Bay Camp
Campamento del Verano de la Bahia

Information about Bay Camp 2018 is coming soon!

Join Sonoma Land Trust’s Bay Camp this summer for an exciting opportunity to explore San Pablo Bay from land and from water! Campers ages 7 to 12 will venture into the marsh ecosystem on bicycle and kayak each day, discovering new things about the incredible animals and plants that live in the marsh — from the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse, egrets, cormorants and coyotes to sticky monkey flowers and mugwort. Campers will use binoculars to spot birds with local experts, learn to read the tides, search for plankton, solve nature mysteries, taste pickleweed and discover Spanish words for the natural world. On the final day, campers will enjoy a scavenger hunt adventure and make s’mores using the power of the sun. If campers do not know how to bicycle or kayak, we will teach them!

Bay Camp will hold a “Camp Kick-off” celebration to which all families will be welcomed to the Wildlife Refuge for an afternoon of fun. There will be a BBQ, nature walks, kayak demonstrations, bikes to ride, face paint, and more!

Camp will take place 9am–3pm Monday through Thursday and 9am–1pm on Friday. It is open to children ages 7–12.

Please inquire about reduced rates and scholarships, as well as transportation to and from the camp. Contact or call (707) 526-6930 x114.

Bay Camp Staff

Kaya Halpern, Camp Director
Kaya has been working in summer camps for over five years, serving in many roles, including camp director and camp counselor. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a major in Environmental Science. She worked at Point Blue Conservation Science leading restoration field trips for school groups and, most recently, she was a naturalist at Walker Creek Ranch, a residential outdoor school that hosts school groups for a week at a time. She believes that summer camps are a very important resource for kids and is excited to share the beauty of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Corby Hines, Kayak Instructor
Corby has been leading kayaking tours for Sonoma Land Trust for the past three years as part of a larger program to get people outdoors. Corby holds a degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. As Outings Guide, he organizes and leads 50 outings serving over 1,000 people each year. Prior to his work with the Land Trust, he worked for five summers as a camp counselor at Coyote Camp at Ocean Song and for seven years at Westminster Woods Environmental Education program on multi-day school programs. He has experience in curriculum development and is a Certified Wilderness First Aid Responder. Corby is known for his sense of calm and his ability to inspire children with a love of nature.

Omar Santiago, Camp Counselor
Omar grew up in Sonoma County and is currently a student at Sonoma State University studying History and Latin American Studies. He has worked in schools in Sonoma County for over four years as a tutor and mentor. Omar loves the outdoors and sharing his passions with the youth in his community. He is eager to get campers excited about biking and kayaking this summer.



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