The HomeSchool

Association of California







San Luis Obispo County, California

October 15 - 20, 2017

$40/person


Opens Thursday 9/7/17 at 8:00AM


You are not registered and your space is not reserved

until you have paid. There are no refunds.
 


Pismo Beach State Park is a 1,050-acre shoreline park abutting the City of Pismo Beach in southern San Luis Obispo County. The park features a long, sandy stretch of beach which, combined with neighboring Grover Beach, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex, connects the white cliffs of Pismo Beach to the north with the Devil’s Landslide, a giant sand dune 15 miles south. Surfing is popular here, as are kite flying, fishing and shopping and dining in nearby towns. Pismo State Beach is within a four-minute drive to Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, another 22,000 acres to explore, about 1,500 acres of which is open to motorized vehicle use.

 

HSC has reserved several tent sites, and trailers and RVs are welcome. (No hookups available, but there is a dump site at the campground.) Each family will be sharing a site, with one vehicle permitted per family (though ridesharing is always encouraged), and three licensed vehicles per site.  The campground includes flush toilets and fee-based showers. Potable water is also available at various locations throughout the campground. HSC will provide the wood for the group campfire.

 

Hang out at camp or extend your exploration outside the park to include a hike along the beach or on inland trails from Montana de Oro to Los Padres National Forest, soaking in the hot pool or dipping in the fun pool at Avila Hot Springs Resort, horseback riding at Madonna Inn or in Oceano, kayaking or paddle boarding in Morro Bay or out of Old Port Beach, or a night out at the Great American Melodrama.





Marin County, California

Sept. 10-15, 2017

$47/person


You are not registered and your space is not reserved

until you have paid. There are no refunds.
 



Samuel P. Taylor State Park is a 2,882-acre abode just a few miles east of Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County north of San Francisco. The park features thousands of acres of grasslands and redwoods, including some 600 acres of old-growth forest, some of which can be seen along the Pioneer Trail. Lagunitas Creek runs through the park, offering creek exploration and play. Hiking opportunities include strolls along the wheelchair-accessible South Creek Trail (1.5 miles) as well as more challenging hikes like the climb to the top of Barnabe Peak which overlooks scenic Marin County.


The Cross-Marin Trail bike path is nearly level as it passes through the park. It extends into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (and also serves as the park’s only dog-friendly trail).


HSC has reserved several sites along the creek. Each family will be sharing a site, with one vehicle permitted per family (though ridesharing is always encouraged).  The campground includes flush toilets and fee-based showers. Potable water is also available at various locations throughout the campground. HSC will provide the wood for the group campfire.


Hang out at camp or extend your exploration outside the park to include a hike down the steps to Point Reyes Lighthouse, a walk in the footsteps of Coast Miwok people at recreated native village Kule Loklo, view Tule Elk in rut at Tomales Bay Trailhead, shopping in nearby Olema and Point Reyes Station, an ice cream scoop at Parkside in Stinson Beach, explore Toby’s Feed in Point Reyes Station, wi-fi access at Marin Free Public Libraries in Point Reyes Station, Stinson Beach and Bolinas, or grown-up field trip for a Lagunitas Brewery tour in Petaluma.


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