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Family time in nature makes memories and connections for a lifetime…

Family Night Hike at Piedre Blanca

Program Details

  • Date: Saturday Oct. 7

  • Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Ages: 5-14 (younger siblings in carriers welcome. Not suitable for strollers.)

  • Location: Hiking about 3 miles round trip from Lyons Camp to Piedre Blanca Rocks above Ojai

  • Fee: $38
Hike 3 miles round trip to the big rocks of Piedre Blanca. Along the way we will learn about the flora and fauna and enjoy some walking activities. At the rocks we will explore, discover and play! The concept of mysteries, wandering and the wonder of nature will be experienced first hand before we start the walk back in the dark. We recommend bringing a flashlight – but plan on keeping it in your pocket most of the time!
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Thanksgiving Wilderness Family Day Camp

Program Details

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 25

  • Times: 9am – 2pm

  • Ages: 9-13

  • Location: TBA
  • Fee: $48
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Enjoy a little outside time with your child during Thanksgiving break! What better way to give thanks than a joyful day appreciating nature’s diversity and beauty together? Let us facilitate nature activities to share as a family, as a whole group, and as an individual. We’ll create space for wandering, exploring, creating, building, climbing, swimming, digging, relaxing and making friends.  Children and parents are introduced to wild locations around Ojai/Ventura.  It will include minimal hiking depending on the needs and abilities of the group. (1/4 – 1 mile)

Big Bear Little Bear Parent Child Program

An introduction for children and adults to our local wilderness treasures through sensory awareness, explorations and shared discoveries, and developmentally appropriate activities. Adults get to enjoy one on one time with their child, time to relax and the chance to let their own inner child loose. Developmental skills such as eye hand coordination, balance, peripheral vision, sense of smell, tactile exploration and curiosity are inevitable. Emphasis is on the children’s interests and abilities. We work to support the parenting experience through building connections with our child, each other and the natural world.

Program Details

  • Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 31 – Dec. 12 (8 weeks)

  • Times: 9:00am – 11:00am

  • Ages 2 – 4 (0-1 siblings no added cost)

  • Location: Various local wilderness spots around Ojai and Ventura

  • Fee: $133
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