PS - CORP - Lake Perris All Chapter Conference - 45th

  • Fri, October 20, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • Sun, October 22, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Lake Perris State Recreation Area
  • 70


  • Must arrive in vehicle with tent first person; otherwise extra vehicle parking may apply.
  • One day participation, not camping


       Lake Perris State Recreation Area   This years theme: "Outdoor Experiences"

Bring and wear your best Chapter T-shirts and apparel - including ones from years past that represent outdoor experiences.

Our 45th Anniversary! Join us for a weekend of entertainment and a variety of activities including, hiking, biking, boating, swimming, museum visit, raffle prizes, and campfire activities.  "A sparkling jewel and a land of mystery..." Hidden among rock-studded hills, Lake Perris State Recreation Area’s 8,800 acres of broad valley are bounded on three sides by low ridges. The surrounding hills obscure the view of nearby cities. The San Bernardino, San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains stand tall in the distance. 


  • Hiking, Biking Trails:
  • Bike trail circles the lake, 10 miles.
  • Terri Peak - 5.5-mile loop, 958' or out and back 4 miles. 
  • Additional Hikes:  Click here.
  • Enjoy a hot breakfast  prepared by Chef Robert and sous-chefs.
  • Boat ride:  Check whiteboard
  • Bicycling:  Bring your bike. We will ride the paved 10 mi. trail around the lake.
  • Kayaking/rentals
  • Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum: Native American history of the area and  displays of the  flora and fauna of the southern California bio-region, and early Spanish explorers.

Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites, separated by a grassy area. We will have group campfire located in central spot. A few tents may be placed on RV site in and area away from the RV if needed. Sites will be preassigned with site assignments 1 week prior to event. Registration is available to Great Outdoors members only. If not a member, you may join and purchase a membership - Click Here For Membership 

Amenities for Tent and RV Campers: Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. There are shade trees in the tent site areas. Water and restrooms with free hot showers. Up to 3 vehicles may be parked at any one campsite.

Amenities for RVsThe RV sites  have fresh water, electrical hook-ups and gray water drain.  A dump station is located at the campground entrance. Every site has a picnic table and a fire ring with a grill. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31 feet ; however RVs up to 40' may be backed in with tail overhanging campsite. 

Non-Campers: Lodging can be found in nearby Moreno Valley 

Pets are welcomed - leashed, controlled, picked up after, allowed on trails.

What to Bring: 

  • Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, name tag.
  • Camp chair, warm/cool weather clothing, bicycle. 
  • Potluck item and an appetizer for ‘tea’ along with your favorite beverage.
  • Swim suit, towel, water shoes for swimming, boating or kayaking.
  • Cash for the raffle.
  • A bundle or two of non-oak firewood. Notice: Due to the threat of the goldspotted oak borer, no oak firewood will be allowed. Firewood my be purchased on site.
GOING GREEN!  Please bring your own plates, cups, mugs, eating utensils, napkins, paper towels, camp soap, etc.  There are water spigots located in the camp or in the nearby restroom for washing dishes.

Schedule of Events:

All members are welcome to attend any business meeting.

Check white board at camp for updates and details

Sunrise 6:58 AM Sunset 6:09 PM

Friday Oct 20

  • 2:00 pm  Check-in at the gate. Announce you are with Great Outdoors.
  • 3:30 pm  Bike ride around the lake
  • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet. Bring appetizer to share. Bring your favorite beverage. Get your raffle tickets.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • 7:00 pm Multimedia media presentation highlighting the best of Great Outdoor Experiences through the years
  • 8:00 pm Campfire

Saturday Oct 21

  • 6:30 am  Coffee 
  • 8:00 am  Hot breakfasts  prepared by Chef Robert and sous-chefs
  • 9:00 am  Hike and/or exploration* (Check whiteboard for updates)
  • 9:00 - 11 am  General Business meeting, Corp Board and elections**
                    Incoming Board Meeting***

  • 11:00 am Outdoor Experience Committee meeting****

  • 1:00 pm  All  VPO's trip planning - calendar meeting***
  • 1:30 pm Outdoor Experience Introduction - Meet trip and hike leaders for Q&A and learn about your leadership opportunities.
  • 6:00 pm   POTLUCK Dinner - bring a dish to share. 
  • 7:00 pm   Award Presentations; announcements
  • 7:30 pm  Super Raffle drawing

Sunday, Oct 22

  • 6:30 am    Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 12:00 pm  Check out

* Attended by current Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
** Attended by outgoing Corp Board, Chapter Delegates, Committee Chairs. We elect a Corp. Chair, Secretary and Financial Officer. The Chair then appoints Committee Chairs.
*** Attended by the newly elected Corp Board and Committee Chairs.
**** Attended by VPO's of each Chapter and other interested parties.

Directions:   The recreation area is located 11 miles south of Riverside via Highway 60 or I-215. Google map: 

Climate and Elevation:  Average high/low: 82° / 52° ; Elevation 1595'

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be received by Oct 5 to receive a refund minus a $10 service fee. 

Payments:  Online payments only using credit cards. 

Contact Trip Leaders Scott Connelly: Email Click Here or Richard Dachman Email Click Here


What's the difference between a regular GO camp out and a conference camp out?

Conference is held once every year in October (as required in the by-laws) where delegates from each of the five chapters and the Corp board come together to:

  • Nominate and elect a new Corp board for the up coming year.
  • Vote and amend any by-law changes that may occur.
  • Schedule and coordinate the next years camping trips.
  • Special awards and recognition will be presented.

Who puts on the Conference?

  • Hosting conference is by one of the five chapters on a rotational basis.
  • This year is hosted by the Palm Springs Chapter
  • Next year will be hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter and so on.

Do I need to attend any of these business meetings?

  • Only if you are a chapter delegate, a Corp committee chair or corp. board member.

Can I come to any of these meetings if I'm not on the corp. board or delegate?

  • Yes! We encourage anyone who is interested in how our organizational leadership works to come and observe our meetings!

What if I'm not part of the Corp board or delegate, can I still attend the conference?

  • Yes! There will be other planned activities and events you can take part in.
  • This is a great opportunity to hang out and get acquainted with other GO members that you would not normally meet outside your chapter designated area!

Can I attend the day activities without camping?

  • Yes, Register for day use only.

Any other questions? - contact Trip Leader or Board Members 

If you would like to know more about the history and founding of GO go to

Health Problems/allergies  Discuss any medical concerns with the trip leader that may affect your ability to complete this event. 


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