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Wilderness Skills Outdoor Adventure

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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One event on March 7, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on March 28, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on April 29, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on May 16, 2024 at 9:30 am

Hello Everyone.  There’s a lot of information here, so please read it all.  (Also since there is a lot of info here, please let me know if it looks like I might have made a mistake somewhere).  The information at the beginning is general information for all of the outings,  and towards the bottom I will add more specific  details for each outing as the information becomes available.  The specifics of each outing can’t be known too far in advance because things depend on weather and what nature is providing at the time (water availability, natural plant availability which depends on rainfall, etc).  These outings are being led by “Tracker Rob”, and tracking animals is his specialty, but he has many survival skills and a love for nature that he enjoys sharing.  There are many exciting skills to learn, and we will start on Feb 15 with a survival skills basics outing, which will be followed by going more in depth into skills such as animal tracking, shelter making, and edible and medicinal plants.   You will get all the specifics via email after you register, so please make sure to include your email address when you sign up.  Please contact me (Bonnie) with questions first.  I will be the main point of contact for the outings.


Dear Parent or Guardian:

Welcome and thank you for your interest in attending my Nature Connection/Outdoor Education outings.  Many exciting nature and outdoor skills topics and activities are planned for the Spring 2024 season, February – May.  As you know, Bonnie Adair is organizing and your child/children have been invited to attend.  The following information lists what you’ll need for your child/children to enroll in these outings.

The outing dates reserved for SPRING 2024 (February – May) are:

   February 15  (Thurs)       March 7 (Thurs)         March 28  (Thurs)      April 29 (Mon)  May 16 (Thurs)

  The Fee for attending each outing is:  $ 60.00 per child per outing.

Parents are invited to attend, at no charge, and are very much welcome. Drop off is okay for these outings.

** ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES (SPRING 2024 SEASON) ** 

  1. Please confirm your child’s/children’s enrollment for each outing by signing up on the sign up sheet below.  We need to have a proper count of the number of children attending.  Your verbal or written (email) confirmation to have your child/children attend an outing (or outings) secures your child’s/children’s spot AND is an official commitment to attend.

                                   Sign Up Sheet Here   **You can sign up for all the outings using this link.  There is one spreadsheet with a separate tab for each date.

 **We need a minimum of 7 students and we can have a maximum of 12

  1. Please complete and submit both the WAIVER and MEDICAL Forms Before or At the outing your child will attend!   These forms are required for both children and adults.  They may seem daunting but are standard procedure for outdoor programs. Please complete and submitted only once for every new season).  Thank you for your understanding and completion/submittal of these.  (Note from Bonnie – please submit these in advance, I think this would be best.  To submit in advance, please email completed & scanned forms to bonnieadair@verizon.net and I will forward to Tracker Rob.)

waiver & medical form to complete

Payment Policy

  1. Payment for your child’s attendance to an outing is due before or on the outing. (see Payment methods below)
    • **IMPORTANT NOTE:   If you enroll in an outing and do not show, you are still responsible to pay in full for each child.
  2. When your enroll your child/children to attend an outing (or outings), you will receive a confirmation email (from Bonnie Adair) prior to each outing (about 10 days in advance).  It will have information (site, topic info, equipment list, directions, etc) for that upcoming outing.
  3. No credits or refunds are given for a missed outing(s) with the exceptions of:    a) an extreme circumstance;  b) emergency event;   c) an outing cancelled by Rob.

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** PAYMENT METHODS **

(Please pay $60.00 per child per outing)

> Venmo:   use  323-804-9600 (RobertRemedi).

> PayPal:    use  “robremedi@hotmail.com // Sending to a friend

  NOTE:  Please do not send as “paying for an item or service”; we’re both charged a fee.

> Zelle:   Use  “robremedi@hotmail.com

> Check or Cash:    Pay at the outing (checks made out to Robert Remedi)

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CONFIRMATION INFORMATION FOR EACH OUTING

Each month you will receive an email from your group leader (Bonnie Adair) confirming each month’s outing (we have two scheduled for March).  It will contain detailed information for that upcoming outing, ie, program description, equipment list, location, and directions, as well as any additional specifics.

THE FIRST OUTING OF THE SEASON WILL BE ON:  

      FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Again, look for an information/confirmation email, from your group leader, about 10 days prior to the outing.

If you have any questions or concerns about my policies, any aspect of outings, or need more information, please contact me by phone or email.

I look forward to providing educational and nature-connection outings for your child/children!

Rob Remedi

805-499-2924

robremedi@hotmail.com


** February 15, 2024 Outing Details**

OUTING SITE/LOCATION:  TAPIA PARK

(840 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302)

(please refer to detailed directions at the end of this email)

** OUTING INFORMATION **

DATE:  February 15, 2024     LOCATION:     Tapia Park Public Use Area  (Calabasas)

TIMES:  9:30am – 4:30pm             TOPIC:        Wilderness Survival Skills Basics

Wilderness Survival Skills Basics outing provides participants with instruction and hands-on practice on the  essential (basic) skills needed to survive in the wilderness.  You will learn Survival Priorities, Preparedness, Aid-less Navigation, Thermoregulation, Finding and Purifying Water, Useful Plants, and the Do / Don’t Do in the wilderness.  Specific topics of learning include the Rule of 3’s and Pre-Outing Preparedness with 10 Essentials, Natural Navigation, Survival Shelter–Building a Debris Hut, Fire-making (Primitive: Bow-drill and Hand-drill, and, Modern: Fire-steel and Magnesium Bar), Finding and Purifying Water,  Intro to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants, and Knife Use and Safety.  This is a full, information and practice-packed day!

