Sonoma Coast Teen Backpacking Camp


Beyond Forest to Sea: Sonoma Coast Teen Backpacking Camp 

New Friendships, Leadership Opportunities & Ample Challenges!

Sonoma Coast State Park | Willow Creek Watershed

July 30th, 8 AM to August 2nd, 3 PM

Join Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods for an exciting four day summer program combining learning, leadership & inquiry in the outdoors! Beyond Forest to Sea trekkers get to explore nature, make new friends, do projects, and experience three nights of tent camping at Sonoma Coast's Pomo Canyon. Activities will take place in Sonoma Coast State Park. Topics will include leadership, backpacking skills, survival skills, as well as topics in ecology, geology and history in the context of our beautiful parks. For a teen backpacking opportunity in our redwoods and oak woodlands please consider the Austin Creek Teen Backpacking Camp in mid-June.

Day Camp Info

  • Leader: Hutton Wade
  • For children/students 13 to 15 years of age as of June 1st, 2019 
  • Cost is $300 per child (scholarships available)
  • Environmental and outdoor education led by trained Stewards Docents, Naturalists and Staff                 
  • Parent/guardian drop-off and pick-up required
  • Backpacking gear available for loan

Jenner, Bodega Bay and Russian River residents are encouraged to apply! 

For applications and details, please contact Kat via (707) 869-9177 ext. 1# or email.

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Opportunities Abound when you go Into the Great Beyond...

What to bring:

Light to Mid-weight Clothing for 4 days (warm days, cool nights), Daypack, Multi-Day Backpack, Water container, Hiking boots, Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Nature Journal & Pencil, PLEASE NOTE THAT GEAR IS AVAILABLE FOR LOAN

THE GREAT BEYOND

By Land & By Sea, Adventure Camp

What: Hike, Climb, Swim, Kayak

What to bring: Warm days- Light to mid-weight clothing. Cold nights- Fleece, Jacket, rain jacket/ windbreaker. Gear bag: swim wear, towel (suggest quick drying), water container, hiking boots, water shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, nature journal & pencil. Optional: swim goggles

Wednesday, July 30th

10AM Drop Off, July 30 (Willow Creek Campground)

5PM Pick Up, Aug 2 (same location)

Objective: Introductions and Ice Breaker Activities

Plan:

  • 10am campers arrive and convene for introductions, instructions, and ice-break activities.
  • Lunch break
  • Tent camps erected
  • Free play and games.
  • Groups (A,B,C, etc) are created with 5-6 campers & 2 adult leaders each and given camp work assignments.
  • Hike and Scavenger Hunt
  • Dinner
  • Campfire program

Wednesday, July 31st

Objective: Land and Water Activities

Plan:

  • 7am Wake up. Breakfast Crew prep, morning nature walk
  • 8am Breakfast and briefing
  • 9am clean and secure camp. Go to activities
  • All activities will begin with instruction and end with a debrief and reflection period.
  • Group A- Kayaking, swimming
  • Group B: Hiking, climbing
  • Group C: Land navigation and primitive skills class
  • 3pm Groups reconvene at Willow Creek camp for rest, mixer games
  • Dinner and campfire time

Thursday, Aug 1st

Objective: Land and Water Activities

Plan:

  • 7am Wake up. Breakfast Crew prep, morning nature walk
  • 8am Breakfast and briefing
  • 9am clean and secure camp. Go to activities
  • All activities will begin with instruction and end with a debrief and reflection period
  • Group A-Hiking, climbing
  • Group B: Land navigation and primitive skills class
  • Group C: Kayaking, swimming
  • 3pm Groups reconvene at Willow Creek camp for rest, mixer games
  • Dinner and campfire time

Friday, August 2nd

Objective: Land and Water Activities

Plan:

  • 7am Wake up. Breakfast Crew prep, morning nature walk
  • 8am Breakfast and briefing
  • 9am clean and secure camp. Go to activities
  • All activities will begin with instruction and end with a debrief and reflection period
  • Group A- Land navigation and primitive skills class
  • Group B: Kayaking, swimming
  • Group C: Hiking, climbing
  • 3pm Groups reconvene at Willow Creek and break camp
  • Final circle 

Camper pick-up 5pm from Willow Creek Campground

This itinerary is a living plan and may change between now and the beginning of camp, final itineraries will go out to participants one week prior to the start of camp.

 

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