Crestmont Goes Camping

Crestmont Goes Camping

Every year, Crestmont families come together near the beginning of the school year for a fun camping trip. There’s something about being out in nature out of cell service – finding garter snakes, playing games, eating junk food (so much junk food!), getting dirty (so much dirt!) – that brings this community together.

This year, about a dozen families camped in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. Some families stayed both weekend nights, some just one night, and some just came to hang out during the day. Saturday night, we enjoyed a big potluck dinner and sat around the fire toasting marshmallows and making s’mores. When the sun went down, the kids played with glow-in-the-dark toys, which lit up the campsite. And when we were all cozy in our sleeping bags, we heard owls and coyotes.

Trips like these make Crestmont a special place.