JOIN A FAMILY GROUP CAMPOUT AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK
3 day desert fun camping trip
Families who love to camp & want to learn how to camp!
Up to 5 families
$549 $349 per family (includes national park visitor fee, group campsite reservation, nature workshops, wilderness training & family-friendly activities!)
GROUP SIZE ·
October 29 - 31, 2021
2.5 hours from LA
Not allowed at camp or on trails
DETAILED ITINERARY COMING SOON!
WHY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK?
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most special places to camp on the West Coast. The park is located at the intersection of the Mojave & Colorado desert, and is named after gnarly, native Yucca brevifolia, aka Joshua trees. The park is too hot to camp during the summer, but we're partnering with the Joshua Tree National Park Association's Desert Institute, a local nonprofit, to host a fall group campout for families who are new to camping.
This trip is designed to help parents:
Enjoy sleeping outdoors with the family
Navigate wilderness safety & camping gear
Learn about desert ecosystems & wildlife
Meet other outdoorsy families!
Explore fascinating rock formations during the day & go stargazing at night at our family-friendly desert campout at Joshua Tree National Park. Nature awaits!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP
A three-day group campsite reservation at the exclusive Lost Horse Campground
Family activities, like arts & crafts, foxtail, camp games & more
Nature walks led by former park rangers & Desert Institute volunteers
Hands-on wilderness training offered by the Desert Institute, a local nonprofit
A thoughtfully designed family-friendly trip itinerary
A supportive community of outdoorsy parents & nature lovers
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING
The goal is to help you get the hang of car camping, so in the spirit of learning the ropes, you'll need to pack:
Your own camping gear (we'll provide the packing list!)
Your favorite camping foods (we'll share recipes!)
You & your family
An open mind
And a sense of humor
That's it! Got questions or suggestions? Email us at email@example.com.
WHY IS THERE AN APPLICATION?
It's a quick application, but it helps to know what everyone's experience levels are when it comes to hiking & camping. We also want to create an environment where everyone feels safe, open & welcome on this trip so learning more about you helps us create a positive experience for everyone.
DO I HAVE TO BRING MY OWN GEAR?
Yep! The spirit of this trip is to show you how to camp, regardless of what kind of gear you have. If you're looking to try out camping, you can rent gear from places like:
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any gear-related questions!
WILL ACTIVITIES BE TODDLER-FRIENDLY?
Absolutely! We'll design the programming to match the needs of families who sign up, so all kids are welcome.
WHAT IF WE GET BAD WEATHER?
Weather can be unpredictable when it comes to camping trips. We'll make the trip happen whether there's rain or wind, but if there are smoky skies, you'll receive a 100% refund.
HOW ABOUT LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATIONS?
Life happens, but since this is a group trip, we care about whether you're there! Try your best to clear your schedule before committing to this trip. Partial refunds (50%) will be offered to those who cancel more than a week before the trip due to illness or injury. Full refunds will be provided for those who have a change of plans at least 30 days before the trip.
I'VE GOT MORE QUESTIONS!
Ask away! Send Yvonne Leow a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
As of July 2021, campfires are not allowed within Joshua Tree National Park due to drought & wildfire conditions. This may be lifted by the time of our campout, and we'll update this page if/when it does!
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NATURE NEVER SLEEPS,
AND NEITHER DO WE.
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