You are invited to Join in the Festivities of WooCamp, 2014.

Now in its 6th year, WooCamp was initially inspired by “FOO Camp (Friends of O’Reilly Camp)” held in Sebastapool, CA each year.
Unlike Foo Camp, there won’t be formal presentations, lightning talks, or demos. While nothing in particular is accomplished, those that attend have had a great time, and have come out better friends by weekend’s end.
This year’s WooCamp starts on the afternoon of May 2nd and ends on the morning of May 5, 2014.

WooCamp will be taking place at an old hunting cabin on my family’s ranch, between San Lucas and Coalinga, CA.

The Weather

This time of year, the area’s average highs are in the low 70’s, with lows in the high 40’s, with a small chance of rain.

Things to do

Eating! Drinking! Hiking! Exploring!
Sleeping! Shooting! Hanging Out!
Reading! Board Games! Etc!

There is no internet access and hardly any cell reception
There will be food and beverages provided, but you are welcome to bring anything you would like to share. If you don’t like beef, potatoes, or pork, please Let me know as that constitutes a majority of the planned menu, but with notice, arrangements can be made.

Things to bring

  • Significant others are welcome (best to leave your kids at home, though)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent (a limited number of cots are also available in the cabin)
  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots or outdoorsy shoes
  • Any food or drink you’d like to share

Special Requests

Please indicate any special food requests or needs.
If you are driving a car that you don’t feel comfortable driving on gravel for a few miles up a hill, please let me know asap. ETA will need to be determined before you arrive in order to secure a ride from the main ranch house to the cabin, as there is no cell service at the cabin itself.
There is a scenic route and a longer, but more straightforward route. I would recommend the scenic route if you’re driving down during the daytime, and the longer route if you’re driving at night. This is mostly to avoid you driving off the road into a ditch, hitting a wild pig (there are a lot, they are nocturnal, and hard to see at night), etc.

Scenic Route

From San Francisco/San Jose Area, take Highway 101 South. South of Gilroy, take Highway 25 South towards Hollister. Continue on Highway 25 until you reach the Highway 198 intersection.


From San Francisco/San Jose Area, take Highway 101 South. Approximately 5 miles south of King City, take Highway 198 East.

The rest of the way:

Directions, directions, directions. Oh the places we'll go.