Swenson Story Chapter IX

CHAPTER IX SILVER LAKE CAMP Stockton’s Municipal Camp is 101 miles from the city at Silver Lake in Amador County. The 21—acre camp is located on historic Carson Pass, on Highway 88, which the “forty—niners” followed down into San Joaquin Valley to...

Lifetime Member

Just wanted to say how happy I am that the Stockton Family Camp is up and running again.  My first trip to the camp was in 1944, and we (Mom, 2 sisters and I) went almost every year since that time.  I even took my kids there as they were growing up.  I’m...

Alpine Sno-Cones

Dear Ms. Waugh, Thank you for the brochure and the information about the SLCA. I enclose a check for membership. When I think of the stalwarts of my parents’ generation, the first name that comes to mind is Dr. Henry Rixford. He was always at camp and was an eager...

A Herculean Effort Unmasked

Silver Lake Family Camp off Highway 88 in the high sierra, besides being a cherished favorite place to get away from it all, has quite a story to tell. A group of about nine campers with a shared long-time connection to the almost-90-year-old family camp, came...

Family Traditions

Got Family Traditions? Y’all Come! Up in the high sierra, an hour above Jackson, California, lies a place that has become an virtual magnet for family traditions. This would be called “Stockton Silver Lake Family Camp.” (If the word “camp” sounds too oogie, know that...

The Frank and Virginia Nash Story

The following is an excerpt from an email received by James Nash and shared by permission. My parents were Frank and Virginia Nash. Along with their Stockton Municipal Camp friends, they started the Silver Lake Campers Association in the 1950s. We used to have many...
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