Camp Grounded - Summer Camp For Adults
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM (PDT)
Camp Grounded will take place at Camp Navarro:
Camp Navarro is a (100+ years) historic Logging/Boy Scout Camp located in the redwoods of the Anderson Valley in southern Mendocino County, 2 1⁄2 hrs. north of San Francisco. It is on approximately 80 acres of privately owned, pristine natural beauty, surrounded by private woodlands and state forests.
Camp gates opens at 1:00pm on Friday, June 14th.
Camper check-in and onsite registration is from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Please arrive on time.
We will close the gates to camp once programming and orientation begins.
Only those who have notified us ahead of time that they will be late, will be given the opportunity for a late check-in.
Programming begins at 4:30pm on June 14th.
Camp comes to a close on Monday, June 17th, at 11:45am.
No. We close the gate after Friday’s registration. However, we understand that emergencies happen so we can be flexible on a case by case basis.
Although campers are allowed to leave early, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire experience. Camp Grounded is so much fun that if you are planning on leaving early, you'll probably want to change your mind once camp starts. We recommend that you plan accordingly and take both Friday and Monday off of work. If you’ll need to leave early, please inform your counselor so we don’t go looking for you in the woods!
No. Once you leave camp, we’ll have to say goodbye.
Yes. It is for adults only. This is an 18+ event
No. It is for adults only.
Just like when you were a kid, camp registration is non-transferrable (you can't sell your camp ticket to a friend). After we receive your payment, we will send you a "Camper Registration Packet" where you will fill in your personal information; such as camper name, contact information, interests, mailing address (so we can send you a packing list and other goodies before camp) and other standard campy-ish questions to make your experience this summer awesome.
If you are paying for someone else’s camp registration, no sweat! We will send you one registration packet per/spot booked, so if you are booking for a friend (or group of friends), a family member or a gf/bf/partner - you'll have the chance to register each individual camper.
Within a few weeks of registering, we'll send you a Camper Registration Packet. This will be your opportunity to update your registration information.
There are no refunds. However, we understand that sometimes emergencies happen and we are flexible by nature - so if you really need to refund or cancel, we can discuss with campers on a case by case scenario. We cannot guarantee refund as our general policy is "no refunds." If you cannot attend, your contribution will go towards a scholarship for a camper that otherwise couldn't afford it.
At Camp Grounded, we only let in campers that are on the list and registered ahead of time. You’ll need a valid ID (license/passport) that matches up with the name on our list of registered campers.
Pack light, smart and campy. We'll send you an entire packing list once you register to give you details on what to expect, prepare you for the themed meals and a glimpse into your time under the redwoods. In short... a good attitude, sunscreen, a sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, bathing suit... your favorite musical instruments, a book or two, something to share with your village, a favorite poster and family photos to make camp your "home"... toiletries, bug spray, medication and more..." we'll send you a packing list about a month before camp.
None. No digital technology allowed. Cellphones, gameboys, computers, digital cameras, camcorders, watches, iPods, iPads, eBooks, Kindles, and other mobile devices are not allowed. For the safety and security of your devices (and to keep you accountable so you don’t sneak off to check Facebook or climb a tree seeking cell service), we’ll be checking all devices that you bring into our secure offices for the duration of the camp.
Digital Cameras are prohibited. Film cameras, polaroids, disposable cameras are encouraged.
We have a camp phone and internet for staff and emergency needs. In addition, we have trained professional medical care and an infirmary available on site.
We will provide you with our camp emergency contact information. Before camp, we will provide this information for you to give to your family and friends in case of emergency.
Our chefs from Collective Green SF will be serving up healthy and delicious meals reminiscent of your favorite childhood dishes. We believe in the philosophy of holistic nutrition- the ability to eat and heal the body through food.
Their team “strives for the best ingredients- organic, locally grown, cage free, cruelty-free and nothing but love and care into the food produced.” We ensure that every meal will have an option for everyone. In your Camper Registration, you will have the opportunity to specify your diet, needs, restrictions and allergies.
