Napa Campout

Ranger Training Napa 2015:

The address is 4185 Silverado Trail.
Easiest directions are Hwy 29 north of the City of Napa
Turn Right onto Oak Knoll Avenue (there is a light) (If you get to Yountville you have gone too far)
Follow Oak Knoll Ave East to Silverado Trail (there is a jog in the road at Big Ranch – go left/right)
Turn right (South) onto Silverado Trail and check your odometer. We are 1/2 mile south of Oak Knoll, on the right hand (west) side of the road.

We will have good signage.

This is a camp out/family friendly event.  Guests are welcome to arrive as early as Friday at 3pm and stay until Sunday (anyone left on the property by Monday morning will be put to work in the vineyard).  Family members (of the two legged sort) are welcome.  If you will be camping please RSVP to cobaltkn@gmail.com with your planned arrival time, number in your group and mode of camping. To offset costs of putting on the event the farm is asking for $10/night contribution.

If you are NOT camping, you are still encouraged to stay for the pot luck BBQ after the training on Saturday night.

All vehicles are restricted to the front pasture.  We will have the parking area roped off and driveway blocked.  There will be carts available for people to use if they have camping gear to haul.

Absolutely no outside dogs allowed.  A farm with livestock, is not a good place to bring dogs.  We love dogs but have several and it seems every time we have outsiders somebody gets hurt.

All guests must use the portable toilets.  Our septic system can not handle large groups.  We have two (very nice, very clean) portos available for your groups use.  There is an outdoor sink available for hand washing, tooth brushing etc.  There is also a lovely outdoor shower as well as an indoor shower for campers.

There is a hot tub available.  Guests are asked to rinse off before use. Swimsuits are optional.

The house is off limits to guests with the exception of the kitchen which may be used for food prep (but we ask that the number of people be limited to those actually working).

This is a leave no trace event.  Please take your garbage with you.  We have large co-mingled recycling bins so bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, hard plastics etc can stay but all trash must go. All food scraps can be fed to the chickens.

Because of the drought, no open fires are allowed and smokers are requested to smoke in green zones only.  We have a chiminea for use in the evening.  We have plenty of wood, no need to bring any.  We do have green zone available for fire toys.  Bring your poi, hoops etc.

Please camp in designated areas only.  There are three camp sites:  Outpost Zucchini – car/trailer camping (front of property near the road), Outpost Coyote – walk in camping (in the orchard) and Outpost Cabernet – walk in camping (in the vinyeard)

We have bier keg on tap, contributions to keep the keg full for the weekend are welcome (there is a jar on the keg).

Dining:

BBQ’s are available, charcoal appreciated.

Friday Dinner – casual pot luck, we will just see what happens.

Saturday Breakfast – Communal, please bring simple (quick) breakfast foods to share – bagles, muffins, cereals, fruit etc.

Saturday Lunch – Bring your own (we can place orders at the local deli but need to have order in by Friday afternoon).

Saturday Dinner – Coordinated Pot Luck – Please let hosts know what you will be contributing (meat, side dish, appetizer) cobaltkn@gmail.com

Sunday Breakfast – host will be cooking a frittata please bring other breakfast foods (bacon, juice, bacon, milk, bacon, sausages, coffee beans and bacon)