Nestled in a secluded valley just two miles from Limantour Beach, the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center offers a private and peaceful natural setting for a group retreat or conference. The facilities include a large cedar lodge with dining room, library science center, and commercial kitchen, a bathhouse with hot showers, a large central meadow, and a campfire circle. The Center accommodates up to 86 overnight guests in five spacious dormitory-style cabins, each furnished with wooden bunk beds and mattresses but without heat, electricity or running water. Linens are not provided. The site is designed as a model of ecological sustainability with composting and recycling systems, solar-heated water, and photovoltaic modules providing electricity. Groups provide their own meals; food service is not available. There is no internet or mobile phone service, offering a everyone welcome respite from the fast-paced world.
Owned by the National Park Service and managed by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, the Center is used primarily for youth-based environmental and natural history education programs. When available, the Center may be reserved for environmental or nature-focused overnight retreats and conferences. The location and setting lend themselves to environmental and natural history programs and retreats of all kinds – from marine and coastal field ecology to environmental ethics, critical thinking, leadership development, and team building.
FEES & DETAILS
Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance. A $600 facility use deposit and $1M in comprehensive liability insurance are required. Use fees are $16 per person per day with a 40 person minimum daily rate of $640.
Center staff provide support and assistance during the planning phase and an orientation and welcome on arrival day. Aside from that, the entire site is reserved for the exclusive use of the contracted group. Group leaders are responsible for transportation, activities, meals, supplies, and logistics. Because the Center does not employ a janitorial service, each group is required to thoroughly clean the site in preparation for arrival of the next scheduled group.
TO INQUIRE ABOUT MAKING A RESERVATION
Please contact the Program Coordinator at (415) 663-1200 x 306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.