Shady Creek Outdoor School is a residential environmental science camp designed for 5th and 6th grade students. We offer four and five day residential programs. What we do… Our goal is to teach to the whole child including: developing a feeling of personal responsibility to help preserve, conserve, and enhance our environment; developing heightened observation skills to appreciate the beauty and diversity of the natural world; and developing a feeling of self-confidence and self-acceptance while also instilling the ability to cooperate with and appreciate the diversity of others. How we do it… All of our classes are designed to be hands-on experiences and the curriculum for each class meets the 5th and 6th grade California State Science Standards. Our classes include creek ecology or forest ecology, geology, avian ecology, native cultures, sensory awareness, survival skills, and team building activities. Students are encouraged to learn by using scientific inquiry, observation skills, cooperative activities, language arts, music, and drama. Knowledge alone, however, will not motivate significant life changes, so, within every experience is woven an element of caring. Overview Residential Programs Day Programs Class Descriptions Forms Raptor Barn Be an Eco Kid Volunteering Kids Photos Testimonials Employment opportunities...Read More
Shady Creek Outdoor School and Conference Center is a 132 acre property located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills just outside of Nevada City in California’s Gold Country. An hour and a half northeast of Sacramento, the facility is an ideal location for retreats, reunions, weddings, and education programs. As a full service conference center, excellent meals catered to your group’s specific needs are carefully prepared by Chef Lorenzo and his staff. The facilities are environmentally friendly and include architecture designs which complement the natural surroundings. Clients are responsible for providing their own bedding, pillows, towels, and toiletries during their stay at Shady Creek. The property is secluded in its own private valley surrounding guests with a pristine pine and oak forest as well as Shady Creek– a year-round stream that meanders through the property providing a tranquil setting. The facilities accommodate up to 250 guests and can be rented for the exclusive use of your group. In addition to dining facilities and sleeping accommodations, the property boasts four large meeting rooms (in addition to the main lodge), a large amphitheater, swimming pool, low ropes course, basketball and volleyball courts, lawn areas, and hiking trails. Overview Reservation Form Pricing Testimonials Things to do Near Shady...Read More
Birding to Awaken Wonder is a fundraiser for bird education put on by the Woodleaf Legacy Birding Team for Shady Creek Outdoor School. The goal of our team is to see 2015 bird species around the world in 2015. Our birding team is made up of former Woodleaf Outdoor School and Shady Creek Outdoor School naturalists who have a passion for birding and want to contribute to bird education in California. The Woodleaf Legacy Birding Team will be looking for different birds throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Africa in hopes of reaching or surpassing our goal of 2015 species of birds. Thousands of Central Valley students participate in Shady Creek’s bird education program each year. While at outdoor school, these students see our raptors up close, they develop their own questions about birds in our bird classroom, and they experience the excitement and wonderment in birding. Shady Creek Outdoor School’s bird education program has been using the same materials for the past 20 years. We are hoping to update our educational resources so we can continue to provide a top-notch experience for the students who visit. Supporters of Birding to Awaken Wonder would contribute a certain amount of money for every new bird species that is seen by the team. For example, if a person donated $ .01 per bird, and we meet our goal of 2015 species, that person would donate $20.15 to the program. Donations are tax deductible. Pledge forms can be downloaded on the Shady Creek Outdoor School website, or you can request a pledge form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Woodleaf Legacy Birding Team’s progress on Facebook by searching Birding to Awaken Wonder. You...Read More
Shady Creek Outdoor School and Conference Center is a 132 acre property located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills just outside of Nevada City in California’s Gold Country.
Shady Creek Outdoor School is a residential environmental science camp designed for 5th and 6th grade students. We offer four and five day residential programs.