Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Learn to Play Petanque! Mondays in October

David Camardo wants to bring the French ball tossing game, petanque (pey-tahnk) to Amador County!
Minnie Provis Park (71 Church St, Sutter Creek)
Starting October, Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm or Wednesday 10:00am-11:30am
$20 for a 5 week session
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email David at, or message our Facebook page at Visit our website at

Haunted Hall - Oct 27, 28 & 31

 Come visit ACRA’s upcountry haunted house and enjoy fun activities!
4pm-8pm, Saturday October 27th, Sunday October 28th, and Wednesday October 31st
At the Veteran’s Hall in Pioneer Park
$5 per person
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email ACRA at, or message our Facebook page at Visit our website at

Trunk-or-Treat at Pioneer Park - Wed Oct 31

An opportunity to provide safe trick-or-treating for upcountry children with a Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween!
Businesses, community organizations, and individuals are welcome to participate.
4pm-8pm, Wednesday, October 31st
Pioneer Park, Pioneer
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email ACRA at, or message our Facebook page at Visit our website at

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Craft Fair & Car Show - Sat Sept 22

An event you won’t want to miss! Saturday, September 22 from 10-5 at Mace Meadow Golf Course, 26570 Fairway Drive, Pioneer. A Great Craft Fair with over 30 vendors. There will be great food and music along with an amazing Car show hosted by The Rotary Club! We will have an awesome raffle with great gift baskets to support Victory Village of Amador. Don’t miss out!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Roaring Camp Mining Company - The place to be this summer!

Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine and can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, metal detecting, and dry washing.

Looking for a place to take your family this summer? - Roaring Camp Mining Company
In the Mokelumne Canyon, the three forks of the Mokelumne River come together. It is a river unsurpassed in natural beauty. The water is so clear that one can watch the tadpoles and fish swim. There are waterfalls and natural rock formations forty feet high. 

All Day Guided Gold Panning Tour
We take you into the beautiful remote Mokelumne Canyon, once mined by the 49ers and still being mined today.

See our Placer Gold Mine Operation, our Wildlife and Mining Artifacts Museums, the ruins of the past, pan for gold, collect rocks, fish, hike and enjoy river swimming in nature's most beautiful swimming hole.

Enjoy lunch in our Trading Post or bring a picnic lunch. Great for school field trips, birthday parties, company outings, or just a day on the river with your family.
Saturday Night Cookout
Our Saturday Night Cookout Dinner is a five hour trip into the canyon.

After the guide shows you the Museum, Camp and our Placer Gold mine operation, he will show you how to pan for gold. (You keep the nuggets!)

The dinner is a hearty New York Steak BBQ. Just wait until you taste the awesome fried bread!
Camp Cabins & Tent Camping

These sites include a picnic table and fire ring right by the river.

They also include a wissbangr & mining instruction class, Saturday night cook-out, miles of river to explore, fishing, swimming, hiking, gold mining, etc.

All of this plus the best mining in the Mother Lode! Reservations are required.
Camp Mining Company Trading Post

All your mining needs in one place!

Can't make it up to Roaring Camp this year?

No problem we can ship that rich pay dirt right to your house!Need a new Gold Pan, Vial, or other mining supplies we have it all and will ship it right to your door!

We even have a Dirt of the Month club with special member benefits. You can be panning year round finding gold!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Yosemite Roundhouse Restoration Project

JACKSON, CA- The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians believes strongly in helping our neighbors and strives to assist the community and the families of Amador County. As many of you know, we have been working hard over the last several years to restore the parks in your neighborhoods.  One such project, Chaw’se Indian Grinding Rock, involved the privileged opportunity to rebuild the sacred Roundhouse.

Our Native Construction Crew is now honored with assisting the Southern Sierra Miwuk nation and the Wahhoga Committee in rebuilding their Roundhouse in Yosemite Valley. Years ago, their original village was destroyed, and now, nearly a half-century later, our Native crew is working long hours, away from home, alongside our friends in Yosemite to accomplish this task.

The Southern Sierra Miwuk Tribe is not yet federally recognized but they aim to establish this acknowledgment soon. To become federally recognized would further assist them in their efforts to rebuild their village and preserve the Miwuk history and culture for generations to come. These tasks will take time and is quite costly; which is why we are looking to you, our local community, to join in the efforts of accomplishing these goals. This project is very important to our Tribe, as we are excited for the opportunity to bring this gift of good medicine back into their lives. 

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be equally divided between both endeavors. Monetary donations can be made to the Amador Community Foundation at, fund name: Jackson Rancheria Yosemite Roundhouse or at one of the many collection locations onsite here at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sutter Creek Adventure Crew, Session 2: July 30 thru Aug 9

Daily adventures through Sutter Creek to explore local history, engage in the community, and experience the town’s culture!
Monday – Thursday9:00am – 12:00pm, Session 2: July 30th-August 9th
 Base Camp at Minnie Provis Park
$50 per session
For more information, please call the ACRA office at 209-223-6349, email Paulette at, or message our Facebook page at Visit our website at

Monday, May 14, 2018

Raft trips on the Mokelumne River to benefit river conservation - June 3 & 10

There’s nothing more fun than a splashy raft trip on a hot summer day! Don’t miss your chance to raft the Mokelumne River with professional guides this June.

On Sunday, June 3, and Sunday, June 10, you’ll have the rare opportunity to raft the Mokelumne River with O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp. O.A.R.S. will run guided trips at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm on the Mokelumne’s 5.5-mile Electra-Middle Bar Run south of Jackson. The trips will benefit the Foothill Conservancy and support its efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne River.

“This is a rare opportunity to float the Mokelumne and experience its beauty from river level with knowledgeable guides and professional equipment,” said Conservancy President Katherine Evatt. “Regular commercial rafting is not yet allowed on the Mokelumne, so these trips are being allowed under a special permit.”

The trip is a fun introduction to whitewater rafting, suitable for families and seniors. No prior rafting experience is required. You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery as well as fun, bouncy Class II-III rapids: the Chute, S-Turn, and Devil's Toilet Bowl. Below the Highway 49 bridge, rafters may see ducks, geese and other wildlife along the river. The entire trip, including transportation to and from the site, should take less than three hours.

Cost is $75 per person and space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Participants must be at least age 6. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The trips will be guided and equipped by O.A.R.S. of Angels Camp, one of the world’s finest whitewater rafting companies. They have skilled, knowledgeable professional guides and well-equipped and maintained rafts.

To reserve your spot, see the Events section of the Foothill Conservancy website,, or go directly to

For more information about the raft trips, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or e-mail her at For more about O.A.R.S., see For more on Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne and photos of the river, see

Friday, May 11, 2018

5th Annual Chaw'Se Day Spring Gathering - May 26 & 27

JACKSON, CA- The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians invites the community to join them for the 5th Annual Chaw’se Day event on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.

Over the past four years, the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians have led and completed the restoration efforts at the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, including the traditional Roundhouse. They now invite the public to join them in welcoming Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts, guided park tours, and much more! 
The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days and admission is free. 
For additional event information or for Native American craft and vendor registration, please contact Anya Wolin at or 209-223-8731. 
The Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park is located at 14881 Pine Grove Volcano Road, Pine Grove, CA 95665
5th Annual Chaw'Se Day
May 26 & 27