Day Camp - Trailblazers

trailblazers  

This three-day adventure for those ages 9 to 12 years and completed 3rd to 5th Grades as of Summer 2019 will include hiking, camp skills (i.e., orienteering), cookouts, swimming; an overnight and just plain fun in the untamed outdoors of Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland hills.  Transportation is provided for Trailblazer Campers.

Campers need to bring a bag lunch on Monday and Tuesday; Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

How Do We Register For Trailblazers??

  • Mail or Drop Off completed Day Camp form with payment to: Alameda Recreation and Park Department, 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • E-mail completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to arpd@alamedaca.gov
  • Fax completed form with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA to 510-523-4071
  • Register Online - Click here to register online for Trailblazers

Please Note:
Please provide details regarding your child's medical needs and/or any physical, emotional or developmental disabilities they may have.  Safety is of the utmost importance for all ARPD participants.  Providing ARPD with this information is necessary so that we may determine if and how we can safely support your child.  Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis with a Program Supervisor.

Campers are bussed to and from the camp site.

Please do not be late picking up your child on Monday and Wednesday as there is a $1 per minute late fee per child for every minute you are late picking up your child - payable that day.

TRAILBLAZERS DROP OFF AND PICK UP POINTS:
 
Franklin Park
 
Lincoln Park
TRAILBLAZERS (3-Day Session)
August 5 to 7, 2019 - Class #7490
 
Monday, August 5, 2019:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Return to Alameda
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019:
8:30 a.m. to Overnight at Redwood Regional Park
Dinner Provided (Camping Equipment Required)
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019:
Breakfast and Lunch Provided - Swim Day
5:30 p.m. - Return to Alameda
 
Cost Per Person for 3-Day Session
(Includes Transportation)
$254 Alameda Residents / $275 Non-Residents
CLOTHING:
Each camper should be prepared with enough clothing to survive the most probable adverse conditions for this camp:  long pants, boots (sturdy closed-toe shoes), socks (pile or wool), shirts and/or sweaters (have several, including a wool or pile one to utilize the layer system), long underwear, parka or jacket (wind and water resistant) and pile cap and/or sun visor (no sandals, no shorts).  Label all clothing.
 

MEALS:
Campers should eat breakfast before boarding the bus for camp.  Bring a bag lunch for Monday and Tuesday.  Campers will participate in the following cookouts:  Tuesday's dinner and Wednesday's breakfast and lunch.  If campers wish to bring snacks, they should be non-perishable.

 
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:
It is strongly recommended that campers have a physical examination before they attend.  A tetanus or booster shot is also recommended.  Consult your family physician.
 
CAMPER EQUIPMENT:
To make this overnight experience an enjoyable one, campers should bring:  ground cloth, sleeping bag in a waterproof stuff bag, sleeping pad, flashlight, personal toilet items, biodegradable soap, backpack, insect repellent, handkerchief, litter bag, sunscreen and sunglasses.  Optional:  Campers may bring a tent.  ARPD Staff will assist campers with tent set up.
 
EXCURSIONS:
Campers will go swimming (site to be determined) on Wednesday, August 7th.  Bring a swimsuit and towel.
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER:
Camp will meet rain or shine.  In case of rain, rain gear should be included.
 
CAMP RULES:
It is mandatory that campers remain with their Leaders/Groups.  No one is allowed to leave the area without prior arrangement with ARPD Staff.  Campers must abide by all park safety rules, as well as keeping the area clean.

The camper and/or parent/guardian is responsible for any financial responsibility due to vandalism.  There will be NO use of alcohol or illegal drugs.  Violations of any of the above will result in camper being sent home and refunds will not be issued.

A $15 administrative fee per camper per session will be charged for cancellations and any transaction changes (session transfer, bus pick up, camper grouping, etc.)  In the event a session is cancelled by ARPD, full refunds will be issued.  If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so we can contact those on the waiting list.