IMG_0088In 1960 Francesca Wignall and her husband, Charles, purchased 80 acres of undeveloped land eighty miles north of San Francisco, in scenic Cobb Mountain, Lake County, California.

In 1982, Francesca and Charles established a children’s camp and retreat center, calling this facility Camp Indian Meadows.

Francesca is now the Director Emeritus, and operated Camp Indian Meadows personally through 1995.  She was a teacher of physical education at the Napa Valley College for many years and has many years experience working with children and adults.

She is still active in her Napa Valley community, 45 minutes south of Camp Indian Meadows, volunteering for many charitable organizations.

Over 30 years, our facility has served as a sports camp, children’s summer camp, health retreat, spiritual retreat center, wedding and event venue, and as a campus of Kelseyville Extension High School.

Cobb Mountain – Lake County is among the top six counties in the nation for air quality.  The camp is also near the the largest geothermal development in the United States, which can be seen at night as shining lights in the far distant mountains.

There’s swimming in the pool or the creek-fed pond, arts and crafts, nature education and nightly campfires and camp songs.  Our summer camps often include out-of-camp day hiking trips for miniature golf and exploring Kelsey Creek.


 The central camp facility consists of 13 open-air, star gazing cabins overlooking Kelsey Creek.

We also have men’s and women’s showers, a pool, an arts and crafts creativity center, a cafeteria, recreation room, and multiple sports facilities and fields.


We carefully select the people who make up our staff. A rigorous hiring process ensures that we are providing the most  appropriate, safe, and fun environment for our campers.

“Safety First” is more than just a slogan at Camp Indian Meadows. It’s the way we operate.


Our sleeping cabins each accommodate 9 people. These small cabins are fundamental to Camp Indian Meadows’ philosophy where campers form a new family unit each summer. Meals, group activities, and campfire fun promote strong bonds that create lifelong friendships built on shared memories of summer camp.