Forms & Frequently Asked Questions

We have plenty of resources for you to explore before your visit. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section for more and please contact us for additional questions.

 

Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?


We are one hour North of San Francisco, tucked in between the towns of Petaluma and Marshall. Our address is 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road.




Is there wifi on campus?


Yes. All of our lodges, cabins, and meeting spaces have access to wireless internet, as well as the dining hall and barn.




Can I cook a meal during my stay?


Of course! Let us know in advance so we make sure you have access to one of our rooms that has a stove, oven, and sink. You will need to bring your own kitchen gear, silverware, and ingredients.




What is the emergency protocol?


Hicks Valley Fire Department would be called in the event of an emergency. Our staff are well-trained in incident-command systems and there are four certified EMTs who are “on call” as needed.




Is there wifi on campus?


Yes. We ask for everyone here to make sure their phone is not used in front of students, besides for taking the occasional photo. During breaks, teachers and cabin leaders are welcome to use their phone in select areas, if needed.




What’s the food like?


Our kitchen prepares food with care and can accommodate for a variety of needs and allergies




What about allergies?


Our kitchen staff are well-versed in allergy and food safety, especially regarding tree and peanut allergies. Because of the increasing prevalence of nut allergies, we are a nut-free facility. We can also accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. If you have further questions, please contact our food service manager, Eric Briggs




What else is there to do in the area?


West Marin is famous for its cheese, oysters, farmland, and open space. If you have time, check out our neighboring towns! There is plenty to do, from walks in the hills to free cheese tastings at Cowgirl Creamery. Point Reyes - This seaside town at the base of Tomales Bay is the stopping point for many people exploring the national seashore. Book a kayaking tour, support a local bookstore, hike around, and explore artist’s galleries.
Petaluma - The land of butter and eggs is not just for foodies, with its cute main street and restaurants. Traditions like Dia de Los Muertos are big here, as is the Antique Fair and Petaluma’s Salute to American Graffiti. Sonoma - Whether hiking the Sonoma Mountains or looking for a scenic drive, there is much to do here. From canoeing on the Russian River to wandering the town, there is something for everyone here.





 
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