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General Info

Camp Rules

Campers are expected to follow basic behavior guidelines to ensure a safe and positive environment for all:

  • RESPECT: Yourself, fellow campers, staff, nature, and camp property.
  • Participate in activities and be willing to try new things.
  • Wear closed toed shoes and activity appropriate clothing at all times.
  • Alway remain within camp boundaries and stay on trails.
  • Do not bring ANY food to camp. Food from meals and snacks must stay at Dining Hall.

In addition, to ensure all campers have a safe camp experience, each camper must be capable of the following:

  • Be able to understand, remember, and follow directions.
  • Be able to respect and relate responsibility to other members of a group and the camp community.
  • Be able to accept responsibility for their own belongings and respect others’ belongings.
  • Be able to participate as part of a group without ongoing one-on-one attention.
  • Be able to provide age-appropriate self-care skills.
  • Be able to seek help or support from a staff member when a challenge, conflict, or other event is beyond the camper’s capacity to solve.

Camp Natoma is an inclusive space that welcomes all folks regardless of gender, background, disability, or status. 

Financial Aid

A limited number of “Camperships” are available thanks to the generosity of local organizations and individuals. The application can be found in the forms section of the Registration Portal. 

In an effort to make funds available to as many families as possible, we expect each family to contribute a portion of the camper registration fee (minimum $300). We do not provide financial aid for optional additions such as sweatshirts or photos.

The deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.

Decisions will be made in early May.


Campers and staff sleep on cots under the stars. Facilities are rustic and include a full kitchen and screened dining hall, swimming pool, and showers.


Camp Natoma is rustic outdoor camping. Appropriate precautions are taken to protect participant safety. Participants are exposed to outdoor conditions throughout the day and night, which may include direct sunlight, natural hazards, insects, and animals.


Transportation into camp is provided for all campers by BUS from Thacher Winery on Vineyard Drive in Paso Robles.

More About Our Buses



All campers will ride a Camp Natoma Bus into camp. Meet on your session start date at Thacher Winery. Information on drop-off and pick-up times can be found in the Parent Information Packet on the Parent Portal.

Questions: Email registration@campnatoma.org or phone: 805-316-0163

Please DO NOT contact Thacher Winery.

Please be respectful of the private property Camp Natoma is utilizing for safe camper drop-off and pick-up. Obey all posted signs and staff instructions, follow the drive-through loop, and stay in the designated Camp Natoma area only.


NO cell phone reception and NO food available at this location, please plan accordingly.

Changes to camper drop-off or pick-up: If a change arises due to an operational delay on the road, parents will receive information at Thacher Winery. If a change arises prior to camper drop-off or pick-up time, or in case of an emergency, parents will be contacted by email and a follow-up phone call if time restrictions are in place. Other alerts or changes may be posted on the Camp Natoma website. In case of an emergency, an instructional message on the outgoing voicemail will provide further contact information.