You Don't Have to Go Home, But You Can't Stay Here!

As we head into our last week of Outdoor Ed, we are saying goodbye to our Winter and Spring naturalists, students, and schools while we welcome new staff for the Summer Camp season!

This Outdoor Ed season, we welcomed 5 new naturalists, Old Meg, Goose, Starlight, Ryan the Lion, and Baja, and 1 returning naturalist, Splash. These naturalists guided students through tide-pooling, Monterey Pine forest hikes, squid dissections, archery, astronomy, and much more. Over the course of 5 months, after learning the lay of the Camp Ocean Pines, this team of naturalists welcomed and educated 25 different schools with a total of 1,033 students! Naturalists guided 326 students kayaking the Morro Bay Estuary. They also took 740 students tide-pooling at the Lampton Beach tide-pools in Cambria to discover the sea. 382 students adventured with naturalists through Fiscalini Ranch for a midmorning, guided hike in the woods. Lastly, 490 squid were dissected during science lessons!

We are so proud of our team this season, and look forward to the return of 4 of these naturalists in the fall. Time flies when you’re snuggled between the ocean and the forest at Camp Ocean Pines with brilliant staff and exceptional students.

Thanks to all of our year-round staff for supporting our seasonal teams, thanks to all the teachers, staff, and chaperones who make it possible for students to come to Camp Ocean Pines.