First Session Outpost

We kicked off summer of 2014 with our first Outpost. All the campers went out in cabin groups to selected sites along our creek. They set up camp, started a LITTLE fire to cook hot dogs, veggie dogs and roast marshmallows. The first challenge was to find their hidden watermelons. One counselor hid their watermelon so well, no one could find it, including the counselor! The evening was spent sitting by the fire, telling stories, singing, visiting other groups and watching shooting stars.

The next morning, after a campout breakfast, the  campers arrived back in camp for showers, letter writing and relaxing.

The general theme of the night was, “It was FUN!”
















Meet Loretta!

Curley the Barn Owl


Hello Coppercreek Campers! My name is Loretta and I am excited for my first year at camp!
A little about myself, I currently attend California State University Stanislaus where I am working toward a degree in Biology so that I can go on to Veterinary School! While going to school, I work at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson, CA as an Animal Care Coordinator. It is my responsibility to help sick, injured and orphaned animals feel better so that they can return to the wild where they belong.


Yogi Bear and BooBoo Bear

As for pets … I have many! I have two goats, eight cats, two dogs, a horse and two guinea fowl. My passion in life is, and always has been, animals. I love being able to help them and I also love educating others about how they can help animals!



Aside from working and going to school, I enjoy horseback riding, spending time with my family and friends, making people laugh and just about anything that involves being around animals! Recently, I have started learning American Sign Language! It is a beautiful language and I encourage more people to learn it – I am happy to teach anybody what I know!

Outpost and Campfire training

We always have a great time combining Outpost Training with Campfire Training. The counselors have to go out in groups to recon the outpost sites. Then we gather at Coyote Corner for S’Mores, songs and skits. Every year the skits are hilarious and watching the new staff light up with the joy of singing and laughing under the stars, is always such a fun experience.