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
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.