We work with each
school every step
of the way to
goals and then
tailor a program to
meet those specific
Trail Group sizes of 9 to 14 students
Always with one
one adult from
Naturalists at Large
provides a complete
for primary through
high school level
students. We can
for 15 students to
Naturalists at Large draws it’s instructors
from all over the United States. These are
men and women with 4-year university
degrees who have proven experience
working with youth in the outdoors and in
With their high comfort and experience in
the outdoors, their passion for teaching,
and a commitment to safety first, we have
the foundation for a fantastic experience
for you and your students.
All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid
Certified. 80 % of them hold advanced
certifications such as Wilderness Emergency
Medical Training, Wilderness First Responders
and Wilderness Advanced First Aid.
RESPONSE TIMES: for Emergency Services
Ambulance: 20 - 45 minutes - closest
ambulance is from Gualala, then Guerneville
Medivac Helicopter: 20 minutes from Santa
Where in the world is Salt Point?Where in the world is Salt Point?
is located on Highway
90 miles north of San
panoramic views, kelp-dotted
coves, and the dramatic
sounds of pounding surf; open
grasslands, forested hills,
pristine prairies, and pygmy
forests- you can experience
all of these coastal wonders
within the park.
needed for active
participantsThere’s a variety of menu
options from which to choose
Allergies and Special Food Needs
Program meals offer vegetarian food options.
For those with specific needs due to allergies
or personal reasons, we suggest discussion
with your faculty.
Naturalists at Large can help guide those with
special diets to supplement their meals in
ways which everyone can most easily manage.
Academic AspectAcademic Aspect
Identification of tide pool and terrestrialIdentification of tide pool and terrestrial
plants and animalsplants and animals
Learn about the three plant communitiesLearn about the three plant communities
(grassland, forest, and scrubland)(grassland, forest, and scrubland)
Study beach formation/degradationStudy beach formation/degradation
Learn Native American culture and usesLearn Native American culture and uses
of plantsof plants
Study Coastal Redwood Forest EcologyStudy Coastal Redwood Forest Ecology
A focus of most all
Naturalists at Large
programming is the
interaction of the
individual with the
group. The needs of
both must be met
problem solving skills.
The facilitation of
activities, with the
emphasis on our
interaction with the
of each individual’s
role in making the
group experience a
And a few other optional activities…
Journal & Reflective
Map & Compass
A Typical Day
9:00 Groups A and B do journal activities,
forest ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups C
and D hike to Gerstle Cove and tide pools
12:00 Lunch by groups
1:00 Groups C and D do journal activities,
forest ecology hike, group initiatives. Groups A
and B hike to Gerstle Cove and tide pools
4:30 Return to camp for large group games
7:30 Evening Program:
Night walk and star study
9:00 Students released to faculty
Allergies, Medications, and
Special Dietary Needs
Follow your equipment list.
Pack together. Adult and student can double
check the contents of the gear bag.
All clothing should fit in a medium size duffle.
A day pack is essential to move about the program
with water, some food, extra layers of clothing,
and personal incidentals.
Utensil Kit that may be reused for each meal and
a cup that can handle hot & cold liquids.
Rain gear is a must. (water-proof shell) Rain
Ponchos are fine.
Comfortable closed toed shoes are required.
Light weight hikers or tennis shoes with a few
pairs of good outdoor socks (non-cotton).
A good water bottle (quart or liter).
The proper sleeping bag (check your equipment
list for specifics).
Ground pad. Ensolite pads are much cheaper
than thermarest types and work just as well.
Plastic bag protection. A half dozen, 1 or 2
gallon storage ziplocks are good for protecting
clothing in a gear bag from moisture. Along with
a couple hefty 15 to 30 gallon bags to line your
gear bag and sleeping bag (& daypack).
Don’t send gear that you could not afford lost
or broken (expensive cameras, cell phones, and
other electronics). A handy disposable camera
would be just fine.
Follow your equipment list, ask questions,
borrow from friends.