Fun, curiosity, and belonging in nature

Owl Camp

Who: Ages 6 to 13; 11 to 13 year-olds welcome to join apprentice program
What: Nature-based camp
When: June through August, 9am to 3pm, M – F

Where: Preston Farm in Healdsburg; Rancho Mark West in Santa Rosa

Cost: $320, scholarships available 

Online registration and scholarship applications for Owl Camp at Rancho Mark West opens on Monday, May 17 2021 at 5pm

Rancho Mark West (Waitlisted)

Please click on the highlighted titles by week for each program below to read the full camp description and locate the registration link for that week. Each week has to be registered for separately, and all attendee information entered by week as well. Apologies for the limitations of our registration system.  

Four sessions:  

·         July 12-16, 2021 Creative Arts and Movement featuring the Imaginists 

·         July 19-23, 2021 Ecology: The (Super) Strengths of Nature  

·         July 26-30, 2021 Ecology: Wonders of Water! 

·         August 2-6, 2021 Ecology: Boundless Biodiversity 

LandPaths’ Summer Youth Programs Scholarship Application (Bilingual) Apply online here 

Owl Camp North at Preston Farm (Waitlisted)

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

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.


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. "


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.

You help make our summer camps possible

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