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Volcano Adventure Camp

Youth Group Campground


The Volcano Adventure Camp is Lassen Volcanic's first and only Youth Campground. It is eligible for youth group use ONLY. 


For information and reservations for youth group camping at the

Volcano Adventure Camp:


Step 1: Read Instructions     


Step 2: Check Availability 



Step 3: Reserve Online 



There is a Suggested Donation for groups wanting to reserve the VAC (15 – 80 people):

  • 1 tent cabin = 1 adult/supervisor & 7 youth
    • 8 people max per cabin (mimimum 1 adult per cabin is the park's policy)
  • Medium group capacity (5 tent cabins or 1/2 the VAC) = 15 - 40 people total. Suggested donation $75 /night.
  • Large group capacity (10 tent cabins of the Full VAC) = 41 - 80 people total. Suggested donation $150 / night.


Youth Camping Program:

If your group represents underserved youth you may qualify for a grant up to $1,000 to offset camping costs through our Youth Camping Program. These small grants are awarded to non-profit youth organizations, public schools, and/or government agencies to facilitate camping trips for underserved youth at Volcano Adventure Camp. Grant applications are available January - March every year. If you have missed the current year's grant application, please mark your calendar for next year and consider reserving space for this year. 


Eligibility Guidelines:

For your youth group to be considered eligible to stay at the Volcano Adventure Camp 2019 you must meet the following guidelines:

  • Group trip must be scheduled between 6/15/19 - 9/22/19, and reservation requests must be submitted online a minimum of 30 days prior to desired trip dates.
  • Group size must be a minimum of 15 people, a maximum of 80 people, and be comprised primarily of youth between the ages of 6 – 18 years old.
  • Group camping trips must be a minimum of three days (two nights) and not exceed five days (four nights).


The Camp: 

Volcano Adventure Camp (VAC) is the new youth camping facility at Lassen Volcanic National Park that will help more youth connect with nature and become future stewards of Lassen Park.  Environmental educational activities, including “Leave No Trace” curriculum, will be enhanced with the upgraded campground. 


Tent cabins, a cooking area, and shower facilities will benefit underserved youth by offering them an opportunity to camp and visit a national park.  Crags Campground is the home of the new Volcano Adventure Camp, and offers a chance for youth to camp during the “shoulder” season.  For more information on the camp, please visit the LAVO website: 




The $700,000 capital project (LPF and NPS combined contributions) opened for youth groups in summer 2017.  We have completed our portion of the capital campaign and raised over $480,000 to build the project. Now our efforts are redirected at ensuring the long-term success of the facility by building an Endowment Fund.  To make a donation toward the Endowment Fund, please use our ONLINE DONATION FORM or call our office at (530) 378-2600.  


To view the Volcano Adventure Camp film that debuted at the 2015 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival held at the Redding Civic Auditorium, please follow this link: https://youtu.be/3ebMk_E1-8A

Thank you the organizations and individuals that helped fund the Volcano Adventure Camp!






Thank you to the hundreds of additional individuals and organizations that contributed to this project!  We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of the new camp with you this summer.


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