California Forestry Challenge Update

Screenshot of websiteThe California Forestry Challenge is gearing up for 2016, with five events this fall:

Shasta – September 28 to October 1, Mountain Meadows Camp in Shingletown

Sequoia – October 12 to 15, Camp Sequoia Lake

El Dorado – October 26 to 29, Leoni Meadows Camp, Grizzly Flats

San Bernardino – November 9 to 12, Green Valley Lake Christian Camp, Green Valley Lake

Santa Cruz – November 16 to 19, Redwood Christian Park, Boulder Creek

New and Improved for 2016:

  • We have completely overhauled the website (http://forestrychallenge.org), and more content will be added in the coming weeks. If your computer has stored the old website, you may need to “refresh” in order to view the new site (and you will know the difference).  We are currently working on a few glitches, so please be patient.  If you are not seeing information you need now, let me know.
  • The Sequoia Forestry Challenge has moved to a new location, Camp Sequoia Lake, east of Fresno and right off Highway 180. The forested environment at Camp will allow us to stay on site, eliminating the need for busing.  In fact, I think buses will be used at only the Shasta event this year, and we won’t be going far.

2015 Annual Report:

The 2015 Annual Report is hot off the press, and we’re excited about how nice it turned out.  To view it in “Flipbook” format, click here http://anyflip.com/ifjs/ppdd/.

Volunteers Needed for all Events:

If you like to plan ahead, please visit the website and follow the link to the volunteer sign up form at the bottom of the home page.  Keep in mind that your housing and food are covered, and you can be reimbursed for mileage at the volunteer rate of 14 cents per mile.  You are welcome to attend any event(s) that is best for your location, schedule, and interest.  If you’re not sure what your plans are for the fall, don’t worry.  I’ll be sending out a reminder about a month prior to each event.

School Pre-Registration Going on Now:

Teachers are eligible to receive a 50% reduction off their school’s registration fees if they pre-register by May 31.  If you know any teachers in your area who might be interested in participating, please forward this message to them, or give me their name and I’ll be happy to contact them.

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