Outdoor Education at Raintree

We are very excited to plan our return to youth camping at YMCA Raintree Ranch. The California Department of Health recently announced that overnight camps will be permitted starting in summer. For health and safety, COVID procedures will be in place (masks, distancing, health screening, sanitation).

Camp will continue building friendships and fun in the great outdoors. As we bring our camps back up to full speed we look forward to planning your groups next adventure here at Raintree Ranch. We appreciate your patience as we want to give each request the proper attention it deserves. Please contact us by emailing Rich Krudner [email protected] with your contact information. Hope to see you soon!

With so many unknowns surrounding COVID-19 and it's effects on camp operations this year we created a FAQ page to answer your most commonly asked questions. This page will be updated frequently as the situation evolves. Now more than ever, our campers will need the meaningful social connections that camp provides. Stick with us as work to ensure a safe, healthy and fun camp experience. 


 

  • The Outdoor Education Program at Raintree Ranch is the same high-quality programming offered at Camp Marston.

  • A smaller, more intimate setting. Raintree typically only has one school as it accommodates groups of up to 75 students.

  • A smaller group of instructors enjoy taking time to provide a quality experience.

  • Classes, challenges, evening programs, and cabin leadership creating a very full, fun and educational schedule for the students.

  • Delicious and nutritious food served family style to promote conversation and community.

  • Contact our Outdoor Education Director, Rich Krudner [email protected]

    School Planning Guide

Our School Planning Guide is designed to help you plan your school’s trip. Includes general information about the program, facilities, curriculum and all the necessary planning forms for your trip.

If planning your first trip you should print the entire School Planning Guide (we recommend every teacher have a copy of this Guide). If you just need specific forms or information, you can print smaller sections, too.

Please check out our information video above for more information on our program! 

Our Curriculum

Our Outdoor Education classes at Camp Marston and Raintree Ranch are based on the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and California’s Education and the Environment Initiative.

Utilizing our large outdoor classroom, our activities are designed to build an understanding of ecological principals and the relationship between each student and the natural world.We incorporate Character Education into every aspect of our program using core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our qualified staff instructs all classes and activities.

Cooperation and communication are of paramount importance and we encourage students to work together and appreciate their individual talents by creating positive social interaction among peers. We also introduce traditional camp adventures in personal challenges such as boating, archery, and a 42-foot climbing tower.


Outdoor Education Interest Form

If you'd like to bring a group to one of our overnight camps' Outdoor Education programs, please fill out and submit the interest form below. Once received, we'll reach out via email over the next few business days to continue the conversation.

If you have any issues, please reach out to our Program Director, Rich Krudner, at [email protected].