Sierra Club 20s & 30s - All Events For March 2019
    Monday March 18, 2019 11:13 PM
 
Title: O1 - Sturtevant Falls via Upper Winter Creek
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/10/2019 07:00 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/10/2019 11:00 AM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Chantry Flat
Santa Anita Canyon Rd
Sierra Madre, CA 91025
Coordinator(s):
Isabelle Galan
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
We will meet at the trailhead.
 
Description:

The recent rains have brought a lot of water to our local mountains and the waterfalls are at their best. Let's go to Sturtevant Falls, one of the iconic waterfalls of the San Gabriel Mountains. We will return via the Upper Winter Creek and Hoeggee's Camp.

Distance: 7 mile loop through Sanita Anita Historical Canyon
Hike Features: 1,000 feet of elevation gain
This is a moderate hike that ascends up a deep cut canyon, through which Winter Creek flows on its way to merge with Santa Anita Creek. The floor of the canyon is covered with a lush ivy like ground cover, a multitude of trees, large rock faces, and a lovely ba bling creek. Along Winter creek you will see a few cabins built in the 30's and a series of Lincoln Log like check dams.

Parking is at a premium at Chantry Flat. Carpool and arrive early.

Display your Adventure Pass or National Park Pass.

Bring water, snacks and a light lunch. Wear sturdy shoes and carry your 10 essentials. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain or road closure cancels this event.
 

Title: S - Management Committee (MC) meeting
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/10/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/10/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Panera Bread
8647 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
Coordinator(s):
Kevin Schlunegger
 
Description:

The Management Committee (MC) of the 20s and 30s section will hold its second meeting of 2019. 

-> We wil discuss other issues as they arise.

Please join us to make a suggestion or to raise an issue or to simply observe.

Want more details? Please sign up or email Rolf: rolfm(at)alumni.caltech.edu 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Playa Del Rey Urban Hike
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/13/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/13/2019 09:20 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Playa Del Rey
Playa Del Rey, CA
Coordinator(s):
Greg Klinger
John Wilson
 
Description:
Do you need a break in your workweek? Does the thought of hiking along the beach and surrounding hills brighten your spirits? Then join us for the Playa Del Rey conditioning walk. Afterwards we will stop by a local watering hole for refreshments (MO’s or The Shack). The walk is 5 miles, 200 ft gain. Directions to meeting point: Go W on Culver Blvd, to Nicholson, turn Left (Note: Nicholson turns into Pershing) and continue on Pershing to Waterview (1/2 mi), turn R to top-of-the-hill, (corner of Rindge and Waterview). Where the NW corner fence of LAX meets the homes overlooking the ocean. You an also get there from Manchester as well. Easy access to the starting point is also possible from Manchester Ave. and Vista Del Mar. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Rain Cancels. No dogs, please.   

Link to starting point: http://www.sc2030singles.org/images/PDR_Walk_Graphic_092009.JPG
 
 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019 - Program A
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/15/2019 Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/15/2019 Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: 1 (min) | 100 (max)
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $23 (SC) | $23 (Non SC)
Location:
Lincoln Middle School
1501 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Purchase tickets ($23) on https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019
 
Description:

Join the 20s & 30s Section for a showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. 

The event will take place Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica. Friday's program will show films from Program A while Saturday's program will show films from Program B


TICKETS: $22 per person, per night, while supplies last. No refunds or exchanges.

Tickets are on sale NOW in store at Adventure 16 West LA and online at 
https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019

$1 service fee when purchased online.
Limit 8 tickets per showing.

https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019

Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica
1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
FILM PRESENTATIONS: 7pm

Watch the trailer here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3KrMH57Sl4

 

Note: The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Banff Film Festival, Lincoln Middle School, and/or Adventure 16 nor supports or endorses the organization(s).   

