About Great Group Site
Located 55 miles NE of San Francisco, non-profit community farm First Generation Farmers invites you to stay on our brand new group site nestled in a vineyard with a view of Mount Diablo.
The sites include full kitchen, showers, bathrooms, washer, 12 person outdoor dinning table, and camp style fire pit. Also enjoy the cool swimming pool & lounge area. Besides having full accommodations, you get to enjoy conversations with our farming crew. We are a fully operating non-profit farm that has a vibrant culture.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Great Group Site
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I came here with a group of 9 Girl Scouts (9-10 year olds) and they had the BEST time ever. I will definitely come back with my family & could easily imagine coming for a weekend, or even a week.
- Kids have the opportunity to interact with animals (feed the goats & chickens, hold the bunny, pet the goats and sheep, watch the pig & horses...) as well as learn from the farm work (the girls watched the goats being milked everyday, and were taught about the how, what & why (not hands on) , and even got to taste fresh goats milk.
This farm is supported by Woofers and also serves as an incubator for new farmers - there is a large focus on teaching which makes any stay all the more interactive.
- Kids had the opportunity to run around the vineyards and look for owl pellets, taste the grapes, go for long walks, play flashlight tag in the night...
- There was a real kitchen & bathrooms - so from a practical perspective, this was more glamping than camping!
- The pool was made available to us - so since the weather was so hot this weekend, they spent a good amount of time in the water
- We had asked for the girls to be put to work, and Allie organised for the girls to make some signs for the farm, which where put up that same day. They were given the opportunity to leave their mark!
- The mission and story of this farm is inspiring - I recommend checking it out!
- You can hear the road from the tent site.
Overall an absolute winner - We were warmly welcomed, and everyone of the 9 girls that came asked to come again. The parent chaperones also talked about coming again with their families.
If you've never made the drive from the Bay to the Brentwood area, get ready! Vasco Road has beautiful green rolling hills... the perfect drive for rolling down the windows and turning up the music. You can't help but be happy when you pull up to the farm. There are bright colors painted everywhere, and everyone who greets you will do so with a smiling face and warm handshake.
There's plenty of space to set up your tent. All of the sites are near the large, outdoor kitchen, picnic tables, fire pits, and a shaded deck with tables underneath. There's even a full bathroom! With a toilet, sink, and two showers! But there is still plenty of privacy, too. While I was there, I got to meet and talk to two wonderful girls from Europe, and had my own space to relax as well.
All Hipcampers get a tour of the farm -- complete with feeding goats and watching them get milked.
This is a great campsite for a group to get away from the city, meet some great people, and connect with a place that provides delicious food.
*Please be aware that the site is near the road. So bring earplugs for sleeping! A small detail outweighed by all the beauty this place has to offer...
What a unique and wonderful experience. Julian, his wife, and every WWOOFER we met were welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel at home and taken care of. My students loved being able to wander around the working farm, petting the animals and feeding the chickens. A bottle of fresh goat milk was delivered to us in the morning - amazing. Bring earplugs for sleeping - the noise from the road/train is loud, but other than that, you will love your time at the farm!
Our group enjoyed camping on this organic farm. The farm, called First Generation Farmers, is partially staffed by WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms) and the people we met were friendly and kind. We watched them milk the goats and enjoyed observing the animals. There is a pool that is available from 12 PM - 4 PM which was pleasant in the hot weather. There is access to a kitchen and showers but I would recommend bringing your own water. In the area, there u-pick farms for fruits and vegetables. Tent camping on the farm was an unusual and enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it.