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Two-Day Wilderness First Aid at EcoCamp Berryessa
Dates: Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
Cost: $150 (+ processing fee) per person for the 2-day course
(Classes do NOT include CPR.)
Age limit: no one under the age of 18 may attend this training.
In partnership with the Napa County Regional Parks & Open Space District, and Foster Calm, Tuleyome will be facilitating a 2-day Wilderness First Aid course at EcoCamp Berryessa in Napa County.
- The first aid classes will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 27th and 28th, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
- Tuleyome will be providing a light breakfast, lunch and dinner for each participant on the 27th and 28th only; if you have special dietary needs please bring your own food.
- Tuleyome will have compostable plates and cups on hand, but we ask that you bring along your own plates, cups and utensils if possible.
- All participants agree that they have read, understand and will abide by our Waiver of Liability. CLICK HERE to read and download a copy.
- Once payment is tendered, there will be no refunds, UNLESS Tuleyome cancels the class.
- The instructor will require your full name and mailing address to send you materials prior to the course and to send you your certification cards after the class.
Participants are welcome to come late in the afternoon on Wednesday, April 26th to camp overnight. If you decide to come early and stay late, you will be responsible for your own meals on that day. All participants must be ready to leave the camp by 5:30 pm on Friday, April 27th as there will be another group coming in to use the camp after that time.
EcoCamp Berryessa has 8 canvas houses with 8 bunk beds in each house for overnight camping, or you can opt to bring your own tent and camping gear.
- Spots inside the houses are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and RSVP’s are required. Although we will attempt to make accommodations, we cannot guarantee a separation by gender, or that all members of your party will be able to stay together in the same house.
- The bunk beds come with a thick firm mattress, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and/or bedding and pillows.
- All canvas houses have access to electricity.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
- · A change of clothing
- · Closed-toed toes (for hiking and exploring)
- · A flashlight or other light source. (No gas lamps, candles or anything that produces a flame.)
- · Insect repellant
- · Sunscreen
- · Bathing Suit
- · Camping Chairs
- · Additional snacks/soft drinks if you want them
ABOUT THE CAMP
EcoCamp Berryessa is an environmental education camp located on the peaceful northern shoreline of Lake Berryessa. The camp, which was completed in 2015 and funded through a major grant from the State Coastal Conservancy, features solar power, showers feeding into a graywater system, environmentally friendly composting toilets, permanent tent cabins, a stone amphitheater, a canoe/kayak launch, a beach, and countless paths and trails connecting the visitor to the beauty of Lake Berryessa, which surrounds the camp on three sides. In keeping with its name, EcoCamp Berryessa was designed with an eye to energy-efficiency, use of natural and/or recycled materials, and resource conservation. The camp is located at 7850 Berryessa-Knoxville Road, just north of the Putah Creek Bridge. Consisting of approximately 10 acres, the site is characterized by blue oak woodlands, open grassland, and chamise. Several pair of osprey nest at or near the camp and it is not unusual to see bald eagles, river otter, and a resident grey fox. In April, the site should be particularly attractive.
HOW TO GET TO THE CAMP
From Woodland or Davis
1. Take Highway 113 to the West Covell Road/Road 31 Exit
2. Turn west
3. Continue on West Covell Road/ Road 31 toward the city of Winters
o The road will become State Highway 128
4. Continue on this highway through the town of Winters, up into the foothills, and past the Monticello Dam
o Highway 128 will become Capell Valley Road
5. Remain on this road until you come to the 3-way intersection of Capell Valley Road, Sage Canyon Road and Knoxville Road
o Turn right onto Knoxville Road and continue on it until you come to a fork in the road where you’ll see a lot of signs on your right for Oak Bottom and Spanish Flats and other recreational opportunities.
§ Choose the RIGHT fork to stay on Knoxville Road and continue up along the side of Lake Berryessa. (If you miss this juncture, Highway 128 will take you up into the foothills, through some wineries, and away from the lake. You’ll then need to turn around and come back to the juncture to continue.)
6. On Knoxville Road, you will cross two major bridges (past Pope Creek Road) and up past the Smittle Creek and Dufer Point day-use areas.
o EcoCamp Berryessa will be just north of the Putah Creek Bridge (the second of the two major bridges) right after the Dufer Point Visitor’s Center on your left.
§ There is a gravel road that will take you into the camp. You can drive your vehicle all the way into the camping area, but will need to move your vehicle back up into the upper parking lot after unloading. Parking spaces directly adjacent to the camping area will be reserved for the handicapped, Foster Calm staff and Tuleyome staff.Two-Day Wilderness First Aid at EcoCamp Berryessa
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