No UUCPA Bass Lake Get-Away in 2021

Our hosts at Bass Lake for the past many years, Skylake Yosemite Camp, cannot host a UUCPA family camp weekend in 2021. 
We will keep in touch with Skylake and look for a way to resume the UUCPA Getaway at Bass Lake in 2022.  If anyone has suggestions for an alternative location, please share them with and we will look at them for 2022.

Important Dates:

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Sponsored by:

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

Click here for Information and Registration form.

Important Note:
Because of staffing issues aggravated by US immigration policy,  our host, Skylake Yosemite Camp, cannot offer UUCPA exclusive use of their campgrounds for a weekend in 2020.  As a result, we will need to share the campgrounds with other Skylake Yosemite Family campers.


Experience a wonderful long weekend at a beautiful mountain camp where all ages are welcome, where delicious meals are cooked for you, where there are no committee meetings, no chores, and no instructions except to have fun. At 3,400 ft. elevation, the Skylake Yosemite Camp sits among the pines with its own private Bass Lake waterfront. The camp is located near Oakhurst, about four hours from Palo Alto.  Weather is typically warm in the daytime, but temperatures can dip to 45°F in the evening. Rain is possible. Dress is very casual.

Activities Canoes and Kayaks

You select your own activities at your own pace. You can hike, swim, canoe, water ski, kayak, do arts and crafts, go horseback riding, read, snooze, play volleyball, basketball, tennis, ping pong, or tetherball. One horseback ride is included with your registration (ages 6 and up). Water skiing and boat rides are available for an extra fee. The south end of Yosemite Park is approximately 45 minutes away.

Food and Drink

Three delicious hot meals a day are prepared for you beginning with breakfast on Friday morning. Most lunches and dinners include a salad bar, and vegetarian options are available. You can pack a sack lunch if you will be out of camp at lunchtime. The camp will try to accommodate special diets, so please let us know at registration time if you have food allergies or other dietary needs.

You are invited to arrive Thursday afternoon. Feel free to bring your own picnic supper or dine at a local restaurant. No camp food is provided until Friday morning.


In the evenings, the camp offers a campfire program after dinner, including marshmallows to roast over the coals. Bring songs, skits, jokes, music, and/or poetry to share. Back in the main hall, we play cards or other games, read, knit, work on jigsaw puzzles, play ping pong or foosball. Bring your favorite games and jigsaw puzzles to share. Some venture down to the dock to stargaze.

Tie-dye your own t-shirts, pillowcases or other cottons.


You stay in one of the rustic screened cabins that sleep up to eight people (each cabin has four bunk beds). A single bed and mattress is provided for each camper. You provide your own sleeping bag or linens. Bathhouses have toilets, sinks, showers, electricity, and lights, but cabins do not.

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Scholarships Available

Full and partial scholarships are available.   If interested, please contact us at

Cabins Available

UUCPA will not have use of all cabins.  However, we will try and honor all requests for specific cabins.  If you are willing to share a cabin, please indicate on the registration form.   Cabins will be reserved in the order that registrations are received.