November 8th, 2023
Fall camping is a fantastic time to embark on an unforgettable adventure at CRISTA Camps' Miracle Ranch, located in Port Orchard, surrounded by the neighboring cities of Gig Harbor, Bremerton, and Tacoma, near Seattle, Washington. With the crisp air, vibrant foliage, and the promise of exciting activities, November offers a unique camping experience. This blog will guide you through essential planning and preparation, covering packing, gear, safety considerations, and other crucial information. We'll also introduce you to valuable parent resources available on our website.
As you prepare for your fall camping trip, it's crucial to pack appropriately. Miracle Ranch does offer a couple of different options for lodging between our cabins or our new "glamping" experience, but here are some packing essentials to consider:
Warm Clothing: Nights will be chilly in November, so bring layers, including a warm jacket, sweater, and thermal underwear.
Waterproof Gear: Rain is always a possibility in the fall. Invest in a good quality waterproof jacket, pants, and sturdy, waterproof boots.
Sleeping Bag: If you are staying in one of our "glamping" tents, bring a sleeping bag rated for cold weather to keep you cozy during the chilly nights. If you are staying in one of the cabins, we do offer mattresses, but you will need to bring sheets, blankets, and pillows.
Extra Socks and Gloves: Keep your extremities warm and dry with extra socks and waterproof gloves.
Personal Hygiene Items: Remember, toiletries, a towel, and any medications you need.
When it comes to gear, our team at Miracle Ranch will have most of what you need. Our kitchen staff will help with meals, and there are bathrooms in our facilities and the cabins. But it will be necessary to bring a couple of items for your stay.
Lighting: A headlamp or flashlight is essential for navigating camp at night.
First Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor injuries with a well-stocked kit.
Safety is important to us at CRISTA camps, and it should be your top priority during your fall camping trip:
Stay Informed: Check the weather forecast and be aware of any alerts or warnings for the area.
Campfire Safety: If allowed, follow campfire safety rules. Always have water and a fire extinguisher nearby.
Standard safety practices: For more information on how our team prepares to accommodate you during your stay, please visit our website page, Standard safety practices.
Emergency Contact: Share your itinerary with someone back home and ensure you have a reliable way to call for help if needed.
Before heading to Miracle Ranch, visit our parent resource page on our website. Here, you'll find valuable information such as:
FAQ: Get answers to common questions about camp activities, schedules, and more.
Food Service: Learn about our dining options and any special dietary considerations.
Directions: Find detailed directions to Miracle Ranch at 15999 Sidney Road SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367.
What to Expect: Gain insights into the daily camp routine and activities.
Forms and Waivers: Access and complete any necessary forms and waivers to streamline your check-in process.
A fall camping trip to Miracle Ranch in November promises unforgettable memories and outdoor adventures. By packing wisely, having the right gear, prioritizing safety, and utilizing our parent resources, you'll be well-prepared for an incredible experience. Remember to visit our website's parent resource page for additional information to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.