Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter Snowcamping Section - Training Application Info

2015 Snowcamping Application

Please review the posted policies and requirements for your selected trips (training series policies / alumni trip policies) before completing this application - these pages explain our fee structure, policies, trip dates, and generally what to expect. By submitting this application you are acknowledging that you have read the refund policy (training series refund policy and alumni trips refund policy).

Please answer all questions for each applicant, and submit a separate application for each participant. We strongly prefer you use our online application, but if this is an issue please contact us at snowcamping@gmail.com.

Please note: all applicants should have previous backpacking experience! - it's generally easier to pick up snowcamping when you are already versed in the gear and techniques of 3-season backpacking. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us about this at the above email address.

Payment may be made online using a credit card, Paypal account or by mailing us a check. Directions for payment will be provided upon submitting your application.

The following are the fees:

Trip Type Sierra Club Member Non-Member
(Join now to save!)
Training (early-bird)
(postmarked on or before 2014-11-30)
$130 $140
Training (normal)
(received by January 7, 2015)
$145 $155
Per child
(Family group only)
$20 $20
Per Youth
(Youth group only)
$50 $50
Alumni
(except where noted on certain trips)
$30 per trip $35 per trip

A limited number of scholarships are available. For more information, please contact John (jsedlander[at]gmail.com) or Jodi (jdi_bly[at]yahoo.com).

For the "Early Bird" enrollment, please make sure your payment is processed by PayPal or postmarked on or before 2014-11-30. You can pay using paypal (the instructions and amount will be on the next page) or by sending a check or money order payable to the Sierra Club Snowcamping Training Series to:

Snowcamping Training Series, c/o Anne Good, 1235 Solano Ave. Apt. 6, Albany, CA 94706.



Please indicate your category choice: Training Series Student (including new Family Group participants), or
Alumni Trips (including returning Training Series and Family Group participants)
 
First Name
Last Name
Address
City
Zip
Age
Height
Weight
Home Phone: --
Work Phone: --
Cell Phone: --
Email:
How did you find us?
(Please let us know how you heard about us
If you select "Other" please fill in below)
Are you a Sierra Club Member?: Yes No (Join now to save on Snowcamping fees)
Sierra Club Member#: (REQUIRED if you entered "yes" above. If you just joined,
enter "new" and then email us your member # when you receive it)
Year completed the course: (Alumni only)
Who led the group: (Alumni only)
Would you be willing to drive? Yes No
Number of passengers you can take?
Emergency Contact Name:
Emergency Contact Number: --
Applying with: (Are you taking the course with a friend(s)
and wish to be in the same group? If yes, give
us their names. Students wanting to be in the same
group must submit their applications together. Being
in the same group cannot be guaranteed.)
Sign me up for the Snow
Camping News email list!
Yes No This email list distributes only a few emails per season
(no spam!) aimed to keep you informed of relevant snow camping
related news and new Alumni* snow camping trip offerings. You
may self-unsubscribe at any time. (*Alumni trips are available
to those who have completed the Training program.)


GROUP DATES

Please indicate which group you would like to participate in by placing a "1" by your first choice and a "2" by your second choice, etc. Every effort will be made to place you in your desired group. Remember: to participate in the first trip, you must attend the orientation day on Saturday - January 10, 2015and to go on the second trip, you must complete the first trip. Due to weather conditions, some trips may be cancelled and rescheduled to the backup trip date. Please make your selections carefully. You must select a first and second choice (unless you are signing up for a youth group or an alumni trip) - If you do not submit a second choice, you may be placed in another group.

Family Group: all participants (including children) must attend the Orientation Day on January 10, 2015 to be eligible for Family trips. There will be a mandatory pack check for children's gear between the orientation and the first trip - this takes about one hour, and will be scheduled at or following the orientation.

