Summer Camp

Journey Into the Heart of Nature

Tara Redwood School offers a great summer camp!

June 15th  to August 28th*

*Call for weekly schedules.

Summer Camp Camp for  3–5  Years Old


Friends of the Earth, Friends of the Ocean, Friends of the Forest, Friends of the World

Children can  explore, play, have adventures and discover something new everyday on 108 acres of creeks, woods and meadows!

Activities include:

  • Forest exploration and water play
  • Creative arts, cooking, sewing and clay work
  • Yoga and mindfulness practice
  • Science- plants and animals

Camp Registration Note

*If your child is between 5 and 6 and you feel they would be better suited in the older class, please contact the Tara Redwood Office

Tara Summer Camp Application



June 29th–August 21st
Camp for 5–10 Years Old.

Theme: Journey Into the Heart of Nature


Join wilderness studies expert and enthusiast Lisa Dreyer Campiglia. Each week, we’ll explore cooperative games, creek exploration, habitat studies, animal observations, playful skits, nature themed art, yoga, capoeira, parkour, sports  and explore the various elements that support all life.

For children 10 years old and up, we will offer a junior counselor program for skill building leadership. 

Activities include:

  • Walks through the forest
  • Movement & Play
  • Observation & Mindfulness
  • Work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Learning about our own emotions and inner values taught at Tara Redwood School

  Lisa Dreyer Campiglia, summer camp educator.santa cruz summer camp

She brings with her several years of art curriculum development ,a leading innovation education camp for kids, and well over 3 decades of experience in childhood education with a strong focus in the arts and wilderness studies.

She is super excited to explore, create, play and grow with campers up in the redwoods this summer, whipping up a delicious mix of some of the things she likes the best; being in nature, creative play and problem solving, making magic, tuning in, and sharing out.


Preparing Kids for Camp and What to Bring

  • Eat a big healthy breakfast before camp
  • Pack large healthy lunch (please no candy)
  • Snack in a separate container from lunch, Labeled “SNACK”
  • A warm layer (for morning hikes), and shorts and short sleeves for hot afternoons
  • Water play clothes, swimsuit or shorts
  • Towel (with name on it)
  • A hat


Please also remember to pack:

  • Sunscreen – please apply sunscreen to your camper before you leave the house
  • Shoes suitable for hiking (NO open toed shoes): Tennis shoes, hiking shoes, or closed toed (Tevas are options)
  • Water bottle with your child's name on it
  • A backpack to carry lunch and sweater while hiking
  • An extra change of clothes including underwear, bottoms and shirt in case of a wet accident.


“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
— John Muir

We look forward to a great summer!