Yes, we still have room for a few more campers. But register soon before we run out of room!
More updated info for Ecojustice Camp, 2022!
(1) COVID safety: We will comply with the COVID safety policies of our fiscal sponsor, the UU Church of Palo Alto. All activities will be outdoors. We’ll be wearing masks, except for stationary activities where counselors give permission (such as eating). All staff are vaccinated. It is strongly recommended that all campers be vaccinated.
(2) COVID symptoms & exposure to COVID: We will follow the CDC guidelines for schools as outlined on this webpage.
To encourage compliance, we will offer pro-rated refunds for any days you have to miss due to COVID exposure or illness.
(3) Child safety: The UU Church, our fiscal sponsor, is in the process of revising its child safety policy to comply with a new California law, AB 506. The new safety policy is more strict than the policy posted on the camp website, but is not ready to be posted online yet. If you have any questions, please email one of the directors.
We’re all looking forward to Ecojustice Camp June 13-17! Here’s some updated scheduling information.
(1) Overnight: Group campsites are open again, so we are able to do the overnight Thurs. night! No extra charge. We’ll be staying at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga. If your child cannot go on the overnight that’s fine, but let us know ASAP so we can figure out transportation for them Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.
(2) Long day on Wed.: Yes, we’ll be going to Pescadero State Beach on Wed. Due to the long drive, camp will run until 4 p.m. on Wed. No extra charge.
(3) Extended care: Morning extended care from 8-9 a.m. Mon-Thurs. (overnight on Thurs. night means no morning extended care on Fri. morning).
Afternoon extended care from 3-5:30 Mon.-Tues. and Fri., 4:00-5:30 on Wed. (long day on Wed. means extended care begins at 4:00 — overnight on Thurs. night means no afternoon extended care on Thurs.).
The older campers took a field trip to Pescadero State Beach today — lots of photos below. For the younger campers, Kris left her phone behind so we don’t have any photos yet — if I get some, I will post them later.
The National Weather Service station at Los Altos recorded 103 degrees today, our second day of triple-digit heat (102 on Monday). Our amazing campers and junior counselors handled the heat well, proving that you can have fun outdoors even in extreme weather conditions.
I got so wrapped up in our activities with the older groups (gr. 2 and up) that I only took two photos, both from our field trip to Ulistac Nature Preserve:
Some of the other adults did take photos of our other activities (looking for macroinvertebrates, learning to use pocket knives, salsa-making workshop, games, etc.), and as soon as they email them to me I’ll post them here.
Fortunately, Kris remembered to take plenty of photos of the Sea Otters:
Here are some photos of the Sea Otters, our youngest group, from the first day of camp:
Here are a few photos of the two older groups, the Gray Foxes and Peregrine Falcons, at the first day of camp: