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.



2016 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: With advanced notice we are happy to arrange for private Kids Camp or Kids Horseback riding sessions any day of the week. Please contact us at activities@costanoa.com for details and pricing.
Wednesdays: 1-2:30pm Kids Horse Rides. 15 minute introductory rides for campers age 10 and under on a full size horse. More ambitious riders may want to consider a 30 minute appointment as a warm up for one of our guided trail rides.
Saturdays: 11-12pm 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 Nature Printing
Use what we find in nature to make an awesome art project to take home or gift.
Sundays: 10-12 Nature Hikes

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.

September

Live Music at the Pine Tent BBQ with Stacy Ederman and Friends
Saturday September 24th 5-8pm
100% Organic, local, free-range Coastal Groove with your BBQ Dinner

Guided Kayak Nature Tour at Santa Cruz Wharf
Saturday September 24th 10am-12:30pm
Explore the Kelp Beds off of Lighthouse Point just 30 minutes drive south of Costanoa. Sea Lions, Otters and Dolphins await you. Open to ages 12 and up. Dress in light layers with sandals or shoes you do not mind getting wet. $65 per Participant. Groups of 4 or more can add on Round Trip transportation and a stop at one of our nearby wine tasting rooms for an additional fee of $85 per person.

Live Music at the Pine Tent BBQ with Hardly Worth the Trouble
Sunday October 1st 5-8pm
100% Organic, local, free-range Coastal Groove with your BBQ Dinner

 

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