roasting Sticks - we will have s'mores at least one night and have a limited number of roaster sticks. If you have some- bring 'em!
- If you are an avid bike rider, we have been told there is some great riding in the area!
Camp Packing List For All Campers
Sleeping bags, pillow, twin-size mattress cover or fitted sheet (for cabins), blow-up mattress (the mattress on the bunks are very thin and probably work great for kids, but adults may want to bring a twin blowup mattress to add some comfort!), flashlight, toiletries, s'more supplies, towel (shower and beach), swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug spray, outdoor clothes, pajamas, walking shoes, water shoes, camp chair, warm clothes for the cool evenings, games, drinking water, or water reusable bottle, water toys, side to share for our camp cookout, glow-in-the-dark items for kids.
Extra Packing List for Tent Camping or Preparing Own Food
Tent, lantern, cooler w/ ice, cook stove, matches, pots/pans, dish soap/sponge, utensils, plates, cups, napkins, food, seasoning, dish-washing tub.
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