How many students will be in my cabin?
Between 12 and 16.
Will I be working alone or with another Cabin leader?
Typically, you will be working with a co-Cabin leader, but you may work alone.
Can I be a co-Cabin leader with my friend?
Typically, co-leaders come from different schools.
Will I have a boy's or girl's cabin?
If you are a boy, you will have a boy's cabin, but if you are a girl, you may have either one. You will find out your cabin assignment upon arrival at Outdoor Education.
Do all the cabins have bathrooms?
Some of the cabins have bathrooms. Those that do not have bathrooms within a short walk away.
What time do we get up in the morning and go to sleep at night?
Wake up time is 7:00 am and lights out is 9:30 pm.
How much free time will I have?
You will have one hour of free time per day.
When do I get to take showers and use the phone?
You may take showers and use the pay phone (your cell phone will not work, please bring quarters) during your free time.
What can I do during my free time?
You may take a shower, use the pay phone (your cell phone will not work, please bring quarters), have a snack in Gyro, or hang out alone in your cabin.
Can I bring snack food?
Yes! Bring extra snack food if you want. We will keep it for you in Gyro.
Will I have time to study during the week?
Yes, you will have one evening to do study hall in Gyro.
What if I need extra study time?
Extra study time can be arranged if you speak with the senior naturalist.
What if it rains?
Rain usually does not affect our program. We just put on rain gear and keep right on hiking. Since rain can happen any week of the year, be sure to bring rain gear. An extra pair of shoes is important to have in case one pair gets wet. If the weather looks like it might rain on Monday, be sure to have your rain jacket or poncho in your hands rather than in your luggage. The amount of rain we receive at Jones Gulch allows redwood trees to grow in one of the southernmost locations on the planet.
What is the food like?
Great! The camp cooks have had years of experience cooking for hungry students. A vegetarian option is available at every meal and special dietary needs are accommodated. Please review our menu to see the food that is served at Outdoor Education. Contact our Health Care Specialist with any questions about dietary needs.
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