Fun, curiosity, and belonging in nature

Owl Camp

Who: Ages 6 – 13 
What: Nature-based camp
When: June-August, 8:30 to 2:30pm, with after-care option.
Where: Rancho Mark West in Santa Rosa and Preston Farm in Healdsburg
Why: Connect with nature and other campers in a fun environment 
Cost: $300, scholarships available 

At Owl Camp, your child, aged 6 to 13, will spend their precious summer hours the old-fashioned way! 

Owl Campers return year after year to connect with the land, appreciate and care for nature, make new friends, sing songs, hike, play camp games, build forts, learn woodworking skills, swim, canoe, make arts and crafts, act in plays, and learn to cook organic food straight from the garden!  


The results are happy, aware, curious kids who feel like they belong in nature and can’t wait to get back outside. Read on for all the important details you need to sign up your child for our magical nature camps at Rancho Mark West in Santa Rosa and Preston Farm in Healdsburg.

Camp Curriculum

Our hands-on camp curriculum, taught by experienced and engaging field specialists, cultivates confidence, a sense of belonging, a connection with the land, a stewardship ethic, and nature knowledge.

Staff Safety Training

Our staff of CPR and first aid-certified, college-educated, skilled, and trained field specialists have years of experience working with youth in outdoor settings. Staff to camper ratio is generally one staff to 10 campers. Skilled and trained volunteers assist throughout the day, making the adult to camper ratio closer to 1 adult to 5 campers. All staff and volunteers have been fingerprinted.

Scholarships 

Thank you for your interest in Owl Camp! LandPaths stands by the goal of offering magical, nature-based camp experiences to all children. All families are asked to contribute $50 to hold a space for your child. We offer full and half scholarships based on need and available spots. Transportation is not guaranteed, but your needs will be considered. 

*Please note that filling out the scholarship application is the first step in the process. It does not actually guarantee a scholarship. Scroll down to apply for a scholarship.

Questions?

Contact Jessica Holloway, Senior Field Specialist at jessica@landpaths.org or (707) 544-7284 ext. 104.

Parent of Owl Campers

" Owl Camp has brought a deeper connection to nature and an inner sense of peace and confidence to both of our children. I know they will be able to access these things when life seems challenging. I am deeply grateful as this experience has ingrained in them a certain connection between who they are as individuals, and their connection and responsibility to the land and the community we live in. Thank you. "

Participate

Registration opens in February 2020. Please check back then!

Apprentice at Owl Camp

Are you between the ages of 11 and 13? Have you attended Owl Camp in the past? Become an Owl Camp Apprentice! You’ll get a chance to be a leader, teach younger kids about teamwork and social skills, and have fun in nature with your friends.  

Volunteer at Owl Camp

Volunteers like you help us get more kids into the Big Outside.

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