Outdoor Education for San Mateo South Coast Students this Fall

This school year, Exploring New Horizons will offer a place-based outdoor program to complement distance learning or home school for K-6 Pescadero and La Honda area children.

Our experienced naturalists will engage stable groups of up to 10 children in an outdoor curriculum focused on environmental stewardship, social emotional learning, ecology, and the arts. Children will engage in:

  • Guided nature exploration, hiking, and observation
  • Nature writing, drawing, mapping, and data collection
  • Art, music, and imaginary play

Time will also be set aside for naturalists to help children with non-screen school work.


Program will take place 2-5 days per week, either 7 hours a day at $92 per child per day or 5 hours a day at $70 per child per day. Parents may elect to have fewer children in each group, but will still need to pay for the cost of 8 children.

Parents will drop off children at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda. All state and county guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 will be implemented and a Health and Safety Plan will soon be shared with interested parents.

More details, schedules, and start date are being finalized as schools share their reopening plans. We anticipate offering our program starting in late August.

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Exploring New Horizons also seeks donations for our scholarship fund. Please click here to support outdoor educational equity.

Please email any questions to jacob@exploringnewhorizons.org

Founded as a nonprofit in 1979, ENH engages over 7,000 students annually in outdoor education.