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Driving directions to Camp Ravencliff


80 miles - about 1.5 hrs


  1. Take Highway 101 South to the Redway Exit 642  (73 miles) onto Redwood Drive

  2. Follow Redwood Drive for 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Turn right onto Briceland Road and follow it as it curves around for about 2 miles.

  4. You'll cross the South Fork of the Eel River. Immediately after the bridge, turn right into a dirt parking lot.

  5. Pass through a white gate and travel a bumpy dirt road for two miles - up over the hill.  This takes about ten minutes.

  6. 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 –


Daily Schedule:

8:00 Breakfast

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

12:30 Lunch

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.

4:00 Snack

4:15–5:15 Afternoon Rotation

5:15-6:15  Afternoon Rotation

6:30 Dinner

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


Camp Ravencliff

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