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019 - Program B
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/16/2019 07:00 PM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/16/2019 10:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Maximum of 100
Difficulty Level: N/A Fee: $23 (SC) | $23 (Non SC)
Location:
Lincoln Middle School
1501 California Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Coordinator(s):
Krista Muscarella
Meeting Point:
Purchase tickets ($23) on https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019
 
Description:

Join the 20s & 30s Section for a showcase of the best action, travel & adventure films! Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. 

The event will take place Friday, March 15th and Saturday, March 16th at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica. Friday's program will show films from Program A while Saturday's program will show films from Program B


TICKETS: $22 per person, per night, while supplies last. No refunds or exchanges.

Tickets are on sale NOW in store at Adventure 16 West LA and online at 
https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019

$1 service fee when purchased online.
Limit 8 tickets per showing.

https://www.adventure16.com/blog/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-2019

Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica
1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
FILM PRESENTATIONS: 7pm

Watch the trailer here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3KrMH57Sl4

 

Note: The Sierra Club is not affiliated with Banff Film Festival, Lincoln Middle School, and/or Adventure 16 nor supports or endorses the organization(s).   

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 30th Annual Beginning Backpack Class in the Redwoods
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/20/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 03/20/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: 25 (min) | 40 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:30-9:00 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - O-1: Poppy Preserve Outing to Enjoy Wildflowers
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 03/31/2019 08:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 03/31/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Walk Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
California Poppy Preserve
Lancaster, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Isabelle Galan
Meeting Point:
We'll meet in the parking lot of the California Poppy Preserve, which is located 1/2 mile north of the intersection of 150th St W & Lancaster Road: https://goo.gl/maps/SyAYHoqTAAv Look for Rolf, who'll be accompanied by two kids (a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old), wearing a Sierra Club cap.
 
Description:

The wildflowers are spectacular this spring, so let's go check out the "California Poppy Preserve" near Lancaster.  We'll walk about 3 miles (200' vertical gain) and stop frequently to take photos.  We'll have a picnic and those who want can check out the remainder of the Poppy Preserve afterwards.

Links:

-> California Poppy Preserve: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627

-> Wildflower report: https://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca.html

-> Musical Road:  There's a "musical road" in Lancaster.  Your car "plays" the music as you drive over the grooves on your way to the Poppy Preserve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_road

 

What to bring:

-> hiking shoes,

-> a windbreaker (it gets very windy there)

-> layered clothing

-> 2 liters water

-> snacks and something for the picnic (no alcohol)

-> camera (but professional photography requires a permit)

-> $10 to park in the preserve. (Want to carpool?  Use the "carpool" tab on this outing.  But please be aware that carpooling is not part of the outing and selecting a carpool is your responsibility.

 

Want Rolf's SMS phone number to help you find us at the poppy preserve?  Sign up and I'll email it to you the day before.

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
Forecast of heavy or sustained rain cancels.
 

Title: O1 - O1: Hike to 4 Breweries in Torrance
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/06/2019 11:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 04/06/2019 03:30 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Hike Space: Maximum of 30
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Yorkshire Square Brewery
1109 Van Ness Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
Coordinator(s):
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
Meet at 11:30 am at Yorkshire Square Brewery, 1109 Van Ness Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
 
Description:

 O: 3 miles, 100 ft elevation gain, 4 hours. Slow pace, easy hike. Saturday, April 6, 2019. Meet at 11:30 am at Yorkshire Square Brewery, 1109 Van Ness Ave, Torrance, CA 90501.

Co-sponsored by the Palos Verdes South Bay group.  

