About The Program
GROUPSCurrently, the Overnight Program is open to school groups and scouting groups (Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts) of age levels 6 and up, as well as other organized groups which meet our insurance coverage requirements (see section below on required paperwork).
The minimum group size to participate is 25 people. The maximum group size we can currently accommodate is 48.
We require an adult/child ratio of 1:6, and a minimum of 7 adults with any-sized group. Some groups have stricter requirements for overnight camp-outs (e.g. Cub Scouts, 1:1). In such cases you must adhere to your organization's rules.
We are sorry, but we cannot permit siblings of group members to attend this overnight encampment.
COSTFor 2012, the cost of participating in this program is $40.00 per person for a one-night stay on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. For groups staying between Monday and Thursday night, the price per person is $26.00.
Participants in the program will:
DEPOSITSA deposit of the program minimum cost is due within 60 to 90 days of making your reservation. This amount will be applied towards the total fee for your group. The any remaining balance will be due when you arrive for your stay. Failure to pay the deposit by the due date will result in cancellation of your reservation and transfer of your reserved date to another group on our cancellation waiting list!
Make Checks Payable to: San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (SFMNPA)
Mail Deposit to:
Maritime Park Association
P.O. Box 475877
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDSIf for some reason your group finds it necessary to cancel a visit, your deposit will not be refunded. There is one exception: If you notify us at least 90 days in advance of your scheduled date and at that time reschedule your visit for a later available date, we will apply your deposit to the new date.
If you must cancel your confirmed reservation MORE THAN 90 days before your scheduled program date you will lose your deposit. If you must cancel your confirmed reservation LESS THAN 90 days before your scheduled program you will be billed for the full cost of a 25-person minimum program.
On very rare occasions, inclement weather may cause conditions hazardous enough to necessitate closure of the boat. In such cases every effort will be made to provide scheduled groups with advance notice so that they can reschedule their visit or, if they choose, cancel altogether and receive a full refund of their deposit. The Maritime Park Association will not be responsible for any other inconveniences or consequences arising from the cancellation of a group's visit.
REQUIRED PAPERWORKFor your overnight stay, there are some important pieces of paper which we require you to send us copies of:
Important!: All adults traveling with the group must be listed on the Tour Permit as designated drivers.
Special Note to Boy Scouts of America: Many Boy Scout Councils in Northern California routinely file a blanket Certificates of Insurance with us to cover groups from that particular council for a one year period -- call us to see if your council has done so, in which case you will not need to file a new certificate.
For more information, please call (415) 775-1943x13 or drop us a note (attn: Pampanito-CJ).