What we're about

This is a Meetup for those who want to go camping, but would like some company. This a no frills camping Meetup. I will provide the space, answer questions for people, and anything else related to getting everyone together. You will come with camping gear, stoves, sleeping bags, ect.. Although, if you need something we will try as a group to have gear to borrow. I would like to encourage potlucks in the evenings and carpooling when the Covid crisis ends, but this will be on hold until then. I will be hiking, but there is no pressure to do so if you would rather chill. Both non drinkers and drinkers are welcome. Anyone over 18 to 99 is welcome to join. Please keep your pets at home. There will be no refunds allowed for any event. Events are rain or shine. If people were allowed to cancel at any moment I would either lose money on events or have to charge my members more per event. Please be considerate.

Legal Disclaimer: The organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/ or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests and property. By signing up for a hike, camping, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers and event hosts of this Meetup group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Our hike organizers are not responsible for your safety, these are always “Hike at your Own Risk” events.

Activity Waiver Release

Indemnification Agreement

Releases of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Indemnification & Binding Arbitration Agreement and Assumption of Risk by signing the Participant is giving up certain rights, including the right to sue. In consideration for being allowed to participate in Guided Hiking and other Activities provided by NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup, the Participant(s) or Participants legal guardians (if minor), do agree to the fullest extent of the Law allowed the Following:

1. I Waive all Claims and anyone claiming on my behalf release and forever discharge Releasee and its affiliates, successors and assigns, officers, employees, representatives, partners, agents and anyone claiming through them (collectively, the “Released Parties”), in their individual and/or corporate capacities from causes of action of any nature and kind, known or unknown, which I may have against Releasee or any Released Parties arising out of or relating to any injury, loss or damage to person and property that may be sustained as a result of participation in the Activity (“Claims”).

2. I Assume all Risk and understand that participation in the Activity involves inherent risks, including risk of physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent paralysis and/or death, and I assume all related risks and voluntarily participate in the Activity.

3. I agree to indemnify Releasee against any and all claims, actions, lawsuits, damages and judgments, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or relating to my participation in the Activity.

4. This Release for Participation in Event or Activity (“Release”) shall not be in any way construed as an admission by the Releasee that it has acted wrongfully with respect to me or any other person, that it admits liability or responsibility at any time for any purpose, or that I have any rights whatsoever against the Releasee.

5. This Release shall be binding upon the parties and their respective heirs, administrators, personal representatives, executors, successors and assigns. I have the authority to release the Claims and have not assigned or transferred any Claims to any other party. The provisions of this Release are severable. If any provision is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. This Release constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties concerning the subject matter of this Release. This Release may not be altered, amended or modified, except by a written document signed by both parties. The terms of this Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the California.

I have carefully read and fully understand all the provisions of this Release and am freely, knowingly and voluntarily entering into this Release and by signing the Participant is giving up certain rights, including the right to commence litigation against the Host(s) in a court of Law and the right to a Jury Trial.

By accepting membership in this group you acknowledge you have fully read, understand, and agree to the above.

Upcoming events (5+)

Upcoming events (5)

Lake Merritt Camper Picnic and Get Together

The Pergola at Lake Merritt

I wanted to do a picnic for members who are comfortable to meet in person at Lake Merritt. You may ask me questions about the Meetup, but this is more of an opportunity to relax and meet other people in person. Bring a blanket and your own food and beverages. Masks will be required when not eating and drinking. Social distancing should occur, especially when you are eating and drinking. Use common sense and CDC guidance.

By signing up and attending this event you acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. You voluntarily seek services provided by Nor Cal and Beyond Camping and acknowledge that you are increasing your risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You acknowledge that you must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread during an activity.

You attest that:

1. You are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

2. You have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days or traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.

4. You do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

5. You have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.

6. You following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

By attending this event you agree to the following:

I hereby release and agree to hold NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. I understand that this release discharges NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. This liability waiver and release extends to the NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group together with all Organizers, Leaders and Campers.

Sonoma Coast SP Bodega Dunes Campground

Bodega Dunes Campground

$35.00

The Sonoma Coast is comprised of several beaches separated by rock bluffs and headlands. Sonoma Coast SP spans 17 miles from Bodega Head to Vista Trail which is located approximately 4 miles north of Jenner. Beachcombers, fishermen, sunbathers and picnickers can access the beach from more than a dozen points along coast Highway 1. The Salmon Creek Ranger Station is located on Highway 1 midway between the South Salmon beach parking lot off of Bean Avenue and the North Salmon Beach parking lot. 7 people total. One guest allowed

There are no refunds for any reason. This event will be rain or shine, hot or cold. However, if the campground cancels the event you will get a full refund.