NOTE:  This outing has minimal hiking/walking.  Instead, concentration is on the “skills.”

A Parent / Adult Chaperone is required to attend. (Bonnie is attending this one and other parents are welcome to attend as well, but you may also drop off)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding outing difficulty, the activities, teaching topics and content, or simply desire more information, please contact me by phone or e-mail.

Sincerely,

Rob Remedi

805-499-2924

robremedi@hotmail.com

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**  “WHAT TO BRING”  EQUIPMENT LIST **

> Water (at least  2.0  quarts)

> Lunch and Snacks

> Day-Pack

> Clothing  (appropriate / comfortable for the activity and weather)

– Closed-toe shoes (gym shoes okay)

– Clothes okay to get WET and dirty

> Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, etc)

> Bandanna — please bring a bandanna

> Pocket Knife (please bring if allowed)

> Notebook and Camera (optional)

> Additional Equipment:   Garden gloves

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** DIRECTIONS **

DIRECTIONS TO:    TAPIA PARK PUBLIC USE AREA,    

      840 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

     (Look for a large sign that reads  “Malibu Creek State Park” ……     

underneath that writing in smaller print–“Tapia Park Public Use Area”)

   **Do Not go to the main entrance of Mal. Creek State Park **

Location PIN:

https://www.google.com/search?q=840+Las+Virgenes+Road%2C+CAlabasas%2C+ca+91302&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS888US888&ei=dOGQY8TvKNDKkPIPpMuSwAg&ved=0ahUKEwjE-bmhl-j7AhVQJUQIHaSlBIgQ4dUDCBA&oq=840+Las+Virgenes+Road%2C+CAlabasas%2C+ca+91302&gs_lcp=Cgxnd3Mtd2l6LXNlcnAQDDIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwAzIKCAAQRxDWBBCwA0oECEEYAEoECEYYAFAAWABgrR1oAnABeACAAQCIAQCSAQCYAQDIAQTAAQE&sclient=gws-wiz-serp

From Camarillo / Conejo Valley (going South on the 101 Fwy):

Take the    101 SOUTH

Exit at   Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon Rd.,   turn RIGHT at the offramp stop sign.

Travel about  5 miles  (going 1 mile PAST  Malibu Creek St Pk main entrance)….

  …. turn RIGHT into Tapia Park. 

 (if you come to Piuma Road stoplight,  you’ve GONE 1/10 mile TOO FAR)

THEN Make an immediate Right to the kiosk.  Pay parking fee ($12).

(Pay at “self-pay” station before the kiosk, on the right.  Display pay stub on windshield.)

PROCEED past the kiosk —Make 1st Left past the kiosk.  

Travel 200 feet, look LEFT

12 parking spaces alongside the road, plus Orange Flag designating Tracker Rob outing.

We will meet:  9:20am, Tapia Park Area, 1st left past kiosk, go 1/10 mile.  $12.00 parking

(arrive a little early to sign in and submit paperwork and payment)

**DO NOT go to Malibu Creek State Park Main entrance!!!

From the SAN FERN. VLLY / PASADENA (going North on the 134/101 Ventura Fwy):

Take the   134 / 101 North

Exit at   Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon Rd.,   turn LEFT/SOUTH at the offramp stopsign.

Travel about  5 miles  (going 1 mile PAST  Malibu Creek St Pk main entrance)….

  …. turn RIGHT into Tapia Park. 

 (if you come to Piuma Road stoplight,  you’ve GONE 1/10 mile TOO FAR)

THEN Make an immediate Right to the kiosk.  Pay parking fee ($12).

(Pay at “self-pay” station before the kiosk, on the right.  Display pay stub on windshield.)

PROCEED past the kiosk —Make 1st Left past the kiosk.  

Travel 200 feet, look LEFT…..

12 parking spaces alongside the road, plus Orange Flag designating Tracker Rob outing.

 

We will meet:  9:20am, Tapia Park Area, 1st left past kiosk, go 1/10 mile.  $12.00 parking

(arrive a little early to sign in and submit paperwork and payment)

**DO NOT go to Malibu Creek State Park Main entrance!!!

From MALIBU (Pacific Coast Hwy – PCH – Hwy 1):

From Pacific Coast Hwy …..

Turn Inland  at   Malibu Canyon Rd.,   turn LEFT/SOUTH at the offramp stopsign.

Travel about  6 miles, just past Piuma Rd stoplight–turn LEFT into Tapia Park….

…..THEN Make an immediate Right to the kiosk.  Pay parking fee ($12).

(Pay at “self-pay” station before the kiosk, on the right.  Display pay stub on windshield.)

PROCEED past the kiosk —Make 1st Left past the kiosk.  

Travel 200 feet, look LEFT…..

12 parking spaces alongside the road, plus Orange Flag designating Tracker Rob outing.

We will meet:  9:20am, Tapia Park Area, 1st left past kiosk, go 1/10 mile.  $12.00 parking

(arrive a little early to sign in and submit paperwork and payment)

**DO NOT go to Malibu Creek State Park Main entrance!!!

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Date:
March 28
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ft9gX2tKqk8zzThRnWDZTBpRPrf4y4aCs1gGlsjZZWw/edit#gid=0

Organizer

Bonnie Adair
Phone
(805) 504-6457
Email
bonnieadair@verizon.net

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