Volcano Adventure Camp (VAC) is a youth camping facility located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park. This designated facility provides opportunities for a wide range of youth organizations including school groups, other educational groups, and scouting organizations to introduce young visitors to their national park.The facility was completed in 2016--just in time to celebrate the park and National Park Service centennial.
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Discover what Lassen Volcanic National Park's Volcano Adventure Camp (VAC) is all about. From camping cabins, to ranger-led programs, to group hikes - VAC offers youth and their chaperones a night out in their national park.
How to ApplyTenative 2020 Season Dates: July 6 - September 20. Dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 response.
Youth groups can apply for a grant up to $1,000 to cover related costs including transportation, food, and camping supplies through the Lassen Park Foundation (LPF). Applications are due by March 31, 2020. Grant funding may cover: waived park admission, waived campground fees, camping equipment, tents, sleeping bags, hiking gear, reusable water bottles, gas expense, charter bus rentals, and food for trip. Learn more and apply through the LPF website.
Groups that would like to stay at the Volcano Adventure Camp, but do not require a grant, may apply through a separate reservation application that will be available on the LPF website March 31, 2020.
What is Available at the VAC?
The Volcano Adventure Camp supports low-cost group camping experiences by reducing the amount of equipment required and providing necessary amenities for first-time campers. The following facilities and items are provided for groups at the VAC.
What Should My Group Provide/Bring?
Groups attending the VAC should plan on bringing the following items to the camp:
Thanks PartnerThe Lassen Park Foundation (LPF) and Lassen Volcanic National Park have been introducing youth to the joys of camping in a national park since 1996. The Volcano Adventure Camp was completed through a partnerhsip between LPF and Lassen Volcanic National Park. The project was funded in part by park entrance fees from visitors and contributions from individual donors.
Last updated: May 1, 2020