Find Your Way to French Meadows 2016 at Camp Sylvester

Camp Sylvester Map 1The camp is located about 150 miles east of the Bay Area at Camp Sylvester near Pinecrest Lake on Hwy 108. We suggest you pick up directions from Google Maps.

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Exit Hwy 108 at Pinecrest Lake Road and travel about 1500 feet to Dodge Ridge Road. Turn right onto Dodge Ridge Road and drive about 2000 feet to Camp Sylvester. Turn left into the campground. Registration (check-in) is at Thiemann Lodge, on you left as you enter the campground.

NOTE: We will open at 4:00 pm Friday 7/15. If you arrive earlier, go to the lake to relax awhile. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Travel Options

airplaneCamp Sylvester is conveniently located near five International airports: Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco. Minimum drive time from these airports is 2.5 to 3.0 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. If you are arriving by plane, your options are to rent a car, to combine with others in renting a car, or signing up for ride sharing (scroll down for list). The best time to arrive for getting a ride is by noon on Friday, July 15.

If you are traveling by bus or train, your options are to rent a car, to combine with others in renting a car, or signing up for ride sharing (scroll down for list).

Contact us at 530-566-9765, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or concerns.


Ride Sharing

Ride SharingIf you are driving to camp and are willing to take passengers, let us know the number of passengers you can take and the route you will be taking. We ask riders to help pay travel costs. See the list below.

We also need to know your preference for connecting with passengers:

  • give your phone number to prospective riders, for them to contact you.
  • give the phone numbers of prospective riders to you, for you to contact them.

We do not give out your contact information unless we receive written (or verbal) authorization from you in advance.

These arrangements are best made via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Rides to and from Camp

Listed below are people seeking rides to and from the 2016 French Meadows Summer Camp at Pinecrest Lake.

Dates of camp: 4:00 pm Friday, July 15, 2016 to 10:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2016

To add an entry, contact Carl Ferré, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (email preferred) or call (530) 566-9765.

We do not post contact information directly on the ride board.

When submitting an entry, let us know where you need a ride from and the dates Also indicate your preference for one of the following:

  • provide my contact information to people who inquire, so they may contact me directly
  • do not provide my contact information. If anyone inquires, we will pass on their contact information to you (if they OK us to provide it), so you can contact them.

If you find a ride, please notify us so we can remove your listing.


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