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Camping Trip to Mendocino (FULL)

12 Apr 2024 @ 2:00pm PDT
14 Apr 2024 @ 11:00am PDT

Hola Amigos,


Let’s go camping!  It will be fun, I promise.   We will stay at Van Damme State park, which is located near the coast in Mendocino County (~3 hours north of SF).  It’s a beautiful location with tons of things to do.   This is a choose your own adventure weekend so you can do as much or as little as you want.   Activities we/you might do include a visit to the beach, a hike in the Pygmy Forrest (yes this really exists),  or reading a book in a hammock at the campsite.   


Rough Itinerary:

Fri (4/12) 

Afternoon:  Setup tent, campsite, etc

Evening: Campfire, S'mores, Stargazing


Sat (4/13)

Morning: Breakfast

Afternoon: Visit to beach/hike/whatever you want 

Evening: Campfire, S'mores, Contemplate the meaning of life


Sun (4/14)

Morning: Breakfast, Cleanup and COS



The good news is I’ve reserved two adjacent camp sites in Van Damme State park.   Which if you’ve ever attempted to reserve a campsite will know is a minor Xmas miracle.  The campground has toilets, water, and a shower


The bad news is  we are limited to 3 parking spots per campsite or 6 cars in total.   This means you MUST be willing to carpool.   But hey, that just means more time to make new friends.  Because of the parking restrictions and this campground has no overflow lot,  the fun will be limited to the first 12 people who sign up.  


Kids, friends, and partners are welcome to join.  If you want to only come for one day that is also possible


How to reserve your spot

To reserve your spot send an email to me at   I will then send you a link to a top-secret spreadsheet where we will further organize and logisticize. 


If for some reason more then 12 people express interest, I will add you to the waitlist.    Fortunately RPCV's are free spirits, so there is an excellent chance that somebody will back out and you will get to go.   


Link to Van Damme State Park:

Attendees (4)

12 Apr 2024 @ 2:00pm PDT
14 Apr 2024 @ 11:00am PDT

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