Field Trips & Camps

The Stewardship Program offers  day camps and field trips for schools, scouts and youth groups.   Day camps are a less expensive alternative to residential camps.  Day camps may be two or three days in duration.   Campers arrive each day between 9 and 10 am and depart between 2 and 4 pm.   We work with groups to accommodate their transportation schedule.  Sites include the Fresno County Sportsman’s Club, Lost Lake Park, and the San Joaquin River Parkway.  (Day Camps are not scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, Monday).

 Field trips can be planned for a small or large group, a single class or an entire grade level.   Trips normally begin between 9-10  am  and end between 2-4 pm.  We work with groups to accommodate their transportation schedule.    Sites include the Fresno County Sportsman’s Club, Lost Lake Park, and the San Joaquin River Parkway.

 The Stewardship Program has credentialed teachers and experienced natural resource docents on staff to guide learning experiences.  Camps and field trips involve a wide variety of interactive classes designed to challenge participants to explore nature and discover that science has real life applications. Kayaking, canoeing and leadership programs may also be incorporated into activities.   For schools, all activities address California Academic Content Standards. 

The cost for Stewardship Program field trips is reasonable.  Depending on activities selected, staff requested and sites, field trip and day camp costs average $5.00 to $20.00 per day for each  participant.   There is no charge for chaperones.   We work with groups to design programs that can fit their budget.



Guidelines for Field Trip Planning

We normally schedule school field trips on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Trips on Mondays and Wednesdays are more difficult to schedule so please contact us.  

We offer field trips September through November and February through June. Other dates are available by special request. May and June are our busiest months so you should schedule well in advance.

Plan on arriving by 9:00am and leaving no later than 3:00pm.

If you must depart by 12:30 you should plan on doing 3 learning stations and one large group activity. 

If you can depart between 1:30 and 2:00 you can plan on doing 4 learning stations and one large group activity.

Stewardship staff need to finish all field trip activities no later than 2:30 pm.

Canoeing, kayaking, and stand up paddling may be incorporated into your school field trip at an additional charge

 Click here to view our group event calendar to determine if a date is available.

 Click here to submit a school field trip request once you determine available dates.

Contact the Stewardship Program if you need assistance planing your field trip!

Caroline Rhodes

School Program Coordinator

(559) 304-2372