San Bruno Mountain Wildlife Camp FREE for 5th-7th Graders: Apply Now- Deadline June 7th- Limited Spaces!

South San Francisco, CA   May 24, 2019  Submitted by SSF Parks and Recreation



The City of South San Francisco is excited to collaborate with San Bruno Mountain Watch through a grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund to provide an opportunity for youth to connect with their local environment.

5th – 7th graders  Cost: FREE
July 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays)  9 am – 4 pm
August 3 – 4 overnight camp!


Camp participants will explore various areas of San Bruno Mountain and learn about its fascinating cultural history and ecology, guided by docents from San Bruno Mountain Watch. Campers will also learn how to help the rare and endangered plants and animals of San Bruno Mountain through stewardship.


Campers will:
–  Grow native San Bruno Mountain plants at the Mission Blue Nursery
–  Explore the woods and wildlife of Buckeye and Owl Canyons
–  Discover the ancient coast on a tour of the remnant San Bruno Mountain Dunes
–  Adventure among the peaks of the mountain on a hike along the ridge and camp overnight on the mountain
To apply for the program campers must write a short essay on why they should be considered to participate in the camp and turn it in along with the application. Spaces are limited.
Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Please submit applications and essays to:
By Mail
Recreation Department attn: Childcare/Wildlife Camp, 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080
In-Person Drop Off
Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building, 781 Tennis Drive, South San Francisco (in Orange Park)
Campers will be notified in June if they have been chosen to be a part of the Camp. Campers must attend all 4 sessions of camp. Drop off and pick up will be at the Joseph Fernekes Building patio. For more information, contact Laura Armanino, Recreation & Community Services Supervisor at 650-875-6951 or
Questions? Contact Laura Armanino, Recreation & Community Services Supervisor, at 650-875-6951 or
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