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Update - 2016 Sept 3rd - Sept 5th Camp map, directions

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'FAMILY CAMP at YOSEMITE ‘- 11401 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, CA 95321

From San Jose take Hwy 680 north to 580 east, towards Stockton. Stay on Hwy 580 to the 580-205 split. Take 205 towards Tracy. Exit onto Hwy 120 East towards Manteca. Take the Hwy 99 north exit . Take the first exit on 99 (Yosemite Avenue/120). Turn right at the signal onto Hwy 120 East towards Yosemite. Stay on Hwy 120 until it merges with 108. About 24 miles East of Oakdale, at Yosemite Junction, you MUST turn RIGHT to continue on 120. Follow Hwy 120 through Chinese Camp, Big Oak Flat, Groveland and Buck Meadows. Two miles past Buck Meadows you will cross a large bridge. One hundred yards past the bridge you will turn left onto Cherry Lake Road (Note: There is a sign on the right-hand side of the road for Cherry Lake Road and San Jose Camp). Turn left and follow the road for about ½ a mile to the camp's main entrance. At the “Y”, keep to the right. Follow the directional signs towards the registration parking area, along the paved road. Then turn left into camp and continue towards the registration parking area.


SABA Islamic Family Camp


Where

FAMILY CAMP at YOSEMITE- 11401 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, CA 95321 is located in the heart of the Sierras near Yosemite National Park, just east of Groveland, California. The Family Camp is situated on 47 acres of leased land from the U.S. Forest Service. The Stanislaus National Forest and the middle fork of the Tuolumne River serve as the scenic backdrop to this mountain playground.
It’s about 146 miles from SABA Center in San Jose.

When

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Monday, September 5th, 2016

Fun Activities

Available activities include:
- childrens play area/kids activities
- guided hiking tours
- volleyball
- basketball
- soccer
- fishing (bring your own gear)
- swimming

Spiritual Activities


Camp Duties

This year every camper from ages 12 to 49 is required to sign up for a minimum of three camp duties. This allows everyone the opportunity to contribute to the camp's success and to foster community bonds while gaining Sawaab and Barakat. Many different duties are available, so you are sure to find something that you’ll enjoy doing. Each duty will require between 1/2 hour to 1 hour of your time, depending on the duty.

These duties include helping with:
- sports and fun activities
- spiritual activities
- loading and unloading the truck
- cooking in the kitchen
- serving food
- cleaning up
- camp fire activities

What to bring

Please remember to pack the following items:
- Quran,turbas,chadors etc
- casual and warm clothing (layers)
- jacket/sweater for campfire
- tennis shoes, hiking shoes
- hat/sunglasses
- towel
- shower slippers
- sleeping bag/blanket and pillow,
- flashlights with fresh batteries/lanterns
- bug/mosquito repellent lotion or spray,
- sunscreen,
- personal hygiene supplies (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.),
- rain gear (just in case),
- optional: folding chairs and picnic mats,
- optional: camera, sports gear, badminton rackets and shuttlecock
- phone calling cards,
- sheets for extra privacy in the cabins

Lodge campers:
- water can (aftabey) for your bathroom.

Tent campers:
- Bed and mattress is provided by facility
- Bring your own sheets,comforters/blankets.


Driving Directions

Family Camp at Yosemite ‘- 11401 Cherry Lake Rd, Groveland, CA 95321 From San Jose take Hwy 680 north to 580. Then take Route 580 East, towards Stockton. Stay on Hwy 580 to the 580-205 split. Stay to the left, taking 205 towards Tracy. Follow Hwy 205 until it merges onto North bound I-5. Stay in the right lane and exit onto Hwy 120 East towards Manteca. Take the Hwy 99 north exit (left lane). Take the first exit on 99 (Yosemite Avenue/120). Turn right at the signal onto Hwy 120 East towards Yosemite. Stay on Hwy 120 through the towns of Escalon and Oakdale, where 120 merges with 108. About 24 miles East of Oakdale, at Yosemite Junction, you MUST turn RIGHT to continue on 120. Follow Hwy 120 through Chinese Camp, Big Oak Flat, Groveland and Buck Meadows. Two miles past Buck Meadows you will cross a large bridge. One hundred yards past the bridge you will turn left onto Cherry Lake Road (Note: There is a sign on the right-hand side of the road for Cherry Lake Road and San Jose Camp). Turn left and follow the road for about ½ a mile to the camp's main entrance. At the “Y”, keep to the right. Follow the directional signs towards the registration parking area, along the paved road. Then turn left into camp and continue towards the registration parking area.

