Camp Common Ground!
to Jun 29

Camp Common Ground!

For two weeks (12 nights), 40 rising 7th-9th graders from a diverse set of schools will sleep in cabins, swim in the pool, hike through the redwoods, navigate the low-ropes course, learn archery, play 'gaga' and field games, perform skits, and gather around the fire pit. At Camp Common Ground, we will also do simulations and games to experientially learn about what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. It’s going to be a ton of fun, and an experience we will always remember.

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Marin Camp Fair
10:00 AM10:00

Marin Camp Fair

  • Dominican University of California, Conlan Center gymnasium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We'll have a table and be shmoozing it up. If you have friends in Marin or San Rafael, encourage them to come talk to us as they make their summer plans!

Date & Time:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 10:01am - 1:00pm (free pizza lunch!)
As the fair will be held inside, we'll be there rain or shine
Dominican University of California, Conlan Center gymnasium (1475 Grand Ave San Rafael, CA 94901)

See the website for more information: http://www.marincampfair.com/

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Leadership Retreat #1
10:00 AM10:00

Leadership Retreat #1

At our first leadership retreat, campers reunited at LIFE academy, played sports, practiced their listening skills, and revised their plans for disruption. 

Our amazing staff member Melvin (and his daughter Rose) were part of the action, and we're proud to say that three of our outstanding board members — Amy, Kyle, and Tiffany — volunteered as facilitators as well.



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Good Craft Event — Support Local Artists & Raise Funds for Camp Common Ground
1:00 PM13:00

Good Craft Event — Support Local Artists & Raise Funds for Camp Common Ground

Join us for a Spring pop-up market at Barebottle Brewery — a percentage of proceeds go to Camp Common Ground!

The Good Craft is a pop-up market showcasing the work of an evolving group of local artists from the Bay Area. They encourage and empower new and talented artists to show their work in a lively, fun, and collaborative environment. 

The Good Craft also donates a portion of proceeds to a rotating local non profit. On April 23, that organization is Camp Common Ground! A percentage of proceeds from the event goes directly towards our scholarship fund. To learn more about how to support your community through local arts and social justice go to thegoodcraft.com.

20+ Local artists, beer, and food trucks will be featured! 

Oakland Abode: oaklandabode.com
RALUCCA: ralucca.com
April May Jewelry: Aprilmayjewelryco.com
Rad Naturals / Bathing Culture: radnaturals.com
Tangleweeds: tangleweeds-jewelry.com
Metal Bits of Beauty: MetalBitsOfBeauty.Etsy.com
Little by Little: littlebylittleshop.com
Jenny Lemons: jennylemons.com
Sophie Tivona Illustration: sophietivona.com
Conor Farese Pottery: conorfarese.com/clay
The Laundromat: etsy.com/shop/moapp
likewise: kalesko.com/likewise
Truss and Ore: trussandore.com
Alexandra Barao Ceramics: alexandrabarao.com
Nuanced Design: etsy.com/shop/nuanceddesign
Slate & Stone Jewelry: slateandstonejewelry.com
Art Dawgs: artdawgs.bigcartel.com
Beth Gabow Pottery: bethgabow.com
Shapes & Colors Textiles: shapes-colors.com
Em Kettner: emkettner.com
CanDid Art Accessories: candidartaccessories.com
Bespoke Watch Projects: bespokewatchprojects.com
Sensory Revolution: http://www.sensoryrevolution.com/
Stone Everett: www.stoneeverett.com


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Somar Happy Hour — Raising Funds, Building Community!
6:00 PM18:00

Somar Happy Hour — Raising Funds, Building Community!

Camp Common Ground closes out its month-long fundraiser at Somar Bar in Downtown Oakland. Join us for a night of drinks, music, and great company in an effort to raise funds to get these amazing youth to Camp Common Ground. Come drink, eat, and be merry to make a lasting impact on youth and the future of our country. 15% of the profits raised from drink sales go to fund a youth leader to attend the program.

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1:00 PM13:00

Volunteer Kickoff Event

Over the past few months, we've had the privilege of meeting with amazing folks who have expressed interest in getting involved with Camp Common Ground—Oakland. They've already made many invaluable contributions, providing input on everything from inclusive programming, to search engine optimization, to budgets, websites, and fundraisers. We're so grateful to and for them and we're ready to celebrate their contributions and officially invite them to be Commoners. The event will include dinner, drinks, and some camp games—we can't wait for these awesome humans to meet each other. If you're interested in getting more involved with camp, or coming to the event, please contact us!



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