We will start hiking from Yorkshire Square Brewery and go to Strand Brewing Co, Smog City Brewery & Taproom, and Monkish Brewery Co. We will hike back to Yorkshire Square Brewery to end the hike. This will be a loop hike on city streets. You will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to joining the hike. If you wish to stay at any of the breweries longer than the group, you may sign out at any time. The Outings Leader will carry the sign in sheet. Participants are required to bring a sack lunch to avoid drinking on an empty stomach. If you like to drink in excess, this hike is not for you. We will spend about 25-30 minutes at each brewery to enjoy a drink. Bartenders and Sierra Club Outings Leaders reserve the right to cut you off at anytime and stop serving you drinks if you become too intoxicated. The Sierra Club, nor its Outings Leaders, are not responsible for any costs associated with transportation (i.e. taxi, Lyft, Uber, etc.) if you cannot complete the hike. Please note, the Sierra Club does not support nor endorse any of these companies. All participants must be >21 years of age. Sorry, no dogs. Leaders: Kevin Schlunegger and William Lavoie.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O1 - Car Camp to Morro Bay
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/12/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/14/2019 11:55 AM Reservation Deadline: 04/09/2019
Activity Type: Camping Trip Space: 16 (min) | 30 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $39 (SC) | $49 (Non SC)
Location:
Exact location will be provided to participants
Morro bay, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Kenadi Le
Jess
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants.
 
Description:

Join us for a weekend of camping on California's Central Coast!

We'll camp and hike near Morro Bay

 

Campground:  The campground has running water, flush toilets, and showers (for a few dollars).   Campground location will be emailed to participants.  We have limited parking available at the campground averaging three people per parking spot.  Our spots will be allocated to carpools of 3 or more per vehicle, then, space permitting, 2 or more per vehicle. Overflow parking is available about 1000 feet from out campsites.

Food:  Bring your own food and beverages for this trip.  Hot water will be available at breakfast and at dinner.

What’s included in the trip fee?  Campsite, hot water at breakfast and dinner,  warm dish water with dish soap, hand soap and a few other hand & dish hygiene materials. 


Do I have to help out at camp? Yes.  Each person will help out in two ways at mealtime (breakfast or dinner).  Tasks involve either keeping the thermoses full of hot water for the duration of the meal, or taking trash from our campsite to the dumpster each time our trash cans fill, or setting up water to wash dishes after the meal.

Itinerary: 
Friday:  You may arrive at camp after 5:00 PM to set up camp.  Potluck (supplemented with warm soup) will be from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, then 15 minutes of warm water and dish soap for washing dishes. Materials for s’mores provided once the campfire gets going.


Saturday: Please join us at the hot water campsite for your breakfast.

We'll hike in Montana de Oro State Park and in the Los Osos area.  All hikes are optional.

We'll have another potluck dinner, this time supplemented with local pizza followed by 15 minutes of warm water and dish soap for you to wash your dishes. If s'mores materials are left over from Friday, we'll have s'more!


Sunday:  Please join us at the hot water campsite for your breakfast.  

We'll pack up camp by 11 AM and head home.
 

If you’re new to camping:  Trip leaders Kenadi and Rolf (and others to be named soon!), will be happy to help.  Let us know if you want pointers (a list of things to bring, advice setting up your tent) or if you have other concerns. Though it will be cold at night, good sleeping bags and sleeping pads can be rented here in the LA area so that you’ll be comfortably warm.

Alcohol:  If you want to drink alcohol on this trip, bring some. But if you like to drink to excess, please skip this trip.


Disclosures: 
1. This trip is a fund-raiser for the 20's and 30's section.  It's not raising a lot and if happens to turn a profit, partial refunds won't be issued.

2. Hikes will be selected once weather conditions are known.  There will be at least one easy hike. All hikes will be on trail, and led by 2 (or more) Sierra Club leaders. 

3. Children allowed on this trip.  I (Rolf) will bring my 4-year old and my 2-year old.  If you'd like advice about camping with a toddler, please ask.

 
 
Cancellation Policy:
We'll cancel the trip if the forecast calls for steady, substantial rain. If you decide to cancel, you'll get a full refund if you cancel 30 days prior to the start date, or 50% refund if you cancel 15-30 days before the start date. No refund if you cancel within the two weeks prior to the trip. All exceptions to this policy will be reviewed after completion of the trip.
 

