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Memorial Day Camping in San Francisco

Sometimes you need a little motivation to get up and get back to nature. The process of finding a campground, organizing and packing your gear can deter even hardcore campers from venturing out. But this Memorial Day, Events & Adventures members had no excuse because we did all the hard work for them.  All our members had to do was show up and have fun.  Camping gets our members out from behind their desks and puts them in the middle of nature with other great people. Through our camping adventures we met some really cool people and strengthened our bonds with the members we already knew.

The San Francisco and Santa Clara Club came together with over 100 members to head up to the American River for three nights of camping!  We braved the heat and the mosquitoes to have an EPIC weekend.  On Saturday, a group of us hit the rapids as we strapped on our helmets, buckled our life vests and set out on a four hour raft trip. We had to work together to make it to our destination. There were splash fights, paddle air guitars and only one member fell out of their raft.  Other members took a journey down the road to sit in vineyards, sip some wine, taste some cheese and bask in the sunshine. There was something for all our members to do from hiking to just hanging out at the camp site and throwing the baseball around or tossing bags for cornhole.

When the sun went down we all helped cook dinner. We were spoiled with tri-tip fajitas and delicious stir fry. The great thing about camping is at night it’s just you and the stars, and of course all 100 other Events & Adventures members. We wrapped up the night around the camp fire to roast marshmallows and sing songs.  Memorial Day weekend was nothing short of an amazing time. We all left a little tanner, with some awesome memories, experiences, new friends and about a dozen itchy mosquito bites.  See you all for the next camping trip!

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