OUR PROGRAMSCreate wonderful and lasting memories on our farm
Join us to connect with the land, animals, and with other children. Fall in love with nature, forge new friendships, learn new skills and enjoy the beauty and magic of childhood.
Explorations & Activitiesat camp shine
Located in the hills of Martinez, CA, we enjoy farm life with chickens, mini ponies, horses, and a bunny! It is not uncommon for the children to enjoy art or chat with a chicken tucked under their arm. We collect eggs, groom ponies, and feed the animals. The children LOVE spending time on the farm!
Herbs & Holistic Health
We teach children the power of plants! At Camp SHINE, we are bringing back the tradition of holistic health by educating our youth on how to use herbs and their unique properties to support our bodies. This program is mainly taught by guest teacher Andrea Telfer Karbo FNP, a functional practitioner and founder of The Remedy.
Horsemanship & Riding
Through working with horses, children experience being calm and confident leaders. They discover reading the language of a horse and how to be aware of their surroundings, a huge life skill! They also learn to groom, tend, and ride our two horses, Marty and Piper.
These are not your typical “kid art” projects. They will use high quality, natural products to create works of art that are inspiring and beautiful. They will whittle walking sticks, sand, assemble and paint bird houses, create pottery, do natural dying and so much more! We often bring in the expert in their field to teach the children a new skillset they can enjoy for years to come.
Horseback Riding | Holistic Health | Horseback riding | Leather working | Pottery | Weaving | Wet felting | Painting | Woodworking Projects | Walking Sticks | Talent shows/Plays | Hiking + Exploration | Soap + Lotion Making | Biodiverse Farming | Natural Dying | Tree House Building + so much more