Environmental Education

Young people engage in an inquiry-based program to explore the natural world, build community with others, and develop self-reflection and communication skills. Working in small groups through a carefully crafted, experiential program, students are empowered to share their discoveries with one another. They return to their school and home communities understanding their responsibilities as ecological stewards and peace-makers.

A dynamic group of professional staff members administer the comprehensive Caritas curriculum to school groups at CYO Camp and Retreat Center, a fully equipped facility located in the heart of West Sonoma County. The recently renovated facilities rests in the middle of a 215 acre mixed redwood forest, including meadows, creeks, and a beautiful lake for canoeing and exploration. Students sleep in modern heated cabins and teachers enjoy charming accommodations in a two-unit townhouse. Located only 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, CYO Camp is easily assessable from all regions of the bay area.

Summer Camp

Many of the staff members who deliver the Caritas Creek at CYO Camp program come back to form the staff of CYO Summer Camp! Click here to learn more CYO Camp.


Caritas Creek provides financial aid through camperships to families in need. Our campership fund offers aid for Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program at CYO AND for the CYO Summer Camp program. To apply for financial assistance for the 2017 Summer Camp please click here.