Camp Grounded – Summer Camp For Adults | Session 1

Camp Grounded – Summer Camp For Adults | Session 1
Event on 2014-06-06 11:30:00
CAMP GROUNDED – SUMMER CAMP FOR ADULTS : JUNE 6th-9th in Anderson Valley. All details can be found at Where grown-ups go to unplug, getaway and be kids again. 200+ lucky campers will take over this nostalgic restored scouts camp to celebrate what it means to be alive.Trade in your computer, cell phone, Instagrams, clocks, schedules and work-jargon for an off-the-grid weekend of pure unadulterated fun; yoga, hikinh, archery, bonfires, marshmallows, capture the flag, creative workshops, stargazing, talent show and more. Together we'll create a community where money is worth little… and individuality, self expression, friendship, freedom and memories are valued most.   *The first 200 tickets will be released for each camp session.**Once a session is filled, villages will be organized and cabin/tenting availability will be assessed.***Potential additional spots will be released to those on a waitlist and then announced publicly. 

Where is Camp Grounded?

Camp Grounded will take place at Camp Navarro:

901 Masonite Industrial Road

Navarro, California 95463


Camp Navarro is a (100+ years) historic Logging/Boy Scout Camp located in the redwoods of the Anderson Valley in southern Mendocino County, 2 1⁄2 hrs. north of San Francisco. It is on approximately 80 acres of privately owned, pristine natural beauty, surrounded by private woodlands and state forests.



If you need to cancel for any reason, you must notify us by Saturday, May 3rd 2014 for a partial refund. Tickets cancelled before February 3rd, 2014 will receive a refund less 25% of your purchased ticket price; tickets cancelled between February 3rd and May 3rd will receive a refund less 50% of your purchased ticket price. There will be no refunds or transfers after May 3rd.

Switching Sessions

Switching from one session to another is definitely possible, though, it depends on your timing. This is determined by the availability and price of the tickets that are available to you in the new desired session (as we've allotted a certain number of early bird discounts/scout's honor/etc per session). If you decide you want to transfer to another session, and spots are available in that session, you'll need to pay the difference between the ticket price you have purchased and the one that is available in the session you'd like to transfer to. Requests to switch sessions must be made in writing to and must be made prior to May 3rd.



If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must notify us and do so before May 3rd; there will be a transfer processing fee. In addition, this transfer must be able to take your same accommodation (a female camper cannot transfer their ticket to a male camper, unless they are BYOT – bring their own tent – or – unless their is space availble in another village, on a case by case basis).  Cancellations and transfer requests must be in in writing, preferably by email to


If you cannot attend and do not notify us by May 3rd, your contribution will go towards a scholarship fund. 


After May 3rd 2014, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


In the unlikely event that a session is cancelled, we will refund all tickets. We will not, however, be able to refund flight, hotel, or other purchases people may make. Listed workshops, activities, camp location and gate times are confirmed — however, all programming, times and camp location is subject to change.  Purchase of a ticket indicates that you have read and agree to comply with this cancellation policy. This policy is subject to change; all registered attendees will be notified of any changes.


——————————————————————————————————– When does Camp Grounded start?

Camp gates opens at 11:30am on Friday, June 6th.

Camper check-in and onsite registration is from 11:30am-3:30pm. Please arrive on time.

We will close the gates to camp once programming and orientation begins.

Only those who have notified us ahead of time that they will be late, will be given the opportunity for a late check-in.
What time does the programming/orientation begin.

Programming begins at 4:30pm on June 6th.
When does Camp Grounded end?

Camp comes to a close on Monday, June 9th, at 11:45am.
Can I arrive after Friday? Is there late entry?

No. We close the gate after Friday’s registration. However, we understand that emergencies happen so we can be flexible on a case by case basis.

Can I leave early?

Although campers are allowed to leave early, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire experience. Camp Grounded is so much fun that if you are planning on leaving early, you'll probably want to change your mind once camp starts. We recommend that you plan accordingly and take both Friday and Monday off of work. If you’ll need to leave early, please inform your counselor so we don’t go looking for you in the woods!
Are there “in’s and out’s?”

