FOCS     PO Box 1162
       Pioneer CA 95666
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MISSION - To support the rebirth of Camp Silverado, allow alumni access and return it to an active high sierra summer camping/hiking/meeting/learning place.

To guide and work with the USFS toward making sure Camp remains accessible for group camping, "scout craft" education and shared experiences. All unique to this special place on earth.

THE BOARD, failing to achieve its mission, will be obligated to refund unused funds back to any non-profit youth organizations that have participated in supporting our mission. After this initial fund reimbursement, the Board Members will decide how remaining funds will then be donated back to remaining BSA units within the greater Silverado Area District MDSC only.   No refunds will be provided to individuals, families or businesses.  

Featured Friends of Camp

Our Honored DONORS
With cash, discounts, pro-services,
  • David Budd   
  • "Doc" Robert Darter
  • Jan Darter
  • Loren Hollis
  • Joe Medcalf
  • Ron Milani
  • Del Morris
  • John Pamplin
  • Paul Saffo
  • Larry Wallace
  • Steve Gerth

Pacific Tree Care

  •     St Helena


  •   Naval Lodge #87

to Date

materials or items of need

      Home Depots                

  •     Sacramento Store – Truxel  #6649
  •     Sacramento Store – Arden #6966
  •     Sacramento Store – Florin #651
  •     West Sacramento Store #1846
  •     Sacramento Store - Meadow View #1003
  •     Sacramento Store - Power Inn #6620
  •     Carmichael Store #650
  •     Antelope Store #6669
  •     Lincoln Store #8571
  •     Roseville Store #636
  •     Vacaville Store #1043
  •     Napa Store #6652
     Orchard Supply     
  •     Napa


  •     Jackson

     Meeks Lumber     

  •     Jackson

     Tractor Supply     

  •     Jackson
A nice panoramic of Thunder Mountain straight north & Thimble Peak to the east.
Starry night spent at Milani Lake.
From just southeast of Russ's Tree above Silver Lake.
Looking west at Silver Lake from just east & slightly above Milani Lake.
From the granite rock out cropping south of Camp Silverado. Old waterfront trail.
From the entrance to Plasses Resort/Campground looking northeast at Silver Lake.
Scout Carson Lake
Thimble Peak & surroundings in a panoramic from above Milani Lake.
Thunder Mountain from just outside the lodge.
A gift from Ron Milani 1957 we believe.
In memory Lee Dupper
Official Camp Clock
Felt banner circa 1957 from Ron Milani Collection.
Standing in camp
Love that alpine sunset glow!
Thunder during winter - an awesome experience!
Old showerhouse - once upon a time this was hand stoked by a wood fire boiler. Scouts were assigned duty to keep this fire burning for hot showers.
Don Fenton Troop? anyone remember?
Before the Merge circa 1989
Unk year - guessing after 1982?
Rehung the ol' sign just to get this picture - we still have it somewhere - Larry?
Health Lodge
Staff 1959
Bill Anderson - Snow sure was not like that these last two years - 2013
"Table Waiters, pick up your Bug Juice"
Unk year - believed to be after 1981
Our LODGE - in need of some TLC
Troop 77 - Swim Check!
Troop 77
Troop 77 - Is that a little Bill Anderson?

Upcoming events

    • June 20, 2016
    • October 30, 2016
    • 5 sessions
    • Camp Silverado
    • 70
    Registration is closed

    Your current FOCS membership gets you and your crew 4 nights of free camping. If you plan on joining us for more than four nights in 2016 you will need to pay for the additional nights in Camp. Honor system here. You will see a calendar in the registration process, follow it through and it should make sense. If not - call Del 707-338-4760

    If your membership has lapsed, you never joined or you are not an alumni, there are registration options available for you. Ideally you are an alumni and you will take care of your membership before you register for these events.

    FOCS will host BBQ dinners on June 25th, July 4th, July 30th, August 27th and September 24th for those on-hand. FOCS will supply the meat and a few fixings ... communal potluck is expected so bring something to share with others (4-6 people) if you are in Camp.

    Family and friends are all invited in your crew for free. We have wood to split and move, interior demolition and light carpentry, foundations to clear back, exterior of buildings to paint and trails to clear.

    For more details feel free to call Del 209-295-4761 or email me at 1662del@gmail.com

Past events

September 02, 2016 2016 FOCS Alumni Round Up
July 17, 2015 FOCS Work Party
October 17, 2014 Work Party
October 03, 2014 Work Party

Welcome to your FOCS site! 

... created by and for Camp Silverado alumni

Subscribing is FREE - This will allow us to stay in touch with you no matter what happens to the camp. 

We are eager to have you Join Us by paying affordable $40/year dues [this is only $3.33 per month]. Doing so, you then become a voting member assisting us maintain a base level financing and  then you can also help guide us with any additional participation toward achieving our mission.  

Membership is growing, opportunities to work some sweat equity will increase as will our membership benefits.   What would you like to see? 

Going from SUBSCRIBE to JOIN allows you more access to tabs and features on our website. You do this through your Profile (upper right you'll find your name) click to open it and you will see the [Change membership level] button. 

Help us actively look for more of our alumni brothers and sisters.  We need your skills in leadership to participate at a Board Level as well contact one of us, there are opening in an advisory board capacity as well. 

If you know of a camp alum who is not here (check Directory), please forward them this a link to this page and encourage them to join also.   

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