My family just returned from my new favorite thing about living here- Camp Sacramento! If you've never been you're missing out on what I believe is the best thing the city has ever done for its residents. The best family vacation we've ever had and that's saying a lot!
Have you ever been to sleep-away camp? Well imagine that concept but for your whole family! We slept in little cabins, ate meals in a big dining hall, played fuseball in a lodge, sat around a campfire and sang silly songs and shared group bathrooms. Add to that archery for everyone, morning hikes, a trip to Lake Tahoe and snake catching in the creek and you have Camp Sacramento.
Because it's run by the city, the cost is affordable for most families and very reasonably within reach of your summer vacation budget. They provide recreation leaders for children's activities from ages 3 to teens. Adults have recreation activities too but I preferred to sit on the patio reading a book and soaking up the nice 80 degree sunshine.
Reservations open for next summer to the general public in September. Hope to see you there!