Re-Posting from March 2020 Canceled Event:
Well – Here’s hoping we’re back in business by March 2021!!!!!!!
Important: All those that paid from last March should be on this event. If your name is missing, contact me immediately!
New Refund Policy:
There are NO refunds available for this event once the reservation has been placed. Since the camp must be prepaid IN FULL anyone that needs to drop out will need to find another person to take their place and have that person pay them directly.
This is a group participation event. Each person will be assigned a side dish for either Saturday night or Sunday morning breakfast.
Food assignments will be published two to three weeks prior to the event. Once again our executive chef is Lynda Beck. Yay!!!
Each person is responsible for bringing their own Saturday night entree.
We will have two barbecues and a large commercial stove/oven at our disposal.
***** Saturday Night Festivities ***
• As has become customary for this event, be sure to bring along your favorite pair of flannel jammies to wear either to dinner, or post-dinner time in the lodge. This is optional, but it is fun – so why opt out?
• Saturday Night After Hours Movie . With the help of the camp hosts and the gas driven generator, we are pleased to bring you a late night movie. Showing in the main hall at the appropriate hour:
A short documentary film on the life of an extraordinary explorer of America’s southwest. (It’s a surprise!)
Five things every person needs to bring when staying in the guest cabins:
• Change of clothes, matched to the season and predicted weather. It gets cold up there at night in March, so please bring down jackets, sweaters, and wool hats.
• Towel and toiletries, including shampoo and soap.
• Bug spray (spring and summer.)
• Water bottle (for the trail.)
Water: There is water and bathrooms in the camp. The bathhouse has hot (sort of..maybe) showers and sinks, flush toilets and toilet paper.
Electricity: There should be a generator available for us to use until lights out whenever that is. BUT THE CAMP GETS VERY DARK AFTER SUNSET! YOU WILL NEED A HEADLIGHT TO FIND THE BATHROOM OR ANYTHING ELSE.
Heat: Cabins are heated by propane wall heaters
Fires: Firewood is available in the camp for the fireplace only.
Beds/Bedding: The cabins include covered mattresses, sheets, wool blankets, pillows, and wall heaters. Some folks prefer to bring their own sleeping bags which is perfectly OK. I’m pretty sure REI/Sport Chalet rents the lighter weight sleeping bags.
Food: We’ll have to supply our own food, but there will be a refrigerator available for our use as well as a stocked kitchen. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN DRINKS AND SUNDAY LUNCH.
Mini Commentary: No need to bother with tents or major bedding and having access to a stocked kitchen makes this trip about as easy as it gets. A sheet or lightweight sleeping bag, flashlight, some creative PJ’s and food is about all we’ll need. Adjacent to the kitchen is a small mess hall that will also serve as a post dinner game room. There is also another room with a fire place and maybe the bat that provided some entertainment during a previous visit will return as well. There’s also plenty of water to refill hydration packs for the next day.
By joining us for the overnight at Camp Sturtevant you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify the Camp, Sturtevant Conservancy, and the Friends of the San Gabriels from and against any liability in connection with personal injuries or loss of property, related to the program beyond the coverage of our camper insurance, while attending the Camp.
If anyone is in the camp during this time that is under the age of eighteen years old and their parent is not present during the entire time at the camp, I will submit a Certificate of Insurance, evidencing general liability insurance coverage in amounts acceptable to the Camp, Sturtevant Conservancy, and the Friends of the San Gabriels. I will have the certificate list the Sturtevant Conservancy and the Friends of the San Gabriels as an additional named insured and bring it to the Camp.
A direct route from Chantry Flats is <4 miles with a gain of 1500 ft.
There’s good trail info on the Adam’s Pack Station (http://adamspackstation.com/) website.
Info on Camp Sturtevant (http://sturtevantcamp.com/).
Some Camp Photos (http://www.calpaccamps.org/sturtevant_gallery.aspx)
Directions to Chantry Flats
From the 210 Freeway, or any east-west thoroughfare such as Sierra Madre Bl. or Foothill Bl., go north on Santa Anita Ave. Follow Santa Anita Ave. all the way into the mountains. We’ll meet at road’s end, three miles past the entrance gate. An Adventure Pass is required to park here and can be purchased for $5/day or $30/year at many Sporting Goods Stores and National Forest Stations throughout the southland.
PLEASE – Know your limits and abilities. Bring snacks and drink plenty of liquids when hiking. Check weather conditions and dress accordingly and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group).
Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The VHC Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any VHC Meetup events, you are releasing the VHC Meetup Group and it’s organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.