2022 Sierra Retreat at Lake Sequoia

August 26, 2022 to August 28, 2022

All Day


Camp Sequoia Lake

Camp Sequoia Lake, 49716 CA-180, Miramonte, CA 93641, USA

Join us for the 29th Annual Sierra Retreat at Lake Sequoia!

Time & Location

Aug 26, 4:00 PM – Aug 28, 12:00 PM
Camp Sequoia Lake, 49716 CA-180, Miramonte, CA 93641, USA

About the Event

The Central Section of CA APA is pleased to host the 29th Annual Sierra Retreat, scheduled for August 26th, 27th and 28th at Lake Sequoia in eastern Fresno County!  This annual event continually provides a great family-friendly atmosphere for planners, their friends and loved ones from throughout the region and beyond to connect.

As always, a professional development session will be offered Saturday morning.  This year’s session will be:

From the Broader State Scale to the More Detailed Neighborhood Level…Showcasing Progress on the Central Valley High Speed Rail Station Area Plans

Projected to start service in about 8 years along a 171-mile corridor between Merced and Bakersfield, the High-Speed Rail Authority has been working closely with local and regional partners in the Central Valley to prepare and implement station area plans in time for service deployment in 2030. This workshop will feature land use and transportation planners from the High Speed Rail Authority and the jurisdictions of Merced, Fresno, King/Tulare, and Bakersfield, showcasing the significant progress made over the last few years to create a sense of place at these multi-modal stations. Time is of the essence. While the engineers are building the rails and the Authority works to advance engineering and design to environmentally clear other project sections, our local planners are hard at work with their communities conducting virtual and in-person meetings to envision the ultimate layout of the stations that will reflect each community’s unique culture, spur more active transportation, create greater equity, and promote early site activation to stimulate economic activity. Come learn about the progress of the nation’s first high-speed rail program in our very own region… This workshop will be held outdoors in a beautiful setting facing Lake Sequoia!

2.25 AICP CM credits



Registration closed Friday, August 12, 2022, or when all cabins are assigned.  Questions about registration or the event can be addressed to Karl Schoettler, Retreat Coordinator via email at karl@weplancities.com, or via phone at (559) 734-8737.

We hope to see you at the Lake!