jan - camp sylvester
January - Camp Sylvester
Nestled between Pinecrest Lake and the snow-covered slopes of Dodge Ridge ski resort, Camp Sylvester in Pinecrest, California is an ideal setting for family vacations and group retreats alike. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest, Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green pines and excitement of an outdoor adventure with all of the comforts of a rustic resort.
feb - training hikes at rancho san antonio
February - Training Hikes at Rancho San Antonio
The 3,988-acre Open Space Preserve, combined with the adjoining 165-acre County Park, offers visitors a unique experience with a sampling of diverse environments, interesting cultural history and a variety of activities.
Rancho San Antonio County Park is managed by the Open Space District as a result of an Operations and Management Agreement with the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Rancho San Antonio County Park and Open Space Preserve provide formal and informal recreational opportunities.
mar - skyline to sea hiking
March - Skyline to Sea Hiking
Traveling the diverse 31-mile trail, you:
apr - del valle backpacking
April - Del Valle Backpacking
Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like a lakeside resort only 10 miles south of Livermore.
The centerpiece of the park is a lake five miles long with a variety of water-oriented recreation, from swimming to windsurfing and boating, surrounded by 4,395 acres of beautiful land for hiking, horseback riding, and nature study. Del Valle also is the eastern gateway to the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, 28 miles of scenic backcountry trail.
may - white water river rafting (american river)
The Wild & Scenic North Fork of the American River near Sacramento, CA provides an extraordinary California whitewater rafting experience. The North Fork of the American is the most challenging fork of the American River, and rapid after Class IV rapid deliver nearly non-stop, white-knuckling whitewater, followed by a stretch of more moderate Class II-III rapids. Intricate boulder gardens, rushing falls and staircase drops promise intense paddling and plenty of adrenaline-inspiring thrills through the 2000-foot cliffs as blankets of green grass and colorful wildflowers amidst black oak and pine forests provide a spectacular backdrop. This trip is an easy jaunt from Sacramento, Lake Tahoe or the Bay Area and well worth the journey for both exhilarating whitewater and classic California wilderness scenery.
jun - florida sea base high adventure
The Sea Base is offering an exciting adventure based in Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island. Your crew can snorkel the beautiful, pristine reefs surrounding Marsh Harbour, wade ashore on the many small cays (pronounced keys) in the area, learn their unique history, and fish for the game-fish which are abundant in the Abacos. You'll board traditional Bahamas sailing vessels designed to take you to such exotic places as Green Turtle Cay, Hopetown and Little Harbour. There's plenty of time for fishing, snorkeling and swimming. Steady breezes, the protection of the barrier islands and the reef surrounding Abaco Sound provide perfect sailing getaways. This is a seven day event, and can accommodate crews of 6-8 or 10-12 based on availability.
jun - troop activity: bike geocaching
June - Troop Activity: Bike Geocaching
This is a fun event. Scouts will be organized into teams and given a clue to a small geocache. They will bike to the cache where they will find another clue to the next cache and so on. To solve the clues and find the caches, Scouts will need team work and Scout skills.
jul - summer camp pico blanco
July - Summer Camp Pico Blanco
Focus: As you enter Palo Colorado Road, the adventure begins as you turn back the clock to simpler times. You are “off the grid” now. Focus on your senses and listen for the river, smell the flowers, feel the breeze and cool water… Focus. Pico Blanco is not as much a place to “get away” as it is to “get in touch.” Distractions are blocked and clarity is found.
Create: Creating memories for the youth who enjoy Pico Blanco is a second focal point. While we remember the past, we are forwardly focused to help our campers create new memories and capture those through various artistic means.
Preserve: Appreciate, learn, and practice how we coexist with the beauty of nature around us. During the summer at our organized camps, this is one of the focal points of our curriculum. Campers continue this exploration with hikes and overnight programs.
Our traditional resident summer camp program has three weekly sessions. We pride ourselves on providing staff and activities which challenge and educate all participants from the campers to the leaders. Whether you come for the first session or the last we will be your gracious hosts and help you to achieve the goals you have set with your troop.
aug - ed levin park
August - Ed Levin Park
Welcome to Ed R. Levin County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most unique regional park and recreation areas. This 1,558 acre park combines the traditional features of an urban park such as picnicking, fishing and play areas, with the complex trail system of many regional wilderness parks. Ed R. Levin's expansive lawn areas make it an ideal spot for family outings, while the rolling grasslands and Oak woodlands are available to visitors looking for a back-to-nature experience. The park's Monument Peak provides a spectacular view of the valley floor and the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your visit, and return often to enjoy the many unique aspects of Ed R. Levin County Park. Also featured at the park is an expansive off-leash dog park for large and small dogs alike! Owned and operated by the City of Milpitas this dog park is one of the most popular features in Ed R. Levin County Park. Dogs are also allowed on-leash in parking lots, picnic areas, and all trails north of Calaveras Road.
sep - bike ride day trip
September - Bike Ride Day Trip
There were 2 groups on the bike outing: 20 mile and 50 mile group. The 20-mile group biked from Ortega park, all the way to Shoreline park. The 50 mile group went all the way to
NOV - PINNACLES AOL w/ FAMILY
November - Pinnacles with Arrow of Light Scouts
The rolling chaparral and dramatic rock faces of Pinnacles National Park inspire loyalty in visitors, from picnickers to rock-climbers, and from stargazers to cave explorers. Pinnacles is visually stunning, as anyone who has seen the smooth orb of the moon glide from behind the crags of the High Peaks can attest, or who has watched the flashing black and white wings of acorn woodpeckers as they tuck acorns into the thick bark of gray pines. This striking beauty is attributable, in part, to the Park’s geologic formations, showcase chaparral habitat, finely intergraded ecosystems, and protected native plant and animal diversity. Another special Pinnacles quality is its proximity to millions of people. We invite you to come and visit this corner of the National Park Service: Pinnacles National Park
Dec - Rock Climbing at planet granite
December - Rock Climbing at Planite Granite
Planet Granite Sunnyvale opened in 2006, when we realized we had outgrown our first Santa Clara facility. Dreaming big, and recognizing a new need for even more fitness and yoga facilities alongside climbing, we planned Sunnyvale as our largest gym to date! When it opened with 25,000 square feet of terrain, Planet Granite helped usher in a new era of gym climbing.
Since then, we've continued to expand our offerings, adapting to the needs of our members. On Sunnyvale's first birthday, we expanded our top rope terrain to include a chamber (now a members' favorite) known as the Ice Box. Two years later, we ripped out the outside bouldering and replaced it with fun stemming terrain and steep hard walls, bringing our total climbing space up to 28,600 square feet. More recent improvements focused on our interior: adding skylights, reducing our energy footprint, and most recently, creating additional lifting space for our F10 athletes and members.