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Bus City XIV

Time: May 20, 2022 at 9am to May 22, 2022 at 12pm
Location: Guerneville, California
Website or Map: http://schoolhousecanyon.com/
Event Type: campout, in, the, redwoods
Organized By: Laura May
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2023

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Event Description


The campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for over 10 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday at 9 a.m. 

There will be space for you - no reservation needed. We have had years with over 60+ VWs and plenty of room to spare. No early birds please. Friday is the first day you can camp. If you want to stay the week, you are welcome to extend your stay.

Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries!

For those of you who have been, you know why you come back.

Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

Rates are here: http://schoolhousecanyon.com/Rates.html

Cash only. Firewood available.

Also, Schoolhouse owns 30 acres across the street and a private beach just for the campground. It's just a five minute walk down the river trail. So bring your swim suits!

Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

Comment Wall

Comment by MaryAnn & Tom Brower on January 23, 2022 at 7:09am

During a VW cross country adventure we came upon 2 Westies at a gas station near Eureka in 2016 and the 2 owners invited us to Bus City 2016. We were the 48th bus to join the group at the Schoolhouse campground. We had a great time and took a lot of photos. We hope to be in the area this May and if we are, this event is on the calendar! Hope to see all the incredible buses and people again!

Comment by John LaTorre on January 29, 2022 at 1:44pm

I think that, after last year, Laura May decided that it should be known that if you grab a space that can accommodate more than just your vehicle, you would be expected to share unless you specifically ask that you have it for yourself. That way, we can be sure that there will be enough space for all the buses that will be showing up. Do I have that wrong, Laura?

Comment by Luis Colon on February 9, 2022 at 9:57am

We are looking forward to this event.  It was so much fun last year!

Comment by Wendie Wu on March 1, 2022 at 5:53pm

I’ll be back with my paint pens and cork lights again. Will have a few bottles with me but feel free to bring your own to decorate. 

Comment by Laura May on March 18, 2022 at 4:03pm

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this event. Please be prepared to share your camp site with others. Last year we had 85+ VWs; and had to, unfortunately, turn people away at the gate. We would love for everyone to be able to enjoy this amazing weekend. There are a few smaller sites at the camp ground (if you really prefer not to share). If this is the case, please plan to arrive early to claim one. We have an amazing community of fellow VW lovers and through these camp outs, some of us have made life long friends.

Comment by Wendie Wu on March 20, 2022 at 11:03am

Laura, can we let the front office know if we still have space in our site? 
We were in 2 sites with just 4 vans last year. Could have fit a couple more. 

Comment by Laura May on May 5, 2022 at 10:54pm

Hi friends!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in two weeks! It should be another great weekend for us at Schoolhouse! Thanks to everyone willing to share their sites. I will work closely with Chris to make sure we can fit everyone in. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

I know there has been some difficulty with people RSVPing on this site. It looks like we have a lot of interest on our Facebook page. Please spread the word.

We are so grateful to Chris and Corina for welcoming us back each year and to Brett Van Emst of Big Blue for starting this event at this beautiful campground.

Travel safely, bring wine, bring firewood and bring your VWs! Looking forward to hearing what you have been up to this past year.

PS - We will record mileage as we make the rounds for the 2023 most traveled award.

Comment by John LaTorre on May 6, 2022 at 9:31am

Thank you, Laura, for running point on this! Let me know if I can help in any way.

Comment by Scott & Karla on May 16, 2022 at 9:43pm

Last  minute change. Unfortunately we will be missing out this year as the big bad bug has invaded our house. See ya'll on the next one. 

Comment by John LaTorre on May 17, 2022 at 9:00am

Thanks for giving it a miss, Scott and Karla. You're thinking of our health, and that's what friends do.


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