A Camp for All Seasons

Delta Coves private club community in California

Delta Coves’ new Island Camp lets residents live every day like it’s summer.

Delta Coves can’t promise an endless summer. But with the debut of its new Island Camp, the private-club community on California’s Bethel Island can prolong that warm summertime feeling throughout the entire year.

A new waterfront development of 500 residences—each with its own private dock—Delta Coves is the ultimate home base in the California Delta, a region considered one of the country’s top destinations for waterskiing and fishing. It’s the only club community with direct access to the Delta’s fast water, opening up a world of opportunities for boating enthusiasts to explore the region’s 1,000-plus miles of channels, bays and sloughs.

Still, even the most active communities need a central place to gather, relax, swap stories and enjoy life. At Delta Coves, that hub of daily life is the new Island Camp, a private social and recreational facility that’s like a summer camp for the whole family—and for the whole year through.  

The 4,500-square-foot camp is the epicenter of social life at Delta Coves, a place to go for everything from a morning workout and an afternoon swim to a fish fry with family and friends. At 24 by 75 feet, the camp’s main pool is suited to swimming laps or just splashing around with the kids. Little ones will also enjoy the camp’s toddler pools, while the adults can recharge in a hot tub or kick back in one of the cozy cabanas and lounges that surround the main pool.

Adjacent to the pool, the Island Camp’s fully equipped fitness facility enables community members to keep up on all of their exercise routines without having to maintain their own equipment at home. You can tone and strengthen with the latest cardio and free-weight gear in the workout room or head to the camp’s fitness lawn for a sunrise yoga session. Changing rooms, showers and lockers are available for members’ convenience at the Island Camp, which is also a perfect jumping-off point for a walk or run on the 3.5-mile trail that loops around the Delta Coves community.

Even with all its world-class facilities, the Island Camp’s greatest allure is simply as a gathering place for family and friends. Boating, fishing and other water sports are essential elements of living on the Delta, but it’s the camaraderie of the community that defines the Delta Coves lifestyle. That spirit is most pronounced at the Island Camp, where you can host an impromptu party by the pool, catch a big game on TV in the clubhouse, enjoy a casual dinner in the picnic pavilion or soak up the Delta views while sipping a refreshing beverage at the boat bar. The camp also features an area for lawn games, a firepit and spaces for outdoor movies and live entertainment.

The Island Camp’s central location on the main lagoon at Delta Coves makes it easy to meet up with friends and neighbors—whether you arrive by foot, car or simply by kayaking or paddle boarding over from your private dock. Once there, you can relax knowing that the kids will be safe, active and endlessly entertained—as will the adults.

In addition to its host of amenities, the Island Camp offers programming that goes well beyond the cookie-cutter activities at many other private clubs. Delta Coves’ programs are curated in a joint effort between staff and the community and can range from special-interest-group meetings—book and wine clubs, or gatherings to discuss birdwatching, fishing, water sports and other topics—to full-blown events. Celebrations might include barbecues, parades, fireworks and other festivities for the opening day of boating season, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, the winter holidays and more. After all, the Island Camp is not just for summer—it’s a place to celebrate the Delta Coves lifestyle every day of the year.