We are coming up on my favorite time of year at Nevada Outdoor School. As summer approaches, we are preparing for summer camps, but before we can fully jump into summer fun, we have Black Rock Rendezvous, one of my favorite events of the year! Rendezvous is an annual event, which takes place every Memorial Day Weekend in the Black Rock Desert.
It is a collaborative event hosted by Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada Outdoor School, and the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca.
Every year the event hosts a variety of educational talks, guided and tours, and stewardship/conservation projects. Families with children are encouraged to attend, and Nevada Outdoor School runs a fun and educational Kids Camp for children over 5 years of age.
On Saturday night, Dutch oven cooks show off their skills during a Dutch oven cook-off. Dutch oven cooks of all experience levels are encouraged to participate! Sunday night there is a potluck burrito bar! After dinner, stay up for a campfire sing along and stargazing, the Black Rock Desert has one of the best night skies I have ever experienced.
Black Rock Rendezvous is an awesome event for people who want to explore and learn more about the Black Rock Desert. For more information, and a detailed schedule of events go to blackrockrendezvous.org.