Title: S - Leadership Training Course
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/13/2019 08:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/13/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 03/30/2019
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $30 (SC) | $30 (Non SC)
Location:
To be determined, check website
for details, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
 
Description:

Want to become a Sierra Club leader? Here's the first step!

Offered just twice a year, the next Sierra Club Angeles Chapter's Leadership Training Seminar is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019. Apply by March 30th  to guarantee a spot and learn all about the best leadership practices of our outings program.This all-day event (8:00am-5pm) covers group management, our ratings system, rules of conduct, safety and much more, from presentations, breakout groups and scenarios. 

Learn more and sign up by March 30th at:

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc_leadership_seminar

The fee for the Leadership Training Program is $15 (without book) or $30 (with "Leader Reference Book) which covers the all-day seminar and patch when you are granted a leadership rating. Fee is payable upon application (before the seminar) by check or PayPal. The fee goes to the Angeles Chapter/seminar, not the 20s & 30s Section. 

E-mail LTPSeminarRegistrar@gmail.com for information.

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: O2 - 30th Annual Beginning Backpack Class in the Redwoods
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 04/15/2019 Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 04/15/2019 Reservation Deadline: 04/15/2019
Activity Type: Backpacking Trip Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
La Cresenta
La Cresenta, CA
Coordinator(s):
David Meltzer
Fred Dong
 
Description:

INFORMATIONAL POSTING ONLY-SEE DETAILS BELOW

Have you ever wanted to learn to backpack and get away from the crowds of people? Learn how to backpack in 3 Sunday courses (4/28, 5/5, 5/19) culminating in a trip to a Redwood Forest grove in Sierra Nevada 6/1-2. Course times are 5:30-9:00 PM Learn what to take, latest in equipment, what to do before you leave LA. Backpacking equipment demonstrations, giveaways and refreshments at classes. Attendance Mandatory at 4/28 class to participate on the June trip.   Send contact information, email and phone #, $50 payable to the Sierra Club and mail to David Meltzer, 611 E Pine Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245.  Your check secures your reservation. The Course will be held in La Cresenta. Once your registration is confirmed you will receive more info.

 

This class fills up every year so please be sure to sign up early by sending in your check.  Upon receipt of the check, I will send a confirmation letter to you.  Questions about the class can be addressed to me at dwm@crgpm.com

Remember- To participate in the backpacking class you must send in the registration fee. Walk ups the day of class will not be accepted due to the limited size of the class and it fills up early.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds once your spot in the course is confirmed

 

 
Cancellation Policy:
N/A
 

Title: S - Leader Planning Meeting: Let's plan a hike!
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/04/2019 10:30 AM Reservation Required: No
End Date/Time: 05/04/2019 12:00 PM Reservation Deadline: N/A
Activity Type: Social Event Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Del Cerro Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Greg Klinger
Julio Garcia
Kevin Schlunegger
Meeting Point:
We'll be in the park near a white tent canopy with a Sierra Club banner. Street parking for Del Cerro Park is on "Park Place" near Crenshaw Blvd"
 
Description:

Please join us at Del Cerro Park in Palos Verdes following a hike along the Burma Trail. 

We'll be discussing upcoming hikes and camping trips for the section.

Please bring ideas, your calendar, and an appetite for a (free) snack.

Note: Please look for details about the hike separately.  Our meeting will commence after the hike concludes.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Rain cancels.
 

Title: C - O-1: Trail Maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 05/25/2019 08:30 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 05/25/2019 02:30 PM Reservation Deadline: 05/17/2019
Activity Type: Conservation Space: Unlimited
Difficulty Level: Moderate Fee: $0 (SC) | $0 (Non SC)
Location:
Santa Monica Mountains
Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator(s):
Rolf M
Isabelle Galan
Meeting Point:
Exact location will be emailed to participants a week before the event.
 
