Delta Conservation Camp #8


Contact Info

6246 Lambie Road, Suisun City, California 94585
(707) 425-4878

Camp Staff (CDCR)

  • Lt. Sid Turner, Camp Commander

Camp Staff (Cal Fire)

  •  C. Waters, Division Chief

2020 Camp Statistics

CDCR Staff: 8

Total number of inmates: 50

Total inmate capacity: 120

Camp Products

Digital Sign Shop – Striping of CAL FIRE and other government vehicles, fabrication of signs for state, county and city agencies.

Community service projects

During the 2018/19 fiscal year, Delta Conservation Camp provided local communities and state agencies with 103,056 hours of work through conservation and work projects. Additionally Delta Camp crews provided 109,420 hours of work on emergency incidents (firefighting and emergency response). It is estimated through the emergency responses to fires and work projects, the inmates of Delta Camp provided a cost avoidance of $2,124,760 to the taxpayers of California.

Project Descriptions

  • Vegetation clean up around local schools, parks, and creeks.
  • General cleanup at the Yountville Veteran’s Home.
  • Various types of work for CAL FIRE facilities.
  • Other requested work for city, county, state and federal agencies.

Camp History

The Delta Conservation Camp CC#8, was opened in June of 1988. The camp is jointly operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Cal Fire. The main mission of the camp is to provide inmate fire crews for fire suppression in the Sonoma, Lake, Napa Unit and the Solano County area, although, crews can be dispatched throughout the state. In addition to fire suppression, inmate hand crews provide a work force for conservation projects. The in-camp Cal Fire project is a Digital Decal Sign Shop, which produces letters, numbers and striping of vehicles for fire and law enforcement agencies.

The CDCR is responsible for the security, supervision, care, and discipline of the inmates. Cal Fire maintains the camp, supervises work of the inmate fire crews and is responsible for the custody of the inmates on their daily projects. CDCR staff may accompany inmate crews while assigned to emergencies to assist in the care and security of the inmates. Inmates must have 24 hour a day direct supervision while on work projects and while assigned to emergency incidents.

Inmate Programs

Delta Conservation Camp currently has religious sponsors, who provide religious services for the inmates assigned to the camp. Volunteer sponsors also provide services for AA and NA programs.  These services are provided once a week.  Additionally, several times per year Delta Camp holds AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) Basic and Advanced workshops.