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Nature Investigators Day Camps

Calling all kids (ages 7-11)! Join this three-week science, literacy and art program designed to connect you to your local park. Practice being a scientist and discover the world around you. Each session will focus on a central theme. Learn through hands-on nature exploration, observation, measurement, journal exercises, craft projects and team-building games. You may participate in more than one session at the same location since themes change each month.

Nature Investigators will be held from 1:30-5 p.m. for three consecutive Wednesdays and 3-5 p.m. on Fridays at Ragle Ranch, Crane Creek, Sonoma Valley, and Spring Lake. The cost is $140 per camper, per session and registration is required.

For more information, contact Kristin Suarez by email at  Kristin.Suarez@sonoma-county.org or by phone at (707) 539-2865.

Spring Lake Regional Park

  • Session 1: Here comes Spring!
    This event is full.

    Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 (1:30-5p.m.) 
    Fridays, March 12, 19, 26 (3-5 p.m.)                    
  • Session 2Navigate Your Senses
    This event is full.

    Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 (1:30-5p.m.) 
    Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 (3-5 p.m.)   
  • Session 3: Thinking like an Animal
    This event is full.

    Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 (1:30-5p.m.) 
    Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 (3-5 p.m.)                    

    Crane Creek Regional Park

    • Session 1: Here comes Spring!
      Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 (1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, March 12, 19, 26 (3-5 p.m.)                 
    • Session 2Navigate Your Senses
      This event is full.

      Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21(1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 (3-5 p.m.) 
    • Session 3: Thinking like an Animal
      Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 (1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 (3-5 p.m.)                  
      Register

    Ragle Ranch Regional Park

    • Session 1: Here comes Spring!
      This event is full.

      Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 (1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, March 12, 19, 26 (3-5 p.m.)                 
    • Session 2Navigate Your Senses
      This event is full.

      Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21(1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 (3-5 p.m.) 
    • Session 3: Thinking like an Animal
      This event is full.

      Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 (1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 (3-5 p.m.)                 

    Sonoma Valley Regional Park

    • Session 1: Here comes Spring!
      Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24 (1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, March 12, 19, 26 (3-5 p.m.)                 
    • Session 2Navigate Your Senses
      This event is cancelled.

      Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21(1:30-5p.m.) 
      Fridays, April 9, 16, 23 (3-5 p.m.) 
    • Session 3: Thinking like an Animal
      Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19 (1:30-5p.m.)
      Fridays, May 7, 14, 21 (3-5 p.m.)                  

      Register

    Camperships

    Nature Investigator camperships are provided to families with significant financial need. Camperships will be given on a first-come first-served basis while funding lasts. Awards are based on the following criteria and are not guaranteed to every applicant:

    1. Completed application
    2. Income eligibility

    Complete and submit your application online:

    Refunds

    Refunds will only be given if the reservation is cancelled one week before the session begins.