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Junior Ranger Program

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Geology: Rocks, Sand, and Mud

Kids at Turtle Back Trail by Sheila CollWhat’s older than memory, as mighty as a mountain, but can fit in the palm of your hand? You guessed it…rocks! We might not notice them as much as we do China Camp’s wildlife and plants, but rocks–from big boulders to tiny grains of sand–make up an important piece of the park’s natural history and ecosystems. For this month’s junior ranger program, we will take a close look at the rocks, pebbles, sand, and silt that we find along the bay’s shoreline. This program will be guided by naturalist/educators Suzanne Mirviss and Paula O’Connell, and is best suited for ages 7 through 9. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.


Date: Saturday, January 15

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: China Camp Village Beach

Ages: ages 7 to 9 

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: Kids exploring by Sheila Coll


January 15
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.