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Other Programs

Custom Programs

Custom Programs

Who do we serve?

Local community groups including Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, church groups, school groups, youth groups, sports teams, non-profit boards, and family groups.

What can groups do?

All programs are completely custom. Participants can sleep under the stars on Camp Natoma cots or bring their own tents. Meals can be provided by kitchen staff or you can do cook-outs on the camp fire.

The pool is available for use and lifeguard staff is provided by Camp Natoma.

Other optional activities include guided hikes, archery, hatchets, arts & crafts, teambuilding, leadership training, camp fire programs, geocaching, night time sensory experiences, skits & drama, and more!

How many people can participate?

Participant capacity is 130. Minimum group size is 25.

When is Camp Natoma available?

We offer custom programs in May, early June, late August, September and October.

How do we get to Camp Natoma?

Camp Natoma provides bus transportation from Templeton, Paso Robles, or San Luis Obispo. There are limited in/out opportunities due to the remote location. Caravan is required for all vehicles.

How much does it cost?

There is a 2-night program minimum. Rates are completely dependent on season, number of participants, meals, transportation, and activities.

How do I find out more?

Contact us!

Kids’ Hiking Series

Kids’ Hiking Series

Participants ages 6-14 enjoy a fun one-day Camp Natoma experience. Each day includes: flag ceremony, team-building games, a nature hike through oak woodland and Franklin Creek, picnic lunch, afternoon campfire songs & skits.

Family Camp Service Weekend

Family Camp Service Weekend

Enjoy Camp Natoma with fun for the whole family.

A special session with all the traditional activities & more!

Family camp is for everyone - moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, kids of all ages.

Spend two nights under the stars or in your own tent.

Spend your time hiking, swimming, practicing archery, making crafts, learning songs, as well as participating in getting camp ready for summer! Service projects will include raking trails, de-winterizing program areas, clearing campsites, and more! Enjoy two entertaining campfire presentations and 5 delicious family-style meals.

May 25-27th, 2024 

Registration is $25 per person and free for kids under 5. Register using the link below (you can find Family Camp Service Weekend under Summer 2024). 

Register Here! 

Campsites will be selected upon arrival. Beds and mattresses will be provided. Hilltop & Acorn campsites will be family-camp style. Single gender campsite available as needed.

Family Camp participants are expected to participate in the schedule of activities. All attendees must complete a health history form, a signed liability waiver, and abide by Camp Natoma policies. All participants will be considered “campers” at Camp Natoma and the staff will provide programming, cooking, and more! This policy is in effect to meet safety and accreditation standards.

Campers must follow the designated camp schedule and must remain in central camp unless participating in an authorized activity. Camp curfew will be enforced.

Rules for campers:

  • Respect yourself, each other and the camp.
  • Follow safety rules and instruction from staff.
  • Have a desire to participate in camp programming in a positive way.
  • Camp Natoma has a zero tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol and violence.

What should I bring to Family Camp?

Sleeping bag, Pillow, 2 changes of clothing, Flashlight, Sturdy walking shoes, Warm sweatshirt, Hat with brim, Warm pajamas, Swimsuit, Towel, Water Bottle, Personal toiletries, Sunscreen, Mattress cover (old sheet), Non-aerosol & non-DEET insect repellent

How do I get to camp?

Family Camp attendees will ride the Camp Bus. Pick up will occur at the Las Tablas Park & Ride in Templeton.

P.R.I.D.E. Leaders Camp at Natoma

P.R.I.D.E. Leaders Camp at Natoma

A leadership retreat exclusively for local LGBTQQIP2SA youth, 15-19 years old, to develop leadership skills, build community, and enjoy the mental health benefits of being immersed in nature.

During this 2 night and 3 day weekend camping experience, participants will explore the natural world of Camp Natoma while coming together as a community of current and future LGBTQ+ leaders. Participants will learn valuable leadership skills in a safe and welcoming space dedicated to fostering a sense of community.

Thanks to the generosity of the Pony Barnes Foundation, this experience is available to local youth at an affordable cost to families, with partial and full scholarships available.

2024 Dates: August 31 - September 2

2024 Rate: $100 per person