Description:

The 20s & 30s Section is sponsoring a trail maintenance project in the Santa Monica Mountains. Volunteer your time and energy to give something back to the trails we love to hike! Amid beautiful surroundings we will perform general trail maintenance tasks including pruning vegetation, repairing erosion, and  correcting water drainage issues. Tools and training will be provided.

LTC environmental awareness credit available for leader candidates.

This outing is co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Task Force.

Pre-registration required.  20 spots available. Email SMMTF leader Rachel Glegg [rachel.dorman (at) gmail.com] to sign up.

 

Bring:

-> Plenty of water (at least 2 liters)

-> Snacks

-> Robust footwear with a closed toe (hiking shoes are ideal)

-> Clothing: as we are working outdoors in an area exposed to sun and wind, we encourage you to wear long pants and long sleeves, dress in layers, and bring a hat for sun protection

-> Sunscreen

-> Work gloves, if you have them (we also have gloves available to borrow)

-> A small day pack to carry all your things.

 
Cancellation Policy:
Heavy rain cancels.
 

Title: O1 - Catalina Island Fun in the Sun 2019
Sponsoring Section: 20s & 30s Section
Start Date/Time: 08/31/2019 07:00 AM Reservation Required: Yes
End Date/Time: 09/02/2019 05:00 PM Reservation Deadline: 08/14/2019
Activity Type: Lodge Trip Space: 150 (min) | 325 (max)
Difficulty Level: Easy Fee: $299 (SC) | $321 (Non SC)
Location:
Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina
Camp Emerald Bay, CA
Coordinator(s):
Ron Domash
Justin Bruno
Sanam
Tiffani Bruno
Meeting Point:
At the dock. Specific information will be provided 30 days before the trip.
 
Description:

Description:

A fantastic 3-day Island vacation awaits you twenty-six miles across the ocean at Camp Emerald Bay. Camp Emerald Bay, a Boy Scout camp, is located on the rustic west end of Catalina Island, has secluded beaches, coves, and enjoys unparalleled access to the natural gems of Catalina's fantastic coastline.

This trip has been occurring annually for about 20 years and is typically attended by over 300 with participants ranging in age from the late 20s to 60s.  You must be over 21 to participate.  We set-up many activities to help people make new friends.  Many of our participants are first-timers who often come on their own but leave with many new friends. If you like to mix endless fun activities and friendly people along with a beautiful coastline, then look no further!

This camp is fully loaded (no roughing it on this trip) with great activities --no tents are required.  The talented camp staff will prepare our meals.  Most people each under an outside covered patio with a bay view. The hiking trails from camp offer the perfect opportunity to spot the Catalina Island Fox or even an occasional wandering Bison. And the ocean is steps away!!

Activities: Your weekend boasts a full schedule of both day and nighttime organized activities. Daytime fun includes: leader led hikes, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, sunbathing, fun competitions, and plenty more. Nighttime activities include happy hour, karaoke, mixers, dance lessons with expert teachers, dancing to hip tunes played by an fantastic DJ, games, campfire hosted by a musician and lots of guitars, or merely relaxing and stargazing. Note: Hikes will be on established trails and have a round trip distance of 2 to 7 miles with elevation gains of up to 1,200 feet.

Boat Transportation: We will be using boats that depart from and return to Long Beach. The boats will depart on Saturday morning (August 31) and return Monday (September 2) late morning and afternoon.

Boat Schedule:  There are two boat schedule options.  Both depart early Saturday morning. Monday returns are either in the morning or the afternoon. 

