Welcome to Walker Creek Ranch

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Special opportunity: May 9th-13th, 2016 is available for a four or five day Outdoor School program.

Due to a schedule change, the week of May 9th-13th, 2016 has become available.  If your school is not currently scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year and would like to attend please contact Pam Gambonini at 

Walker Creek Ranch is home to the Marin County Outdoor School and Conference Center. Owned and operated by the Marin County Office of Education we are located fifteen miles west of Petaluma. Our 1700 acre site includes forest, chaparral, grassland, and riparian ecosystems. These natural areas serve as an ideal setting for our residential outdoor education program, and for conference, wedding and retreat groups. Our site also hosts 20 miles of hiking trails, a four acre pond, an organic garden, and a low-ropes challenge course.

During a week of Outdoor Education, students learn about the natural world through hands-on experience and exploration of our diverse property. Our curriculum is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, and tailored to serve public and private elementary schools throughout Northern California. Our program is designed to encourage a deeper connection to nature and inspire stewardship of our earth. Each year over 5,000 students join us for a week of discovery, learning and community building while experiencing the magic of nature.  

To ensure a peaceful environment for our wildlife and guests, pets are not permitted on-site.
 Registered service animals are welcome with a handler.

~ Walker Creek Ranch ~ 1700 Marshall Petaluma Rd. Petaluma, CA 94952 ~ 415.491.6600 ~
A program of the Marin County Office of Education
Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools