Sign of summer: Camp Augusta returns

Julie Reichle

Campers get checked in before boarding the bus.

Camp Augusta is a longtime Piedmont tradition going back to 1931. Every summer (except for a pandemic pause) groups of kids and teens head to the sleepaway camp, located outside of Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada forest, to spend a few weeks in open air cabins, with no access to electrical gadgets of any kind. They can choose to participate in a variety of activities that they may not have tried or even seen before, such as blacksmithing, sword-fighting, leather-working, lampworking, whip-cracking, fire-spinning, high and low rope challenges, archery, and much more.

The first session kicked off this week and the Exedra stopped by the park to capture a few scenes before the buses departed:

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