Boat A:

Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, August 31, 2019

Registration: by 6:30 am/ Boards 7:00 am/ Departs 7:30 am./Arrives at camp at 9:30 am

Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach - Monday, September 3

Boards 3:30 pm; Departs 4:00 pm/arrives approximately 6pm

 

 Boat B:

Departure from Long Beach to Emerald Bay/Catalina Island - Saturday, September 1

Registration:7:15 am/Boards 8:00am/Departs 8:30 am/arrives in camp at 10:30 am

Return from Emerald Bay to Long Beach -Monday, September 2, 2019

Boards 10:00 am/ Departs 10:30 am/Arrives back in Long Beach at 12:15 pm

 

Note: Boat times are subject to change.  Boat selection is made on a first come first serve.  The Long Beach boat departs and arrives near the aquarium.

 

Accommodations: 

Option 1) Pre-assembled one or two-person platform army style tents (wood floor, canvas walls/roof, 2 cots with mattress. No setup required. Couples can push together two cots in the platform tents to make a single larger bed.  For an image, think of the old TV show Mash. Requires sleeping bag and pillow. Bathrooms and Showers: Emerald Bay has flush toilets and hot showers.  There will be separate units for men and women. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

Option 2) Rustic wood cabins w/electric lights/outlets with bunk beds sleep up to 8 persons. Cabins are unisex unless special arrangements are in advance.   Restrooms/showers are nearby.  Arrangements can be made to share a cabin with groups of friends. If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries! You will quickly meet people on the boat ride over or we will assign you to a cabin. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. The camp has flush toilets and hot showers.  There will be separate units for men and women.

Option 3) Upgraded rooms: We have a limited amount of private rooms; each has 3 beds -deluxe bunk bed (single top and bottom bunk).  We recommend two per room. There is a shared connected bathroom for every two private rooms with a nice shower with plenty of hot water.   It is perfect for 4 or 5 friends to share connected rooms. The cost of a room is an extra $225 above the cabin price.  These rooms are available on a first serve basis.  Even though each of the rooms has three beds, we are renting by the room so you will have to know someone else that wants to share as we are not making those arrangements. Supply is very limited and rooms will go fast. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

Food: Meals are prepared daily by experienced camp staff and served buffet style in a large dining hall. Breakfast typically includes eggs, pancakes, cereal, fruit, and much more- and great coffee! Lunches are simple, usually either a sandwich bar or hot food. Dinners may include chicken, fish, beef, and veggie options; and of course, we always have dessert. You will not be disappointed.  Vegetarian, Glutton-free, Vegan can be accommodated – just let us know before the trip. No one has ever gone hungry on this trip 

 

Pricing before July 10, 2019

Trip fee for Sierra Club member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $299

 • Price with cabin - $319

 

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $321

 • Price with cabin - $341

 

Pricing after July 10, 2019

Trip fee for Sierra Club member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $320

 • Price with cabin - $340

 

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member

 • Price with platform tent accommodation - $339

 • Price with cabin - $359

 

Trip fee includes Roundtrip boat transportation to and from the camp, camp fees, platform tent w/bed and mattress or cabins, prepared food (Saturday lunch through Monday lunch- no lunch for early boat return on Monday), and all activities.  Trip fee does not include Parking Fees for the weekend.  The parking charge with validation for the weekend at Pike Parking Lot is $24 (as estimated by the boat company) –so ride sharing/public transportation/or being dropped off is advised. 

 

Sierra Club Discount:  For first time/new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $15 prior to the trip. This will allow you to benefit from the Member price and get a gift. Just click on the "Join Sierra Club Now!!" link at the bottom of the 20s and 30s website.

 Payment Options:  Check or Paypal You must register at sc2030.org for the trip and get approval before making payment.

Check: make payable to: SIERRA CLUB,

Mail to: PO BOX 5001, 2651 Reche Canyon Road, Colton Ca. 92324

You must register online on sc2030.org before sending in your check.  We prefer checks so we don't have to pay the PayPal Charge.

 • PayPal: You must register at sc2030.org for the trip and get approval before making payment.  After email approval, follow the listed steps carefully:

Payment by Paypal:  

A) Login to our website at www.sc2030.org

B) Click on the number next to “Awaiting Payment” if the Catalina payment option doesn't automatically appear.

