Welcome to Friends Of San Jose Family Camp

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Pizza Sign Ups

Pizza at Luigi’s in Campbell!

Friends Workparty Membership Drive!

Sign up so we know how much to order- pizza’s on us!

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CHANGE OF DATE

Friends, I hate to tell you but SJ has (sigh) once again had to change the dates for camp sign ups.  Sorry for the short notice- I just got word this morning.
They are now shooting for

Sunday, February 24th at 10 am.

You can also sign up for Fish Camp on the same day.

* Friday, March 1st,2019  

Internship workshop (San Jose, ca)

* Friends of San Jose Family Camp work Weekend April 12 –April 14, 2019

* Fish Camp April 26-April 28th 2019

* Senior Spring Retreat May 14th- May 16th

* Friends of San Jose Family Camp work Weekend May 17-19, 2019

* Family Camp at Yosemite Open June 7th- August 5th, 2019

* Summer Senior Retreat August 13th- 15th

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2019 NEWS

Welcome 2019 Friends Of Camp!

We hope all our Friends had wonderful holidays and are ready to get out to the woods!

Sign Ups for Tents for the 2019 season have been changed from previous advertised dates. The NEW and LATEST time/day to be on line and sign up for tents is FEB 10th at 10AM.

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=582 You can also reserve tents for FISH CAMP WEEKEND at the same time. Bona fide trout fishing season is the last Saturday in April through November 15 every year. In 2019, Opening Day, aka “Fishmas,” is Saturday, April 27, 2019. FISH CAMP OPENS FRIDAY the 26th.

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We NEED YOU for volunteer weekends, outreach, camp summer help. This year we are once again inviting everyone to have Pizza with us at Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta WED FEB 20th at 6PM. We will have the sign up and outreach teams there to get you going for the season, and answer any questions. Dates are being confirmed right now, and we NEED some HELP! 2495 Winchester Blvd in Campbell (map on their website- click their name above to go there). RSVP on our EVITE page http://evite.me/MjssmQz4CK

We will have the sign up and outreach teams there to get you going for the season, and answer any questions. Dates are being confirmed right now, and we NEED some HELP! 2495 Winchester Blvd in Campbell (map on their website- click their name above to go there). RSVP on our EVITE page http://evite.me/MjssmQz4CK

New Member forms for 2019 will be up here on site soon. You can update memberships through the PAYPAL link- $20.00 donations are automatically credited to family memberships first (One membership covers your whole family).


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FISH CAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES, you can NOW sign up for FISH CAMP! April 27-28-29 is almost here!

The page is open and you can just click the link…
GO TO:

http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/familycamp

 

Click on THIS LINK:

The web site PDF looks like this:

THEN… you wanna eat on Friday night? It’s the annual SPAGHETTI FEED!
Click on Event Brite link to get your dinner!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-night-friends-dinner-at-fish-camp-2018-tickets-42721645592

And the Friends dinner sign up Eventbrite page looks like this:
So- now is the time to get your April Weekend all set!

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The Latest Dates for the Greatest Place

Winter is leaving and it’s time to MOVE!
Come join us for the March Meeting at Luigi’s Pizza in Campbell at 6PM to get caught up and laugh a lot before we have our monthly meeting- with more laughter!

Meanwhile, we know that many of you feel left out without the January Friendraiser- so we have the year’s calendar here for you to peruse, ask questions, and plan your summer!

Up-coming Work Weekends and Events for 2018

 

1.       Friend Raiser Jan 27th, Reservations open Jan 28th

2.       Fish Camp reservation open (First weekend in march)

3.       Easter April 1st

4.       Mini work flooring weekend March 30- April 1.

5.       Friends Major Work Weekend April 13-15th

6.       Mini work Flooring weekend April 20-22

7.       Fish Camp April 27-29

8.       Friends Work Weekend May 18-20

9.       Seniors Spring Retreat May 16-18 (or 19) subject to change depending on booking wedding)

10.   Staff Training June 2-8

11.   Summer season June 8- Aug 5th

12.   Friends and Family Weekend- Labor Day Event, Aug31- Sept 3(no, wedding)

13.   Fall Seniors Sept 5-8 ( maybe moved to August)

14.   Private Event Sept 21-23

15.   Friends Work Weekend Sept 28-30

We are looking forward to TONS of FUN and lots of warm nights around the campfire!

