Elementary Camp

The elementary trip begins with 5th graders camping out beneath the stars at San Mateo County Park, Wurr Flat (a 5-minute walk from Camp Redwood Glen) with their 5th grade Leadership Council leaders.

Redwood Glen camp faculty include elementary teachers joined by naturalists. Classroom teachers fulfill the role of “parents” at camp, with the help of the 27 accompanying parent chaperones, while the naturalists are our teachers. We always have a fantastic week full of environmental learning and lots of fun!

Camp Redwood Glen is located 10 minutes outside of the town of Pescadero, inland from Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County, about an hour and a half drive from Mill Valley. You can view photos of the camp on their website. We use the camp's facility, their cooks and food service, while we run our own program.

The location of the camp allows us to do some activities in the area, including visiting Swanton Berry Farm (2nd graders), Harley Goat Farm (4th graders), and Pescadero State Beach for tide pooling (2nd-4th graders). Camp Redwood Glen has a stream on its perimeter.  Additional activities include hiking, field games, learning about the ocean, redwood and stream habitats, singing, creating and performing skits, and having a great time with classmates, parent chaperones and teachers. Nightly campfires are an eagerly anticipated tradition.

Middle School Camp

Our spring trip will be at Camp Redwood Glen which is located 10 minutes outside of the town of Pescadero, inland from Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County, about an hour and a half drive from Mill Valley.

Middle School camp week includes environmental education, as well as outdoor challenges to hone collaboration and leadership skills and to promote self-esteem and self-confidence in the great outdoors.

Some of the other activities in our fun-filled week include: art in nature, campfire entertainment, nature walks, and the ever popular card games and arts and crafts on the cafeteria deck. We look forward to exploring diverse ecosystems (mid-coastal beaches, redwood forests, creeks, ponds, marshes all beckon…) and learning about this beautiful section of California. We also look forward to enjoying the camp’s many amenities, including a grass baseball diamond, sand volleyball, basketball courts, horse shoes, ping pong, and miles and miles of scenic trails.

We are very pleased to continue the tradition of including Marin Horizon alumni as counselors on the trip. This is a chance for students to bond with talented, creative graduates who’ve added so much to this program over the years. Middle school teachers will of course take the lead in creating a safe, fun and educational.