Nestled in the scenic coastal redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, Redwood Glen is the ideal location for Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra’s annual weekend retreat each September.

The residential log cabin facility offers dorm room accommodations and wonderful canteen style food. The serene setting is a great way to kick off the rehearsal season. It allows lots of opportunity for our students to get to know one another and for the new orchestra to gel. After introductory games on Friday evening, full orchestra rehearsals begin in earnest on Saturday morning, sectionals are lead by Oakland Symphony musicians on Saturday afternoon, and the traditional camp fire skit night that evening.

The buses depart Friday afternoon and return during the afternoon on Sunday.

More information about the Redwood Glen facility can be found on their website: