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Old 02-21-2010, 03:23 PM
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Question Questions & Info (Only) Valley View Conservation Camp #34

Valley View Conservation Camp # 34
P.O. Box 8
Elk Creek, CA 95939-0008
530-968-5107
Fax 530-968-5234




Since all Fire Camps are still under the jurisdiction of the CDCR, they still follow the bulk of the rules for visiting and family visits established by the CDCR. However dress codes in some camps may be more relaxed then other institutions. Below are 2 links with specific information. Please note some camps will allow home cooked meals and some only allow store bought foods for regular visits. For Family Visits in some camps the food have to be ordered from the institution others do not. Not all camps offer Family Visits. Please check with the camp prior to your visit for rules and regulations etc. If you have any new and updated information on this particular camp please share in this thread so others can benefit.



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I was wondering how the dresscode was for this facility ? I know in susanville i couldnt layer my shirts or (undershirts) are they that strict there too?
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Your best bet would be to call the camp, but from talking to a lot of the other woman who have dealt with the camps the dress codes are pretty relaxed at camps. There is no metal detectors so underwire bras are alright. Where I visited the only real rule was no colors like the guys or co's, no blue jeans, and no gray sweats.
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thank you .. i will. hopefully soon i will be able to visit.
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has anyone been to valley view to visit yet and how is the drive there and whats the correct way to get there i hace 3 different address for there
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Yeah i have,the way i got there was taking the 5 fwy and then the 162.
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Hello Everyone...

Well Im new to this fire camp thing. My husband is getting transfered to Valley View. He was at CCC, and I knew all the ropes of visiting their. Now again, Im in a new location feeling lost. I would appreciated any info on Valley View... visiting rules, driving directions, dress code, and family visit information... I havent got approved yet for those... but general informtaion... is there a number to call to get recorded info like lock down... yes I feel again Im starting over as a newbie.. LOL


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Do they have family visits at Valley View? How long does it take for approval? How are the facilities for FV?


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First off welcome to the Fire Camp forum. I am going to answer your last question first. You can basically kiss good bye lock downs. The only reason there will not be any visits is because your guys crew is out at a fire.

Visits at camps are really laid back and differe ever so slightly at each camp. I see you have already found the thread for Valley View, but I also see there is not a lot of info there. Like I had said in the thread you best bet is to call the camp. The CO's at the camps are usually really nice and helpful. Also during the fire season I would make sure you call just to make sure your guy is in camp when you want to visit. Any info you might find out about visiting and all that please post in that thread so if others come by that might have the same question the answers will be there.
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My Husband got transferred to Valley View. I called and got a little information in regards to visiting, thought I would share. 1. No BLUE 2. visiting in SAT and SUN from 9:30- 3:15. 3. No vending machines. 4. YES Microwaves and YES BBQ grills. 5. If you are planning on bringing your kids ALWAYS bring birth Cert. on EVERY visit. 6. send any visiting applications still to the place where they were transferred from: ex. CCC- Susanville, Jamestown... NO Cell phones on site or Tobacco. I'm going there this weekend so I will update on how it went.
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Hi, my son has just got transferred to Valley View can anyone tell me how the roads and driving up there is?? Snow?? etc Its been such a long time since i have got to really visit and hug him!!
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Hi and welcome to the fire camp forum. Sorry I can not help you with your question, but I will tell you that you can call the camp and ask whatever questions you want. The CO's at the camps are usually really nice and helpful. They will usually answer all your questions. I hope you enjoy your visit with your son camp visits are GREAT. Also hope you join us in the chat thread as time goes one. It is a great source of info and support especially when the guys start going out to the fires.
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I'm so excited! My honey just wrote saying that he is slated for Valley View!! Does anyone have any tips for visiting? Did you stay in Willows, California? Any hotel recommendations?

I'm so excited!!
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Does any one know if they have AA at Valley View?
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For anyone who is planning on visiting, I thought I would share some tips!

FOOD
-First things first: I have learned doesn't have to be a fancy production, your loved one will be happy with whatever you bring.
-You cannot leave food with your loved one, everything you bring, you must take home.
-You are not "supposed" to bring homemade, but I've seen it happen. I don't push my luck because I like to remain on the CO's good side and keep my man in good standing.
-No glass bottles.
-You are not supposed to have unopened jars like spices etc, but it depends on the day.
-I brought sticks to make bbq skewers and that was fine.
-Your loved one's tastes may differ, i try and get the most portable durable items like pre-cut and packaged fruit, cuties, pre-packaged salad etc.
-From my many trips to camp, I find that the easiest thing to make is burgers on the BBQ or if I don't feel like doing all that work, I will pick up those ready made dishes at Safeway and microwave them.
-I've also purchased take out from a great Caribbean restaurant the night before and microwaved that.
-You can bring gum

BBQ
-Bring match light coals for BBQ (COs do not have lighter fluid.)
-The COs will keep your BBQ utensils until you are ready to cook, but that's no big deal.
-When it's time to BBQ, your loved one can ask to use the lighter
-Bees can be a problem in summer months, and it's cold outside in winter and spring. Plan on using the BBQ to cook outside and then eating inside.


SUPPLIES
-I bought plastic dishes and utensils from Walmart that I can reuse them each visit. It's nice not having to waste money on paper goods each visit, but we do end up with dirty dishes, which we can wash in the bathroom - I always wash them again when I get home.
-I know it sounds crazy, but I really love bringing along a fun superhero tablecloth to our visits, it really lightens the mood.
-The dining hall has plenty of salt, pepper or napkins - no need to bring these items
-Bring hot cups for hot water if you want to bring instant coffee or tea on site - there is always hot water.
-You can bring some OTC meds if you are on your period etc. I've forgotten and asked the COs for Advil and they had it!!
-You can bring chapstick

DRESS CODE AND CONDUCT
-Same as mainline only way more relaxed
-No pat down
-No metal detector
-You must sit across from your partner. You cannot sit side by side at the table....I KNOW!!!!! Sucks so much!!!! But it is so embarrassing being corrected on this, so just don't even try it.
-BE GOOD - don't ruin a good thing for everyone

PHOTOGRAPHS
-Their Polaroid camera is SUPER outdated, and on top of that it is BROKEN! I had to go to a special camera shop to get the film (now i can't remember what kind it was, but it's from the old school!) I spent $20 only to learn that the camera was broken! Only 2 pictures come out ok.
-The actually DO have a digital camera, but they do not have a policy for it so they can't use it = typical prision
-I am not sure what it takes to get a policy going, but my guess is they won't have it until after my man is relased, so I have given up on pictures.

That's all I can think of for now! Enjoy your visit
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Any nearby hotels? Iím only seeing ones an hour out...that may be it out there I suppose.
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Any nearby hotels? Iím only seeing ones an hour out...that may be it out there I suppose.
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The closest ones are in Willows. Yes, it's an hour out. Stay at Motel 6. It's actually not bad. As you probabaly know they are out on fires but when they get back, know you can ask me anything about visits at camp!
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