June 2002 Spring Family
Sponsored by the Apache Tribe
||Join us at the IP/IG Spring Family Campout. Activites at the
campout include a sand castle contest, a kite fly, nation games, and an
awesome campfire. This year, the campout is being held at the Big
Sycamore Canyon Campgrounds at Point Mugu State Park. The campground offers
easy access to a beautiful stretch of beach with rock formations and several
nature trails traverse the canyon.
This is a different campground than our previous
locations. See "Details" below.
||June 7-9, 2002
Camp Games, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Beach Activities, 1:30
PM to 3:00 PM
Kite Fly/Sand Castle Judging, 3:00 PM
Campfire, 7:30 PM
- $5 per person per night
- $5 per patch
Additionally, vehicles entering the park may be assessed a
fee of $8 per entry ($1.50 disabled), payable at the gate.
||Registration for this event is due by
Friday, May 31, 2002.
How to Register:
Complete the registration form in the recent Smoke
Signals (contact Josie if you don't have one).
Transmit your registration form and payment to the YMCA,
attention Josie Rea.
Big Sycamore Canyon Campground is located in Point
Mugu State Park. From the valley, take one of the canyon roads (Las
Virgenes/Malibu Canyon (CR N1), Kanan Dume (CR N2), Topanga Canyon (Route 27)
[avoid Decker Canyon, Route 23, as it is very twisty and dangerous]) to Pacific
Coast Highway, Route 1. Make a right when you reach PCH, and continue North.
The camp should be about 10 miles north of the Ventura County Line. Look for
the signs directing you to "Big Sycamore Campground" (not Cove).
Space is Limited! We have only 168 campgrounds
available; first come, first served. Each is an individual site that has a
picnic table and a fire ring. Flush toilets and pay showers are close by. RV's
under 22' are permitted; there are no hookups. The campground has a gate that
locks for entry at 10 PM nightly. There is NO entry after the gate is
Check-In Time. No earlier than 2:00 PM
Space is limited for vehicles as well. If you are
coming up for the day, please carpool. There is a day-use lot; however,
you can drive up, unload, and then move your cars to that lot.
Dogs are permitted, but must be on a leash at
|What to Bring
The following are some suggested supplies to bring on this
Someplace to Sleep: For this, you have two choices:
- RVs: Limited size RVs are permitted.
- Real Camping: Appropriate supplies for camping:
Tent, Sleeping Bags, Air Mattresses or underpads, lanterns. There may be cots
Something to Eat: Again, you have a few choices
- Eating Easy: Oxnard is 20 minutes away. Can you
spell "take out"?
- Real Camping: A camp stove or other cooking
apparatus. Sufficient quantities of food, and something to keep perishable food
cold. If you are cooking food, remember to bring cooking utensils and mits to
handle hot pans. Also remember to bring a dish pan and cleaning equipment.
Something to Wear:
- Clothes for two days for all participants. Consider
bringing an extra set incase someone gets wet.
- Swimming apparal for the pool or the beach.
- Hiking apparal, if you plan on hiking.
- A light jacket for the evening, it does get cool on the
beach at night.
- Towels and toiletries
- Any necessary medicinals.
- Bug repellent
Something to Do:
- "Flying Disks"
- Sports equipment
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