Accommodation

The family camp offers 50 large tents that can accomodate upto 6 people each.Includes beds,mattresses.Bring your own pillow,sheets and blankets. A small number of tents have electricity and preference will be given to families with elderly members.

There are 6 cabins that can accomodate upto 4 people each.They come with beds and mattresses only.

Please note we will try to accommodate as many families as possible together, however we most likely have to separate smaller families into male and female cabins.
So if you want guaranteed stay with your family please choose a tent.No personal tents allowed.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to request payment reduction or waiver.

The camp is organized by volunteers for the enjoyment of SABA members and their families.Our primary goal is to make this trip fun and affordable, and we do our best to keep the price as low as possible. SABA does not intend to make any monitory profit nor incur any loss for holding the camp. To make it affordable for all families, camp fees are subsidized. Please donate generously to help SABA with camp expenses. It will help SABA to continue holding such camps in future at affordable prices for all members.


Price

Early Bird Special until 7th July - Adult $98 Child $58 (6-12yrs) .Can check in on Friday night at no additional cost.A light meal will be seved.There will be no programs on Friday night.
Regular price after 7th July - Adult $112 Child $72

All prices include food and accomodation.Details to be provided soon.

Cleaning and Security Deposit

For all campers we require a $50 per application deposit for cleaning. Once a staff member verifies that your area is clean and packed up on time you will be reimbursed the deposit (may take 2 weeks after checkout).

Why are we charging cleaning deposit?
In the past we had several incidents that cabins were left in an unacceptable conditions or trash were scattered all over the place. Please note leaving the cabins or camp dirty makes us pay fines for cleaning and losing our security deposit. For this camp we have to pay penalties if we leave the camp late or leave the camp dirty. That's why we are forced to charge the deposit. Please remember this simple rule, keep the camp clean from day one and be on time on your check out day!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Aug 19th,2016. 50% refund will be issued.After Aug 19th, 2016 no refunds will be issued.The refunds will be credited within 2 weeks after camp is concluded.

SABA Camping Rules & Regulations:

You must agree to the following rules to attend the camp. Please also note, we reserve the right to refuse the camp to anybody at any point without specifying a reason, solely based on the discretion of the camp manager, and depending on when this may happen, no refund may be issued. Our goal is to provide a relaxing, friendly and safe environment for all the attending campers.

1. Everyone is expected to make a sincere effort to make this camping event pleasant for everyone. No one may disturb the peace or behave in a way to endanger the safety of anyone in the camp. No fighting, swearing or inappropriate behavior will be tolerated and anyone violating this will be asked to leave and forfeit their deposit.
2. Everyone is expected to strictly observe Islamic etiquette and rules. Both men and women are required to observe Islamic hijab and dress code at all times.
3. No smoking throughout the camp.
4. No firecrackers, paint ball guns, BB guns, or firearms are allowed at the camp.
5. Vehicles are not permitted on any road other than the main road. Park vehicles in designated areas only. The speed limit in camp is 5 MPH. Passengers may not be transported in vehicles not intended for passengers (eg., pick-up truck bed). All passengers must wear seat belts. No dirt bikes, ATVs or other off-road recreational vehicles.
6. Office phones are not available for use by group. There is a pay phone available outside of the office. A calling card is required for usage. In an emergency, dial 911.
7. The ropes course and climbing wall are OFF-LIMITS, except for participants who have signed up for this activity, during the scheduled time.
8. Climbing trees, cabins, buildings, and roofs is prohibited.
9. Railroad trestles are off-limits.
10. Please contact the organizing committee if you have any complaints or suggestions. Please inform the organizers first and do not take any actions yourself.
11. Upon arrival you need to register with the camp organizers. You may not leave the camp or go out for private trips without first informing the camp organizers.
12. Do not create any fires in the camp or in the surrounding forest. There will be a campfire organized every evening for everyone. Please make sure that you and your children do not play with matches or fire in the camp.
13. Everyone must comply with the quiet time requirements as instructed by camp organizers.
14. Everyone is required to attend prayers and main gathering events.
15. Anyone below 18 MUST be accompanied by at least one adult.
16. Participants must follow all the rules and regulations of Camp Mendocino.
17. All parents are responsible for any damage (breakage or graffiti) caused by their children inside or around the camp property.
18. Absolutely no moving of furniture.
19. Everyone must keep their area clean and not litter anywhere in the campsite, otherwise they will not receive their deposit. Remember that we are representing Islam.
20. Any arguments should be resolved by the camp manager or Dr. Abidi.

How to Register for the Camp

The registration will be on Eventbrite and the link will be posted by June 28th 2016.

 
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