 

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JOB OPENING: Parks Facilities Supervisor (Family Camp Director)

The park facilities supervisor position is currently vacant and the city of San Jose is seeking to fill it.

Would you like to live at Family Camp, and get paid to do so?  This *may* be a perfect job for you!  Among other things, the parks facilities supervisor:

  • Supervision, training and evaluation of maintenance and program staff;
  • Oversight of records and report management;
  • Capital and operating Budget management;
  • Management of large scale projects and program development;
  • Providing program goals and status through verbal, written and electronic communication;
  • Management and operation of sportsfields including concessions, point-of-sale systems, and ticketing;
  • Outreach, marketing, and development of strategic partnerships and sponsorships;
  • Management of program scholarships;
  • Grant writing and fund administration;
  • Development and management of revenue generating activities; and
  • Ensuring public facilities and structures are maintained in a clean and safe condition.

For the full job description, and instructions on how to apply, click here

 

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2018 Work Weekends & Events

Mini Work Flooring Weekends

  • March 30 – April 1
  • April 20-22

Open Work Weekends

  • April 13-15
  • May 18-20
  • Sept 28-30

Important Dates

  • Reservations open Jan 28
  • Fish camp reservations open Jan 28
  • Staff training June 2-8
  • Friends and Family Weekend/Labor Day Event Aug 31 – Sept 3

Camp Open

  • Fish Camp April 27-29
  • Summer Season June 8 – Aug 5

 

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Family Camp Registration

Have you marked 28 January on your calendar yet?  Why you ask?  Camp registration opens of course!

Postcards were mailed 30 November 2017 with the details!!  We can’t wait to see your family this summer!!

 

 

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2017 Sponsors

While a lot of the efforts from the Friends of Family Camp focus on volunteer hours spend improving San Jose Family Camp, we know that we would not be able to have the impact we do without the support of our sponsors.

We are exceptionally appreciative of the on going support we receive and look forward to their continued sponsorship.  Please help us to show our gratitude by patronizing the following:

 

San Jose Family Camp

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 

San Jose Downtown Hilton

Original Joe’s

Main Street Burgers Willow Glen

Great Clips San Jose

San Francisco Ballet

California Academy of Sciences

The Little Gym San Jose (South)

Oakland Zoo

Nothing Bundt Cakes San Jose Willow Glen

Frankie’s Awards

San Jose Sharks

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

Children’s Creativity Museum

History San Jose

San Jose Giants

California Sports Center – Race Street

Glow Candle Lounge

Mike’s Bikes of San Jose

Peninsula Beauty

Crepevine Willow Glen San Jose

Peet’s Coffee Willow Glen

Gilroy Gardens

Bass Pro Shop San Jose

Noah’s Bagels Willow Glen

 

 

 

 

 

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Board Member Meet & Greet DATE CHANGED

Have you been contemplating how you could become involved with the Friends of San Jose Family Camp?  Perhaps you’d like more information before jumping into a board meeting.  We’ve got you covered!  The Friends of San Jose Family Camp are organizing a semi casual meet and greet.

  • Want to know what the Friends of San Jose Family Camp actually do?  Come ask!
  • Want to know what is involved in a work weekend?  Come ask!
  • Want to know perks of volunteering with the Friends?  Come ask!
  • Want to know how you can join the Friends of San Jose Family Camp?  Come ask!
  • Want a nice evening out with savory pizza and fun people? Come say hi and meet a new friend!

This will be held 6 PM on March 14th,  before our monthly board meeting,  at Luigi’s Pizza Parlor in Campbell.  More details to come as they are solidified.

 

 

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