Fun, curiosity, and belonging in nature

Owl Camp

Who: Ages 6 – 13 with 11 – 13 year-olds welcome to join apprentice program
What: Nature-based camp
When: June through August, rolling drop-offs start at 8:30am, camp runs from 9am to 3pm, M – F

Where: Preston Farm in Healdsburg; Rancho Mark West in Santa Rosa (depending on fire recovery work.)

Cost: $320, scholarships available 

Online registration and scholarship applications for all 2021 summer camp sessions opens on Thursday, April 8 at 5pm.

Owl Camp North at Preston Farm

Ages: 6-13, with 11–13-year old’s welcome to join our Apprentice Program  

Time: 9am to 3pm   

Days: Monday – Friday  

Two sessions:   

Bilingual Scholarship Application for Preston Farm Owl Camp

Rancho Mark West

Important Info: As many of you know, our beloved Rancho Mark West was burned in the Glass Fire this last fall. We are hoping to host four weeks of camp at this ever resilient and lovely landscape… but our planning is being hampered as we wait for salvage logging on some of the burnt forest sections to be scheduled. We will not be able to host camp while the logging is in process and thus will be waiting to open registrations for those weeks until we know for certain Owl Camp can occur.  

Four sessions:  

  • July 12 -16
  • July 19 -23
  • July 26 -30
  • August 2 -6

What is Owl Camp?

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.

A Typical Day at Owl Camp

In the morning, we hike the trails, play games, explore and harvest from the garden, cook, make crafts, and canoe. After lunch, we explore the creek and the surrounding forest. Each week’s theme shapes what we explore and create, but the framework of each camp day stays consistent.

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 download scholarship applications or fill out online here.

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

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.  

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You help make our summer camps possible

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