LA/CORP - Save The Date - 46th All Chapter CampOut and Conference

  • Fri, October 18, 2024
  • Sun, October 20, 2024
  • Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area - Rio Group Site


October 17-20, 2024 

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This event is currently being planned by the Los Angeles Chapter. For more information about this trip:

  • Please check back here for updates in the future; or
  • Please contact our LA Chapter VPO - via email:
  • Volunteers wanted! Please contact John Butta for a variety of opportunities. 

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area  

The park is located off of Highway 138 and Cleghorn Road, 11 miles east of I-15 heading east; or 20 miles north of San Bernardino via Highways 18 & 138. Get directions through Google Maps

The Rio group campsite can accommodate over 100 people. There are restrooms and paid showers on site as well as potable water, fire rings, BBQ grills, covered pagodas and picnic tables; all in a central location. Dogs allowed. Trailers/Campers/Motorhomes limited up to 31 feet

The San Bernardino National Forest is comprised of the northern Santa Rosa Mountains, the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, the San Jacintos Mountains, and the San Bernardino Mountains. These ranges cover 100 miles of Southern California and comprise a diverse ecosystem. Local fauna includes 440 species, more than two dozen of which are currently endangered or threatened. There are many different species of flora as well, including Joshua trees, various types of pines and firs, and barrel cactuses.

Climate, Elevation, Other:  Average high/low: 79° / 50° ; Elevation 3400', Sunrise - 6:58 am, Sunset 6:10 pm

Campground Brochure: Click Here 

Campground Contact: (760) 389-2281

Campground Images: Rio Baranca Valle Group Campground


There may be times that the water quality for recreation may pose a health risk due to algae blooms

Theme - Retro Disco Pride

PRIDE PROM ~ LGBTQ Dance Party & Pride ...

Agenda - tbd, All members are encouraged and welcome to attend the business meetings.

Meet at Pavilion - Check white board at camp for updates and details

Friday Oct 18

  • 12:00 pm  Check-in
  • 3:30 pm  tbd
  • 5:00 pm  Meet and Greet. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage. Get your raffle tickets.
  • 6:00 pm Hosted Taco Bar.
  • 8:00 pm Campfire
  • 8:30 pm Stargazing
Saturday Oct 19
  • 6:30 am  Coffee 
  • 8:00 am  Breakfast on your own
  • 9:00 am  Activity tbd
  • 9:30 am Activity tbd
  • 10:00 am Bike Silverwood Lake
  • 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 - 2pm  Outdoor Experience Introduction - Meet trip and hike leaders for Q&A and learn about leadership opportunities. Join the team - acquire new skills, make a difference and feel good about yourself.
  • 3:00 pm Arts and Craft 
  • 6:00 pm  POTLUCK Dinner - bring your best 1970s dish to share. GO will provide all desserts. Wear your best Disco or Pride outfit - prize for 3 winners with best outfits!
  • 7:00 pm  Award Presentations; announcements
  • 7:30 pm  Super Raffle drawing
  • 8:00 pm Disco Night and Movie

Sunday, Oct 20

  • 6:30 am  Coffee and continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am  Check whiteboard  
  • 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 VPOs of each Chapter and other interested parties.

Activities - tbd

Registration- tbd

  • Registration options include: Tents and RV’s. Tents will be in tent only sites. RV sites are located adjacent to the tent only sites. We will have a group campfire located in a central spot. Sites will be preassigned with site assignments and updated details in an email one week prior to the event. Registration is available to Great Outdoors members only. If not a member, you may join and purchase a membership - Click Here for Membership 
  • Campers:  Water and restrooms with paid hot showers are available. 
  • RVs No RV hookups. RVs must be parked in provided space and may not protrude into roadway. Maximum length 31' Roadway must be kept open and clear to allow for emergency vehicles. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am.
  • Non-Campers: Lodging can be found in nearby Crestline 
  • Pets: welcomed - leashed, controlled, picked up after, allowed on paved trails.

Payments:  Online payments only using credit cards. 

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

What to Bring: 

  • Ten Essentials, camping/cooking gear, food, name tag.
  • Camp chair, warm/cool weather clothing, bicycle. 
  • Potluck item - main entrée, or side dish. GO will furnish desserts (our anniversary cake).
  • Appetizer to share for meet & greet ‘tea’ along with your favorite beverage.
  • Swim suit, towel, water shoes for swimming, boating or kayaking.
  • Cash for the raffle. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle, contact trip leader.
  • 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 may 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.

Conference FAQs

What is the difference between a regular GO campout and a conference campout?

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 upcoming year.
  • Vote and amend any by-law changes that may occur.
  • Schedule and coordinate the next year's 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 Los Angeles Chapter
  • Next year will be hosted by another 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; however, all are welcome to attend.

Can I come to any of these meetings if I am not on the Corp board or a delegate?

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

What if I am not part of the Corp board or a 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.


  • Each Chapter elects or appoints a Board Representative to represent your Chapter at all GO Corp. meetings (usually four per year). 
  • The GO Board also consists of the following appointed committees or positions:  Archives, Awards, Bylaws, Outings, Outdoors Experience and Webmaster
  • If you are interested in running for one of the three (3) elected positions or serving on one of our Committees, attend the meetings and let us know.

Any other questions? - contact Trip Leaders or Board Members 

If you would like to know more about the history and founding of GO click here.

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