Tehachapi Campout

OCSA's granddaddy of all campouts is our annual trek to Tehachapi for the Labor Day weekend. This year it will take place 8/31 to 9/02. No other campout offers as much variety of activity for pilot and crew alike. We will be bringing several airplanes and will have instructors available for field checkouts and flight training. Area activity includes hiking, cherry and apple picking, white water rafting, and visiting the local ostrich farm. The Sailplane Homebuilders Association is planning a major workshop, sailplane development panel, and Barnaby lecture week the same weekend. See the link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Location & Directions

Tehachapi is located approximately 2 hours north of Los Angeles along highway 58. The glider port is located at the south end of the community. Click on the map below to get driving directions from your home to Tehachapi. The directions will get you to Tehachapi but not all the way to the glider port so please use the map to the right for the last part of the trip. Close up map
Click here for driving directions to Tehachapi


There are several lodging options available in Tehachapi. Tent and RV camping is available on the field. The phone number for reservations is (661) 822-1213. There are also several reasonable priced hotels in town. The phone number for Best Western and Travelodge are, respectively, (661) 822-5591 and (661) 822-5579.


Day Time Activity
Saturday 8 am Assembling of aircraft
9:30 am Pilots Meeting (mandatory)
6:30 pm Group Dinner
Sunday 9:30 am Pilots Meeting (mandatory)
6:30 pm OCSA Potluck BBQ
Prizes will be awarded for best side dishes. Last names starting with brings:
A-H Side, I-R Salad, S-Z Desert.
RSVP with Shirley Schrader
Monday 9:30 am Pilots Meeting (mandatory)
3 pm Disassemble aircraft


These are some links to other web sites that has useful information about soaring and other activities in and around Tehachapi.

Sailplane Homebuilders Association Sailplane Homebuilders Association
SHA Workshop, Sailplane Development Panel, and Barnaby Lecture Week Monday August 26th through Monday September 2nd, 2002
Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
This website contains a wealth of information about Tehachapi. Links to other websites, weather information, calendar of events, and more.
Indian Point Ranch Indian Point Ranch
A local ostrich farm. Ranch tours for groups and individuals are available most of the year. For more information contact (661) 822-9131.
Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens Mourning Cloak Ranch and Botanical Gardens
This botanical garden is located approximately 4 miles west of Tehachapi. It's open for public tours for groups of 10 or more by appointment. If you are by your self you don't need an appointment, you just go. Call (661) 822-1661 for appointments.
Tehachapi Loop Tehachapi Loop
The Tehachapi Loop is without doubt one of the great engineering feats of the nineteenth century. Viewing area located on Tehachapi-Woodford Road approximately 8 miles west of Tehachapi.
Wind Farms Wind Farms
Located east of Tehachapi along Highway 58 and on Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road. For tour information contact Kern Wind Energy Assoc. at (661) 831-1038.
Kern River Tours Kern River Tours
Kern River Tours teaches white water rafting in the area. Unfortunately, their season might not make it to Labor Day. See what they say.