Mount Madonna, Mountain of Fun Summer Camps
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Unplugged, Outdoors and Active!

2022 Camp Details

Redwood Horse Camp, Forest Play, Performing Arts, Nature Crafts, Hands-On Science Experiments,Cooking and Baking, Organic Gardening, … and much more!

Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
Transportation available from Aptos, Corralitos, Gilroy and Morgan Hill

Redwood Explorers: A Middle School Experience, ages 10-13, Week of July 18
$395/week, This camp will feature performing arts, sports, forest hikes, visual arts and cool, hands-on science projects. Campers will have a small, safe social circle of friends for active fun and creative activities with opportunities each day to explore the mountain away from computer screens: More details...

Mountain Explorers, ages 5-10* - Weeks of July 11 and July 18, $395/week, Elementary aged campers will have the opportunity to experience a week of no-screen time with plenty of outdoor exploration, gardening, performing arts, arts, crafts and story time. More details...

Half-day Horseback Riding Lessons, ages 7-13, Weeks of July 11 and July 18 
Half-day option only; add $295 to MMS summer camp tuition, Children ages 7-13 are invited to enjoy a half-day of learning about horses at Mt. Madonna Stables. More details...

The Redwoods on Horseback (full day), ages 7-13, Week of August 1, 9:00-am-3:00pm; $700/week, Enjoy a full day of learning about horses at Mt. Madonna Stables.

Address: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076  ~  (408) 847-2717  ~ https://www.mountmadonnaschool.org/hawk-life/summer-on-the-mountain/

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Nature Explorers Camps
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Through exploration, experimentation, and experiences outdoors the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History hopes to inspire future scientists during our weekly day camps. Join us to discover a passion for nature, learning, and community. All Nature Explorers camps connect campers to their environment in fun and exciting ways that engage their natural sense of curiosity while supporting academic success.

**Nature Explorers camps will run in compliance with state and county guidance for health and safety. Registration will close 2 weeks prior to camp for health screenings**

Jump To: Ages 5-7 Ages 8-9  |  Ages 10-11

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History:  https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/camp/,  1305 E. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, (831) 420-6115, info@santacruzmuseum.org

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Santa Cruz County Parks Camps
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Santa Cruz County Parks Camps

Art & Science Camps

Art Studio 95003 - Designed to introduce various media to participants, build drawing and painting skills, and instill a life-long love for creating art. Students will have a chance to express themselves using a variety of techniques in the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.

Science Exploration - Are you looking for a fun time this summer? Have you ever wanted to launch a rocket? Are you curious about how our muscles work, or the difference between acids and bases? Would you like to hike in a creek? You could do all this and more at this NEW science camp, which has a fun, hands-on science focus. We’ll also enjoy active games everyday.

La Selva Beach Summer Camp - Register your 6-12 year old child for a fun-filled summer of games, arts; crafts, sports, cooking, field trips, and SUMMER ADVENTURE TRIPS! Participants will be divided into groups for age-appropriate activities. The staff to child ratio is 1:14 or less on site and 1:8 for field trips.

Day Camps at Quail Hollow Ranch

Baseball Camps at Polo Grounds County Park

Zombie Camp - You will learn how to protect yourself and your fellow villagers from zombies with essential stealth and survival skills. Learn how to find shelter, shoot an arrow, forage for edibles, locate drinking water, pack a bug-out bag, develop emergency plans, and a variety of other skills (like orienteering and first aid) you’ll need to be prepared to survive a zombie invasion!

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phot from winter camp 2021 at the Santa cruz museum of natural history
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Times: Drop-off 8:30-9 a.m. | Pick-up 3-3:30 p.m.
Grades:
 K through 2nd grade (ages 5-7)
Price: $225 | $20 Sibling Discount | $20 Off for Members (family and above)

Winter can be a wild time! Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History this winter break to learn about the seasons, the weather, and how plants and animals adapt to survive the winter time. Explore nature, make art, and play with new friends while learning about local natural history.

Our experienced staff will promote meaningful experiences in nature and positive social interactions as we set out on outdoor adventures. Each day will involve outdoor nature exploration, hands-on learning, and related games and crafts. We will investigate insects and animals, study plants and the weather, and observe our ocean specimens. The week will end with an Open House to showcase all the interesting discoveries made at camp. Join us to build connections to nature and stewardship for our future!

scmus-winter-camp-2022Kids who participate in the Winter Wonders camp will leave with a sense of wonder and excitement for nature. They will be proud protectors of Santa Cruz’s natural treasures, ready to share their discoveries with their friends and family. Each of the three days will focus on a different theme that will guide a variety of art projects, science investigations, explorations, and games. “Leave no trace” ethics and safety in nature will be emphasized throughout the week so that campers will leave equipped with a better understanding of how to responsibly interact with the natural world.

Camp Scholarships

The Scholarship Fund is made possible by generous donations by members of the community. We hope to reduce barriers to enriching experiences such as our science camps for families in our community who would otherwise not be able to afford such opportunities. CLICK HERE to apply for a camp scholarship.

Discounts

To receive your Member Discount (Family-level and above) when registering, please sign in to the ticketing site. Use the discount code Sib2023 when registering a sibling to receive $20 off.

Special Precautions

The health and safety of our campers and staff is of utmost importance. Please follow THIS LINK to see our camp health and safety practices. All camps will run in accordance with California Department of Public Health guidelines.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will incur a $15 processing fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks of camp are non-refundable. If your child is unable to attend because they or someone that they have come into contact with has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be refunded a pro-rated amount. We do not want financial considerations to interfere with making healthy decisions for your family.

If the Museum cancels camp before it begins, you will receive a full refund. If camp must be cancelled after beginning, you will receive a pro-rated refund.

Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.santacruzmuseum.org/camp/

831-420-6115  ~  1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Your feedback about the website, registration system, and camp are greatly appreciated. The Museum’s education staff has years of experience in environmental education, outdoor learning, and running camps at various outfits across the state and are eager to share their passion for the environment with your family. Feel free to share your thoughts, concerns, or questions with education@santacruzmuseum.org.

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