Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Camp
July 16 July 20, 2018, Sonoma Garden Park
9:00am to 3:00pm
Ages 6 to 12
Cost: $260 SEC members/$300 non-members
Come explore the magical world of Hogwarts-Sonoma School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Well study Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Care of Magical Creatures. Campers will play Quidditch and other wizarding games, learn to make potions, explore the Forbidden Forest, and compete in the Triwizard Tournament. On the first day of camp, campers will be sorted into houses by the Sorting Hat, and camp closes with an End of Term celebration!
Here’s a sample of what is available at Harvest Market’s, every Saturday from 9AM-12PM. All produce is grown at Sonoma Garden Park by our wonderful staff and volunteers.
curly and dino kale
(oregano, rosemary, lemon verbena, spearmint, chocolate mint, lemon balm, borage, chives)
Communi-Tea herbal tea blends
Whatever your talents or interests, we have volunteer opportunities for you. Initial training is provided and periodic docent enrichment events feature speakers who provide more insight into specific aspects of park history or ecology.
– Work as a docent Visitor Center (high need)
– Work in the park entrance kiosk (high need)
– Lead fitness or nature hikes
– Assist with trail and park maintenance projects
– Assist with Special Events and parking
No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and the desire to share that knowledge with our visitors. We ask for 4 hours per month of volunteer service. Volunteers will earn annual day use park passes.
Join us! Together we can help make the parks thrive and provide great experiences for park visitors.
Jack London and Sugarloaf Ridge State Parks
Caminata por la naturaleza / Spanish Language Nature Walk
Vengan todos para una caminata por 1.4 millas de la naturaleza a lado de Sonoma Creek cada tercer sábado del mes. El líder de la caminata le enseñará sobre las plantas, los animales, y la vida acuática de Sonoma Creek. La caminata comenzará en el Centro de Visitantes. La caminata es gratis. Hay cargos de estacionamiento de ocho dólares. [Caminata por la naturaleza de Sesame Street aquí.]
Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek every third Saturday of the month. On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. The hike starts at the visitors center. No fee, but parking charges apply.
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Camp
July 23 July 27, 2018 Sonoma Garden Park
9:00am to 3:00pm (camp ends at 12:00pm Friday)
Ages 8 to 12
Cost: $260 SEC members/$300 non-members
Designed for slightly older campers, those who have attended one of our other Harry potter camps, or those who know the entire Harry Potter story. We will advance our studies of Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, and Potions. Campers will also enjoy Quidditch matches, other magical games and crafts, and hunting for Horcruxes!
Deathly Hallows camp will also feature an (optional) overnight camp-out on Thursday, July 26th! Campers will have the chance to practice their outdoor-wizarding skills, enjoy evening activities, and sleep out in tents at Sonoma Garden Park! The camp-out is an additional $30, payable online through our registration page, or with cash or check by Wednesday of camp.
North Bay Fire Images
An online story map covering the North Bay between October 8th and October 30th of 2017. All members of the public are invited to upload pictures.
Click on the image for an interactive map of Sonoma Valley
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