Location

State Route 35, generally known as Skyline Boulevard, is a two-lane road running mostly along the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains from Highway 17 in Santa Clara County to San Francisco at State Route 1. Because of its high elevation and location, it is one of the few places on the southern portion of the San Francisco Peninsula from which the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean are both visible at the same time. It also provides scenic views of the Silicon Valley Metropolitan Area. 

This historic and protected scenic corridor is the location of our workshop. Here on the property of John and Cathy and family, the workshop will focus on well balanced instruction of the skills required to install a treehouse platform using O2 Treehouses's Tetratruss platform system.  

Arriving at the lovely home of John and Cathy M. Park on Friday morning, you may park anywhere along Skyline Blvd, or find a spot in the driveway. If you would prefer set up camp early and arrive the night before, great! Simply let us know on the signup form.

 

DAY 2 - Saturday

8:00 AM: Coffee, group breakfast, Wake up!

9:00 : Team meeting to discuss the adventures of the day. Stretch/yoga session will follow to get everyone limber, energized and ready for the days activities. 

9:30 : Skills Session - KNOTS & TREE CLIMBING - Each team will rotate one round of 1.5 hours each between a Skills Session with instructors and assembly of the Tetratruss.  

12:30 : Lunch - We will have a group lunch served by our esteemed workshop chef.

1:30 : Skills Session - RIGGING & ENGINEERING - During this Skills Session, Treewalkers will rotate once again between assembly of the Tetratruss and instruction, 1.5 hours each.  This session will run parallel with the O2 Treehouse crew's installation of the temporary rigging lines. Participants will be able to immediately apply skills learned to assist with this effort.  

4:30 : Day Review - Opportunity to come together as a group and discuss the day, review concepts, opportunities for improvement, and desires for day 3.

5:00 : Dinner - We will have a group dinner served by our esteemed workshop chef.

6:30 : Bonfire and group enlightened debauchery! Quiet time at 10:00 p.m.

Prices

$895 Full Price

50% down to reserve place

Refer a friend and get a $200 discount!

Early Bird Pricing:

Refer a friend within Early Bird Pricing times and pay our lowest price $595 (limit one friend)

Missed out on Early Bird? Refer a friend and still receive a $200 discount! $695

Early Bird discount. $100 discount. $795 

Early Bird Pricing ends 1 week prior (4/21) to the workshop start date.  We want you to join us! If you're almost there but not quite, let us know. There are a few volunteer position opportunities available! Call 323 404-8014 with questions. 

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DAY 1 - Friday

8:00 AM: Hot drinks and Reception. Participants will receive a welcome package which will include a few goodies to assist with the workshop including the hit hardcover book by Taschen, "Tree Houses".

9:00 : Introductions and Weekend Plan Review. We will discuss the goals of each Treewalker so that we can tweak the workshop to meet the goals and expectations of the group. If there is a particular theme or themes that emerge from our discourse, we will try and delve deeper into these subjects. Depending upon our numbers we may also split into teams. 

9:30 : Since most of the group will be new to each other, we'll start with a get-to-know-you ice-breaking activity. TBD

10:30 : Group instruction of O2 Treehouse's Tetratruss platform system. 

11:00 : Skills Session - DESIGN & COMPUTER MODELING- Large group presentation of past O2 Treehouses, followed by a design your own treehouse charrette.

12:00 : Lunch - We will have a group lunch served by our esteemed workshop chef.

1:00 : Skills Session - TREE SCANNING AND TREE HEALTH - A longer session of 3.5 hours during which teams will split up into rotations, moving between assembly of the Tetratruss system and Tree Scanning and Tree Health Skills Sessions.

4:30 : Day Review - Opportunity to come together as a group and discuss the day -- things learned, insights and stories, and desires for day 2.

5:00 : Dinner - We will have a group dinner served by our esteemed workshop chef.

6:30 : Bonfire - Group fire and general merry-making to close the night. Quiet time at 10:00 p.m.

DAY 3 - Sunday

OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S THE FINAL DAY ALREADY!!!

8:00 AM: Coffee, group Breakfast, Wake up!

9:00 : The morning will kick off with a 1 hour participant led skill share. (In the sign up process applicants can elect to share their skill for a $50 discount.) 

10:00 : Skills Session - The final day's plan will be a bit different than the previous two days. With only one skills category left to cover, TREE INSTALLATION HARDWARE,  the rest of the time will be dedicated to a team effort of completing the assembly of the Tetratruss system, raising the platform and completing the permanent rigging. The morning will also however include a 1.15 hour rotation where participants will have the opportunity to install an O2 Treehouse Treeton or TAB (treehouse attachment bolt) in a test stump.

12:30 : Lunch - We will have a group lunch served by our esteemed workshop chef.

1:30 : At this point in the day, the Tetratruss platform will be poised and ready for hoisting. The whole Treewalkers team will come together in a joint effort to bring the structure aloft.  This will be a glorious moment in the workshop as the skills learned throughout will be applied and proven. Participants will turn into functioning members of the installation crew as we assign guide lines, chain hoist functions and assist riggers to complete the operation. 

4:00 : With the structure floating the team will continue to work to switch out temporary rigging lines with permanent wire rope rigging lines. The Treewalkers team will be able to see all of the skills learned in the workshop instruction applied and feel the satisfaction of a completed treehouse installation. 

5:00 : Dinner will be served atop the treehouse platform where we can all pat each other on the back for a job well done, while enjoying a delicious meal and sharing our favorite weekend moments.

6:00 : Closing Ceremony (+ Dessert!) -  Participants will be inducted into the Treewalkers Society of builders! :)

6:30 : Treewalkers are invited to camp the final night and join together for a last group bonfire and participant Talent Show. Quiet time at 10:00 p.m.



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Packing List

CAMPING

Tent & Camping Chair

Bed roll & Pillow

Blanket & Sleeping Bag

Flash Light

Favorite Snacks 

Drinks of Choice

STAYING WARM

Winter hat & Gloves

Wool socks

Fleece Under Layer

Wind Breaker & Rain Coat

WORKSHOP

Sturdy shoes

Work gloves

Safety Glasses

Pens or pencils

Note Book 

TOILETRIES

Tooth brush & Paste

Shower Towel

Soap - Also Provided 

Flip Flops 

Chapstick & Sunscreen

Sunglasses 


Facilities

This will be a 'primitive camp' set up, so please come prepared with supplies that you may need for your routine such as a camping mirror.

Facilities will include a propane on demand mobile water heater and porta-john, which will be set up in a private area of the yard and curtained off.

Fresh running water will be available at the main house for drinking and other specific needs. The availability of showers and use of the main house bathroom is TBD.

If you have additional needs that are not covered here, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate them. However due to the nature of the site, we cannot guarantee anything beyond what is detailed above.

 


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