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Thread #162590 Message #3885122
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Oct-17 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Camp New Harmony 2017-18:Workshop Signup
Subject: RE: Camp New Harmony 2017-18:Workshop Signup
Here's the official word on the new location for Camp Harmony:
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 10:05:44 PM PDT, Margaret Miles via Harmony wrote:
As you are probably aware, Camp Newman will not be availablefor this
year's Camp Harmony due to the devastating fires.? We are grateful
that staff were safely evacuated, and the camp is planning to rebuild.
We are very sad to lose a place with so many happy memories, but we
agree with the Camp Newman staff who said that community is more about
the people than the place, and so the Camp Harmony Committee has
worked to find a solution so we can still hold our annual community
?We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding Camp Harmony
at Monte Toyon this year.? We researched and evaluated a number of
alternative locations.? Monte Toyon, located near Aptos, is available
during the dates for Camp Harmony, is within our price range, and has
facilities that are accessible for our members.? Please visit their
website http://www.uccr.org/camp/ monte-toyonfor details about the
Given the short notice, we are very fortunate that Monte Toyon staff
are willing to give up their normal winter vacation to make their camp
available to us, so please be sure to thank them.
While there was no site with all the advantages of Camp Newman, the
committee felt it would be better to have a camp with limitations than
no camp at all. The site is a beautiful spot in the redwoods. But it
is smaller than Camp Newman and has room for far fewer campers.? There
are no private rooms, and some people will have to sleep in upper
bunks. Most likely, everyone will have to share a room with at least 2
or 3 others.
All bedroom buildings have men's and women's bathrooms with showers
within the building. There is an option to sleep off site with meals
served on site, at a lower cost. There are also a very few spots for
tents, but at the same fee as those sleeping in bunks. RVs are not
The site's accessibility for people with mobility or other limitations
is generally very good, and the kitchen will accommodate dietary
We have sent emails to all who have already registered,offering them the option to keep, cancel, or modify their reserved place. Thosewho cancel by the deadline stated in the email will receive a full refund.
Once we?ve heard from those already registered, we will reopen registration. Sincespace is limited at our temporary alternate location, people who register aftercamp is full will be put on a waiting list pending additional cancellations. ??Please check the Harmony listserv, the sffmc.orgwebsite, and the SFFMC Facebook page for the latest information.