Garden Campsite: Oct. 3-7, 2024 – Dark Sky Special Weekend


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This option includes a reserved camping spot in the PLAYA garden only steps away from the Garden House and the main Commons lodge and participation in a Dark Sky Guided Viewing session on Friday, Oct. 4 with experts from Pine Mountain Observatory and Friday group dinner prepared by PLAYA’s house chef. On Saturday Oct. 4, 6-8 pm, enjoy PLAYA’s Community Dark Sky Star Party and join in the activities and cozy treats while meeting local neighbors and friends. 

Arrival begins Thursday, Oct. 3 at 2:00 pm

Departure is Monday, Oct. 7 by 12:00 pm.

Price listed is per camper (regardless if using individual or shared tent) plus participation in activities and dinner for ONE person. Two maximum campers for this special weekend. TENT camping only.



  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 2023: 2:00 arrival begins | Evening on your own
  • Friday, Oct. 4, 2023: Morning orientation| Day on your own | 6:00 pm Group Dinner provided by PLAYA | 7-9 pm Guided Dark Sky Viewing Session with experts from Pine Mountain Observatory.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 2023: Day on your own | 6-8 pm Community Dark Sky Star Party
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 2023: Day on your own
  • Monday, Oct. 7 2023: Depart by noon


 This self-directed residency is for ADULTS ONLY. Out of town families wishing to participate in the Community Dark Sky Star Party on Oct. 14 can find lodging accommodations at the Summer Lake Hot Springs or the Paisley Sage Rooms.

You will have full access to the large kitchen, dining area, living room and bathroom with the other campers and single room renters of the Garden House. This low-cost option creates more affordability for folks on a budget. We have 4 spots available in the garden. First to arrive will have first choice to select their garden camping spot from the 4 available. Add one of our studios to your cart for a dedicated space to create. No pets or outdoor campfires allowed.

Orientation on Friday at 10:00 to meet the other residents and learn important campus information. 


*No pets allowed. Thank you.

Additional information

Single | Double

Single, Double