Sonoma Ecology Center educators are proud to announce our upcoming Summer Science Camps, replete with the outdoor adventure, scientific enrichment and fun themes that Sonoma Valley families have come to expect.

This summer, in addition to the backpacking camps, creek camps and Harry Potter camps of past years, we’re also offering an Advanced Youth Backpacking Trek designed for middle school and high school students able to hike several miles per day up steep inclines. Kids in many of our camps will learn about fire ecology as well. All of our camps are based at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park or Sonoma Garden Park and run between mid-June and late July.

For full details or to register, see our Summer Science Camp page.

Looking for something sooner? Our educators are also preparing a Spring Break Day Camp at Sugarloaf on Thursday, April 5. Based on our summer Creek Camp, we plan on having a nature hike, viewing the sun through solar scopes, and learning about the creatures of the park. See our event listing for details.

Our Science Camps provide children with the opportunity to learn about science and connect with nature through adventures, explorations, and hands-on activities. Campers will also make new friends, develop new skills, and work with a highly qualified staff of professional educators and naturalists. These camps fill up fast, so sign up now!

Sponsor a Science Camper

Last year we were able to provide 14 scholarships for our Summer Science Camps, serving twice the number of youth that we did in 2016! Our goal is to award 18 scholarships to children and teens in 2018. Your business partnership can help us achieve that goal, provide equal access to hands-on science education and help foster an understanding of our natural environment in the next generation. To become a business sponsor, contact