No. Once you leave camp, we’ll have to say goodbye.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. It is for adults only. This is an 18+ event
Can I bring my children to camp?

No. It is for adults only.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Just like when you were a kid, camp registration is non-transferrable (you can't just sell your camp ticket to a friend). After we receive your payment, we will send you a "Camper Registration Packet" where you will fill in your personal information; such as camper name, contact information, interests, mailing address (so we can send you a packing list and other goodies before camp) and other standard campy-ish questions to make your experience this summer awesome. 


If you are paying for someone else’s camp registration, no sweat! We will send you one registration packet per/spot booked, so if you are booking for a friend (or group of friends), a family member or a gf/bf/partner – you'll have the chance to register each individual camper. 


Can I update my registration information?

A few months prior to camp, we'll send you an official Camper Registration Packet. This will be your opportunity to update your registration information. 
What if the name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee? Is that okay?

At Camp Grounded, we only let in campers that are on the list and registered ahead of time. You’ll need a valid ID (license/passport) that matches up with the name on our list of registered campers.

 What do I need to bring?

Pack light, smart and campy. We'll send you an entire packing list once you register to give you details on what to expect, prepare you for the themed meals and a glimpse into your time under the redwoods. In short… a good attitude, sunscreen, a sleeping bag, sheets, pillow, blanket, towel, bathing suit… your favorite musical instruments, a book or two, something to share with your village, a favorite poster and family photos to make camp your "home"… toiletries, bug spray, medication and more…" we'll send you a packing list about a month before camp.

 What kind of technology can i bring into camp?

None. No digital technology allowed. Cellphones, gameboys, computers, digital cameras, camcorders, watches, iPods, iPads, eBooks, Kindles, and other mobile devices are not allowed. For the safety and security of your devices (and to keep you accountable so you don’t sneak off to check Facebook or climb a tree seeking cell service), we’ll be checking all devices that you bring into our secure offices for the duration of the camp.
Can I bring a camera?

Digital Cameras are prohibited. Film cameras, polaroids, disposable cameras are encouraged.
What if there is an emergency?

We have a camp phone and internet for staff and emergency needs. In addition, we  have trained professional medical care and an infirmary available on site.

 What if there is an emergency back home and someone needs to reach me?

We will provide you with our camp emergency contact information. Before camp, we will provide this information for you to give to your family and friends in case of emergency.

 What kind of food will be served? Will there be vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and allergy specific options?

YES. Our food is PRIMARILY ALL gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Our chefs will be serving up healthy and delicious meals reminiscent of your favorite childhood dishes. We believe in the philosophy of holistic nutrition- the ability to eat and heal the body through food.

Our team cooks with the best ingredients- natural, locally grown, cage free, cruelty-free and nothing but love and care into the food produced. We ensure that every meal will have an option for everyone. In your Camper Registration, you will have the opportunity to specify your diet, needs, restrictions and allergies.
What are the accommodations?

Camp Grounded has 9 villages, each with a varied number of open-faced (three walls and a ceiling) cabins, with each open-faced cabin containing four bunkbeds (sleeping eight in each). Campers will bring their own sheets, sleeping bags, pillows, blankets and toiletries… just like camp. Campers will also be assigned to their village and villages are separated based on gender identity. Although bunking is assigned, sneaking out is highly encouraged.
What about Showers and Bathrooms?

Campers will share communal bathrooms and showers (private stalls), with designated areas for men and women.
Can I stay with my friends?

In the Camper Registration, you will have the opportunity to list three to four friends you’d like to be bunked with. We’ll do our best to match you up, so you can enjoy the week with some of your friends, while meeting new people.
Can I share a bunk in a village with my partner/wife/boyfriend/etc?

