1. Where do you camp?
We camp at existing commercial or public campsites. We have camped at Indian Flat, a commercial campground in El Portal which has hot showers and a pool at the nearby lodge. We also have camps planned at Camp 4 (Sunnyside) in Yosemite Valley and at Tuolumne Meadows campground.
2. What ages of kids do you take on Sacred Rok camping trips?
We have taken youth ages 14 to 21.
3. What do you eat at camp?
We have healthy, well balanced and nutritious meals prepared by our camp manager. Campers are given a plate/bowl/cup set and expected to keep track of it including washing it after each meal.
4. What do you do at camp?
We take hikes or walks in Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. We have campfire activities at night. We swim in the Merced River. We are planning horseback riding and also rock climbing instruction.
5. Who can attend Sacred Rok camping trips?
We have taken foster youth and also plan to take youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. We work directly with the agency that is responsible for the youth. In the future we would like to make this opportunity available to other groups such as Boys and Girls Clubs and other youth serving agencies.
6. How much does it cost?
There is no cost to the camper. We seek donations and also ask for support of the agency that is arranging the camping trip.
7. What about safety?
Safety is our highest priority, and we work closely with the adult chaperones and mentor campers to make sure that our safety protocols are followed at all times.
8. Do you have insurance?
Yes, we have liability insurance that covers camping as well as rock climbing instruction.