Mo Ad Camping Trip
August 9-11, 2002
Camp Ross Relles
This year's camping trip is quickly approaching and it promises
to be another great time.
We recently spent part of a day at Camp Ross Relles, our
soon-to-be home-away-from-home. We wanted to let you know what to expect
and what to bring, plus share some pictures we took.
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
-- Heidi and Joey
See pictures of the Ross Relles campgrounds
See pictures of the Ross Relles cabins
See pictures of the Ross Relles
What to expect:
- The camp is about 15 miles from Grass Valley. It is under a three
hour drive from Berkeley (without traffic) and about 6 hours from LA.
Click here for directions.
- We can arrive anytime after 3 pm on Friday, August 9. Another group
will be vacating the camp that morning, and there may be some last minute
cleaning going on until 5 pm.
- We can stay at the camp until Sunday afternoon. However, lunch is
the last meal that will be served.
- The weather is more mild than Sacramento. At that time of year, the
days should be in the 80s-90s and the nights should be in the 60s-70s.
- The camp will be entirely ours. This means we can be as quiet or loud
as we want. We have access to all buildings and facilities 24 hours
a day. The staff is there just for us.
- Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:30, though cereal can be made
available for the early or late risers. Lunch will be at noon. Dinner
will be at 6 pm. The camp also will provide an afternoon snack, and
fruit and drinks are kept out for us at all times.
- The food is supposed to be very good, and we have selected the menu.
Let us know of any special dietary needs or restrictions.
- There are 12 cabins and each family will
get its own.
- Inside the main building is a separate office for our use with desks
and chairs, a pay phone, two refrigerators and a microwave. Washers
and dryers are also in the main building.
- Cell phones do not work at the camp. In addition to the pay phone,
they can give us access to a phone line for internet use.
- There is a convenience store about 10 minutes from the campsite and
Grass Valley is about 20 minutes away.
- If anyone gets hurt or sick, the camp does have an infirmiry with
basic medical supplies. There is a town doctor, fire station and medical
What to bring:
- Linens, towels and pillows. There are bunk beds, but they don't
come with anything on them. You can either put on your own sheets and
blankets or use sleeping bags. There also is space for a crib or an
air mattress if you wish. Remember to bring towels for bathing and for
- Swimsuits. There is a pool on the grounds and a lake nearby.
- Snacks. Meals and snacks are provided, but you may want to
bring some extra. Remember, there is a refrigerator and microwave for
- Bug spray. There are bugs up there, but spray should do the
- Sun screen. It's summer and we'll be outside.
- Games. Many are already provided, but not all pieces may be
- Fishing equipment. The lake is stocked with fish.
- Rafts. The camp does have some for our use at the lake, but
I don't imagine they're too deluxe.
- Softball mitt. There is a baseball diamond if anyone wants