C) Click on the down arrow next to the PayPal Pay Now button and select the correct price. 

D) Click “PayPal Pay Now”. You will be transferred to the Paypal website. 

E) Log in to your PayPal account or, if you don't have an account, click “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”, enter your information, then click “Pay Now”

F) Click on the "Return to Merchant" button. FOLLOWING THIS STEP WILL ALLOW YOUR RESERVATION TO BE AUTOMATICALLY FINALIZED.

G) You're done! If all goes well, you'll receive an email confirmation from PayPal in a few minutes and, you'll be Finalized for the trip. If you do not receive an email confirmation or your status is still Awaiting Payment, do not attempt to make another payment. Please contact the trip registrar at catalina.registrar@gmail.com.

 

 For reservation questions, email Justin Bruno at  catalina.registrar@gmail.com and general inquiries to Ron Domash at campron22@hotmail.com. A complete trip information package including a recommended packing list and many other details will be transmitted to participants via email about 30 days prior the trip.

Check out our Catalina Island Camp Paradise Facebook page [click here to join the FB page: http://on.fb.me/2011Catalina] and post your favorite Catalina picture.

This trip is a fundraiser; net proceeds will go to the Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors (formerly Inner City Outings), Angeles Chapter and 20s & 30s Section.  For the last several years, proceeds from this trip have sponsored a kids’ camp at Camp Emerald Bay for about 75 deserving kids.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment of any trip participants, volunteers or others who participate in Club-sponsored activities is prohibited.  All complaints of sexual harassment will be treated seriously.  Please report any such incident of sexual harassment to any trip leader.  

Drug Use: Marijuana and other recreational drug use are not permitted in camp.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Reservations and Payment:

 How do I make a reservation for this trip?  You need to log on to www.sc2030.org.  If you have not registered for this website before, you will need to register for the site before signing up for this trip.  Once you have signed up, to make your reservation first click on the Calendar tab, then click on multi-day trips and select the Catalina Trip. Scroll down the page until you see the "Make Reservation" icon; click on that to make your reservation.  Once you do this, you will then get an email that you are awaiting approval – we will approve you shortly. Once approved then you can make your payment. Please note that you cannot make a payment until you have been approved.  Note:  Please be patient with our website as it is a bit old and tired - and we know it needs updating.  Also, be patient with all of us volunteers because we all have other jobs and may not always be able to answer your questions at the moment.

How do I make payment for the trip? You can make your payment by check (until 3 weeks prior to the trip), or by PayPal.  See instructions above.

How do I join the Sierra Club? Do I get a discount for the trip if I join? To join the Sierra Club go to sc2030.org, click on the tab at the very bottom of the main page titled Join Sierra Club Now!!!  Right now there is a special $15 membership offer with which you get a free daypack.  For first-time new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $15 prior to the trip allowing you to benefit from the Member price and a free gift.  

 Do I need to be a member of the Sierra Club to attend this trip?  No. Everyone is very welcome.

Can I pay at the discounted rate for a family member or friend if I am a member and they are not? No, each person must be a member to receive the discount.

Can I sign up my friend or family under my reservation (+1)? No. Each person must sign up individually. This is the only way we can keep track of everyone. Both the boat company and the camp need a list of everyone in attendance.

When does the early bird discount end? The early bird price ends on July 10.

 What is the cancellation policy? You may cancel 45 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 15-45 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-14 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.

How do I cancel my reservation? Log on to sc2030.org, go to My Membership tab, then click on the Event Participation tab, and select the Reservation Status tab. At this point click on Delete Reservation to change your reservation status. 