Wood is not included. Please plan to bring/buy/forage(if permitted) wood during the trip. Local wood is best.

By signing up and attending this event you acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. You voluntarily seek services provided by Nor Cal and Beyond Camping and acknowledge that you are increasing your risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You acknowledge that you must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread during an activity.

You attest that:

1. You are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

2. You have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days or traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.

4. You do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

5. You have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.

6. You following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

By attending this event you agree to the following:

I hereby release and agree to hold NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. I understand that this release discharges NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. This liability waiver and release extends to the NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group together with all Organizers, Leaders and Campers.

New Brighton State Beach Camping (please read everything)

New Brighton State Beach

$40.00

I reserved the group campsite. New Brighton State Beach Campground is located just south of popular Capitola Beach in Santa Cruz County. New Brighton is within walking distance of both Capitola and Seacliff State Beach. Trails lead from the campground down to the beach.

There are no refunds for any reason. This event will be rain or shine, hot or cold. However, if the campground cancels the event or if there is not enough interest in the event and I cancel, you will get a full refund.

The group size will be 12. There will be 6 parking spaces. Those sleeping in their cars gets first priority, including myself, regardless of what time we arrive at the campground. Please let me know ahead of time if you wish to sleep in your car. If you feel comfortable carpooling, that might be something to consider. If we have too many cars we can park some in overflow.

Wood is not included. Please plan to bring/buy/forage(if permitted) wood during the trip. Local wood is best.

By signing up and attending this event you acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. You voluntarily seek services provided by Nor Cal and Beyond Camping and acknowledge that you are increasing your risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You acknowledge that you must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread during an activity.

You attest that:

1. You are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

2. You have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days or traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.

4. You do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

5. You have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.

6. You following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

By attending this event you agree to the following:

I hereby release and agree to hold NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. I understand that this release discharges NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. This liability waiver and release extends to the NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group together with all Organizers, Leaders and Campers.

Memorial Day Weekend Camping and Boating Included

Ellery Creek Campground

$75.00

Camping in Ellery Creek on Shasta Lake. I took the photo that you see for this event when I went last year. It's a beautiful spot and walking distance from our campsites. I have reserved a patio boat for Saturday the 29th. The cost of the boat is included in the trip. The drive to get the boat from the campground is 40 minutes. The campground itself is remote and there is a benefit to that. We will all chip in for gas, so bring cash. On the Sunday we can chill on arm of the lake near camp, go hiking, or you can decide to do some other water activities on the lake. The event is 3 nights.

There are no refunds for any reason. This event will be rain or shine, hot or cold. However, if the campground cancels the event you will get a full refund.

Wood is not included. Please plan to bring/buy/forage(if permitted) wood during the trip. Local wood is best.

By signing up and attending this event you acknowledge the contagious nature of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and that the CDC and many other public health authorities still recommend practicing social distancing. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You further acknowledge that Nor Cal and Beyond Camping cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with the Coronavirus/Covid-19. You voluntarily seek services provided by Nor Cal and Beyond Camping and acknowledge that you are increasing your risk to exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. You acknowledge that you must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread during an activity.

You attest that:

1. You are not experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

2. You have not traveled internationally within the last 14 days or traveled to a highly impacted area within the United States of America in the last 14 days.

4. You do not believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

5. You have not been diagnosed with Coronavirus/Covid-19 and not yet cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.

6. You following all CDC recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting my exposure to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

By attending this event you agree to the following:

I hereby release and agree to hold NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group harmless from, and waive on behalf of myself, my heirs, and any personal representatives any and all causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses and compensation for damage or loss to myself and/or property that may be caused by any act, or failure to act of NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group, or that may otherwise arise in any way in connection with any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. I understand that this release discharges NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group from any liability or claim that I, my heirs, or any personal representatives may have against NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group with respect to any bodily injury, illness, death, medical treatment, or property damage that may arise from, or in connection to, any services received from NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group. This liability waiver and release extends to the NorCal and Beyond Camping Meetup Group together with all Organizers, Leaders and Campers.

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