No. We will be assigning couples/partners/etc to separate cabins villages ~ just like it was when you went to camp as a kid.
BYOT – I really want to sleep in the same bed/tent as my partner/wife/etc. Can I bring a tent for us to share

We will be assigning you each to your own Village and bunks, however, if you decide to sleep in a personal tent (in the personal tenting area) – the camp director won't even know. What's important is that for specific activities and camp ice breakers/competitions, that you stay with and check-in with your assigned village (though all programming is optional, yet of course, highly encouraged). At night, when you "sneak out" to your tent with each other (or walk down the path holding hands and whistling the camp theme song), the counselors and director won't be bothered… in fact, it's encouraged.

Is transportation included?

No. Your registration for Camp Grounded includes your three night stay as a camper, all programming and food. Getting up to Camp Navarro in Anderson Valley is the responsibility of the campers.
Carpooling / Rideshares / Buses

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we encourage and support carpooling, rideshares and group buses. Though we will not be directly coordinating. We'll be posting and sending out rideshare links and carpool forums once campers begin to registers. Rides from the SF Bay Area and LA should not be a problem as there will be plenty of cars coming up. In addition, as the date nears, we'll include information about other forms of transportation – such as buses, artcars and caravans.
What airport should I fly into?

We recommend that you fly into San Francisco or Oakland (if you are going to carpool or catch a ride with someone else), or Sacramento and Santa Rosa. We suggest that you land either the night before or early in the morning on the 6th to give you plenty of time to make your way to camp, especially if you are carpooling. Though we won't be directly providing rides to Camp Grounded, there are going to be tons of people coming from the bay area and carpooling up.
Can I bring a dog or my favorite pet?

No. Animals are not allowed onto the camp grounds. An exception is made only for patrons with Service Animals. Patrons requiring further Service Animal assistance will need to specify in their follow-up Camper Registration.
Is there going to be alcohol?

No. This is just like summer camp when you were a kid. Don’t expect a happy hour or cocktail welcome reception. Drugs and alcohol are not allowed, and will be confiscated at registration.
What about illegal substances?

Camp Grounded is a drug free event. Anyone caught with or doing any illegal substances will be escorted from the camp and may face legal consequences.
Can i Participate?

Yes. We love community participation. In fact, most of our staff and counselors are volunteers. As space is extremely limited, please register as a camper and when you fill out the Camper Registration survey – you’ll have the opportunity share some ways that you might like to get involved and volunteer before, during and/or after camp.

 Can I do a work/trade?

Unfortunately, we do not have any work/trade spots open at this point. We recommend that you register as a camper and when we release our workshop application for campers who are looking to contribute, you can apply to share your skills, lead a workshop or contribute in some capacity to the programming.

 Can I lead a workshop/elective?

We recommend that you register as a camper and when we release our workshop application for campers who are looking to contribute, you can apply and share your skills/ideas/program/workshop. We will do our best to include as many campers’ workshops and sessions into our program, though not all electives will be included in our curated programming. Though even if we don’t officially include you in our schedule, you will have plenty of free-time to share your passions and connect with other campers throughout the weekend. 

 Are Healing + Workshops Included?

All Workshops, Bodywork, and Healing services are included in the price of your entry. Take advantage of learning a new skill, broadening your comfort zone and/or meet inspiring teachers and fellow students. These workshop leaders and healers are all volunteering their time and energy in sharing their gifts with you.

 Are all body workers licensed or certified that attend and offer services at Camp Grounded?

No. Many are, but just like summer camp, many participants will find themselves giving and/or receiving massage. We ask all practitioners who are unlicensed or uninsured to refrain from heavy pressure and/or any structural work. We encourage participants to develop a relationship and communicate your needs, concerns, and any questions prior to enjoying the healing arts. 


If you bring garbage or packaging we ask that you plan to pack it out when you leave. Water is provided on site so no need for disposable plastic water bottles – in fact, we discourage the use of plastic water containers as they are not only poisonous but destructive to the Earth. Please plan to bring a reusable bottle or you can purchase one from the camp canteen.





Purchase of a Camp Grounded ticket indicates that you have read and agree to comply with the Camp Grounded cancellation policy. 




This policy is subject to change; all registered campers will be notified of any changes.

at Camp Navarro / Anderson Valley

Navarro, United States

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