How do I sign up for the boat?  You must make full payment before you will be able to sign up for a boat. Once you have made payment, you will receive an email with a link. Simply click on the link to sign up for your boat. Also, after your payment is made and logged, the next time you log into the site - you will be prompted to the boat sign up page. Please note that there are two departure times on Saturday and two return times on Monday, both of which are listed on the boat sign-up page.  If you don’t click on the link in the email, the next time you log into sc2030.org you will be directed to the boat sign-up page.  You can also use this link: http://www.sc2030.org/my_membership/reserve_boat.php?url_event=OD0EI1LST2

Can I switch boats once I have signed up? Yes, but once a boat is full you will have to sign up for the other boat by just going back to the link above.

Can I switch boats for the way back once I get to camp? There will also be an opportunity to switch boats for the return trip home. We will post a sign-up board and waiting list to switch boats outside the mess hall.

Where do I catch my boat? Details about where to check-in and boat loading will be provided in the trip information package; in general, the boat departure is very close to the Long Beach Aquarium.

Do I have to carry my luggage a long way at camp?  No. Just a little ways.  Also, you will want to drop off your luggage at the check-in location prior to parking your car.

I get seasick, what should I do?  You might want to bring seasickness pill with you. We suggest using the non-drowsy type so that once we get to the island you can partake in all the fun activities without being sleepy.

How much does parking cost for the weekend?  Our boat vendor has indicated Parking at the Pike parking lot with validation is estimated at $24.  If you don’t want to pay the full price, consider finding someone to carpool with.

How do I arrange for a Carpool?  The Sierra Club does not arrange for carpools and is not responsible or liable for those arrangements.  However, you can use meet up messaging or other social media to arrange for carpools. There is a carpool tab on the trip information page.  You can enter your information and people can email you directly. Additionally, you can also use the comments section of the Catalina Island’s meet up and Facebook page to arrange for carpool. 

 Accommodations and food:

Is this camping? No, we are staying at a summer camp – you will not need a tent for this trip. You will be staying in either a cabin or a platform tent.

What is the difference between a Cabin and a Platform Tent?  Platform tents have a wooden base, green canvas sides, and two cots with a mattress on each inside (think the TV show Mash). The platform tents typically hold 2 persons, but you can have one to yourself if you choose to. Rustic wood cabins w/electric lights/outlets with bunk beds sleep up to 8 persons. Cabins are the same sex.  There is one central restroom with private shower stalls for each set of cabins.  Arrangements can be made to share a cabin with groups of friends. If you don’t have a roommate in mind, no worries!  We will randomly assign you to a cabin.  We have male only and female only cabins. We do not have coed cabins. The cabins are located in the front area of the camp, while the tents are in the rear. 

Both cabin and platform tents have mattresses for each bed or cot. However, you will need to bring your own sheet(s), pillow, and sleeping bag.  If privacy is an issue for you and you do not want to share a cabin or a tent, you have the option of staying in a platform tent by yourself.

Does the camp have showers? Yes, there are free hot showers at camp. But you must bring your own soap and shampoo.

Can I upgrade to a cabin after I have signed up? Yes, the cost is $20.  You can go directly to Paypal.com or send us a check to the address on the Trip Description. For Paypal:  Log on to Paypal.com and enter in the following address: sc2030acct@gmail.com and pay the $20. Or send a check for $20. Refunds for switching from a cabin to a tent after payment is made are not available.

Do I have to make advanced arrangements for a roommate? No.  If you have 6 or more people in your group of friends, you can get your own cabin. Otherwise, you will likely have to share.  You don’t need to tell us in advance who you are rooming with as we handle this when we get to the island. Our leaders will handle cabin check-in once we get to camp.

How do I get a roommate? If you are staying in a cabin, you can let us know if you have some friends you would like to share with, otherwise, we will assign you to a cabin.  If you are in a tent, you can stay in your own tent or pick a roommate.

Should I come on the trip if I am not coming with a group of friends? Yes, you will meet lots of people quickly, so please join in.  We also have lots of social activities to meet other people. 

 
Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel 45 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 15-45 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-14 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.