June 19-22 9-1pm Outdoor Discovery KidsCamp


June 19-22 9-1pm Outdoor Discovery KidsCamp


LIndsay Best, botanist, avid outdoors woman, mom of 3, and EMT is taking it out doors this week. For kids 8 and up.

Outdoor Discovery Kids Camp

Four days of learning about the beautiful natural world that surrounds us.


For ages 8 and up.

Cost: $150

June 19th-22nd from 9am-1pm

One of my greatest passions is teaching our next generation how to observe, connect with, and love the beauty that surrounds us. This camp will focus on teaching your kids how to truly interact with the natural world. They will learn about  various insects, animals, sea life,  and about the edible, medicinal, and ethnobotanicaluses of plants and seaweeds. We will spend our days hiking, playing, learning, observing, journaling, and creating.


·         Monday June 19th COON CREEK TRAIL

Meet at the coon creek trail parking lot by 9am. We will spend the day hiking and exploring the two mile trail. Coon Creek is an amazing spot for plant and insect diversity. We will spend the day discussing various plants and recording our observations. Journals and art supplies will be provided for each student.  We will eat lunch trail-side at noon and head back to the parking lot for pick up at 1:00


·         Tuesday June 20thBLACK HILL

Meet at the end of La Loma Ave in Morro Bay. The North slope of black hill is covered with beautiful Monterey Pines. We will spend our day exploring them, talking about  the wildlife and plants,  and building forts amongst the small grove of  cypress trees.


·         Wednesday June 21st     BACK BAY DUNES

Meet at the end of Monarch Lane at the Coastal Access Monarch Butterfly Preserve by 9am. We will spend the day exploring the back bay and the unique ecology of the dunes. We will discuss the Chumash middens that are found here and who the native peoples of this land are. We will spend time playing on and climbing the dunes. On this day we will select our walking stick for our art project from the many eucalyptus trees growing here.


·         Thursday June 22ndSPOONERS COVE

Meet at the Spooners Cove parking lot by 9am. We will begin by exploring the creek and cove, discussing the different plant and animal life. We will then start our natural dyeing process (using plants we have gathered) to create our colorful silk cordage for our walking stick handles. We will spend the remainder of the day wrapping, decorating, and creating our walking sticks.

Lindsay will email parents a list of what kids need to bring, including sack lunch, water, and other items. We will also share parent contact information for those interested in carpooling to sites. 



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