KEEP Site & Facilities


KEEP Cambria Pines is located at Camp Yeager in the small town of Cambria along California's beautiful central coast. The campus features 13 acres of Monterey Pine habitat, plus a lush meadow and seasonal creek. Approximately half a mile from the beach, visitors can watch the sun set on the Pacific Ocean and listen to the waves crashing on the shore. The site is owned and maintained by the Coalinga-Huron Recreation & Parks District.

While at KEEP Cambria, students and their counselors stay in 14 rustic cabins. Twelve of the cabins can sleep 8, and two of the cabins can sleep 12. The nearby handicapped-accessible bathrooms have showers, sinks, and toilets. Classroom teachers stay in their own cabins located within hearing distance of the student cabins. We also have one handicapped- accessible cabin that can sleep 7.  It is equipped with a wheelchair ramp and it's own bathroom. KEEP Cambria can accomodate a wide variety of Special Needs.

Students, counselors, staff, and teachers eat their meals family-style in the dining hall. Meals are well balanced, varied, and tasty! Check here for a Typical Menu. While at dinner, students learn and practice a different manner each night. At the end of the week, students use all their new manners at the candlelight KEEP Cafe, a restaurant-style meal served by naturalists.

The outdoor school campus also features the multi- purpose Learning Center, complete with audio-visual equipment, a saltwater touch tank, caged native reptiles, animal specimens, microscopes, sensory activities, and games. The site also has a large open play area with recreational equipment, a volleyball court, basketball court, and horseshoe & tetherball areas. There is also a "drum circle" plus an open stage and campfire area. Every night before bed, students gather around the fire for stories, songs and good old-fashioned fun.

KEEP Cambria Pines is a beautiful and invigorating location for an outdoor science school, providing the highest quality program in environmental education.

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