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Welcome to California Weekends...a truly unique camping group!

California is among the best places in the world for camping and adventures!  The state is home to millions of people of different backgrounds, molding California into a truly unique place rich with incredible must-see attractions and interesting activities for those who want to discover the state's cultural diversity.

CaliWeekends brings together those who love their weekends, camping and adventures!  We are a unique blend of people with a passion for enjoying life to the fullest! When you join one of our trips, you will definitely find fun and interesting people to hang out with and to share the joy of unforgettable weekend fun!

Camping:  Our trips are typically 3-night camping trips on the weekend to locations throughout California.  Most of the trips are for Adults... although some Family Camping Trips are planned -- there is something for everyone! We have small (8 - 20 or people), medium (21 to 50 people), large (51 - 99 people) and mega (100+ persons) trips. Some of our trips are Pet Friendly as well. Our goal is to make it to ALL of the top campsites throughout California and Hawaii -- Check out our Bucket List! - Sunset Magazine's Best Campgrounds.

Adventures:  CW Adventures occur at non-campsite locations, typically during the season when outdoor camping is not as comfortable.  Think... Lake Tahoe Lodge, Hostels, Winter BBQ, Ski Trips, etc.  And, yes we offer Snow Camping (an adventure by definition!) for those of you who bought that pricey 0 degree sleeping bag and are ready to test it out!

CW International: Imagine taking CW to Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Brasil or Dubai (we just threw Dubai in there because it sounds so Fancy!). These trips will be 3 - 7 days - and we will get to the campsites or adventure locations by road, rail, air or sea!

CW SoCal:  We have a Southern California chapter for CaliWeekends - California Weekends SoCal. We hope to get a mix of SoCal and NorCal folks on all or our trips. You will also see more Southern California camping options on the roster in 2014!  If you have friends  in Southern California -- encourage them to sign up at

How Do I Sign up?:  We typically open up the waiting list for trips four months in advance.  We pull from the waiting list to maintain a good balance of new vs. regular members; SoCal vs. NorCal members; men vs. women; couples vs. singles.   The sooner you sign up after the waiting list opens, the more likely it is you will  be added from the waiting list.  However, trips fill up fast... so make sure you take note of the day and time that the waiting list opens up and sign up as soon as you can!

We also schedule Pop-Up Camping trips for those of you who are "always" ready to camp at a moments notice.  The waiting list for these trips are typically posted less than one month in advance.

We look forward to seeing you all soon -- at the campfire or in the middle of another great adventure!

Don't forget to join our Facebook Group to stay on top of the conversation about our trips and adventures:



~The California Weekend's Crew~

We're 4,201 Weekenders

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00 PM

    Reno Trip: Mardi Gras "Fun" Train and Resort Stay (3 days/2 Nights)

    22 Weekenders attending
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016 6:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: CW Celebrates 6 Years!

    100 Weekenders attending
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:00 PM

    WhiskeyTown (3 Nights/Adults Only/No Pets)

    64 Weekenders attending
  • Friday, June 10, 2016 3:15 PM

    Lake Sonoma (3 Nights/Adults Only/No Pets)

    3 Weekenders attending
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: Half Moon Bay SB (Sweetwood Group Campsite) 3 Nights

    3 Weekenders attending
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 3:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: Lake Oroville Boat-In

    1 Weekenders attending
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: Sly Park/Pollock Pines (4 Nights/2 Sites)

    3 Weekenders attending
  • Friday, September 9, 2016 1:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: Guerneville Lodge and Camping (3 Nights)

    3 Weekenders attending
  • Friday, October 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    2016 Hold The Date: Rio Vista Bass Derby

    2 Weekenders attending
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 12:00 PM

    Ensenada Party Cruise (3 Nights)

    10 Weekenders attending

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Founded Apr 2, 2010


C.J., Krikkit

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