Updated September 20, 2012
Camp Paivika Alumni!
Welcome to Paivika.com, the unofficial web site for Camp
Paivika campers, counselors and staff - both past and present.
Camp Paivika has been around for more than 60 years and by our
calculation, there must be more than 2,000 Paivika Buddies by
now. Some of us have been at camp very recently, while
others have been away longer than we like to remember.
But, Paivikans are a special kind of folk, and we made a lot of
good friends at camp. Many of us would like to stay in touch!
Paivika.com is absolutely free, and we hope that you'll
Sign Up to be listed on our
Camp Roster. You can post your e-mail
address if you wish, and also add a favorite camp story to our
Your Memories are great fun for everyone, so
try to think of a funny story about camp, a touching moment, or
some bit of trivia to share with the rest of us.
We hope you like the pictures of camp we've scattered throughout the
site. But we need more! After you
sign up, you will also receive a friendly request from the PaivikaBuddies
Webmaster to submit pictures to our
Scrapbook. We like old
pictures, new pictures, before-and-after, funny, serious, color,
black-and-white. You send it in, and we'll post it.
We've started a Camp History and
a Paivika Trivia Quiz, but your input
is needed to improve them both. Please send in your recollections
of the camp's history, and trivia items for the quiz. Just fire off
we'll do the rest. This site is constantly evolving
because of participants just like you.
While you browse this site, take a look at the
Message. AbilityFirst (previously "CCS") does not sponsor or maintain
this web site. Paivika.com provides the camp director's page
and the link to
web site as a service to the folks who have kept the camp in operation for
more than 60 years.
Providing quality outdoor camping experiences for children and adults with disabilities has
been Paivika's mission for over 60 years. The majority of campers have been able to attend
programs at Camp Paivika because of state funding provided through the California Regional
Center system. That funding came to an end in 2009 due to state budget cuts, and AbilityFirst
launched the Paivika Buddies Campership Campaign to support its effort to replace Regional
Center funds with private donations. We strongly support that effort, and urge Paivika
Buddies to give generously. In addition, if you are willing to become a volunteer
fundraiser for the Paivika Buddies Campership Campaign, please send us an e-mail.
Please help Paivika.com grow. If you know of campers,
counselors or staff members who have not heard about Paivika.com,
please tell them to drop in. Paivika.com is YOUR camp
gathering place. And with your help and involvement it will
continue to be a fun place for Paivika Buddies to hang out and renew