The following is a list of items that are recommended for packing.  When preparing your camper for their departure, please keep in mind that they will be sleeping and playing in the out of doors.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions regarding what your camper should bring with them. Electronic equipment of any kind is prohibited at camp.  Any equipment brought to camp will be confiscated and returned to the camper at the end of the week. Redwood Adventure Camp is not responsible for any loss or damage to personal equipment brought to camp.

The use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs is strictly forbidden to campers and staff alike.  The parent of a camper who brings drugs to camp will be called to pick up their child immediately, and no refund will be issued.

 What to pack:
• long pants
• shorts
• short- & long-sleeved shirts
• plenty of socks and underwear
• warm jacket
• swim suit
• towel
• comfortable hiking shoes (please break them in before coming to Camp)
• sandals for hiking in the river (Teva-style is best, not flip-flops)
• sleeping bag
• thin (Thermarest-style) sleeping pad
• sunscreen
• mosquito repellent
• toiletries
• chapstick
• stationery & stamps
• flashlight
• water bottle
• sunglasses
• pocket knife
recommended but not required: Bible, journal, hiking backpack, playing cards/books/etc. for rest periods, rain jacket, extra flashlight batteries

 

What not to pack:
• CD’s
• Portable game players
• Walkman’s
• iPods
• radios
• cell phones
• watches
• candy/gum
• tents
• cots
• magazines
• food (anything brought will be shared amongst the camper’s group)
• money (there is nowhere to spend it!)
• guns

The forms linked to this page are the same forms that are automatically sent to the registrant in their confirmation e-mail.  Click on any links to download.  They can be opened in Adobe Reader, saved to your computer, completed, printed and mailed or submitted via email.  Adobe Reader is a free App – if you do not already have it on your computer, click on the link below.  Please contact our office if you have any difficulty downloading. Please complete all information on all forms, sign the bottom of the Health History Form and send them as soon as possible (no later than THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF YOUR CAMP SESSION) to: Redwood Adventure Camp, P.O. Box 9447, Santa Rosa, CA 95495-1447 | office@redwoodadventure.org. The sooner we have your complete documentation, the better prepared we can be to serve you this summer!

Youth Camp & Family Camp Program Forms


Emergency Info/Health History/Release Form (required): Must be completed by parent/guardian for every camper and every family member attending.  Needs to be submitted every year.

Immunization Record/Health Exam (required): This form should be completed by your family physician and must be completed every year as a physician’s exam is required within twelve (12) months of participation in the Camp program.

Information for the Counselor must be completed by the parent/guardian for campers participating in all core and challenge programs as well as campers in the advanced or Adventure/Survival programs who are new to Redwood Adventure Camp.

Be sure to check back to confirm pick up and drop off times in case adjustments are made (they will be slight if any)!

All transportation is provided by van or chartered bus. Parents are responsible for the timely arrival of the camper to pick-up locations.

The following schedules are the pick up and drop off times for each transportation stop for all programs except for Family Camp.  July 8th & 16th are the pick up dates and July 15th & 23rd are the drop off dates for Core, Challenge, Advanced and Voyage.  Adventure/Survival pick up is July 9th and drop off is July 23rd.  Specific dates and times for Graduate are yet to be determined.  Please contact our office if you need to drive your camper to, or pick your camper up from camp.  Plan to arrive at the stop at least 15 minutes early. We recommend you check this schedule the day before your child is to be picked up or dropped off as time are subject to slight changes.

Please note that NO CAMPER WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS IF HIS/HER PARENT/GUARDIAN IS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.  Likewise, no camper will be dropped off at a bus stop if the parent/guardian is not there to pick them up.

South Schedule

 City  Location  Pick Up
July 8 & 16
 Drop Off
July 15 & 23
Petaluma Petaluma – Place TBD 12:00 p.m. 1:15 p.m.
Santa Rosa Golden Gate Transit Bus Terminal
– Corner of Piner & Industrial
12:45 p.m. 12:45 p.m.
 Ukiah  Oak Manor Park  2:10 p.m.  11:45 a.m.

DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO DROP OFF/PICK UP LOCATIONS:

Petaluma- Place TBD

Santa Rosa – Golden Gate Transit Bus Terminal Corner of Piner Rd and Industrial Dr (not marked as a park and ride but you will see signs for Golden Gate Transit)

From the North:
From 101 S

1.  Hopper Avenue Exit
2.  Turn Left onto Hopper, Stay straight and Hopper turns into Cleveland Avenue
3.  Turn Right onto Piner Rd
4.  Turn Right onto Industrial Dr
5.  Turn into the second drive on the Left

From the South:
From 101 N

1.  Take the Bicentennial Way Exit
Stay to the Left exit lane and take Bicentennial Way West
2.  Turn Right onto Range (when you complete your turn stay in the right side of the left hand turn lane)
3.  Turn Left onto Piner Rd
4.  Turn Right onto Industrial Dr
5.  Turn into the second drive on the Left.

North Schedule

 City  Location   Pick Up
July 8 & 16
  Drop Off
July 15 & 23
Arcata Ray’s Food Place 12:30 p.m.  1:00 p.m.
 Eureka Elk River Park & Ride 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
 Fortuna Fortuna Park & Ride 1:30 p.m. 12:00 noon
 

DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO DROP OFF/PICK UP LOCATIONS:

Eureka -Elk River Park & Ride 
From Hwy 101 S:

  1. Take Herrick Ave Exit toward Elk River Rd
  2. Turn right onto Pound Rd/Herrick Ave

Fortuna- Fortuna Park and Ride 
From Hwy 101 S:

  1. Make left onto US-101-BR,
  2. Make right onto East River Dr
  3. Take 1st right

Arcata- Ray’s Food Place 
5000 Valley West Blvd, just off of Guintoli Lane.

