Health and Safety
The health and safety of our campers and staff is our top priority. We are accredited by the American Camp Association and we adhere to their strict guidelines. Plantation Farm Camp has an excellent safety record. Camper's health and safety is stressed at our Staff Training Week and we always have a registered nurse on our staff. All counselors are certified in Red Cross First Aid/ CPR and AED and some staff are also certified as lifeguards. In the event that a child suffers anything more than a minor injury or illness, the nurse will contact the camper's parents or guardians.
Our Infirmary is located in the center of camp and is staffed around the clock to address any camper or staff medical needs. Staff are encouraged and rewarded for extra medical certification including EMT, WFR, Advanced First Aid, and Advanced CPR.
Plantation Farm Camp works closely with the local police, fire departments and the Health Department to be certain that we are doing everything possible to ensure the well-being of all of our campers and staff. Redwood Coast Medical Urgent Care in Gualala or Memorial Hospital (Santa Rosa) as well as Sutter Hospital (north Santa Rosa on River Road) are available if required.
The food that is enjoyed at Plantation Farm Camp is central to the camp experience. Campers will enjoy all aspects of growing, cooking and sharing meals. Campers will learn how the ritual of "farm-to-table" eating together connects the Plantation community. Vegetarian options are available at every meal and we are happy to discuss any special dietary needs and food allergy concerns that you have. Please just contact our office with your questions.
All of our Camper Forms must be accessed through your online account. Every camper, once enrolled, has an online account, whether or not you enrolled online. To access your online account, click the 'My Account' link just to the left. After you enter your login information, click on 'Forms and Documents' under the Forms Dashboard and there you will see which forms are needed for your camper and when they are due.
Some of our forms can be completed entirely online (Camper Personal History, Health History & Transportation) and some forms will need to be printed out, completed, and faxed in to our office. If you have returning campers the online Camper Personal History and Health History will be saved or next summer; these forms will only need to be reviewed and updated.
Getting to Camp
Plantation Farm Camp is located approximately 90 miles north of San Francisco in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County. Even though we are so close, you will feel like you are in a whole different world.
There are two primary routes for driving to camp from Highway 101. Option 1 is simpler with fewer windy roads and takes you through Guerneville along the Russian River. Option 2 is a little shorter and follows the coast. Both are beautiful.
Option 1: From Highway 101 North, take the River Road exit, just north of Santa Rosa and turn left (west). This exit is 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Follow River Road (Hwy 116) through Guerneville, bear right to stay on Hwy 116 in Monte Rio and continue to "T" at Hwy 1. Go right to Jenner. From Jenner, take Highway 1 north, 5 miles to the Meyers Grade turnoff and turn right just after the sign to "Plantation". Proceed for 13 miles on Meyers Grade Road, which changes into Seaview Road. Continue straight at the stop sign at Timber Cove Road. Turn left at the "Plantation" sign onto the gravel road at the junction of Kruse Ranch, Seaview and Hauser Bridge Roads.
Option 2: From Highway 101 north, in central Petaluma, take the Washington Street exit and go left (west). This exit is 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow Washington Street through Petaluma, towards Bodega Bay. The road changes name and eventually merges with Highway 1 near Valley Ford. Continue on Highway 1 north through Bodega Bay and on to Jenner, approximately 35 miles.
From Jenner, take Highway 1 north, 5 miles to the Meyers Grade turnoff and turn right just after the sign to "Plantation". Proceed for 13 miles on Meyers Grade Road, which changes into Seaview Road. Continue straight at the stop sign at Timber Cove Road. Turn left at the "Plantation" sign onto the gravel road at the junction of Kruse Ranch, Seaview and Hauser Bridge Roads.
Plantation Farm Camp is fairly remote with limited options for accommodations in close proximity. The Timber Cove Inn (15 minutes from camp) and The Sea Ranch (45 minutes north of camp) are the two closest options.
The town of Bodega Bay is about 1 hour south of camp. The Bodega Bay Lodge and the Inn at the Tides are both good lodging options.
The nearest larger city would be Santa Rosa which is about 1.5 hours from camp. Everything is available there from hotels to Bed &Breakfasts.
Healdsburg is just north of Santa Rosa and is a quaint, small town with lots of charm and several options for accommodations (about 2 hours from camp). Consider the Healdsburg Inn, Madrona Manor, Healdsburg Hotel, or any number of Bed &Breakfasts.
A distinction should be made between the county of Sonoma (westernmost portion of wine country where camp is located) and the cities of Sonoma and Napa which will be close to 2.5 hours from camp. There are endless options for winetasting and accommodations in the towns of Napa, St. Helena and Calistoga.
Visit http://www.sonomacounty.com or http://www.visitmendocino.com for accommodations and visitor information.