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The 2013 California Morris Ale

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The Site

We will be at the Via West Camp (click on the link for a slide show of the accommodations). Camp is located at 13851 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, a mere 17 miles from San Jose Airport.  The site main phone number is 408-867-1115.

This is a residential camp set up for visitors with disabilities and special needs (such as inebriated morris dancers).  All paths are paves and everything is wheelchair accessible.


From San Francisco: Take 101 South to 85 South towards Santa Cruz.  After about 5 miles, exit at Stevens Creek Blvd., and turn right onto Stevens Creek Blvd.  Follow From Stevens Creek Blvd. directions below.

From Sacramento: Take 80 South to 680 South to 880 South to 237 West.  After about 8 miles, merge onto 85 South towards Santa Cruz.  After about 4 miles, exit at Stevens Creek Blvd., and turn right onto Stevens Creek Blvd.  Follow From Stevens Creek Blvd. directions below.

From Los Angeles: Take 5 North to 152 West.  Stay on 152 West/Pacheco Pass about 30 miles until it becomes Ferguson Rd.  Continue on to Leavesley Rd. for about 2 miles and take the onramp for 101 North.  After about 18 miles merge onto the 85 North towards Cupertino.  After about 18 miles, exit at Stevens Creek Blvd. and turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd.  Follow From Stevens Creek Blvd. directions below.

From Stevens Creek Blvd.: Continue west on Stevens Creek Blvd. for about a mile, then turn left (south) at Foothill Blvd. which becomes Stevens Canyon Road.  In about another 3 miles you will pass the reservoir, Montebello Road and a fire station, then come to a stop sign.  Bear right to remain on Stevens Canyon Road.  Go about 100 yards – you will pass a county park parking lot and trail head – then turn right at the small “Via West Campus” sign.  Cross the small bridge and follow the road to the camp parking lot.

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Please take a look at the first 3 slides of the Via West site tour which show the lodges.  There are 5 lodges of 25-30 beds each.  All beds are wooden singles with foam mattresses.  Each lodge has its own bathing facilities with 4 shower stalls.  Our registration form allows you to choose female, male, or mixed (family) lodging.  As of March 31, we anticipate being able to honor all lodging requests.  However, it may later become necessary to convert a single-sex lodge to mixed.  We hope you’ll understand.

Camp Dining

The camp provides 4 meals:  Saturday breakfast, boxed lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.  You are responsible for your own dinner Friday night.  The camp will also provide light snacks throughout the weekend.  Vegetarian options are available for all meals.

Dance/Dining Hall

Most dancing activities will be held in the dining hall which has a very nice springy wood floor.  We will ask for assistance in moving tables and chairs.  Other buildings are available for workshops, singing, lounging, jam sessions… and will be made known at registration.


As of March 28, parking at Via West is limited to 50 spaces and carpooling is strongly recommended.  If you need help creating a carpool, please contact our Shipping Manager, Rita Morgin, by calling (650) 996-3199.  We are working on acquiring additional parking at the county park trailhead near the camp.

Camp Schedule & Rules


The ale opens for check-in at 4:00 pm Friday.  If you arrive before then, we are not so heartless as to turn you away, but we will certainly put you to work.  On Sunday, you must vacate the lodges by noon and be off camp grounds by 2:00 pm.


There is a pool on site.  We have not paid for the pool and a lifeguard; we do not have permission to use the pool; they are remodeling the pool; please refrain from getting in the pool.  Don’t make us slap you.  Have a drink instead.

The camp is technically part of Stevens Creek Park in the county park system in which smoking is not allowed.  (However - ahem - if you step outside the driveway gate…)

Park in designated areas only.

And, you know, all that Scouting common sense stuff, like don’t hike through the poison oak at night.

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