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June 2002 Spring Family Campout

Sponsored by the Apache Tribe

About the Event 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.

Date/Time 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
Graduation and 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 Registration for this event is due by Friday, May 31, 2002.

How to Register:

  1. Complete the registration form in the recent Smoke Signals (contact Josie if you don't have one).

  2. 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).

Details (New)

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 locked.

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 all times.

What to Bring

The following are some suggested supplies to bring on this trip:

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 available.

Something to Eat: Again, you have a few choices regarding this:

  • 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
  • Games
  • Bicycles

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