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 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.

St. Peter's Catholic School reflects on their week at Caritas Creek

7th Graders from St. Peter's Catholic School reflect on their Caritas Experience

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 camperships to CYO Summer Camp through financial aid, scholarships, and discounts by request.  

Click here to apply for summer camp camperships

Caritas Creek Camperships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Campership awards range between $100-$250. Please mail completed application to:

Caritas Creek, c/o Paula Pardini,

99 Monte Cresta, Apt. C,

Oakland, CA 94611 

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