Let's get out of the heat and go to the beach!
San Mateo Camprground is nestled in a quiet canyon, 1/4- 1/2 mile from the beach. Located in the sunny Orange County, in the City of San Clemente, the San Mateo Campground is one of the best ways to camp out and enjoy the green hills and vistas of Orange County and still have the beach at just steps away!
The well shaded campsites have grass areas for tent set up. Fire rings for each campsite. clean restrooms, hot showers, parking, hiking trails, fishing, telephones... all that any camper can ask for. There are amazing hiking trails to the surrounding hills and some of the most scenic beach hiking trails around. The near by beach of San Onofre can be accessed by a walking trail from the campground and also near by is the famous "Trestles Beach" know to be one of the best surfing secrets in California.
We are reserved for the dates of Saturday July 14th, 2012 through Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. Check in time is 2:00pm and check out time is 12 noon. PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE STAYING AT THE SAN MATEO CAMPGROUND, NOT "THE BLUFFS". The San Mateo Campground is not directly on the beach but is known for its beauty, cleanliness and is much quieter and nicer than "The Bluffs".
Please Note: There is a NON REFUNDABLE Fee of $20 per person for this Meetup, this is to cover the cost of the campground for the weekend. Spaces for this campout are limited so please RSVP only if you are certain you can go. Payment is due within 7 days of RSVP and no later than July 7, 2012. Once you have registered payment instructions will be sent to you.
SATURDAY, JULY 14 2012:
8:30am Join the caravan if you would like to drive down with us! San Clemente is about 4 1/2 hours away, we will be meeting at 8:30am at the Rampart Casino on the third floor of the parking garage.
2:00pm Arrival and setup - Check in time is at 2:00pm, I will arrive at 2:00pm and we can set up any time after that.
After we set up camp, maybe we can sneak down to the Ocean Walk nature trail and go exploring or splash in the water. We are bringing surfboards on this trip so all are welcome to take a try.
6:00pm Potluck dinner (remember to say what you are brining in your RSVP). Then lets get the fire pit ready for making smores and pocket pies :)
SUNDAY, JULY 15 2012 :
You are welcome to join the hikes or hike on your own or maybe just a day of leisure.
After breakfast I will be going to Sunday Services at 9:00 am at Saddleback Christian Church just a few minutes away in Lake Forest. Saddleback is founded by Rick Warren, the author of "A Purpose Driven Life" and many other books and a really exciting and fun way to enjoy your Sunday Worship! I would love for my fellow campers to join me!!
After Church maybe we can enjoy the Dana Point Harbor? Lunch in Laguna? Stroll the artist village? Go back to the beach and do nothing? They all sound great to me!!
MONDAY JULY 16, 2012:
Lets start the morning with a nice walk on the San Mateo trail, through the flowered hills of Orange County. The trail is bordered by marshland that is home to thousands of shore birds, foxes, lizards and lots of Gods critters. Maybe we can follow the walk by taking the shore trail to the tide pools?
Part of our group will be returing to Las Vegas on Monday night at 6:00pm.
TUESDAY JULY 17, 2012
Check out time is 12 noon.
I am going to sneak in one last surf before the drive home, wanna join me?
*** TAKE MY PHONE NUMBER WITH YOU [masked] OR CALL ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS**
1 BUNDLE OF FIREWOOD PER CAMPER, OR THERE WILL BE A $4 EXTRA FEE