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Phone
In kitchen (also rings at Celia’s desk) 408-354-2963. Some cell phones do get reception at camp but there is no Wi-Fi.

Parking
After deliveries to the yurts, park all vehicles in the parking lot below.


Carry a flashlight at night!
Whether walking up from the parking lot or around the yurts.

Lights
If people are arriving after dark, switch on the outside lights at the meeting yurt, at the outhouse across from it, and on the post outside the kitchen yurt doorway. The last person to bed, please switch off all outside floods and lights in buildings not in use.

Candles
Use only in glass containers or on large fireproof plates. Always blow out candles when you leave the room. Do not use candles in sleeping yurt.

Wood Stoves
When stoves are lit, keep the stove doors closed. Keep all materials at least two feet away from the stoves. Note directions near stove about maintaining a good interior temperature. 

Campfires
Use only the two firepits beside the hot tub and in the picnic ground. Note that both places have a hose nearby. If any spark is dangerous, douse it immediately with water. When you are ready to leave the fire, spread out the coals and wet them repeatedly with water, stirring in between soakings. Never assume that the fire is safe without that soaking. Never leave a campfire unattended!
PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IN EACH BUILDING AND DO USE THEM IF NECESSARY.

Hot Tub Covers
To conserve heat and keep them clean, replace covers on both hot tub and pool when not in use. Never sit, stand, or place heavy objects on covers.


Pool Adjustments
The temperature setting on the tub should be left as set. Jacuzzi--Button beside hot tub. Switch OFF after using.

Pets
Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.

Children
Like Double Bear, Salamander camp is not designed to be safe for small children. Please notify us if you will be bringing a child; please do not unless previously agreed and waivers signed. They need to be supervised by everyone at all times, especially around pool and hot tub! Keep cover locked on hot tub and slide cover on pool when not in use! 

Note that there are other mountain dangers children may not be aware of: rattlesnakes, poison oak, etc. Camp is not responsible for their safety!!

Valves
Around camp and out in the forest are valves controlling various water systems. Aside from hose bibs, do not touch the valves or dials, please.

Clean-up
Please read Cleanup Sheet for guidance. (Posted on cork board in kitchen.)

Poison Oak
There is poison oak growing in the forest. It’s best to stay on the paths. If you suspect exposure, wash with cool water and detergent.

Problems
If there is a problem with equipment or power, call the owner's house: (408) 354-4234 (house above camp) or Josephine Thorsen: (408) 335-9265 or (408) 354-7707. If the phone is out, just walk up the hill and talk with Celia or Mariquita.

OTHER USEFUL, LIFE-ENHANCING AND POSSIBLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION IS POSTED ON THE KITCHEN CORK BOARD. PLEASE READ IT. THANK YOU! ENJOY.......Celia & Mariquita