HSC Campouts


CAMPOUT REGISTRATION PROCESS

Registration:  Your HSC membership must be up to date before registering for campouts. Refunds will be given for cancellations, less a non-refundable $15 cancellation fee, only if we are able to fill your space.

The FIRST step in the process is pre-registration. By pre-registering, your entire family will have spaces allocated for them.

Following your pre-registration, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to complete full registration for the campout. Those who are on the waiting list at that point will also be notified.

The pre-registration date and time will be announced on the HSC campers Facebook group, the HSC Facebook group, the HSC yahoogroups email list, and the HSC campers yahoogroups list.

To pre-register, go to the HSC website at www.hsc.org on or after the announced registration opening date and time.

Your SECOND step in the process will be to finish the full registration, which includes payment and form completion. If you do not complete the second step within 48 hours of notification, you will automatically be moved to the waiting list.

If you are bringing children not your own, a parent or guardian of the child will need to complete the campout registration, including a separate liability release form. Additionally, a medical release form (found here http://hsc.org/liability-form.html) must be completed by a parent or guardian, and the adult bringing the child must have two copies of the medical release (one for self and one for campout host) during the campout.


HSC offers GROUP campouts and generally expects all families camping with us to camp in the group site as arranged by HSC.  Since HSC bases our camping prices on the number of campers expected in the group site, it can create a financial hardship for HSC if people choose to make their own reservations in individual sites. Under some conditions, it may be necessary for some campers to be in individual sites rather in the group site. If you have special circumstances that require you to reserve your own individual site, you may still be able to participate in our group, but this must be arranged with HSC as soon as possible and at least two weeks before the campout.

If you do arrange with HSC to be in an individual site, we will need some required forms and a $25 participation fee which must be filled in online and paid online at least 2 weeks prior to the campout.

Instructions for filling out the forms and paying your participation fee will be given to you when you make arrangements with HSC for individual site camping.

Remember, if you are in an individual site, you must still make sure that your children are under the direct supervision of a responsible adult whenever they are in the group site.

If you would like to arrange to camp in an individual site, please email HSC at: hsc-campouts@hsc.org.


Visiting for a day-
We love to have you! Please let the Host or the Camp Coordinator know and we will explain to you how to complete your required forms online before your visit.  No fee required.





February 3-8:   Camp Krem, Santa Cruz Mountains

March 8-13:   Joshua Tree National Park

May 10-17:  Idyllwild

June 17-24:   Mono Hot Springs

August 6-9:   HSC Conference

September 10-17:   Lava Beds

October 11-18:   Pismo State Beach


-Located East of Los Angles

Popular Idyllwild Park, located on the perimeter of the eclectic mountain village of Idyllwild, boasts 202 acres of beautiful open space, mature forest, breathtaking hiking trails, and a fascinating Nature Center. Recognized as one of America’s cleanest forests, Idyllwild is a perfect venue for reconnecting with family, friends, nature, and the slower pace of small town mountain life.

A short walk into town offers spectacular dining, leisurely shopping, and a variety of entertainment experiences served up with a small town vibe. I The Idyllwild area certainly lives up to its name: an idyllic destination set amid the truly beautiful wilderness of the San Jacinto Mountains. With so many different attractions, the only challenge is deciding whether to try to find time for everything or simply do nothing at all!


-Located East of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Mono Hot Springs Campground sits above Kaiser Pass in the High Sierra, on the South Fork of the San Joaquin River in an area known for its hot mineral baths. The campground is at an elevation of 6,700 feet. It is a great base for exploring the nearby Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas or for simply relaxing and enjoying the scenery.  There are three natural hot springs a short walk from our campsite. Take a dip in the refreshing San Joaquin river which runs through our camp site. Doris Lake is a short walk away and is lots of fun to swim in.  There are many opportunities for fishing in the nearby river and lakes.

 

Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!

 

Pismo State Beach offers all kinds of attractions: hiking, swimming, surf fishing, and digging for the famous Pismo clam. There are tree-lined dunes and the beach is popular with bird watchers. The park has the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S. The North Beach campground is only a short walk to the town of Pismo Beach.  This classic beach town is located on California's famous central coast, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast and 101 Highways. Pismo Beach offers long white beaches for taking a pleasant stroll or for just enjoying the spectacular views of the Pismo Beach sunset. Enjoy Pismo Beach's great weather and fabulous area wineries. Prefer to be more active?  Surfing, body boarding, or fishing from our 1200-foot pier can all be part of a Pismo Beach. Take a leisurely walk on our award-winning boardwalk adjacent to the Pismo Beach pier. Shop at the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets, and be sure to visit the California Welcome Center while there.