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Joshua Tree

Rock-tober in Joshua Tree! Camping Caving Astronomy

This Joshua Tree adventure includes camping, exploring cave systems, and an astronomy lesson under the desert sky. Choose to camp with the group, or stop in on October 8th for our adventure!

Rock-tober in Joshua Tree!     Camping Caving Astronomy
Rock-tober in Joshua Tree!     Camping Caving Astronomy

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2024, 12:00 PM – Oct 09, 2024, 12:00 PM

Joshua Tree, 74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

About the event

We are headed back to Joshua Tree! This time, we will be hiking and exploring caves with a professional guide (all equipment is included) and dive into astronomy using telescopes under the dark desert sky. Camping is optional - but so much fun with other homeschool families!

Schedule

Monday, October 7th: Check-in to the campsite at 12pm

Tuesday, October 8th: 3pm-9pm Caving and Astronomy 

Wednesday October 9th: Check out by 12pm

About the campsite: Sheep Pass Group Campground is centrally located within Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California and is easily accessible to hiking trails and rock climbing routes. It is one of three group campgrounds in the park. Towering rock formations and uniquely-shaped Joshua trees surround the facility. Sheep Pass is very close to many hiking trails, popular rock climbing routes and a central location for sightseeing within the park.

We will be driving a few minutes to the trailhead for the cave systems, return to the campground for dinner, and then start the astronomy portion around the campsite area. 

Photos will be available on our website from the trip for easy download.

Registrants will receive more details, two weeks before the event.

There are a few ticketing options. Please read carefully below and let us know if you have any questions.

Camper Ticket for 2 nights:

There will be optional lessons and activities for the students throughout our time in the campground! The energy in the campground is always so active and adventurous with our groups! The campground has...Clean restrooms - vault toilets - fire pit - picnic benches - rocks and small caves for exploring. Each family will be responsible for their own food and tent camping set-up. (If you need camping gear or clothing, please let us know. We may have what you need to borrow in our Gear Library!) 

Adults: No cost to camp

Students ages 5+: $40

Children age 4 and below: Free

Student Explorer Ticket:

Includes Caving + safety equipment, and Astronomy lessons

Cost: $139

Adult Explorer Ticket:

Includes Caving + safety equipment, and Astronomy lessons. 

All adults with the group on the cave exploration hike must have this ticket.

Cost: $119

Adult Astronomy Only:

Astronomy lessons only for the accompanying adult.

This is for the adult that does not want to go on the caving hike but wants to experience astronomy with their child. Their student will be accompanied by the HFAC educators in the caving activities.

Cost: $50

Notes - Please read all of the below:

Non-refundable ticketing, transferrable is okay

Bring $10 minimum per person, cash or venmo, to tip our awesome guides.

Please no pets, amplified music, alcohol, or smoking

Limited ticketing is available.

This campsite only allows Tent Camping  - No RVs or trailers

Photos will be available on our website from the trip for easy download.

Registrants will receive more details, two weeks before the event.

Waivers must be signed with Joshua Tree Lizard before the adventure

$30 adventure pass is required to enter JT Nat'l Park - or, 4th graders can get in free with an Every Kid Outdoors Pass.

Any questions? We are happy to jump on a phone call with you! Or, send us an email!

Tickets

  • Student Adventure Ticket

    This student ticket includes 4 hours of hiking and exploring the cave systems with a guide (all equipment included), and astronomy under the stars. ~Camping not included~

    $139.00
    +$3.48 service fee
  • Adult Adventure Ticket

    This student ticket includes 4 hours of hiking and exploring the cave systems with a guide (all equipment included), and astronomy under the stars. ~Camping not included~

    $119.00
    +$2.98 service fee
  • Adult Astronomy Only Ticket

    This adult ticket includes and astronomy under the stars only. ~Camping and hiking cave systems not included~ This adult's student will go with an HFAC educator and the group as a whole to the caving sites.

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • 2 Camping Nights - Student

    This ticket is good for one student, age 5+ to camp two nights in our group campsite.

    $40.00
    +$1.00 service fee

Total

$0.00

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