Biking TripThe San Diego Peace Corps Association offers one or two events each month. Events may be social, community service, or outdoor adventure activities. Events are announced in the e-newsletter and RSVPs are taken through E-vite. 

Photo: CicloSDias bike ride

Upcoming Events

Snorkel Adventure with SDPCA Friends
Sunday, September 10th 
Time is TDB - depending on tide and wave report, plan for 10ish but stay tuned
2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
On the beach behind the Marine Room

We are open ocean swimming South of the Marine Room in search of sea turtles, leopard sharks, and other sea life.

You will be asked to sign a release waiver - SDPCA cannot be held responsible for any mishaps while swimming/ snorkeling. You will be paired for the swim, be a good swim partner.

This is a bring your own gear event. We will bring some extra gear - but options are limited, please call the host if you need to borrow a mask and snorkel and want them set aside.

Questions? Reach out to Colleen at 619-865-3046 or Shannon at 267-304-2160

SDPCA hosts: Colleen Garrett and Shannon McBride

Book Club: The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham
Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm

We're honored to have Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life, join us for a conversation about her book!

SDPCA host: Sharon Kennedy

San Diego Bat Hike
Thursday, September 28th from 7 - 9pm
NEW Location: (behind Chick Fil A in Mission Valley

Did you know that bats are the only mammal capable of true flight? Join us for an epic evening of nature and BATS! We will be using an acoustic detector to pick up on the bat calls, and observing bats in their natural habitat with night vision. How many of San Diego County's 18 bat species do you think we will see? Please bring a flashlight and comfortable walking shoes.

SDPCA host: Lynne Graham

Bonfire at Shelter Island: 
Afternoon and Evening at the Bay
Saturday, October 7th from 4pm - ???
2200 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


Join us for a fun outside gathering with your fellow RPVCs to enjoy the warmth of a bonfire at Shelter Island.

You can find us under the Peace Corps flag. The fire pits are across from the SILVER GATE YACHT CLUB.

SDPCA will provide wood, banh mi sandwiches and sambusas. Shelter Island hosts fabulous views and is very family friendly.

Bring a chair and water bottle. (Note: We are going green, and won't be using plates or utensils.)

We look forward to having a fun night out under the stars!

Beach Clean Up 
Sunday, October 15th at 10 - 11am
Mission Beach Lifeguard Tower 13
Parking Lot South of Belmont Park

"Little by little, a little becomes A LOT."
~Tanzanian Proverb

Please join us in picking up litter to support our environment. We will meet near Lifeguard Tower 13 in Mission Beach. Park in the parking lot south of Belmont Park. We are reaching out to I Love A Clean San Diego to see if we can secure buckets and grabbers for the event. More to come soon!

SDPCA host: Lacy Szuwalski

Book Club: The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm

Join us for a discussion of Abraham Verghese's novel The Covenant of Water! We'll meet on Zoom.

See all the books we've read:

SDPCA Host: Sharon Kennedy

SDPCA October 2023 Camping Trip
Friday, October 27th - Sunday, October 29th 
William Heise Campgrounds
4945 Heise Park Rd, Julian, CA 92036
RSVP: evite coming soon

We have a fun camping trip scheduled on Friday, October 27 to Sunday October 29, at the William Heise campgrounds near Julian. SDPCA is covering the overnight camping cost, but certain costs will still be covered by you that involves an overnight parking fee of $4.00 per night.

We have three camping sites that we have reserved. Two tents per site are allowed with a maximum of 8 people per site.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Once you have confirmed I will assign you a campground lot where you can set up your tent for the night. Please also let me know if you plan to join us for one night or two, and which night.

Questions? Reach out to Victor at 619-866-3773 or

SDPCA host: Victor Cuevas

The SDPCA Annual Holiday Party, Potluck, and Silent Auction will be on Saturday, December 2 from 11am to 2pm

It's time again to start thinking about our annual silent auction which includes unique global items donated by SDPCA members like you!

If you have items from your world travels that you would like to donate, please contact Sharon Kennedy at or 619 370 4020 to make arrangements. Items will not be accepted at the holiday party so must be received in advance of November 19. 

Thank you for your support!