Vallecito Conservation Camp #1

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Contact Info

3225 Six Mile Road, Angles Camp, CA 95222
PH: 209-736-4922

CDCR Camp Staff

  • Lt. Loop, Camp Commander
  • Sgt. Orpurt, Assistant Camp Commander

2021 Camp Statistics

CDCR Staff: 9

Total number of inmates: 16

Total inmate capacity: 114

Camp Products

CAL FIRE operates a Fire Hose testing and repair station for the Tuolumne-Calaveras Ranger Unit and several fire departments within the two counties.

Community Service Projects

NCPA:

  • Hazardous Fuel Reduction
  • Hazardous Tree Removal
  • Watershed maintenance
  • Campground maintenance

Big Trees State Park:

  • Fuel breaks
  • Campground clean up
  • Hazard tree removal
  • Trail work
  • Control burning –

Army Corps of Engineers – New Hogan Lake:

  • Campground maintenance
  • Boundary line clearance
  • Maintaining fish habitat

East Bay Municipal Utilities District:

  • Trail work
  • Fence building
  • Debris burning
  • Hazard tree removal

United States Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest:

  • Hiking Trail Construction/Maintenance
  • Construct fuel breaks
  • Assist with control burns
  • Campground maintenance

Calaveras County Fairgrounds “Frogtown”:

  • Grounds maintenance
  • Cement work
  • Painting
  • Construct Fire Prevention booth at fair
  • Assisting with setting up for major functions

Calaveras County Road Department and Calaveras Fire Safe Council:

  • Brush removal on county roads

Local water districts:

  • Facility maintenance
  • Fuel reduction
  • Flume rebuilding.

County Schools:

  • Grounds maintenance
  • Fuel reduction
  • Grounds/building maintenance/construction

County Parks:

  • Construction projects
  • Grounds maintenance County Cemeteries:
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Fuel reduction

Camp History

Vallecito Conservation Camp (CC#1) was constructed and opened in 1958. Vallecito Conservation Camp is under the administrative supervision of Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). The camp’s primary mission is to provide incarcerated firefighting crews for fire suppression and flood control activities in Calaveras and Tuolumne County areas, as well as throughout the state of California. In addition to fire suppression and flood control, incarcerated fire crews provide a workforce for community service projects in the local area. The CAL FIRE in-camp project is fire hose pressure testing and repair. The in-camp project for CDCR is a large vegetable garden.

CDCR is responsible for the supervision, care and discipline of inmates. CDCR and CAL FIRE cooperatively maintain Vallecito camp. Vallecito maintains and operates a Food Dispensing Unit (FDU), which is dispatched to various emergencies throughout the unit and is capable of serving up to 350 meals in remote areas.

Inmate Programs

Spiritual services are provided by community volunteers. The camp offers AA and NA programs weekly to the assigned inmates of the camp. There is currently a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) program and College Courses are available for the inmates during their non-work hours. CDCR also operates a Hobby Craft Program for a limited amount of qualified inmates.