Summer Camps

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2022 summer camp registration is open! Connect with nature this summer during our Summer Camps at Ragle Ranch, Shiloh Ranch, Riverfront, Andy's Unity Park, Spring Lake, and Doran Regional Parks. Each camp is customized to particular age levels, a central theme, and corresponding activities at that park.

Families can register for multiple camps at different locations but not for more than one session at the same camp location.

Discovery Camp: Junior Naturalists
Riverfront Regional Park

Get connected to the redwoods and discover the outdoors by joining Discovery Camp: Junior Naturalists at Riverfront Regional Park. This camp includes kayaking in the lake, hiking down to the river, nature journaling, and a whole lot more. Campers will also learn about birds, animals, and all things nature through hands-on learning, exploration, crafts, and outdoor adventures. Please note, due to park rules, there will be no swimming offered at this location.  

Ages 6-11. Fee: $300 in county, $302 out of county. Info: Stefanie.Landman@sonoma-county.org

 

Discovery Camp: Extreme Outdoor Challenge
Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Get connected with outdoor exercise by joining Discovery Camp: Extreme Outdoor Challenge at Ragle Ranch Regional Park. This camp includes interactive games, eco-friendly crafts, clue hunting, code deciphering, and a grand finale obstacle course. Campers will also practice ways to wind down from an extreme day, such as grounding and self-regulation techniques. Differing degrees of challenges offered for a variety of skill levels.

Ages 6-11. Fee: $300 in county, $302 out of county. Info: Michele.Swannucci@sonoma-county.org

 

Discovery Camp: Water & Nature Adventures 
Spring Lake Regional Park

Splash through water adventures and connect to nature by joining Discovery Camp at Spring Lake Regional Park. This camp includes nature hikes, adventure games, swimming in the lagoon, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding lessons in the lake, and more! Campers will explore the wonders of the forest, discover boating fun, and meet new friends along the way.

Ages 6-11. Fee: $300 in county, $302 out of county. Info: Elizabeth.Bentz@sonoma-county.org

 

Sea Squirts Camp
Doran Beach Regional Park - Cypress Day Use Area

Calling all sea squirts ready for an ocean adventure they’ll never forget! Come spend the day at Doran Beach investigating the habitat of Bodega Bay. Splash in the waves, follow animal tracks on the beach, meet tide pool creatures, and make sandcastles with new friends. Campers will enjoy hands on exploration, story time, sand play, and nature themed crafts.

Ages 5-8. Fee: $225, $227 out of county. Info: Elspeth.Muelrath@sonoma-county.org

 

Naturaleza Cura

Deepen your connection with nature, well-being, and Latinx culture at a summer camp experience. Youth will explore the outdoors, practice mindfulness, and be empowered by their identities. Activities led by bicultural Latinx instructors will include hiking, service projects, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, and much more.

Ages 9-12. Fee: $225 in county, $227 out of county. Info: Zaira.Sierra@sonoma-county.org

 

Junior Guard Camp: Spring Lake
Spring Lake Regional Park

All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Participants will be instructed by our expert open-water lifeguards. Campers will learn swimming and paddling rescues, boating safety and first aid skills. Additionally, we will introduce CPR and how to use an AED. Activities include stand up paddle boarding, swimming, time on the inflatable Water Park, and a final competition to showcase learned skills.

Ages 10-14. Fee: $300 in county, $302 out of county. Info: Michala.Roan@sonoma-county.org

 

Junior Guard Camp: Coastal Beach
Doran Regional Park

All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Participants will be instructed by our expert open-water lifeguards. Campers will learn board launching, rescues, boating safety, and paddling skills. Additionally, we will introduce CPR and how to use an AED. Activities include coastal kayaking, surfing, and prone paddling, swimming, Coast Guard guest speakers, and a final competition to showcase learned skills.

Ages 10-14. Fee: $275 in county, $277 out of county. Info: Michala.Roan@sonoma-county.org

 

Kayak Skills Camp

Learn the essentials of kayaking while enjoying a fun paddling experience with peers. Participants will gain confidence in paddling techniques, different types of strokes, launching and landing, and effective communication and signaling. We will provide kayaks, paddles, and life jackets. 

Ages 10-14. Fee: $150 in county, $152 out of county. Info: Alexis.PuertoHolmes@sonoma-county.org

  • Beginners: Thursday and Friday, June 23-24 • 9AM-4PM - Spring Lake Regional Park - Have you wanted to bring your child out to kayak, but they're still a bit hesitant? Participants will play games, swim, and kayak while becoming more comfortable on the water and ready for all types of water adventures.

  • Advanced: Thursday and Friday, July 7-8 • 9AM-4PM - Spring Lake Regional Park - Does your youth have the basics down but is ready for a bit more of a challenge? Participants will enjoy races, learn how to do open water rescues, and explore Spring Lake from a completely new perspective.

  • Survivalist: Saturday & Sunday, August 13-14 • 9AM-4PM - Riverfront Regional Park - Explore this park from the land to the water. Participants will learn a variety of survivalist skills such outdoor shelters, various knots, wilderness first aid, foraging, and more while on land. On the water, participants will work on paddling, rescues, and incorporating the skills they have learned into fun and interactive scenarios.

 

 

     Camperships

    Summer Camp 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 two weeks before the camp begins.

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