Tue, Mar 28|
(SOLD OUT) Bodega Dunes State Park Camping and Tour
Tide pools, grey whale migration, historical tours, camping and hiking amongst the Coastal Redwoods -all while enjoying nature's beautiful beaches!
Time & Location
Mar 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – Mar 30, 2023, 2:00 PM
Bodega Bay, Bodega Bay, CA 94923, USA
About the event
Join us for a three day/two night group camping trip in Bodega Bay during the grey whale migration.
During our stay we will take a docent led tour of the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Our one-hour tour includes a general overview of the lab and its research. Exhibits feature ocean creatures and habitats including a 24-foot-long jetty display containing hundreds of colorful local fishes and invertebrates, a small kelp forest, a predator aquarium, a round aquarium of jellyfish and other pelagic organisms, and a tide pool exhibit that recreates a Northern California tidal habitat and simulates tide and wave action.
We will also be visiting nearby Fort Ross State Historic Park, which brings attention to the varied stories that have occurred there through the centuries, including the long formation of the coastal natural history, the centuries past and present of resident Kashia Pomo people, the Russian colonization periods (1812-1842), the Ranch era (1842-1972), and the over one hundred year era of this area as a protected resource as a State Historic Park.
A 5 minute drive from Fort Ross, for those that want to join, there will be a short 1-2 mile hiking excursion among the coastal redwoods on the Stillwater Cove Canyon Trail.
Important information along with campground details will be emailed a week prior to your trip
- Please dress appropriately for winter beach weather. If there is light rain, we will still be going ahead with the trip. Please plan and dress accordingly. Winter weather can oftentimes get warm in the daytime and have chilly night time temps so bring enough bedding to be comfortable. It can also get windy so be sure to bring plenty of layers. It is always wise to bring an extra set of clothing and towels.
- Water and sand is highly reflective of UV radiation even on cold and cloudy days. Please bring sunscreen.
- Each family and/or student/gaurdian is responsible for thier own food and camping equipment for the duration of their stay.
- Price for the tour is for each person attending.
- An adult chaperone is required to accompany student(s) on a field trip regardless of the student(s)' age or grade level(s).
- There is potable water, campfire rings, showers (fee required), firewood avaible for purchase and picnic tables. The campground has spotty cell reception but you will likely be able to find better coverage with a short 3 minute drive.
- There are several stores within a 5 minute drive if you forgot any groceries or supplies.
- We will spend the first day setting up camp and exploring the beach and checking out the nearby tidepools.
- On Wednesday, after breakfast, we will be heading to the Bodega Marine Laboratory for a tour. We will eat lunch and play at the beach and then drive to Fort Ross to learn its history. For those that want to join, we will conclude with a short hike among the Coastal Redwoods before driving back to camp to have dinner.
- AGE/GRADE REQUIREMENTS: All ages
- ALLERGY ALERT: Please let us know right away if your student has a food allergy so we can make any necessary arrangements to better protect them
- CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Tickets for field trips will remain on sale until sold out or at the cut off date listed on the event, whichever comes first. Changes to your order can be made only while the field trip is open. Once a field trip closes, we are unable to offer refunds. Issues with orders such as insufficient or incomplete funds withdrawal may be subject to cancellation.
- CHAPERONE POLICY FOR TEACHER-LED FIELD TRIPS: Instructional funds may be used to order 1 adult/chaperone ticket per 4 enrolled students and 2 adult/chaperone tickets per 5 or more enrolled students. An adult chaperone is required to accompany student(s) on a field trip regardless of the student(s)' age or grade level(s).
- FOOD/DRINK RESTRICTIONS: Each family and/or student/chaperone is responsible for their own food and water for the duration of the trip
- MEETING INSTRUCTIONS: A week prior to this event, I will be sending out an email with more campground details and site numbers.
- PARKING INSTRUCTIONS: There is room for one vehicle per family/student/chaperone.
- SICK POLICY: To ensure the health and safety of all attendees, please do not attend a field trip if you or your student(s) is ill or showing possible signs of illness.
- RELEASE OF LIABILTY: When registering, make sure to read and understand the Release of Liabiliy Policy before submitting your order
An email will be sent out a week prior to the trip with all of the campsite details and necessary information, so please make sure to check your spam/junk email if you don't see it in your inbox.
Cost $45 per person
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