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CBTA is a non-profit educational association dedicated to the interpretation of human and natural history at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in cooperation with the California State Park System. All contributions are tax deductible.

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Support from members helps the Calaveras Big Trees Association fulfill its mission of delivering high quality educational and interpretative programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Since 1974, CBTA has been able to assist in enhancing the visitor’s exploration and enjoyment of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Becoming a member of CBTA affords you unique benefits like seminars, workshops, trainings, special events, collaboration and so much more.  Other benefits include a 20% discount (beginning October 1st) in the Visitor Center store and the Big Tree Bulletin published three times a year.

But the greatest benefit of being a member of CBTA is knowing you are contributing to protecting Calaveras Big Trees State Park and helping others gain an understanding, awareness and appreciation of its natural, cultural and recreational resources.

CBTA was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1974,  Therefore, your membership and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

If you would like to join, please click here to read about the different levels of membership and then to complete the application online or click here to download an application.  Thank you all for all of your support.  We couldn’t do it without you!  Please call the office at 209-795-1196 if you have any questions.

5th Annual Winter Wonderland Carnival

Sunday December 28, 2014 – 11 am – 4 pm

Click Here to Buy Tickets

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Picture courtesy of Calaveras Enterprise

Events include a scenic wagon ride, games, music and many more fun activities!!

Come and enjoy hot cocoa, hot apple cider, popcorn, cookies and other surprises.

Tickets $12.50 adults                    $8.50 children 12 and under

Tickets purchased online include Park entrance fee

Winter Wonderland is always a sell-out so buy your tickets early.

If space available, tickets at the door $15 adults and $10 children 12 and under + $10 Park entrance fee.

When purchasing tickets, select the hour during which you would like the carriage ride.

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Programs at the Park

Camping -  As of All camping is first come first serve in the North Grove Campground.  Oak Hollow Campground is closed for the season.  Our new dump station is open and operational.

North Grove Guided Tours - Guided walks of the North Grove are held Saturday at 1 pm.   The walk is 1.5 to 2 hours.  Meet at the New Visitor Center.

 

Visitor Center Hours

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For October

Daily – 10 am – 4 pm

 

Support CBTA While you Shop

Now you can help Support Calaveras Big Trees Association as you Shop!

We now have several different programs that are easy to join that allow a percentage of your purchases to be directed to Calaveras Big Trees Association

Escrip

The owners of Sierra Hills Market and Angels Food Market have generously made available the Escrip program to benefit local non-profit organizations through the use of the Escrip Community Card.  When you use of the card, CBTA has the ability to earn up to 5% of monthly purchases when you shop at either market.  How easy is that!  Just show your card or give the clerk your phone number and you help support CBTA.  Once you are enrolled, you can go online and find out about other benefits of the Escrip program.

To sign up simply down load the  form Escrip Form here, fill it out and take it with you the next time you shop at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets,  or you may sign up in the store.  Please indicate Calaveras Big Trees Association as your desired beneficiary.  However you choose to do it, it is a painless way to help CBTA continue its efforts to provide outstanding interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Thank you for your continued support.  Please call the office with any questions at 209-795-1196.

S.H.A.R.E.S.

S.H.A.R.E.S is an acronym for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Humanities, Education and Sports and is Save imagesMart’s way of
giving back to the community.  Again, when you present this card at checkout, a percentage of your purchase is directed to CBTA.

 

AmazonSmile

If you shop at Amazon.com, you can now support CBTA by shopping at AmazonSmile.  Everything like Amazon Prime works just the same once you are registered.smile

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will  prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations.  For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.

Click Here to get started.

Thanks so much for using these ways to help support Calaveras Big Trees Association and the Park.