This event will move forward in a light rain, but likely be cancelled in a heavy rain. If the weather looks questionable, please call the LandPaths Outings line (707- 544-7284, then press 1) in the morning by 9am for an update. If there is no special message regarding this day, it is on as planned.
Please help LandPaths volunteers and staff prep the Rancho Mark West Kids' Garden for summer! Join LandPaths staff and volunteers who are working to make this garden hum with butterflies and overflow with berries and veggies for the Owl Campers this summer and kids and adults throughout the year. No experience is necessary.
About Owl Camp: Owl Camp is a nature-based day camp open to young people aged 5-13 (must have gone through Kindergarten). Camp is located at
Rancho Mark West in Northeast Santa Rosa, off St. Helena Road-- a 120-acre preserve with a pristine creek, pond, redwood forest and miles of trails all ready for exploring. Location is about 20 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa.
Owl Camp offers a rich place for children to explore the natural world, test out new ideas and experience the freedom of child-directed, open-ended learning through nature exploration and play guided in small groups by expert educators. Each summer as children work through how to build a fort, experiment with art, or discover native plant and animals, they are exercising their brains in important ways—and building a memorial connection with the land in every step.
Rancho Mark West - 7125 St. Helena Road, northeast of Santa Rosa. From Santa Rosa: take Highway 12 towards Sonoma and go left at Calistoga Road. Take Calistoga Road 3.3 miles up and over a short grade (approx. 5 minutes from intersection with Highway 12). Turn right at St. Helena Road. 7125 St. Helena Road is approximately 2.6 miles from the intersection with Calistoga Road. You will know you are almost there when you emerge into a clearing of Christmas Trees on the right. Turn right into the driveway and park along the right above the portapotty. Please walk East on the ranch road towards the historic red barn and the garden. Allow 20-25 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa.
What to bring:
snacks, lunch and water
layers and weather appropriate clothing
garden gloves (for those who wish to lend a hand)
Please park around the main circle area just as you enter the property and walk the short distance to the historic red barn beside the garden (more details sent to registrants)
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
There is a porta-potty and rustic outhose on the property
There is potable water available on the property.
No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets!
Late arrivals and early departures are totally fine!
We hope to see you at the garden!
Location : Rancho Mark West, 7125 St. Helena Road Sonoma County, CA, 95404