Activities

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To make reservations or sign up in advance for any of the following activities contact the activities department at (650) 879-7312 or at oallan@costanoa.com. 72 HR cancellation policy applies to all activities. Scheduled Activities are subject to change at the discretion of the Activities Department. Please see the most updated schedule upon check-in.



2016-2017 Kids Camp Schedule

Kids Camp is a great opportunity for Costanoa Campers to play and explore.  Open to ages 6-12, $25 per participant per session.  We ask that participants dress in light layers and show up pre-sun screened with their own water or beverage and we will provide snacks.  Advanced reservations are required with at least 3 hours notice to secure your spot.  Call 650-879-7312 for additional reservations and information.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1-3pm Kids Horsey Rides
Come ride Boots the Horse!  Enjoy a introductory ride for ages 10 and under. Weather Permitting
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am-12pm Kids Tie-Dye Workshop
What would a vacation be with out making a Tie-dye? T-shirt provided or bring your own.
Saturdays: 1-3pm Kids Beach Exploration Hike
Come on an exciting hike to the beach and explore in the tide pools or up into the hills to learn about the native plants and animals. Destination depends on weather and tide.

December

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley at Ranch Del Oso Nature Center
Saturday, December 10th at 10am
Join docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley’s plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. Observe the monthly change of the ecosystems. Each walk is unique as blooming flowers and pollinators are constantly in flux! This walk takes a leisurely pace that is great for learning the native habitat we are experiencing. Bring lunch, questions and spirited fervor!
Rancho Del Oso Nature Center is located 7 miles south of Costanoa just south of Waddell Creek.

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley at Ranch Del Oso Nature Center
Saturday December 10th at 8am
Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate two-mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and move slowly. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning. We will meet at the deck in front of the Nature Center. Rancho Del Oso Nature Center is located 7 miles south of Costanoa just south of Waddell Creek.

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Saturday December 10th 1-3pm
Join our local Wreath Master and create your own holiday creation with clippings of local flora.
$25 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Wander at Ranch Del Oso Nature Center
Sunday, December 11th at 1pm
Find out what’s growing and blooming right now in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She will share information about the plants of Rancho del Oso as the group walks from coastal scrub through one of the last native stands of Monterey Pine left in the world.  Hike starts at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center.
Rancho Del Oso Nature Center is located 7 miles south of Costanoa just south of Waddell Creek.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday December 17th, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Holiday Wreath Workshop
Saturday December 17th 1-3pm
Join our local Wreath Master and create your own holiday creation with clippings of local flora.
$25 per person, children must be accompanied by an adult.

New Years After Party with DJ Now!!
Saturday December 31st, 10:30pm-1am
Exclusive DJ Dance Party for Costanoa Guests and New Years Patrons. Get your groove on with Santa Cruz' DJ Now and dance into 2017. Open to all Costanoa Guests of age 21 and older only. Call x 7314 to make your dinner reservations as seating is limited.  Tickets to the Dance Party are included with any New Years Dinner reservation.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for purchase for $25 per person. Advanced reservations will be made only for those dining in Cascade.

Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday January 1st, 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per participant.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday January 7th, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday January 21st, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday January 28th, 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per participant.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday February 4th, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday February 12th, 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per participant.

Guided Bird watching Hike with Scott Smithson
Saturday February 25th, 9am
Explore nearby Foothills, Creeks and Streams on a guided hour of Ornithological exploration.  Sign-Up upon check-in to reserve your spot.  Open to all ages, children must be accompanied.

Yoga Class with Kathryn Keller
Sunday February 26th, 10am
The perfect way to start the day.  Register upon arrival for this one hour class with Kathryn Keller.  $20 per participant

Highlights at Nearby State Parks

Año Nuevo State Park – Elephant Seals!
The Park offers naturalist-guided walks between December 15 and March 31, which feature the seals in their natural habitat. To view the seals during this period, you must be on a Guided Walk. These popular three-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about two and a half hours and are considered moderately strenuous. They operate daily from early morning to mid-afternoon rain or shine. Reservations can be made starting October 20 up to 56 days in advance, and must be made at least one day in advance. ReserveAmerica handles all reservations either by phone (800) 444-4445 or online (anonuevo.reserveamerica.com). Any unreserved tickets, no-shows or other available spots are sold directly at the park daily on a first-come first-served basis, starting at 8:30am. If you are unable to get reservations ahead of time, your best bet is to arrive at the park at 8:30am and put yourself or your group on a waitlist. If you arrive anytime after 1pm without a reservation your chances of getting on a tour are pretty low. Tickets cost $7 per person over 3years, parking rates $10 per car. Año Nuevo is about 3 miles Sou of Costanoa on Highway 1.

Natural Bridges State Park-Tours of the Monarch Grove!
October through January Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00 & 2:00
Join a Docent Naturalist for a tour of the state designated monarch butterfly preserve at Natural Bridges State Beach.  Monarch butterflies are returning this fall to their winter home along our coast.  Learn the story of this beautiful creature and its fascinating seasonal migration. Public tours are offered on weekends and no reservations are necessary, or you may call 423-4609 to arrange a tour for a group of 10 or more.  Fall walks begin October 21 and continue through January.  Monarch numbers vary; usually the highest numbers are visible in November/December.  Meet at the Visitor Center for the hour-long program.  The walk is wheelchair accessible. Natural Bridges is 25 miles Sou of Costanoa off of Highway 1 .

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
Weekends from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Tour of the ranch houses at 1:00p.m.

Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s at Wilder Ranch State Park. Weekends at 1:00p.m., join the 1-hour tour of the 1897 Victorian home, 1896 water-powered machine shop, and other historic buildings. You can also play Victorian games or bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, visit the farm animals and see what activities are taking place on the ranch this weekend; You may learn about hand quilting, watch blacksmithing, or learn about other innovative early-day ranch operations. Call (831) 426-0505 for all activities and dates.
Wilder Ranch is 22 miles Sou of Costanoa off of Highway 1.

All Scheduled Events are subject to Change, Please see the most updated schedule upon Check-In
Advance Reservations are required for all Kids Camp Programs, Horseback Riding and Spa Services. 
72 Cancellation policy strictly enforced for all Activities and Services.

For Reservations and additional information on any of these activities, please contact:
J. Oscar Allan
Activities and Spa Manager
Costanoa Lodge & Camp
2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero CA, 94060
650-879-7312
oallan@costanoa.com