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


Full payment or a deposit of $250.00 per person is required to reserve a space. Balance is due by June 1, 2015. Note that discounts apply only if full payment is received by the deadlines listed. See below for cancellation fees. 


Registration is complete with full payment as follows: 

payment adult (over 18) youth (3-18)
per person entire camp $1,095 $595
per day per person $195 per day $95 per day

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.

Partial full days are counted per 24-hour period from arrival time. Partial days are counted per 6-hour period and charged at $50/6 hours per adult (over 18) and $25/6 hours per youth (3-18). Payment in full is required to reserve your space for the days you plan to attend. Because we are still taking payments for individual days, any day could fill at any time. If you prepay for one day and want to stay more days, realize the campground might be full. The US Forest Service audits camp attendance daily and you will be required to leave if there's no space. Contact us if you wish to attend only part of one day.

French Meadows Payment

July 4-12, 2015 (change quantity at PayPal for additional persons)

Adult - Choose Option
Youth - Choose option
Daily Rate - Choose One

Deposit Only

Pay Camp Balance—Use the following button to pay your camp balance due. Click on the "continue" button next to the charge card symbols if you don't have a PayPal account and don't want to create one. (Even though it says "donation amount," the amount paid using this button will be applied to your camp balance.)

  • —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.

Cancellation Fees

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

  • Before May 1, 2015 = $150 fee; the remainder is refunded
  • May 1-June 15, 2015 = $250 fee; the remainder is applied to the 2016 French Meadows Summer Camp—any amount not used for the 2016 camp (even if there is no 2016 camp) will be donated to the 501(c)3 nonprofit East West Center for Macrobiotics
  • After June 15, 2015 = no refund

Camping Areas and Other Matters

tentTent placement for 2015 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 3 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, 2015. 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.