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Loma Mar Schedule

Please note this is all tentative.    

Friday - Early Arrivers
5:00-7:00pm Registration Table Open
Please don't get there before 5:00
Late arrivers after 7pm go to flagpole Those arriving Saturday morning register in Dining hall 8-9am Front of Dining Hall

Dinner On your own

No cars allowed beyond the parking area. This is a hike in facility. Some exceptions allowed. Check with your Navigator or Compass Bearer.

Map and Cabin Assignments

Saturday Events

We are responsible to manage the flow to the zip lines and climbing wall. This is a requirement from the Y as our group strains the capacity for which they are insured.

What this means is that we will hand out Speed Passes to attendees AS THEY ARRIVE AT REGISTRATION. These Speed Passes are small color coded tickets with the hour and either ZIP or TOWER printed on them. There is a different color for each hour. ONLY PEOPLE WITH APPROPRIATE SPEED PASSES MAY GO TO EACH ACTIVITY WITHIN THAT TIME WINDOW.

Tickets are required from 10-12 and 1-4 pm on Saturday. No Speed Passed for Sunday. “Open” for ZIP and TOWER.  



Breakfast - French toast, bacon, Coffee, Teas, Fruit, Cereal and Yogurt

Dining Hall  
Clean up -  Tahoe & Tioga


Kickoff – New Member Ceremony 

Flagpole Area


GaGa Pit, Basketball, Volleyball

Athletic Field


Climbing Wall -

10:00-10:45 Tioga (15 girls)

10:40-11:15 Ponderosa (9 girls) 38

11:15-12 Chinook (16 girls)

East of Athletic Field


Zip Line -

10-10:45 Zephyr (14 girls)

10:40-11:10 El Dorado (8 girls)

11:05-noon Mystic (18 girls)

North of Athletic Field


Archery – No Scheduled times: OPEN to all

Downhill from Amphitheatre


Craft Activity – Father/ Daughter

Sponsored by El Dorado and Mystic

Flagpole area


Jelly Bean Counting Contest - Sponsored by Mystic

Dining Hall


LunchHamburgers & Hotdogs, Pasta Salad, Fruit

Picnic Area
Cleanup – El Dorado


GaGa Pit, Basketball, Volleyball

Ball Field


Climbing Wall -

1:00-1:45 Zephyr (14 Girls)

1:40-2:10 El Dorado (8)

2:05-3:00 Tahoe (18 Girls)

3:00 -4:00 Mystic (18 girls)

East of Athletic Field


Zip Line -

1:00-1:55 Tahoe (18 girls) 

1:50-2:35 Chinook (16 girls)

2:30-3:20 Tioga (15 girls)

3:15-4:00 Ponderosa (14 girls)

North of Athletic Field


Archery –  No Scheduled times: OPEN to all

Downhill from Amphitheatre


Evening Ceremony Leaders Rehearsal Meeting



Skit Rehearsals



Dinner – Baked chicken, rice, carrots, Rice Krispy Treats

Dining Hall
Cleanup – Chinook & Ponderosa


Parade to Amphitheatre

Start at Your Circle Cabins





Dance and Games and snacks

Legacy Lodge



Polar Bear Swim



Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee, Teas, Fruit, Cereal and Yogurt

Dining Hall - 
Cleanup – Mystic & Zephyr


Closing Ceremony / Skits



Camp Store Open

Dining Hall



East of Athletic Field



North of Athletic Field


GaGa Pit, Basketball, Volleyball

Athletic Field


Check out of your cabin!

Each cabin must be swept clean and trash taken to dumpster or take home with you or we will be charged!


Check-in:  When you get there:
You can put your gear in your cabins anytime after 5:00pm on Friday. 

NEW: You must check in, Dad by Dad. Registration location and times are as follows:

  • Friday, 5:00-7:00PM - In front of dining hall. 
  • Saturday, 9:00-3:00 - Dining Hall

  • We will also give you “speed passes” for the Zip Line and Climbing Tower, first come–first served. There will also be a map and a schedule of events, if you need them.

    Friday Night: 
    The evening is a casual get-together.  This is a great time to meet new members and get re-acquainted with old members.  Circles are on their own to provide food and drinks for their dinners and cook them. 

    Show up anytime - the earlier the better.  It gives you a chance to meet everyone 
    Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 8:00-9:00am. 

    Lunch is served at the Picnic area from 12:00-1:00pm. 

    There will be water available at the Climbing Tower and at the GaGa Pit.

    After the events close, it is time for the circle members to meet at their respective cabins and practice their skits.  The skits are given during the evening ceremony.  This is also a good time for our younger daughters to get some much needed rest and refreshment.

    Dinner is served by our circle officers starting at 6:00pm and goes to 7:00pm. Please help clean up after dinner, so that we all can be ready for the evening festivities.

    The evening events start promptly at 7:30pm.  The evening starts with a parade through the cabins and up to the amphitheater.  Have all the dads and daughters waiting outside their cabin at 7:15pm.  The procession will go by all the cabins and everyone joins in.  Listen for the sound of the approaching drum.   The procession then heads up the road to the bowl where the ceremony begins at 7:15pm.

    Ceremony - wait and see.  It will be full of surprises. 

    After the ceremony, everyone moves down the hill to the dining hall where hot cocoa and snacks will be provided. 


    Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 8:00-9:00am. 

    A closing ceremony starts at 9:00am.  The Camp Store will be open from 10:00 to approximately 11:00am adjacent to the Dining Hall.

    The Zip Line and Climbing Tower will be open from 10:00am-12:00pm- Speed Passes are not required.   The GaGa Pit will also be open from 10:00am-12:00pm.

    How to get there: 
    Driving directions.  It's a windy road, so be careful.  It takes about an hour to drive there from Saratoga.

    What to Bring: 
    Your vest, sleeping bags and pillows, toiletries, sun block, warm clothes, flashlights and lanterns.  Good walking shoes.  You will also want to bring Friday evening and Saturday afternoon snacks and drinks.

    Zip Line and Wall Climbing – These are our most popular events.  We will assign your time blocks, first come, first served, as you check in..

    Again this year, your circle is responsible to bring an above ground fire pit, fire extinguisher, 5 gallon bucket and assigned circle “fire marshal”. Your circle Navigator has all the details on this. Our good reputation with the YMCA has given us this chance. We do not want to lose this luxury.  Please follow all the rules.  Remember to douse your fire when it is not attended.  Firewood is NOT supplied by the camp- under no circumstances are we to collect or burn local firewood!

    Remember to bring camp chairs for your circle.

    Your princess may insist she does not need a jacket at the ceremony. Temperatures of 40 degrees are common this time of year at night. Carry her jacket to the ceremony anyway (and bring yours too!).  I always bring a couple of car blankets to sit on during the ceremony and to use as a wrap if it gets really chilly.

    Bring a flashlight for yourself and each of your princesses (Glowsticks are a popular alternative).

    Bring lots of liquids to drink.  Our girls can get pretty dehydrated during the events Saturday, which leads to severe grumpiness later that evening.  There will be some small water bottles at the Zip Line on Saturday.

    Raccoons;  Don't leave any food unguarded.  The Raccoons will get it.  Don't leave ice chests outside.  The raccoons have figured them out, too.  Lock all food in your cabin or your car. Make sure to close your cabin door and windows securely.  Don't try and pet them and don't feed them!

    Each cabin must be swept clean and trash taken to dumpster or take home with you or we will be charged!

    Marc Cooper,
    Sep 24, 2016, 3:53 PM