Nature Center / Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education:
We are proud to offer outdoor education programs to help residents get in touch with their natural environment! The programs are aimed at teaching our community about their natural habitat including native plants and animals and the many benefits they provide us.

Nature Center: The outdoor Nature Center is the hub for our Outdoor Education programs. The site is located at Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road (101 Freeway Exit - Camarillo Spring Rd.) Map  The Nature Center features:

  • Learn about local ecosystems, plants, and animals with 26 Braille plate interpretive signs
  • Climb on ant hill, log and boulder-shaped playground equipment
  • Experience how water interacts with gravity and barriers in a water table 
  • Hiking trails feature old growth, natural, local vegetation 
  • Picnic facilities available for rent for groups 15 to 300
  • Only nature-based park in Camarillo
  • Perfect location for a school field trip, private parties and events

Download these brochures with more information about the Nature Center and Camarillo Grove Park!

Nature Classes & Hikes - Going on Now! 
There is no better classroom than the outdoors! Our Nature Center and outdoor classes provide students of all ages meaningful outdoor experiences where they can make observations, collect data, compare and classify samples, and draw conclusions about their natural environment.

 View Summer 2017 Outdoor Education Classes

Upcoming Classes, Hikes & Events

Camarillo Grove Adventure
Saturday,  September 23, 
Camarillo Grove Park

Join Ranger Lars on an exciting nature adventure through the wild flora and fauna that lives in and around Camarillo Grove Park. Cost $10. Register online now >

Birds of Fall Hike

Birds of Fall Hike
Saturday, Sept. 30, 
Camarillo Grove Park

The habitats of Camarillo Grove Park are alive with bird activity. Over 100 kinds of birds live in our area. Come explore it! Bring binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, boots, water, hat and sunscreen.
Cost $5. Register online now >

Birds & Native Plants Hike
Saturday, October 14, 
Camarillo Grove Park

The habitats of Camarillo Grove Park are alive with bird activity. Over 100 kinds of birds live in our area. Come explore it! Cost $5. Register online now >

Rock Painting Class
Friday, October 20, 6:30-8pm
Community Center

Learn the fun and easy craft of painting rocks. Bring your own, or choose from rocks provided and create designs that capture your imagination. These make great personalized garden décor or little gifts for friends! Fun for any age. Cost $19. Register online now >

Sunset Creatures Hike
Saturday, October 21, 
Camarillo Grove Park

What creatures lurk in the Park at dusk? Come join us for this guided non-strenuous sunset hike and find out. Bring a flashlight and dress for hiking. Meet at the Nature Center. Cost $5. Register online now >

Origami Flower Making Class
Friday, November 3, 6:30-8pm
Community Center
Create a garden of flowers out of a few pieces of paper! Make a bouquet of lovely flowers that you can keep forever. Awesome and inexpensive for party, home and holiday décor. Basic material provided, or bring your own. Fun for any age. Cost $19. Register online now >

Adult Nature Hike
Saturday, November 4, 3-4:30pm
Mission Oaks Park

Explore birds, other wildlife, and plant life along a wooded stream with other nature enthusiasts. For ages 18+. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes for hiking. Meet near the tennis courts at Mission Oaks Park. Cost $5. Register online now >

If your school or organization would like to rent the Nature Center for a special event or arrange for a custom field trip, please contact Emily at