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The 46th Annual French Meadows Summer Camp
July 4-12, 2015

NOTE

We are required to wait until we receive a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service before we can accept payments for the 2015 event. The information below is for the 2014 camp and will be updated once we receive the permit. 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like us to hold a spot for you at the 2015 camp.

Reservations

Full payment or a deposit of $250.00 per person is required to reserve a space. Balance is due by June 1, 2014. Note that discounts apply only if full payment is received by the deadlines listed. See below for cancellation fees. 

Rates

Registration is complete with full payment as follows: 

payment adult (over 18) youth (3-18)
by Dec 1, 2013 $895 ($200 savings) $495 ($100 savings)
by March 1, 2014 $945 ($150 savings) $540 ($75 savings)
by June 1, 2014 $995 ($100 savings) $545 ($50 savings)
after June 1, 2014 $1,095 $595

Family deals can be found as special reduced prices for kids. Price is for camp tuition per person regardless of length of stay. Let us know if you plan to arrive late or leave early so we can be in compliance with US Forest Service regulations for number of visitors in the campgrounds. All prices include a 1-year subscription to Macrobiotics Today magazine per household.

French Meadows Payment

July 26-August 3, 2014 (change quantity at PayPal for additional persons)

Adult - Full Payment
Youth - Full Payment
Deposit Only

—OR—

  • Mail attendance and charge card information (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express), or check or money order payable to G.O.M.F., to G.O.M.F., P.O. Box 3998, Chico, CA 95927-3998.
  • Call (800) 232-2372 or (530) 566-9765 with charge card information.
  • E-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or to request a PayPal invoice.

Partial Stays

Partial stay reservations begin June 1, 2014 and are subject to space availability. The cost is:

  • $195/day or $50/6 hours per adult (over 18)
  • $95/day or $25/6 hours per youth (3-18) 

Cancellation Fees

If you cancel your reservation for any reason, per person cancellation fees are as follows:

  • Before May 1, 2014 = $150 fee; the remainder is refunded
  • May 1-June 30, 2014 = $250 fee; the remainder is applied to the 2015 French Meadows Summer Camp—any amount not used for the 2015 camp will be donated to the 501(c)3 nonprofit East West Center for Macrobiotics
  • After June 30, 2014 = no refund

Camping Areas and Other Matters

tentTent placement for 2014 is limited to three group campgrounds with designated perimeters:

  1. Ponderosa (site of lecture, dining, kitchen and campfire areas)
  2. Lodgepole (site of the kid's camp and across from registration)
  3. Aspen (secluded area, closest to the stream, longer walk to events)

Each campground has a limit (75, 25, 25 respectively) and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. See the Site Map and list the campgrounds in order of preference in the comment field when registering, or send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you make no selection, we will place you in the campground of our choice. If your campground choice is already filled, we will place you in the next campground on your list.

9-Day Camp—Early Arrival: Those who want a 9-day camp are welcome to come on Friday, July 25 after 1:00 pm and help set up camp or pay an additional fee of $50. This fee will be collected at camp and is waived if you help during set up or during camp.

Reservations: Full payment or a deposit of $250.00 per person is required to reserve a space. Balance is due by June 1, 2014. Note that discounts for full payment apply only if full payment is made by the deadlines listed. If it should become necessary for you to cancel your reservation, see below for cancellation charges.

Work/Exchange: There are a limited number of work exchange positions available for camp. See Work Exchange for information.

Camp Policies

13-chigongThe following camp rules are listed to assure a safe and enjoyable experience for all and are requested by the Forest Service and/or the camp staff.

1. Drive 5 mph within camp boundaries. There are children playing and people walking leisurely on the road. Drive slowly for their safety and yours.

2. The campgrounds are reserved for camping only. Our special use permit allows us to charge admission to the camp and to sell items in the store to our members. If you are interested in some activity other than "camping only," please direct your questions to the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation in writing so that your request may be reviewed by the Board of Directors for consideration. A minimum of 90 days prior before the start of camp is required.

3. There is no selling of goods or services allowed in the National Forest. Exchanging goods or services for money in the National Forest is breaking the law.

4. Camp only within camp boundaries and at least 25 yards (75 feet) from the stream. This assures everyone's enjoyment of the natural beauty.

5. Pets, including dogs, are not permitted within the camp boundaries. If you show up with a dog, other than a registered service animal, or other pet you will be asked to leave.

6. Also prohibited within camp boundaries: smoking, underage drinking, illegal drugs, firearms, soap or shampoo in the stream, rock climbing in the kitchen area, and alcohol at scheduled events. Picking wildflowers is not allowed in the National Forest.

7. Quiet time is 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. This includes radios and CD players at personal campsites as well as the use of bright lanterns.

8. Responsibility. The camp staff does not provide individual care for participants. If you need care, you need to bring your own care giver. Camp reserves the right to limit participation based on individual condition.

9. All engines, other than approved woodcutting equipment, should be off during camp—check with the camp director for reasonable use of RV generators. Cutting live or standing trees and operating chain saws are strictly prohibited.

10. Due to fire danger only two open fire areas are allowed: the kitchen and the evening campfire area. Individual camp stoves and lanterns are permitted however.

11. Keep bear bait (anything aromatic) out of sight and smell and away from tents—the back of the rented truck and bear boxes at Aspen and Lodgepole are available for these items. The bears avoid humans but do like to snack on food left out during the night, for which they have been known to rip tents.

12. Photo/Video—Any commercial use of photographs or videos taken at French Meadows Camp is prohibited without written permission by the George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation. Please let the folks at the registration table KNOW if you object to your image being used by the Foundation for promotion purposes.

13. Drink plenty of water. Filtered water is available from the kitchen. Avoid drinking water from the stream. Bring your own bottle or cup for personal use and reserve camp utensils and bowls for dining use.

14. Ask before arriving. If you have any questions about these policies, or any other questions, it is best to ask before driving all the way to camp—call (800) 232-2372 or (530) 566-9765. Having to ask someone to leave is no fun for us, or you.

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Join us for the 45th annual French Meadows Summer Camp, July 26-August 3, 2014.