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Camptonville Community Center

Camptonville, CA   

The Little Town That Could

During the 1849 Gold Rush, Camptonville, California, was a bustling stage-stop of 1,500 people on the route between Marysville and Downieville. Camptonville survived major fires in 1889, 1908 and 1959, and it was rebuilt every time by people who couldn’t bear the thought of leaving.

This community has survived winters with so little rain that wells went dry – and others with so much rain and snow that people had to be rescued from their own homes. The Fire of 1908 destroyed most homes and businesses. Trade and traffic bypassed Camptonville when Highway 49 (then Highway 25) opened in 1920. More recently, there has been a down turn in the timber and mining industries.

Yet, in the face of all obstacles, the people pulled together to create a new sense of community. Residents of all ages have overcome physical and social isolation to build a mutually supportive community – a community based on unique assets, a combination of natural foothill resources and the resilience of the people who live here.

As determined at our first Town Hall Meeting in 1995, we may be small, but we’ve got big plans!

The Camptonville Community Center
15333 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville, CA 95922

The Camptonville Community Services District (CCSD), Camptonville’s official governing organization, was granted ownership of the former Masonic Lodge on January 24, 2015. CCSD is working to create a multi-use community center that will promote its philosophy of “Rural people working together for a safe, sustainable, and healthy community.”

Mission Statement

In order to improve the quality of life in Camptonville, the Camptonville Community Center will be the hub for expanding activities in arts and crafts, education, recreation, and public or private community gatherings, and if needed, as an Emergency Shelter.

Sri Moonshine Music Festival 2018

Terry Riley is gratified to be accomplishing his vision of introducing our greater community to the dynamic, distinctive, positive sounds of original “New Music.” The 2018 Sri Moonshine Music Series continues an intimate venue that fosters a direct experience between artists and audience. Terry has arranged for the following: on March 31, Sarode-Lute musician Alam Khan; on April 28, Terry will perform with his son, Gyan, and Tracy Silverman as The 3 Generations Trio; and, on June 2, eclectic Vietnamese musician, Vanessa Vo, will perform.

2018 Sri Moonshine Music Series

The 2017 Sri Moonshine Music Series was a great success. Terry Riley, world renowned composer, local resident, and curator of the series, is gratified to be accomplishing his vision of introducing our greater community to the dynamic, distinctive, positive sounds of original “New Music.”
The 2018 Sri Moonshine Music Series will again feature distinguished, contemporary musicians in the Camptonville Performing Arts Center in March, April, and June, 2018.