Ocean views. Hiking trails. Stunning scenery. Peaceful surroundings. Delicious meals. With great meeting rooms and onsite lodging, the natural beauty of the Marin Headlands will be sure to leave us all inspired, engaged and more connected. NatureBridge is just north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a convenient location for our region.
The NatureBridge facility is an historic WWII military campus and is surrounded by miles of trails along unique rock formations, through wildflowers, with scenic views of the beach and coastline. Hostel-style accommodations enable group camaraderie and give us the chance to sleep in historic buildings surrounded by nature and the sounds of the ocean.
Buildings are furnished with bunk beds (bedding not included) and have carpet and heating. Bathroom facilities are within the building and have private showers (toiletries not included) and a washer/dryer. Accommodations are generally separated by gender. They will be closed mid-day for cleaning. Move-in time is 5pm on Friday, and we need to move out on Sunday by 10am, keeping to the meeting rooms for the rest of Sunday.
Meals are served buffet-style in the dining hall. Meals are only open for a set period of time, with the dining hall closed between meals. Please specify any dietary restrictions in advance (when you register). If you wish to bring any food, we have a small kitchen available to us in the Sunset Building with a refrigerator. Please label everything with your name. No food may be kept in the dorms.
The campus is a shared space, so we need to be conscientious members of the community while on site. We will be asked to help bus our own tables, turn off lights, be mindful of behavior and language, respect the Park’s 10 p.m. quiet hours.
Don’t you just love getting out to remote places and disconnecting for awhile? There is some cellphone coverage (depending on carrier) mostly found at the west end of campus. There is also free wi-fi is available in all of the buildings. But like most of the remote sites we visit, putting 100 interpreters online at once can be hard for any network to deliver.
Be prepared for cool weather and a rustic location: – Bring layers – the weather can change quickly on the coast – Reusable water bottle – Sunscreen – Warm hat – Shadehat – Sunglasses – Hiking/walking shoes – Flashlight or headlamp – Bed linens: twin-size sheets, blanket and/or sleeping bag – Pillow – Towels – Toiletries – Hair dryer (not provided on site) – Flip flops for showers – Earplugs or eye mask if needed – A Power Strip will be handy for charging phones and devices
Due to our location inside of a national park, guests are required to follow all National Park Service regulations at all times. Please no smoking on campus. Only trained service dogs allowed on site.
If you like, you are welcome to bring beer or wine. The organization will not be serving any this year. Beer and wine can be consumed and stored in the Sunset meeting rooms only, not outdoors or in any of the dorms or common spaces. Sorry, hard liquor is not permitted. You are welcome to share what you bring with friends and colleagues, however we ask you to be personally responsible for any alcohol you provide. Remember not all of our members are over 21, you will need to take responsibility for who you serve.
Sound good? Register here!