“Manresa State Beach rewards visitors
with sweeping views of bluff-backed sand and sea, with the Santa Cruz
Mountains to the northwest and the forested hills of the Monterey
Peninsula to the southwest”
To Sign Up
Send email to
know your name, the names of your Trailblazer children who will be attending,
and which nights you will be camping.
Send a deposit check for $25 per person ($50 for father and one
child) payable to:
13466 Debbie Lane
Saratoga, CA 95070
We are anticipating a cost of about $25.00
per person, but we will divide up the costs and settle up at or after the event.
Friday, October 7
Friday night is optional. No activities are planned, but it
will be a great night to spend camping with your child. The crescent moon will
set early, so you may want to plan some stargazing.
You may check in anytime after 2:00. Our
campsites for Friday night are numbers 57, 58, and 59. They are reserved in the
names of Jim Hollenhorst Brian Berg, and Bob Samuels.
Select your own spot in one of our campsites and pitch a
tent. There is a maximum of 8 people per campsite. Bring whatever camping gear you think might be useful for the group and we
will share stoves, lanterns, water jugs, etc. Bring your own Friday dinner,
Saturday breakfast and lunch. In the past, some families set up camp, and then
went out for Friday dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Breakfast – Plan your own breakfast or team up in small
Saturday arrival – please plan to arrive by 10:00, if
possible. Campsites 56, 60, and 61 will be available for Saturday night, in
addition to 57, 58, and 59.
Morning – Fun on the beach – bring sunscreen,
umbrellas, shovels, kites, whatever you and your child enjoy doing
Lunch – Plan your own lunch or team up in small groups.
May we suggest cold cuts?
1:30 Sand castle competition
4:00 Kids break into two groups and plan a skit for the
campfire - Dad's help prepare for dinner
5:45 Dinner organized by Quicksilver Expedition
7:00 Campfire ceremony, skits, awards
8:00 Roast marshmallows and make s'mores
10:00 Campground quiet hours
Sunday, October 9, 2005
7:30 Breakfast organized by Quicksilver Expedition
Free play on the beach
From Highway 1, south of Aptos, San Andreas Road heads southwest and continues
for several miles to Manresa, the first beach access upon reaching the coast.
Saturday 10/08 3:56 AM 3.37 feet High Tide 7:08 AM 2.93 feet Low Tide 1:56 PM 5.33 feet High Tide 9:41 PM 0.09 feet Low Tide
Sunday 10/09 5:41AM 3.38 feet High Tide 7:57 AM 3.21 feet Low Tide 2:54 PM 5.22 feet High Tide
See tide chart below.
Things to Bring
We would appreciate it if each family could bring one small box of firewood for
our group campfire.
Please bring your own food for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday
lunch, and any between meal snacks or drinks. Saturday dinner and Sunday
breakfast will be organized by the Expedition.
Personal Items Don't forget to bring personal eating items (plates, cups, silverware, etc.)
and camping gear. We won't all need to bring stoves, lanterns, and the like, but
bring it if you have it.
Telescope/Binoculars The crescent moon will set before 10:00 PM, so if the sky is clear it should
be a great time to observe the stars and planets. If you have a small telescope,
you might want to bring it along.