On Site Activities

Costanoa Kids Camp

Kid's CampKids Camp is an outdoor activity for Costanoa campers ages 6-12 years old. This is a perfect opportunity for children to have some fun and give Parents a chance to relax. Due to the variety of activities and events, times will vary. Please see our Activities Calendar for specific dates, times, prices and offerings.

Reservations are required. Call the Activities Department to signup in advance 650-879-7312 or signup at the Front Desk upon arrival. Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and a water-bottle highly recommended. Be prepared to make a mess!  Below are some of the many Kids Camp Activities we offer.

Tidepool Exploration!
Crabs, anemones, sculpin and maybe even an octopus! This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our proximity to the coast. During this three-hour program we will make a 2.5mile roundtrip hike to Whitehouse Creek beach to uncover ocean treasures! Children must be able to hike this distance unassisted.

TieDye T-Shirts!
What would a camping trip be without Tie-Dye? Make your own oneof- a-kind shirt to show off when you get home. One shirt provided per child. Feel free to bring your own items to dye too!

Plantable Paper!
Come make your own paper, from recycled materials! We will be creating our own unique papers that can be planted in moist soil to sprout wildflowers! Not only is this a fun project, but we are also helping reduce waste by reusing and recycling materials!

Shake-N-Make Ice Cream!
We all scream for Ice Cream! Come learn how to make your own without electricity. If the season is right we can go pick our own blackberries to make a fruity variety! Other activities may include but are not limited to; Scavenger Hunts, Make-your-own Field Guides, Plant Prints, Lawn Bowling, Kite-Building and other fun and games.

Private Events
We can also arrange for private events with the activity of your choice. Please contact us directly at 650-879-7312 for rates and information on Private Kids Camps.


1 HR Kids Camp $15 Game Rentals $5
2 HR Kids Camp $20 Kids' Bikes, Razors and Wagons $15 Full Day (FD)
3 HR Kids Camp $25 Bikes $15HR/ $60 FD

Mountain Bike Adventures

Mountain BikingWe have a fleet of Specialized Front Suspension, 27 speed, Rock-hoppers available for rent. Bike rentals are $15 per hour or $60 for a full day, rental includes helmet. Bikes are available through the Front Desk from 9am-5pm. Reservation may be made for Full Day Rentals only. All rentals are due back by dark.

See below for our reccomended Bike exploration options.

Skyline to the Sea Trail
This is a one of a kind opportunity to explore California's first State Park. The Waddell Creek trailhead is 5 miles south of Costanoa. This is 12 miles round trip designed for beginning to intermediate riders. Doublewide fire roads meander along Waddell Creek and eventually up to spectacular Berry Creek Falls. You can also add on a tour of the Rancho del Oso Nature Center.

Gazos Creek Road
For those with a limited amount of time but want to see as much as possible and get some exercise as well. Start at Costanoa and take Old Highway 1 to the North where you can take in the windswept views of Franklin Point Beach. Gazos Creek Road then meanders east into a land of towering Redwoods and massive Ferns. Stop and break along the creek bed to cool your feet before the downhill leg back to Costanoa. This intermediate ride takes up to 2 hours. For those who want to add on some mileage you can add a lunch stop in Pescadero and then return to Costanoa via Highway 1 South passing by Historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the way.

Butano Fire Roads
For the ambitious and experienced only! Warm up along 7 miles of country backroads before entering Butano State Park. Butano is home to a complex system of hidden fire roads that lead to exhilarating saddlebacks and unparalleled views of the surrounding State Parks. The final drop back into the Redwoods will challenge the most technically advanced riders. This is a half-day event geared for serious enthusiasts.

Horseback Riding

Horseback RidingGuided Trail Rides with Blue Sky Riding Experience

Experience Costanoa from the top of one of our World Class Tennessee Walking horses. Our leisurely rides will take you through the Grassland Meadows and Pine forests surrounding Costanoa with ample opportunity to view the Pacific Ocean, Ano Nuevo Island and Pigeon Point Lighthouse. 

All rides are of a beginner pace.

Reservations required and must be made with a minimum of 3 hours notice. Group Rides are $95 per participant. If you are not staying at Costanoa, a credit card deposit will be required at time of reservation.

Trail Ride Times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

All rides include ½ hour group instruction and 1 hour on trail. Please check in at the stables 5 minutes prior to your scheduled ride. Late arrivals will not be accommodated. Groups must check in together for safety briefing, equipment fitting and trail instruction.

Private and Advanced rides of a full 2 hours on the trails may be arranged for riders 18 and older at the rate of $215 per person.

Long pants and sturdy closed toe shoes are required as well as a helmet [which we provide]. Child riders must be at least 12 years old. Ages 12 through 17 may ride on the trails above Costanoa if they can demonstrate horseback riding experience and must meet the height requirement of 4’6’’. Children under the ages of 12 may join us on our weekend 15 minute Kids Rides or arrange for a private lesson at the rate of $75 per hour per person. All riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian on site to sign the release of liability forms. We will determine eligibility of all riders.

Maximum weight: 200 lbs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled ride will be billed at full rate unless cancelled due to weather conditions determined by Blue Sky.

Reservations required, space is limited. To reserve your space, please contact us at activities@costanoa.com or 650-879-1100 x 0. Open to ages 12 and up.

For Private Lessons and Custom Rides please call 650-879-7312.