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Winter Camp/Campamento de Invierno

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Who: Ages 6 to 13
When: December 19 – 21, 2022; 19 – 21 de diciembre
Where: Rancho Mark West, Santa Rosa
Cost: $225 with full and partial scholarships available

Root your child in nature with LandPaths over winter break! Modeled after our award-winning IOOBY, winter break campers get to hike the trails, explore life on the creek and under logs, make new friends, and go on adventures at beautiful Rancho Mark West

This winter break, get your child outside for some hands-on nature exploration, games, painting, singing, and more at Rancho Mark West, LandPaths’ 120-acre magical community hub in the hills of eastern Santa Rosa. Thank you to our land partners Jim and Betty Doerksen for helping to make this camp possible!

Drawing on our Our Own Backyard (IOOBY) environmental education program, in the morning, we’ll adventure at the creek and forest, explore plants and animals, and do some fun, hands-on science activities. After lunch, we’ll play nature games, make art, add to our nature journals, and connect with the natural world. At the heart of our camp is the opportunity for youth to build memorable connections with the land and others, a foundation for a healthy community.  

* This program will take place rain or shine! There are covered outdoor spaces onsite, and we have extra rain ponchos and boots to share for all that need them.  We can shorten the days if the weather becomes too cold and wet.

Scholarships 

LandPaths offers full and partial scholarships to ensure financial inequities are not a barrier to participation. All families are asked to pay between $30 to $110 based on need. Please note that filling out this application is the first step of the process and does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, it is required that participants register and attend all days of the camp. Thank you for your application!

Staff Safety Training

Our staff of CPR and first aid-certified, 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.

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