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

 View Fall 2018 Outdoor Education Classes

Upcoming Guided Nature Hikes


Sunset Hike
October 18, 5-6:30pm  

Enjoy a Fall evening hike through Camarillo Grove Park with a panoramic view of Pleasant Valley. Take the time to enjoy the flora and fauna while learning facts. Meet at the Nature Center. Cost $5

Dog Friendly Nature Hike
November, 17, 8:30-10am

Bring your friendly dog as we walk along the trail at Mission Oaks Park and discover the local flora and fauna right in your backyard. Meet next to the tennis courts. Cost $5

Dog Friendly Nature Hike
December 15, 4-5:15pm

With Winter Solstice around the corner, enjoy a late afternoon hike as the sun sets. Meet at the Nature Center. Cost $5

To register call (805) 482-1006


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