Located in Nevada City, Camp Augusta’s fun outdoor activities, delicious meals and creative challenges have made it a perennial favorite among Piedmont kids and adults alike. In a small community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills.
Each year, all Beach fourth graders and their families are invited to attend Gold Rush, which is designed as a “living history” program to supplement and reinforce concepts currently taught in fourth grade classrooms. During Gold Rush weekend, participating students and their family member(s) will stay for two nights in the camp’s rustic (but charming) cabins/tents. While families enjoy camp activities, students participate in a Gold Rush experience incorporating the history of the Gold Rush 49ers and the Maidu Native American people.