Feel free to call our office (805-964-8096) or speak directly with your lead counselor to learn more about what to expect on program.
Preparing Your Child for Program
Make sure to sign your child IN and OUT each day with her/his counselor.
Pack plenty of drinking water. Backpacks should have padded shoulder straps and not be too large (your child will be carrying the pack most of the time).
Pack multiple snacks and please limit sugar.
Apply sun-block before leaving home and we will re-apply during the session, if necessary.
Hats are great.
Your child may come home wet and dirty. If you have somewhere to go right after camp, consider bringing a change of clothes and a towel for the car ride home.
We require a signed waiver for all participants. You can view our waiver here.
Meet our Staff
Our staff are passionate about the natural world and many have years of experience working with kids. All staff are at least CPR/first aid certified, most have Wilderness First Aid and some have Wilderness First Responder (from National Outdoor Leadership School). We fingerprint all our staff and volunteers. For more information on our staff please check out our Staff page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check our our FAQ page for lots of answers to commonly asked questions.
Poison Oak Information & Remedies
We emphasize awareness of our surroundings and learning about hazards while out in the field with participants. Poison Oak is a hazard that can be best managed with careful attention out in the field AND after your child gets home. More on Poison Oak remedies.
Lost & Found
If you or your child lost something on our program, please contact our office and we’ll do our best to help track it down. We do maintain a lost and found that goes to the thrift store about once every few months.
Program Activities (Our Core Routines)
Circle of Thanksgiving
Sharing words of thanksgiving for what we have and appreciation for others
Scout skills, blindfolded drum stalk, camouflage, and more
Outdoor exploring of the many magical things in nature
Telling our stories with words, journaling, acting
Art of questioning
The answer always leads to more questions…
Knowledge of place by observation and experience
Learn fire by friction, cordage, tracking, archery and more while building relationships with materials you use