Note: Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our Environmental Education and Summer Camp programs have been canceled through 2020, however the site was able to continue offering day camp to the local community through the summer and this fall, will be offering a residential program where college students can complete their coursework under the Redwood canopy! More info on that program can be found here: A Place Beyond
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 Creek 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.
Our campership fund offers aid for Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program at CYO Camp to low-income schools that make a request.