Activities

Adventure Starts Here

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.



July

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, July 8th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Hike
Wednesday, July 9th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Hike/Arts & Crafts
Saturday, July 12th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Wildflower Hike at Rancho Del Oso
Saturday July 12th 10am
Take a walk amongst the Wildflowers with Guide Scott Peden of California State Parks. Meet at the Rancho Del Oso Nature Center

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, July 12th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at the Pine Tent BBQ with McCoy Tyler Band
Saturday July 12th 5pm

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Sunday, July 13th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Fireside Stories at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday July 13th 11am
Meet at the Nature Center

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, July 15th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Beach Hike
Wednesday, July16th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tidepools Exploration Hike
Saturday, July 19th 10am-1pm
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday July 19th 9pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, July 19th 2:30-4:30pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Cascade Restaurant with David O Connors
Saturday July 19th 5pm

The Flight of the Cormorant Book Reading and Reception with Author Christian Beamish
Saturday July 19th 6pm Reception and 7pm Reading and Book Signing at the Ranch House

With excerpts from the book as well as photos from his journey, Author Christian Beamish will regale us with the account of his 3-month solo surfing expedition down the Pacific side of Baja California in his hand made boat The Cormorant.

The Flight of the Cormorant is the result of Christian's vision of self-sustained travel aboard a traditional Shetland Isles beach boat. With a swatch of canvas for a boat tent, the 18-foot Cormorant became Beamish's floating home. Powered by sails and oars alone, The Cormorant provided the author a means of intimate observation of the wildlife and human experience of Baja California; both on shore and off. 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpfKBQaxFso

Kids Tie Dye Class
Sunday, July 20th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Creekside Investigation at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday July 20th 10am
Bring the Whole family for a guided exploration of Waddell Creek with A State Park Guide. Meet at the Ranger Station.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, July 22nd 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, July 23rd 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, July 26th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Saturday. July 26th 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Bike Tour of the Waddell Valley
Saturday July 26th 10am
Meet at the Rancho Del Oso Ranger Station for a Guided Bike Tour
Of California’s 1st State Park.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Sunday, July 27th 10-12 noon
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Critter Crafts at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday July 27th 12noon-4pm
Drop in at the RDO Nature Center for nature themed Arts and Crafts workshops.  FREE and open to all ages.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 29th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Hike
Wednesday, July 30th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

August

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, August 2nd 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, August 2nd 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with Geoff Allen and Friends
Saturday August 2nd 5pm

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday August 2nd 9pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Sunday, August 3rd 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, August 5th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Beach Hike
Wednesday, August 6th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 9th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Wildflower Hike at Rancho Del Oso
Saturday August 9th 10am
Take a walk amongst the Wildflowers with Guide Scott Peden of California State Parks. Meet at the Rancho Del Oso Nature Center

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, August 9th 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Cascade Restaurant with David Winters
Saturday August 9th 5pm

Kids Tie Dye Class
Sunday, August 10th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, August 12th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, August 13th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tidepools Exploration Hike
Saturday, August 16th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Critter Crafts at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday August 16th 12noon-4pm
Drop in at the RDO Nature Center for nature themed Arts and Crafts workshops. FREE and open to all ages.

Fireside Stories at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday July 13th 11am
Meet at the Nature Center

Grizzly Bear Festival
Saturday August 16th at Rancho Del Oso
All Day Event at Rancho Del Oso celebrating the once abundant Grizzlys of Californias 1st State Park.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, August 16th 1-2pm
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with The McCoy Tyler Band
Saturday August 16th 5pm

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Sunday, August 17th 10-12 noon
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, August 19th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12

Kids Nature Hike
Wednesday, August 20th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Arts & Crafts
Saturday, August 23rd 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with A Crying Shame
Saturday August 23rd 5pm

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday August 23rd 9pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Sunday, August 24th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, August 26th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Beach Hike
Wednesday, August 27th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, August 30th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, August 30th 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Creekside Investigation at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday August 30th 10am
Bring the Whole family for a guided exploration of Waddell Creek with A State Park Guide. Meet at the Ranger Station.

Live Music at Pine Tent with Geoff Allen and Friends
Saturday August 30th 5pm

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Sunday, August 31st 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with A Crying Shame
Saturday August 31st 5pm

September

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, September 2nd 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, September 3rd 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Hike up the West Ridge Trail of Big Basin State Park
Saturday September 6th 10am
Meet your State Park Guide at the Ranger Station for this 6 mile deep into Californias 1st State Park.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, September 6th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday September 6th 9pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Live Music at Pine Tent with Geoff Allen and Friends
Saturday September 6th 5pm

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Sunday, September 7th 10-12 noon
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, September 9th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Beach Hike
Wednesday, September 10th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 13th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Wildflower Hike at Rancho Del Oso
Saturday September 13th 10am
Take a walk amongst the Wildflowers with Guide Scott Peden of California State Parks. Meet at the Rancho Del Oso Nature Center