We encourage parents to keep in contact with their campers throughout the session.  You can do so in a number of ways.

Mail

Mail is checked, delivered and distributed daily during the sessions.  Campers will have time each day to write letters.  We suggest you send your camper with ample stationary and postage.

Care Packages

If you intend to send your camper a care package, we recommend that you do so in the first few days of your camper’s session. Because of our location, it often takes a while for a package to be delivered.  Sending your care package early will ensure that your camper will receive his or her package before the end of the session.

Parents please note – food included in Care packages will be shared by your camper’s group.  This is done to prevent any group member from feeling excluded.

Our mailing address for camper mail is:
P.O. Box 237
Leggett, CA 95585

E-Mail

You are welcome to email your camper at office@redwoodadventure.org.  E-mail is checked daily and your message will be printed and given to your camper.  Your child will not be able to e-mail you in return, however, campers are given time each day to write letters. Because of our remote location internet speed can be slow! Please do not send attachments or pictures with or in your e-mail. In an effort to save costly materials such as printer ink, we would also request that you limit your messages to 1 e-mail a day.  Thank you!

Homesickness

In the case that your child is homesick, the staff will do everything they can to ease your child’s troubles.  Parents will be contacted if homesickness doesn’t fade and interferes unduly with the child’s experience.  Telephone conversations between parents and homesick children are a last resort, as they most often worsen homesickness and lead to a child’s early return home.

Illness

Parents will be contacted if a child develops a high fever or any other sickness that may require outside medical attention, or if a child sustains an injury that requires hospital care.  Parents are generally not notified in the case of mild coughs or colds, minor twists or strains, scratches, bug bites, unless the illness or injury will require further care upon the camper’s return home.  Parents will be notified immediately if their camper’s ailment is interfering with their child’s camp experience. Medical care at Camp is overseen by certified staff and we have a consulting MD on call.

If you need to reach someone at Camp, July – Aug.
Please call (707) 984-6877 (Rings at the Eel River)

Payment Procedures

Redwood Adventure Camp uses a online registration system named ShowMyEvent.com to register for camp programs and process payments. The system is user-friendly and takes you through a step by step process. If you would like detailed instructions on how to utilize the online registration, click here. Your privacy and security are the highest priority for ShowMyEvent.com. Your information will be protected during the registration process using such things as 128-bit SSL web encryption (the same level used by many banks for online banking) as well as storing your data on secure web servers. Your registration information will never be sold or used for any other purpose than the event that you are registering for.

Applicants may choose to pay in full or simply pay the deposit to complete their registration.  Payments can be made on a regular basis using a credit card through Quickbooks payments, Paypal (office@redwoodadventure.org) or by personal check sent to: Redwood Adventure Camp PO Box 9447, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

Camp program fees must be paid in full two weeks prior to your camp program start date. If you need to set up an extended payment plan, please contact our office: email  office@redwoodadventure.org or call (707) 703-9171.

2017 Discounts

Sibling Discount

(not applicable to Family Camp)
The first camper is the oldest camper within a family and will be charged full price. Thereafter, siblings registered for camp will receive the following discount(s):

  • 20% off for Second Camper registered in Family
  • 50% off for Third or More Camper(s) in Family

Referral Discount

Receive $50 off when you “Bring A Friend to Camp” or refer a camper/family to one of our summer camp programs. Refer enough friends and your week at camp could be free! In order to receive the referral discount of $50, the camper/family who is referred should indicate the referral source on their online application.
*The online registration process is not capable of processing discounts in real-time. Upon receiving your deposit and online registration, our Administrative staff will go in and make the necessary adjustments to reflect the above discounts towards your outstanding balance if applicable. You discount will be included on all future statements.

If you have questions related to discounts & billing, please email office@redwoodadventure.org or call (707) 703-9171.

Financial Aid

For over 50 years Redwood Adventure Camp has provided a very unique opportunity for personal and spiritual growth, leadership development, environmental stewardship, lifelong personal connections, fun and adventure.  We have consistently held true to our belief that all children should experience this opportunity regardless of their financial circumstances. To help accomplish this goal we offer financial assistance in the form of camperships.  We also offer a wide range of financial options including partial camperships, payment plans and various combinations of the two.

To request financial assistance simply register your camper through our online registration system and choose the Deposit Only option.  All registrations, regardless of financial assistance need, require a deposit.  Upon completion of your online registration, download our  Financial Aid Form (instructions enclosed). You can complete the form electronically or by hand.  Send your application to: Redwood Adventure Camp PO Box 9447, Santa Rosa, CA 95405.  Applications are reviewed and financial assistance is awarded on a first come, first served basis. We will contact you when we have processed your application.

Please note, only applicants who are in good standing with Camp and do not owe a balance from previous seasons will be considered for financial aid.

Payment Plans and Partial Camperships

In the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to fund this opportunity for all campers who have a financial need to fill.  We ask that before you request a full campership, please take a moment to consider the possibility of participating in a payment plan or partial campership (please see below for examples of payment plans).

Every amount that can be funded by you, regardless of it’s size, is a campership that we can stretch farther than before, allowing us the opportunity to serve an even greater population.  As always, we thank the hundreds of donors who support our campership program and allow us to better serve our community. If you are interested in enrolling in a payment plan or receiving a partial campership, you must complete a Financial Aid Application.
Click here to download instructions and the form.

Payment Plans

Participating in a payment plan extends the time for you to make all outstanding payments towards your balance to December 31 following your Camp program. If you’d like to enroll in a payment plan for this summer, simply download the Financial Aid Form and complete and submit accordingly.

Please contact our office if you have further questions regarding financial aid.

Please note, only applicants who are in good standing with Camp and do not owe a balance from previous seasons will be considered for financial aid.