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Fremont Peak Camping and Astronomy - May 11 - 12, 2019

What: Fremont Peak Camping and Astronomy
When: May 11 - 12, 2019
Where: Fremont Peak State Park, San Juan Bautista -
             Park Ranger: (831)623-4881
             Fremont Peak Observatory Association -
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts, campsite capacity is 40 people
Cost: $30
Activity Coordinator: Doris Hsu


At Fremont Peak State Park, spring are fall are the most colorful seasons.  Magnificent vistas of Monterey Bay, Salinas and San Benito Valley are unsurpassed from 3,169 foot-peak.  Pine and oak woodlands in the park are home to many birds and mammals.  On a clear day, one may spot the Sierra Nevada Range. At night, constellations and galaxies in the dark skies dazzle the eye.  Scouts will hike to the Peak to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of Monterey Bay, and attend a public astronomy program about the current night sky and view its starry wonders from the observatory’s 30-inch-diameter telescope.

  • All first year and second year scouts should consider attending.  This will be a great trip to work on basic camping skills, a conservation service project will be included where scouts can earn service hours.
  • Allow time with your lights off for your eyes to adapt to the night so you can see the wonders of the sky. Please avoid lighted shoes, glowing jewelry, and lasers.
  • Layer your clothing. Early evening may be warm, but it can get chilly as the evening progresses.

Packing List

Submit completed paperwork to the Activity Coordinator at the beginning of the troop meetings.
  1. Print and sign the Fremont Peak Camping & Astronomy Activity Consent Form
  2. Check for $30 payable to "BSA Troop 33" with "Fremont Peak" and Scout name on the memo line or pay with PayPal link below

Pay Online

Scout Payment ($30 + $1.20 payment fee)


Saturday - May 11th
8:00am - Meet at LAUMC
8:30 - 10:00 - Drive to Fremont Peak State Park - travel time 1hour 30min
10:00 - 12:00 - Arrive at Campsite, set up tents
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 - Service Project
3:00 - 5:00 - Hike to the Peak
5:00 - 7:00 - Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 - Prep flashlights with red cover
8:00 - 9:30 - Evening Observatory Program
10:00pm - Lights Out

Sunday - May 12th
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Pack up and return home
10:00am - Arrive at LAUMC


Doris Hsu,
May 7, 2019, 3:01 PM
Doris Hsu,
Apr 25, 2019, 10:13 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Jun 15, 2019, 6:53 PM
Doris Hsu,
Mar 23, 2019, 4:13 PM