CDCR-Vallecito Conservation Camp #1

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
3225 Six Mile Rd PO Box 7, Angels Camp, CA 95222

Vallecito Camp #1 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Satellite View of CDCR-Vallecito Conservation Camp #1

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Vallecito Camp #1 is a minimum-security facility under CDCR supervision, this camp plays a crucial role in supporting government agencies during emergency responses to wildfires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters. Additionally, camp crews contribute to park maintenance, assist with flood mitigation through sandbagging, and participate in reforestation projects. Participation in the Conservation (Fire) Camp Program is entirely voluntary for incarcerated individuals. Those who choose to volunteer must meet specific eligibility criteria aimed at ensuring public safety. These include avenues for criminal record expungement, creating new pathways for employment, and aiding in their successful reintegration into society.

Vallecito Camp #1, jointly managed by CDCR and CAL FIRE, plays a crucial role in providing incarcerated hand crews for fire suppression and flood control efforts in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, as well as statewide. Established in 1958, the camp falls under the administrative oversight of Sierra Conservation Center (SCC).

CDCR oversees the security, supervision, care, and discipline of incarcerated participants, while CAL FIRE maintains the camp, supervises fire crew work, and ensures custody during daily projects. In emergencies, CDCR staff may accompany hand crews to provide additional support.

Participation in the Conservation Camp Program is voluntary, with no involuntary assignments. When not engaged in firefighting, incarcerated crew members undertake conservation and community service projects as determined by CAL FIRE.

Vallecito crew members contribute to various ongoing and completed projects, including hazardous fuel reduction, tree removal, watershed maintenance, campground upkeep, trail construction, and control burning. They collaborate with organizations such as NCPA, Big Trees State Park, Army Corps of Engineers, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, US Forest Service, Calaveras County Fairgrounds, and local water districts, schools, parks, and cemeteries.

Additionally, Vallecito maintains and operates a Food Dispensing Unit (FDU) capable of serving up to 350 meals in remote areas, dispatched to emergencies as needed. CAL FIRE also manages a Fire Hose testing and repair station for the Tuolumne-Calaveras Ranger Unit and local fire departments within the two counties, enhancing firefighting capabilities and infrastructure maintenance. Through these efforts, Vallecito Conservation Camp fulfills its mission of firefighting, community service, and supporting emergency response operations in the region.

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Visitation Information

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For more information, visit the Scheduling Visits at Conservation (Fire) Camps page.

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