Offer Kids a True Taste of Summer at Owl Camp!

Help us bring back a true taste of summer for all the kids— canoeing, splashing in a cool creek, looking under rocks, and building forts until exhaustion hits— by supporting LandPaths’ Owl Camp Scholarship Drive 2014.  Click here to read more.

Owl Camp Wish List


Funding ($350 provides tuition and transportation for one camper!)  Click here to donate online.  pint and 1⁄2 pint canning jars and lids  Hand crank ice-cream maker  fruit for canning and eating  Simple cookware to have or borrow for camp: cutting boards, knives, mixing bowls, frying pans  Re-usable cutlery, plates, bowls and mugs  Lighters and/or Matches (for counselor use only!) Healthy snacks for campers (minimal packaging appreciated) Kid-sized gardening gloves Gardening Tools: (good, regular- pointed shovels, trowels, pitchforks, rakes, picks, etc.) Hose splitters/nozzles Manure for the garden  Tule (bulrush). Plants should be harvested fresh, then brought to Rancho Mark West for proper drying 24” plus diameter terracotta plant saucer (For a mosaic birdbath) seed pods for crafting Colorful broken tiles/pottery Marbles, glass beads, etc. for mosaics Soaproot with fibers & bulb (dried and old ok) Kids scissors Hemp cord/ natural twine Dried Gourds Sandpaper Elderberry boughs –width of double your thumb, cut into 1.5-2 foot rods (for hollowing out and making musical instruments) Watercolor paper Beads, large and small Camping mats Canoe, paddles Bows to borrow or have for archery practice   Nature magazines or old calendars for art projects Plain canvas/cotton bags for fabric printing stump (hardwood or pine 1.5’ diameter and 3” tall) Redwood 1”x6” and 2’x6” boards Rope, natural fiber 1⁄2” diameter for securing the raft logs together Guy wire for securing floating habitat logs habitat logs to float in pond for western pond turtles 8-10’ chain Pulley for a large hanging mobile   musical instruments (durable and kid friendly! i.e. percussion, simple flutes, etc.) Kids water shoes Wagon or cart Kid-sized Life Vests rope or parachute cord for securing the shade tarps tarps Wood for building bird feeders (cedar, redwood, pine or even plywood)  Closable storage bins of all sizes CONTACT JESSICA HOLLOWAY TO MAKE A DROP-OFF OR TO ASK QUESTIONS:


Owl Camp Open House, Saturday April 26th

Please join Owl Camp staff and volunteers at Rancho Mark West for the Owl Camp Open House!  This will be a fun-filled, family friendly opportunity for curious and potential Owl Camp Families to explore the  grounds, meet and chat with Owl Camp staff, ask questions and get a feel for what LandPaths and Owl Camp are all about.  Those already registered for camp are also welcome to come.  Please feel free to "drop in" or stay for the entire afternoon.

Hike & Hoot at Rancho Mark West, Saturday May 3rd

Join the Friends of Mark West Watershed, LandPaths, and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District for a day of discovery & exploration at the beautiful Rancho Mark West!  We'll spend the day hiking & exploring, learning about the different plants and animals in our neighborhood, share a potluck meal, and enjoy a campfire.  Acompañe a sus amigos de Mark West Watershed, LandPaths y el Distrito de Preservación Agrícola y Espacio Abierto del Condado de Sonoma a un día de exploración y descubrimiento en el maravilloso Rancho Mark West. Pasaremos el día caminando y explorando las diferentes plantas y animales en el vecindario, comparta una comida y disfrute de una fogata.