Channel Islands Campout-May 31- June 2, 2019

  • 31 May 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • 02 Jun 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • 0


Basic registration includes the camping fee and the ferry fee. If you wish to kayak please use the registration button that includes kayaking.

Full payment must be received to hold your space. Please email leader right away if you have questions about this trip or registration.

Channel Islands Campout

at Santa Cruz Island-May 31-June 2, 2019

Join us for a amazing camping and hiking experience on Santa Cruz Island, with an optional unique sea cave kayaking opportunity!  

Campsite and ferry is included in the registration cost.  Sea cave kayaking is an additional cost.  

Fantastic ocean views and great beach time is practically guaranteed at Santa Cruz Island.  The largest of the Channel Islands, Santa Cruz Island is one of the five islands that make up the National Park.  The island is rich in cultural history, magnificent landscapes and unique flora and fauna.  Over 600 plant species, 140 land birds, 11 land mammals and a handful of amphibians and reptiles call the island their home.  The island fox and island scrub-jay are exciting finds, as they are unique to the island.

Please read all the information to make sure this trip is right for you before registering.  

Please read the cancellation policy below before registering.

We will meet in Ventura at the Ventura harbor on May 31st at 12pm sharp to check in for the ferry to Santa Cruz Island which leaves at 1pm.  Parking is available at the harbor. We will arrive on Santa Cruz Island around 2pm.  Our camping weekend ends on June 2nd when are ferry departs at 4pm and returns to Ventura around 5pm

This camp site offers picnic tables, potable water and pit toilets.  No trash can is available on the island, you must pack out your own garbage.  Campfires are not allowed, only enclosed camp stoves are allowed.  Approximate distance to our campground from the pier is just under a mile.  

The trip leader is Beth Bittle.

Cost for camping and ferry:  $100 per person for Rainbow Sierrans members.  $125 Non-members.  Non-members can also become a member before regeistering for $20.  Registration is limited to 25 participants.

Optional sea cave kayaking cost: $155 in addition to the registration fee

Sea Cave Kayaking info:  We will spend around 3 hours kayaking.  This trip is fine for beginning kayakers. We will spend our time exploring the sea caves around Scorpion Anchorage on Santa Cruz Island.  No other park offers as many sea cave kayaking opportunities.  Some of the most beautiful sea caves in the world can be found in this area! 

Pets:  No pets are allowed.  Service animal must get a permit from the park superintendent and send a copy of that permit to the leader before registering.

More info 

Accessibility: The island is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible  

The ferry can not take on board:

  • Gear weighing more than 60 LBS
  • Ice chest can not exceed 60 quarts
  • Rubber rafts
  • Outboard motors
  • Water containers over 3 Gallons
  • Windsurfers or stand-up paddle boards
  • Surfboard over 8 feet in length
  • Any non folding or hard sided  4 wheeled cart/wagon/hand truck.

Registration and Cancellation Policy 

-Confirmed reservations are non-transferable.

-As with any Rainbow Sierrans outing, acceptance of any individual on a trip will be at the discretion of the particular Leader for that trip.

-Once the allowable number of participants has been confirmed, a wait list will be compiled. If a cancellation occurs, individuals will be contacted in the order in which their names appear on the waitlist. Failure to respond within 12 hours will forfeit one’s place on the waitlist. Registration for this trip will close seven days in advance of the trip

-All Campsite/ferry reservations cancellations must be sent via email to the trip leader. Cancellations received before May 1, 2019  will be refunded the registration fee, less $10, if and only if the space can be filled. Otherwise, the full fee will be forfeited.

-Kayak registration cancellations must be sent via email to the trip leader. Cancellations received before May 1, 2019  will be refunded the registration fee, less $35, if and only if the space can be filled. Otherwise, the full fee will be forfeited.

-Cancellations received after May 1, 2019 will forfeit the full registration fee. In all cases, no refunds will be issued until after the scheduled trip.

This is a fundraiser for Rainbow Sierrans



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