Outdoor Afterschool Program for Santa Cruz County Students

Location: Redwood Glen Camp, 3100 Bean Creek Road, Scotts Valley

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 12-5pm (choose any days; drop off 12-1pm)

Groups: K-5th, 6-9 students/group

COVID: Students & staff wear masks, state and county guidelines followed


Since 1979, Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools (ENH) has engaged over 200,000 students in outdoor education. Our afterschool program focuses on:

  • Environmental stewardship, natural history, and social emotional learning
  • Guided exploration, hiking, and observation
  • Nature writing, art, and imaginary play

Redwood Glen Camp & Conference Center features redwood forest trails, a creek, playground, an amphitheater and stage, and covered areas for rainy days. Photos from the site.

Programs are offered 12-5pm Monday through Friday. Families may sign up for a weekly schedule of 1 to 5 days and pods are welcome to register. Drop off is from 12-1pm and pick up is from 4:30-5pm.

Cost: $70 per student per day (scholarship information below for reduced rate of $35/day & $50/day)

Session 1: February 1 – April 2, 2021

Session 2: April 5 – May 28, 2021

Students and staff wear masks and we implement all state and county COVID guidelines.

Please send questions to jacob@exploringnewhorizons.org

To register:

  1. Click here to request your preferred schedule or click here to request a scholarship
  2. Within 48 hours we will contact you to confirm your registration
  3. Read the Exploring New Horizons Health and Safety Plan and return our spring contract and health form
  4. Submit payment by April 5 (payment information)

 Click here to support our scholarship fund.