Fitzgerald Jr. Naturalist Camp

20130516G-5149July 25-29, 2016 The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and San Mateo County Parks are hosting a one-week Junior Naturalist Summer Camp from July 25-29, 2016. This will be a fun-filled and active camp for students ages 8-12 who will be entering third through sixth grade this fall. Before submitting your registration, please make sure this camp will be appropriate for your child! Camp hours are 10:00am to 3:00pm, except for Monday, July 25, which starts at 9:00am.
Note: The first day of camp, Monday July 25, begins at 9:00am to take advantage of the low tide!
Register for the camp here.

Excellent Park for Families: San Bruno Mountain County Park

 San Bruno County & State Park stands as the Northern sentinel of the Santa Cruz mountains.  The park’s 1314’ peak offers outstanding trail runs & hikes.  Its multiple hiking options are great for adults & kids.  The parks includes: Ridge reviews of San Francisco, SF Bay, and Pacific Ocean Multiple hiking options for families: starting at Summit Trail near the top of the bog trail Great berry picking along the Bog Trail in late summer Preserve for rare and endangered animals including checkerspot butterfly on its exposed windy slopes & Serpentine soil Varied wildflowers in spring 1st OpenSpace Park master plan in the nation Adjacent to a canyon for a Bullitt care chase (for those Steve McQueen fans) Excellent Peninsula alternative to Marin One of my favorite moderate hikes in the Bay Area is the 3.1 miles Summit Loop.  The well graded trail is good for trail runs and moderate hikes with friends.  Just make sure to watch your footing along with the multiple 360 degree views of the Bay Area.  I have a soft spot for San Bruno Mountain since I’ve lead 100s volunteer trail maintainers over the years with and San Mateo County Parks in the park.…

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