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Junior Ranger Program

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creatures of the Night – Owls, Bats & Spiders!

Why do owls hunt at night? How do bats ‘see’ their prey when it is pitch black? Why do spiders build webs? Join us for a special spooky Halloween- themed family program as we discover how these creatures use their special powers to survive and thrive in the dark.  This program will be guided by naturalist/educators Suzanne Mirviss and Paula O’Connell. 




Date: Saturday, October 23

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: China Camp Village Beach

Ages: 7 to 9 years

Dress in layers for changeable weather. Bring snacks and water.




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.

Photo credit: Barn owl by Sharif Uddin | Macaulay Library


October 23, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.