Camp Grounded has 9 villages, each with a varied number of open-faced (three walls and a ceiling) cabins, with each open-faced cabin containing four bunkbeds (sleeping eight in each). Campers will bring their own sheets, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets and toiletries... just like camp. Campers will also be assigned to their village and villages are separated based on gender identity. Although bunking is assigned, sneaking out is highly encouraged.
Campers will share communal bathrooms and showers (private stalls), with designated areas for men and women.
In the Camper Registration, you will have the opportunity to list three to four friends you’d like to be bunked with. We’ll do our best to match you up, so you can enjoy the week with some of your friends, while meeting new people.
No. We will be assigning couples/partners/etc to separate cabins villages ~ just like it was when you went to camp as a kid.
We will be assigning you each to your own Village and bunks, however, if you decide to sleep in a personal tent (in the personal tenting area) - the camp director won't even know. What's important is that for specific activities and camp ice breakers/competitions, that you stay with and check-in with your assigned village (though all programming is optional, yet of course, highly encouraged). At night, when you "sneak out" to your tent with each other (or walk down the path holding hands and whistling the camp theme song), the counselors and director won't be bothered... in fact, it's encouraged.
No. Your registration for Camp Grounded includes your three night stay as a camper, all programming and food. Getting up to Camp Navarro in Anderson Valley is the responsibility of the campers.
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage and support carpooling, rideshares and group buses. Though we will not be directly coordinating. We'll be posting and sending out rideshare links and carpool forums once campers begin to registers. Rides from the SF Bay Area and LA should not be a problem as there will be plenty of cars coming up. In addition, as the date nears, we'll include information about other forms of transportation - such as buses, artcars and caravans.
We recommend that you fly into San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, or Santa Rosa either the night before or the morning of the 17th to give plenty of time to make your way to camp, especially if you are carpooling. Though we won't be directly providing rides to Camp Grounded, there are going to be tons of people coming from the bay area and carpooling up.
No. Animals are not allowed onto the camp grounds. An exception is made only for patrons with Service Animals. Patrons requiring further Service Animal assistance will need to specify in their follow-up Camper Registration.
No. This is just like summer camp when you were a kid. Don’t expect a happy hour or cocktail welcome reception. Drugs and alcohol are not allowed, and will be confiscated at registration.
Camp Grounded is a drug free event. Anyone caught with or doing any illegal substances will be escorted from the camp and may face legal consequences.
Yes. We love community participation. In fact, most of our staff and counselors are volunteers. As space is extremely limited, please register as a camper and when you fill out the Camper Registration survey - you’ll have the opportunity share some ways that you might like to get involved and volunteer before, during and/or after camp.
Unfortunately, we do not have any work/trade spots open at this point. We recommend that you register as a camper and when we release our workshop application for campers who are looking to contribute, you can apply to share your skills, lead a workshop or contribute in some capacity to the programming.
We recommend that you register as a camper and when we release our workshop application for campers who are looking to contribute, you can apply and share your skills/ideas/program/workshop. We will do our best to include as many campers’ workshops and sessions into our program, though not all electives will be included in our curated programming. Though even if we don’t officially include you in our schedule, you will have plenty of free-time to share your passions and connect with other campers throughout the weekend.
All Workshops, Bodywork, and Healing services are included in the price of your entry. Take advantage of learning a new skill, broadening your comfort zone and/or meet inspiring teachers and fellow students. These workshop leaders and healers are all volunteering their time and energy in sharing their gifts with you.
No. Many are, but just like summer camp, many participants will find themselves giving and/or receiving massage. We ask all practitioners who are unlicensed or uninsured to refrain from heavy pressure and/or any structural work. We encourage participants to develop a relationship and communicate your needs, concerns, and any questions prior to enjoying the healing arts.
If you bring garbage or packaging we ask that you plan to pack it out when you leave. Water is provided on site so no need for disposable plastic water bottles – in fact, we discourage the use of plastic water containers as they are not only poisonous but destructive to the Earth. Please plan to bring a reusable bottle or you can purchase one from the camp canteen.
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