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Saturday, September 13th 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music in Cascade Restaurant With David Winters
Saturday September 13th 5pm

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, September 14th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Fireside Stories at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday September 14th 11am
Meet at the Nature Center

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, September 16th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Wednesday, September 17th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Arts & Crafts
Saturday, September 20th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, September 20th 1-2pm
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with Geoff Allen and Friends
Saturday September 20th 5pm

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Sunday, September 21st 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, September 23rd 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Hike
Wednesday, September 24th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 27th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, September 27th 1-2pm
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Guided Bike Tour of the Waddell Valley
Saturday September 27th 10am
Meet at the Rancho Del Oso Ranger Station for a Guided Bike Tour Of California’s 1st State Park.

Live Music at Pine Tent with The McCoy Tyler Band
Saturday September 27th 5pm

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday September 27th 9pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Critter Crafts at Rancho Del Oso
Sunday July 28th    12noon-4pm
Drop in at the RDO Nature Center for nature themed Arts and Crafts workshops. FREE and open to all ages.

Kids Nature Printing/ Arts & Crafts
Sunday, September 28th 9-12 noon
$30 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, September 30th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

October

Kids Nature Beach Hike
Wednesday, October 1st 10-12
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, October 4th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Beach Hike
Wednesday, October 4th 1-3pm
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music at Pine Tent with Geoff Allen and Friends
Saturday October 4t, 5pm

Kids Nature Hike/ Arts and Crafts
Sunday, October 5th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Tuesday, October 7th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12

Kids Nature Adventure Hike
Wednesday, October 8th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Nature Hike/ Arts and Crafts
Saturday, October 11th 9-11am
$25 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Live Music in Cascade Restaurant With McCoy Tyler
Saturday October 11th  5pm

Live Music in Cascade Restaurant With David O Connors
Saturday October 18th  5pm

Guided Stargazing with Steve White
Saturday October  18th 8pm
Meet in front of the Ranch House for a telescope viewing of everything In the Universe and more!!  An indoor History of the Universe presentation will be given in the case of cloudy or overcast conditions.

Kids Tidepool Exploration
Saturday October 18th 12noon-3pm
$35 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Kids Tie Dye Class
Saturday, October 25th 10-11am
$20 per participant. Open to ages 6-12.

Annual Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza
Saturday October 25th 1-3pm
Pumpkins Available for purchase or bring on of your own from any of the nearby Farm Stands.

Live Music in Cascade Restaurant With David Winters
Saturday October 25th 5pm

Weekends at Costanoa

Costanoa Kids Camp
Every Saturday and Sunday as well as select Weekdays from Memorial Day – Labor Day 
Kids 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. Activities include nature walks, tide pooling, tie-dye t-shirts, games, face painting and various arts and crafts. We offer camps every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day and we take requests for reservations in the off-season. Sessions range from one to three hours long and cost $15-$35 per child depending on the activity. Please see our current 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!

Guided Naturalist Hikes 
Saturdays and Sundays

Explore the habitats surrounding Costanoa with a seasoned guide. One option is Franklin Point; a three and a half mile meander through wild willow, hooker's primrose, bush lupine, and sandy dunes. Enjoy spectacular views of Pigeon Point and Año Nuevo Island. Wear watertight shoes, as the trail can get mucky in a few spots. A second hike is Ohlone Ridge; an intermediate level 3-mile hike through the riparian corridor of Whitehouse Creek and then up through coastal scrub and Douglas Fir eco-systems. Then continue on up the hillside to rest at an amazing vista of the reefs and beaches south of Costanoa. See the Activities Calendar at check-in for specific times, routes and to sign up.

Family Fun and Games on the Pine Lawn
Saturdays 11:30-1pm

Enjoy complimentary Lawn Games and Fun on the Pine Lawn. Ladder Golf, Bean Bag Toss, Badminton, Volleyball and build your own Miniature Golf Course all available 1st come 1st serve. Available to all guests all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pine Tent BBQ
Memorial Day - Labor Day

Open Late! Until 10:30pm Fridays and Saturdays! Sat all day Sundays Breakfast only. Hours are subject to change based on weather and private events, ect. Pancakes, bacon, breakfast burritos, burgers, hot dogs turkey burgers with all the fixing’s. Beer, wine, sodas and spirits also available.

Año Nuevo State Park – Elephant Seals!
Just 5 minutes south of Costanoa lies the Wildlife Jewel of the North Coast. 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 20th 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 here. 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 3 years of age. Parking rates $10 per car. From April-November you may visit the viewing area without reservations. Permits are issued April-November between the hours of 9am and 3pm at the Park Entrance.

For more information on any of these activities, please contact:
J. Oscar Allan
Activities and Spa Manager
Costanoa Lodge & Camp
2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero CA, 94060
650-879-2136 x7312