Driving directions to Camp Ravencliff
80 miles - about 1.5 hrs
Take Highway 101 South to the Redway Exit 642 (73 miles) onto Redwood Drive
Follow Redwood Drive for 2 to 3 minutes.
Turn right onto Briceland Road and follow it as it curves around for about 2 miles.
You'll cross the South Fork of the Eel River. Immediately after the bridge, turn right into a dirt parking lot.
Pass through a white gate and travel a bumpy dirt road for two miles - up over the hill. This takes about ten minutes.
Continue downhill after you see the Camp Ravencliff sign, we'll unload at the basketball hoops.
We leave Monday, August 26th for a four-night trip to Camp Ravencliff outside of Redway. We are carpooling, please let me know if your student needs a ride.
Camp Ravencliff has little red cabins along the South Fork of the Eel River. Each cabin has ten bunk beds. There is a big kitchen, a game room, and several classroom spaces. We’ll spend our days doing some hands-on science, writing our student handbook and updating our Constitution, exploring the river, getting to know each other, and setting some goals for the year. There will be a regular schedule with “school” assignments, but there will also be a lot of fun.
Monday, August 26th:
8:15 Arrive at school. Paperwork and check-in.
9:00 Leave from Laurel Tree Learning Center. Carpool to Camp Ravencliff
11:00 Arrive at camp, eat our sack lunch, unpack, go over boundaries, go swimming at the river.
Join the daily schedule in progress –
8:45 Cabin inspections
9:00- 10:00 We’ll break into five groups for activities, including planning our projects for the year,
reviewing and writing legislation, mediation training, cooking class, art and science activities.
10:15 -11:15 Rotate groups
11:30 – 12:30 Rotate groups
1:00 Literacy hour – writing, reading or thinking (also called napping) in your bunk.
2:00 River time! Put on your sunscreen, grab your water bottle and we’ll swim, play,
hunt for frogs and turtles, etc.
4:15–5:15 Afternoon Rotation
5:15-6:15 Afternoon Rotation
8:00 Campfire/committee presentations.
9:00 Get ready for bed, read aloud time.
10:00 Lights out! Special late night sessions for High School planning.
Thursday, August 29th
9-11 Poster making session in tribes/get the game set up.
11:30-5:30 Wildcraft Game!
Friday, August 30th
8:00 Breakfast and clean-up
10:00 All gear out and ready to be loaded into cars, campground clean.
12:00 Arrival at Laurel Tree. .
Emergency numbers: Brenda’s Cell phone (707) 498-1770, Camp Ravencliff (925) 667-2231