Memorial Day Weekend Campout-3 nights-May 24-27, 2019

  • 24 May 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • 27 May 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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  • This scholarship was established in the memory of Angie Romagnoli, and is intended for a Rainbow Sierrans member who might otherwise not be able to join a camping trip due to financial constraints. Please contact Anita at if interested.
  • Registration for trip leaders only.


Memorial Day Weekend Campout

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

 3 nights, May 24-27, 2019

Registration goes live 7am April 6, 2019

Welcome to the Rainbow Sierrans’ Memorial Day camping trip!  We are excited to offer you an adventure that includes sleeping under the world’s largest trees.  Calaveras State Park is home to the massive Giant Sequoias. They are native only to the western slope of our Sierra Nevada mountains.  You will be camping among two groves of these magnificent trees.

Calaveras Big Trees campgrounds might be the most beautiful you’ve ever stayed in. Imagine camping amongst thousand year old giant sequoia trees in a cool, High Sierra campsite located at a 4,000-ft elevation. The scenery is gorgeous, the giant sequoias spectacular, the fragrance of pines and incense cedars glorious, and the wildlife abundant. In addition, camping at Big Trees gives you access to over 6,400 acres of forest, the Stanislaus River and Beaver Creek, two groves of giant sequoias, a visitors center and museum.In addition to exploring the popular Giant Sequoia groves (forest bathing anyone?), the park features a variety hikes and attractions including the Stanislaus River and lava formations.

A bit further afield you have access to the high Sierra with many hiking options including the Pacific Crest Trail.  Depending on weather we might encounter snow still at the higher elevations and beautiful wildflower displays at lower elevations.

So come and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Rainbow Sierrans.  There is sure to be good food (potluck!), great hikes and some lively evenings around the campfire.

Your Camping Crew

Fine Print:  Please read the following information to make sure this trip is right for you before registering.

Cost:  $60 per person for Rainbow Sierrans members;  Nonmembers can register after joining Rainbow Sierrans. Registration is limited to 35 participants, each participant must register separately.

Pets:  No pets are allowed.  Even emotional support or therapy animals are not permitted.  If in doubt, contact leader before signing up.

Campground amenities:   North Grove Upper Group Campsite includes picnic tables, bear-proof food lockers,  metal fire pit with grill and a water spigot. Flush toilets and pay showers are nearby.

Medical Information:  We will be asking for medical information during registration.  This allows the trip leaders to be informed of the medical conditions you may have prior to an unexpected crisis.  This information is kept confidential.

Cancellation:  read entire cancellation policy before registering: 

 Outing Registration and Cancellation Policies

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