We will be doing a beginners camp-out for families and friends at Anthony Chabot Regional Park.
This is a great opportunity to set-up your tent for the first time and commune with families camping for the first time. Anthony Chabot Regional Park is adjacent to Lake Chabot Regional Park and the Upper San Leandro Reservoir. It houses golfing and marksmanship clubs. There are also trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cycling that connect to other regional parks, as well as an improved campground, equestrian center, and an amphitheater. The terrain is often steep, consisting of grasslands, chaparral, and eucalyptus groves. It is part of the East Bay Regional Park District system.
This is a family friendly and social camping event. Be sure to bring any questions or concerns about camping. Our focus is to dispel any myths and mysteries about camping. Experienced campers are also welcome.
What to bring:
- Provide your own Friday's meal and additional snacks
- Bring plenty of water
- Good hiking shoes
- Good humor and smiles
- Wear a hat....our hike will be in mostly open sky.
- Hiking Poles (Optional)
- Sleeping bags - (air mattress for more comfort)
- Sleeping bag pad
- Inter-changeable clothing for the weekend
What are the fees:
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What's the schedule:
Camp-out Itinerary 2014
Day One (Friday) May 9th:
2:00pm - 5:00pm Camper's begin to arrival to setup tents
5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner - camper's bring their own food
7:00pm - 10:00pm Open Entertainment w/ camp fire
Day Two (Saturday) May 10th:
6:30am – noon Morning Fishing w/ bass fisherman "Erin Coleman"
7:30am - 9:00am Outdoor Afro Breakfast
9:00am - 11:30am Birding walk around campsite
11:30am - 1:30pm Outdoor Afro Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm Hike Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm Camp Games (potato race, tug-a-war, etc.)
7:00pm - 8:00pm Outdoor Afro Dinner
7:30pm - 10:00pm Story telling over camp fire w/ Tureeda Mikell
Day Three (Sunday) May 11th:
7:30am – 9:00am Outdoor Afro Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Closing
10:00am –11:30am Pack-up and Leave campsite
What is the difficulty level of the hike:
The 3.5+ mi. hike level is rated as moderate - please wear good hiking shoes and bring water bottles. There will be steep inclines and rough surfaces. The hike will run along Lake Anthony Chabot. There will be great opportunities to take pictures.
As good stewards and outdoor practice, we will be practicing "Leave No Trace" on this hike:
Dangers To Be Avoided:
Rattlesnakes: Please be cautious of where you're hiking and stay on the trail. Rattlesnakes are very common on and near the trails, so always watch were your hiking.
Poison Oak: Please be cautious of where you're hiking and stay on the trail. Poison oak can be identified by its leaves—they grow in groups of three and have gently lobed edges. These are commonly found along the trail. They have an oily shine on the leaves, please don't touch.
Ticks: Please be cautious of where you're hiking and stay on the trail. They commonly live in tall grasses, which can be found along the trail. Please check yourself several times along the trial.
Mountain Lions: are rarely sighted in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Because of their size these animals could become dangerous should they be surprised. Hike with a companion and keep small children near you at all times. Do not run from a lion or crouch down or bend over. Do all you can to appear larger.
*****Please bring a signed copy of the OA waiver to turn in. *******
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