Alumni snowcampers are no longer required to attend Orientation Day (January 10, 2015) unless specifically required by their trip leader. Note that Alumni (i.e., adults who have completed both Training Series trips) must get special permission from leaders to participate in Groups 1-7 or the Family and Youth Groups. Alumni costs for these groups are $50 ($60 for non-Sierra Club members), which covers both trips.

Training Series Trips

Choice Group Leaders 1st Trip 2nd Trip Backup Trip
Group 1
Lorrie Poch
Tony and Carol Somkin
Jan 24-25, 2015
Feb 21 - 23, 2015
Mar 14 - 16, 2015
Group 2
Jamsheed Wania
Cynthia Knowles
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Mar 13-15, 2015
Group 3
Chuck Collingwood
Albert Pastine
Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Feb 14 - 16, 2015
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2015
Group 4
Kalle Hoffman
Robert Schuur
Hadrian Klinkner
Jan 17-18, 2015.
Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2015
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2015
Group 6
Ed Traverso
Rebecca Faith
Feb 14 - 15, 2015
Mar 13 - 15, 2015
Mar 20 - 22, 2015
Group 7
Nikki Ritcher
Janet Lee
Eric Karasuda
Feb 21-22, 2015
Mar 13-15, 2015
Mar 27-29, 2015
Family
Jennifer Flattery
Mike Duret
Jan 24-25, 2015
Feb 14-16, 2015
Mar 7-8, 2015
 
Youth 1 (8-13)
Ed Traverso
Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Mar 28 - 29, 2015
TBA
Youth 2 (14-18)
John Sedlander
Jan 24 - 25, 2015
Mar 28 - 29, 2015
TBA

Alumni Trips

2015 Alumni Trips are now Open for Signup!!

Choice Trip Name Space? Leaders Date
Lassen - Helen Lake
Yes
Jocelyne Sleckman & Dennis England
January 17-19, 2015
Lassen - Ridge Lakes
Yes
Jamsheed Wania
February 14-16, 2015
Mono Lake in Winter
Yes
Roger Williams & Dennis England
February 14-16, 2015
iGloo
Yes
Mark Johnson & Dennis England
February 28-March 2, 2015
Dogs Allowed - Forestdale Creek
Yes
Andrei Lita & Cynthia Knowles
March 7-8, 2015
YoYo‘ing at Carson Pass: backcountry skiing
Yes
Jocelyne Sleckman
March 7-8, 2015
Tahoe Rim Series - Diamond Peak
Yes
Sanjay Reddy & Roger Williams
March 14-15, 2015
Classic Yosemite: Crocker Point
Yes
Leader(s) TBA
March 21-22, 2015
Winter Photographers' Paradise
Yes
Cynthia Knowles
April 3-5, 2015



MEDICAL INFORMATION

1. Do you have any physical or medical conditions that we should be aware of? Yes No
2. Do you have any allergies? Yes No
3. Are you on a special/restricted diet (including vegetarian)? Yes No
4. Are you currently under any medical treatment? Yes No
5. Are you currently taking any medications? Please list below. (for safety purposes only) Yes No
6. Have you ever experienced any cold weather or altitude-related problems? Yes No
If you answered yes to any of the questions, describe below.

STATEMENT OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

Please describe what you are doing for the physical conditioning activities to prepare for taking the Snowcamping Training Series. Feel free to mail in additional pages with your application if necessary.




OUTLINE OF EXPERIENCE

Remember - all applicants typically should have previous backpacking experience!

Please describe your backpacking and related outdoor experience, including all recent trips, dates, locations, length, and difficulty; if possible, refer to the grading system for knapsack and hiking sections in the Events and Activities section of Yodeler. Please also include any special training you have received (e.g., first aid, rescue, orienteering, mountaineering, snow camping, rock climbing, skiing, or any leadership experience), and briefly describe your reasons for wanting to participate in this series. For Family and Youth Group applications, please rememeber to fill out a separate application for each child, and to submit all related applications at the same time.