Nature Day Camp

Nature Day Camp is an intimate camp of 14 kids with 2 instructors. The ages are 7-11 yrs. The camp meets behind Jughandle Farm and Nature Center and provides a perfect location for hiking and exploring including walking to Jughandle beach.

Explore the natural world through songs, crafts, games, and adventures at Jughandle Creek Farm. We’ll survey the tidepools at Jughandle Beach, make sand candles, exchange potlach gifts, create masks for our totem spirits, build a shelter in the woods, and get to know the plants and the creatures that live in the Jughandle State Preserve. Two-week sessions include an overnight on the second Thursday.

Cost: $165/1 week $330/2 weeks

Overnight: At the beginning of the second week parents will be given a list of overnight supplies and sign up for potluck dish.

Day Camp Hours: 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. If your child is attending a two-week session, the 2nd Thursday is an overnight. Campers should be dropped off at 3pm on Thursday and picked up at 10am on Friday. We also like to arrange a tidepool exploration day to coincide with the lowest tide of the session. Drop-off and/or pick up times may be scheduled differently on that day.

Schedule of Activities: A weekly activity calendar will be handed out on the first day of each camp session. Here’s an example of a typical week:

MondayMeetings and Greetings, Tidepool Intro

TuesdayTotem Spirits, Masks, Camouflage Critters

WednesdayStaircase Hike/Meet at Gibney Lane

ThursdayNative American Potlach, Elderberry Clappers

FridayBeach Day!

Drop-Off and Pick-Up: At the Jughandle Farm lower parking lot, unless otherwise noted on your activity calendar.

Food: Please pack a hearty, healthy lunch and snacks. No sugary sweets please. Campers will also need a water bottle.

Clothing: Please have kids dress in layers for our fickle, foggy weather. Campers should wear good walking shoes and arrive pre-slathered with sunscreen.

We also ask that on the first day, campers bring a beach bag (which can be a grocery bag with their name on it). This bag will be left at camp for whenever the sun decides to shine! It should include: Bathing suit, towel, extra sunscreen, and an extra pair of undies and socks

A Note About the Jughandle Forest Preserve: We will be introducing kids to some of the interesting plants that thrive in the Jughandle Forest Preserve, and talking about the Ecological Staircase and the impact of acidic soils on the Pygmy plant community. Parents will be happy to know that Poison Oak does not grow at Jughandle Farm or in Pygmy Forest soils.


For more information call Pam Huntley at (707) 937-1367 or email


We’re looking forward to it!