May Camp out and Spring Fling Festival

The Society of Barley Engineers will be joining QUAFF at Lake Morena in Campo for this year’s Spring Fling Festival.

This is a 2-night camping event starting on Friday, May 14th with a beer Trick-or-Treat, continuing on into Saturday with the main event being the Spring Fling Festival.  That means the camp site reservations we have are for 2 nights: $24 per night, per site [$48 total].  By getting a block of sites we saved you a $5 reservation fee [Thanks for the help, Stan!].  Tent Campers may share a site, if the site occupant wants to share their spot.  A maximum of 8 people may share a site – Share with friends and $ave!

This is a simple, uncomplicated “main event”.  No admission charge, no guest speakers, no bands, no raffle, no food vendors.  Yes to great beer [yours], yes to great food [pot luck], yes to fun hanging out with your friends and relaxing with great homebrewed beer.

The beer Trick-or-Treating on Friday night is a tradition that I highly recommend experiencing, but if folks just want to come to just the main event on Saturday [without camping overnight on Friday or Saturday], there’s a $3 Day-Use Fee that would work well.  Plenty of day-use parking near the entrance, with a short walk to the campsite and pavilion action.

Cabins are also available, currently they are primitive, with no electricity or heat, but may be upgraded my mid-May.  If you reserve a cabin now, you get it at today’s price of $30/night, even if it is upgraded by then.  The price goes up to $50/night for cabins reserved after the upgrade.

This is a fairly-kid-friendly event, with a playground available. We say “fairly”, because it depends on how much adult imbibing you want your kids exposed to.  With the playground and camping venue, there should be enough of a buffer from the imbibing, if you want it.  Also, luckily, we’re all “fairly” happy drunks!

We need to know NOW if you’re interested.  Check your calendars and contact any of the officers on the contact page , so we can get a block of sites reserved.  This will ensure we will have sites close to each other, plus we’ll save the $5-per-site reservation fee.

This camp out is intended to be the San Diego version of the Southern California Homebrewers Festival, so you’ll also want to be brewing beer for this event.  Plenty of time, for that, but we need your commitment for participating in the FUN now.

Pertinent Information:

QUAFF has reserved sites 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 44, 55, 56, 57 and 58 along with the large covered pavilion adjacent to site 75

Lauren has reserved sites 25, 26, 28, 38, 40 and 42 for SBE members [3 have been accounted for, leaving 3 left for other members]

Time line of events:

Day Event
Friday Beer Trick-or-Treat
Saturday Spring Fling Festival
Sunday Recovery/Go home

Lake Morena Regional Park brochure [Warning PDF link!]

County of San Diego Lake Morena information site

Map to Lake Morena:


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  1. If the description above didn’t sell you, please talk to someone that has attended the SCHF. This is an event not to be missed, and even our personal descriptions will not do it true justice. It is a magical time to let your true beer-geek out in public without fear of driving anywhere, or the usual burden of Public life.

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