Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Unitarian Universalist Association
NEW FOR 2017
Because of staffing issues aggravated by US immigration policy our host, Skylake Yosemite Camp, cannot offer UUCPA exclusive use of their campgrounds for a weekend in 2017. As a result, we will need to share the campgrounds with other Skylake Yosemite Family camp registrants and follow their standard Family camp fee schedule and registration timeline. This means not all cabins will be available to UUCPA families and we will need to reserve our cabins by registering and paying earlier than we have in the past. New timeline and fees including a new deposit option are explained below and in the registration brochure.
Experience a wonderful long weekend at a beautiful mountain camp where all ages are welcome, where delicious meals are cooked for you, where there are no committee meetings, no chores, and no instructions except to have fun. At 3,400 ft. elevation, the Skylake Yosemite Camp sits among the pines with its own private Bass Lake waterfront. The camp is located near Oakhurst, about four hours from Palo Alto. Weather is typically warm in the daytime, but temperatures can dip to 45°F in the evening. Rain is possible. Dress is very casual.
You select your own activities at your own pace. You can hike, swim, canoe, water ski, kayak, do arts and crafts, go horseback riding, read, snooze, play volleyball, basketball, tennis, ping pong, or tetherball. One horseback ride is included with your registration (ages 6 and up). Water skiing and boat rides are available for an extra fee. The south end of Yosemite Park is approximately 45 minutes away.
Three delicious hot meals a day are prepared for you beginning with breakfast on Friday morning. Most lunches and dinners include a salad bar, and vegetarian options are available. You can pack a sack lunch if you will be out of camp at lunchtime. The camp is unable to accommodate special diets, so you will need to provide for food allergies or other dietary needs.
You are invited to arrive Thursday afternoon. Feel free to bring your own picnic supper or dine at a local restaurant. No camp food is provided until Friday morning.
On Friday and Saturday evenings immediately before dinner is Social Hour on the outdoor deck of the main hall. Appetizers are served by the camp staff and augmented by the campers, who bring snacks and beverages to share.
In the evenings, the camp offers a campfire program after dinner, including marshmallows to roast over the coals. Bring songs, skits, jokes, music, and/or poetry to share. Back in the main hall, we play cards or other games, read, knit, work on jigsaw puzzles, play ping pong or foosball. Bring your favorite games and jigsaw puzzles to share. Some venture down to the dock to stargaze.
You stay in one of the 32 rustic screened cabins that sleep up to eight people
(each cabin has four bunk beds). A single bed and mattress is provided for each
camper. You provide your own sleeping bag or linens. Bathhouses have toilets, sinks, showers, electricity, and lights, but cabins
UUCPA MEMBERS & CAMP ALUMNI ONLY early registration is January 15th – January 31st.
The fee includes three nights of lodging, eight meals beginning with Friday breakfast, and one horseback ride for ages 6 and up.
Early Bird Registration – If you register and make a deposit before January 31st and pay in full by March 31st
Age 13 and up: $255
Age 6 to 12: $155
Age 0 to 5: Free
Minimum cabin fee: $665
Cabin Deposit: $200 (balance due March 31st)
Full Fees: If you register between January 31st and August 10th:
Age 13 and up: $275
Age 6 to 12: $175
Age 0 to 5: Free
Minimum cabin fee: $725
Cabin Deposit: $350 (cabin held until July 17th)
Reservations are secured based upon receipt of completed forms and payment in the UUCPA office.
If you have a financial need, there are funds available to help offset the cost of registration. Please discuss your need with either Parish Minister Amy Zucker Morgenstern or Associate Minister of Religious Education Dan Harper.
In 2017 UUCPA will not have use of all cabins. However, we will try and honor all requests for specific cabins. If you are willing to share a cabin, please indicate on the registration form.
Cabin assignments, a what-to-pack list and additional camp information will be sent via email on or before August 1st.
We are happy to help secure shared cabin arrangements with other registered UUCPA campers.