Parks and Open Space

Camp We Ch Me

Camp WeChMe is located in Galena Creek Regional Park

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Facility Type: Building
Description: Camp WeChMe Lodge is a conveniently located overnight getaway for community groups, businesses or family/social gatherings. Reservation includes the outdoor amphitheater and a large grass area adjacent to the lodge.  The lodge and lawn area are also available for single-day events such as weddings, retreats, and parties.
Camp WeChMe operates from mid-May through mid-October weather permitting.
The facility does not have air conditioning, but does have a heating system.
Camp WeChMe is located within the Galena Creek Regional Park just off the Mount Rose Highway (State Route 431), along the eastern slope of the Carson Range within the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Capacity: 150 for Day Use, 94 for Overnight
* Approximately 10 tables w/benches
* Grounds: 1 BBQ grill, 4 picnic tables and an outdoor amphitheater
* 12 bunkrooms (Linens are not provided)
* Showers 
* Commercial Kitchen
* Evaporating cooling system (Grand Room only)
* No Playground
* Restrooms located in the building
* No Wi-Fi or audio/video equipment available
Park Reservable Hours:
* 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday
* 8:00 am to 12:00 am Friday and Saturday
Additional Information:
* Overnight reservations:  check-in 4:00 p.m., check-out 11:00 a.m.
* The Cancellation Policy is in effect when the reservation is made.  Please read the Terms and Conditions before making a reservation
* Reservations can be made one year in advance from the current date
* Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance 
* Fees are due at the time the reservation is made
* Some events require a Certificate of Liability insurance that names Washoe County as an additional insured.  Contact Parks Reservation staff for requirement
* Alcohol is not permitted at any reservable facility unless permitted through a Facility Use Permit
* After Hours: Events that go past 5:00 p.m. require after hours staffing. Contact Reservation Staff at 775-823-6501 no less than 30 days prior to the event. Another after hours option available THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018 ONLY is Alert Security. Contact Alert Security at (775) 337-1616 or Overnight reservations are an exception to this. 
* Reserved hoursours must include your set up and clean up
* Vendor trucks are not allowed in the park without prior authorization.  If you would like your event catered by a vendor truck, please contact Parks Reservations for rules and regulations
* Music, or any amplified sound, is not permitted in outside facilities.  Doors must remain closed to the building
* No open flames permitted (floating candles, candles, tiki torches or other open flame articles)
* No tape, tacks, or nails can be used for decorations
* No piñatas, glitter, confetti, rice, rose petals or birdseed permitted
* All Washoe County buildings are non-smoking facilities
* Your group is responsible for knowing and adhering to all Washoe County Park rules
2018 Fee Information:
Weekday Overnight Lodge Use
$725.00/night minimum + $50.00 per additional room 
Kitchen: $100.00/day
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Weekend Overnight Use
$1,350.00/night minimum + $50.00 per additional room
Kitchen: $100.00/day
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Single Day Use (lodge and exterior grounds)
Weekday 2-hour minimum $120.00/hour
Weekend 2-hour minimum $160.00/hour
Kitchen: $100.00/event
$500.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
**Use of the kitchen requires one full time Certified Food Protection Manager onsite and they should have a Certified Food Protection Manager photo ID card from the Washoe County Health Department. A copy of the certificate must be on file with Parks Administration.
Facilty After Hours Fee: $25/hr
To make a reservation by phone with a credit  card, contact Parks Reservations at (775) 823-6501, or in person by check or money order at 1001 E 9th Street, Bldg A, 2nd Floor.  Note:  Checks will not be accepted less than 30 days prior to the event.
Contact Information:
Ranger Office: (775) 849-2511
Reservations: (775) 823-6501
Contact Email:
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