Free Camping program

Camping Experiences for the Underserved

Do You Represent an Organization Interested in Offering Campland’s Free Camping Program?

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This Campland on the Bay® Free Camping Program is offered in cooperation with the California Coastal Commission.  In order to receive free camping, the individual or organization MUST meet one of the following requirements:

  1. An underserved youth or family. This means an individual, family, or group that has been historically excluded from accessing the benefits of coastal opportunities and/or disproportionately impacted by environmental burdens and includes low-income households; Black, Indigenous, and people of color; people with disabilities; youth who attend Title 1 schools (and their caregiver/s); and foster and transition age youth.
  2. A low-income individual or family – “low income” is calculated using these standards:  the Area Median Household Income for the county and state income limits as published by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the Federal Poverty Level, and the housing burden calculations published by the CalEPA Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment. For example, a household of 4 in San Diego County with an annual income of $97,000 or less is considered low income by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
  3. Organizations –  means a school, nonprofit organization, or government agency that organizes, coordinates, supervises or refers groups or program Participants who are eligible underserved youth and/or families.
This program is for California residents only. Proof of residency is required.

If you have questions about this program, please call us at 858-581-4265 or email us at freecampingprogram@campland.com.

 
Organizations – please complete the interest form below.
Our team will then follow up with you within 5 days.

Organizations Inquiry Form for Campland's Free Camping Program

Please complete this form if your organization is interested in the Free Camping Program offered by Campland on the Bay.
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If you have any specific questions or information you'd like us to know, place it here.

Upon completion and submission of the above form, a Campland on the Bay representative will reach out to you to follow up on your request.  You will also receive more information about the Free Camping program via email.

IMPORTANT:  All participants in this program will be required to certify they qualify for this program.

This free camping program is provided in cooperation with the California Coastal Commission and any information provided for participation in the program may be shared with the California Coastal Commission.  Please note that campsite reservations, camping gear, watercraft rentals and Organization transportation are all subject to availability, the terms of the Free Camping Program and allocated funding.