Register Before June 30th for the Next Caterpillar Camp

Monday, June 16, 2014

Submit your registration form by June 30th to reserve your child’s spot in Junior Herbalist I.  Simply click here for a PDF of the registration form that you can print and mail to us.  Alternately, see below or go here  (this link will take you to the Caterpillar page) for more details and print the form from there.

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Registration Now Open for Caterpillar Camps 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The Caterpillar’s Summer Day Camps

Give your kids a summer to remember!!!

You’ve seen the big, green science-exploring-machine traveling to your elementary schools for the past 13 years!  Your friendly Caterpillar facilitators are once again offering exciting camps at Pacifica, (2 miles from Hwy 238, near Williams, OR) filled with science, nature, art and fun!

Caterpillar Summer Camp 2014 Enrollment Form

Nature Camp~ We Love Bugs
Week of June 23rd- 26th
Bugs will be hopping as we explore some of Pacifica’s 420 acres!! We will take a close look, sometimes even using our magnifiers and microscopes, at the natural world of Pacifica’s habitats, wildlife and trees.  Also explore other wildlife and be a nature detective identifying scat and tracks. There will be lots of fun, art, games, hiking, wading, insects and frog catching! Also bird house building with Wildlife Biologist Lee Webb. A field trip is planned to Waters Creek Trail to hike, identify critters and trees, picnic, and wade through the fish tunnel.

Jr Herbalist 1 & Jr Herbalist 2 Camp
Weeks of July 7th- 10th And July 14th - 17th
*These two weeks will not be the same. Sign up for one or both!
This camp is a cooperative partnership with Vitalist School of Herbology.
Ages 7-12 will be introduced to the local useful plants in our area. Have you ever wondered about the differences between all the plants growing right there in your lawn? At this camp children will get to know common medicinal, edible, and poisonous plants while exploring the beautiful gardens and wild areas of Pacifica. Students will leave with medicines they make and skills that will be useful for the rest of their life!

Art Camp~ Imagine, Create, Discover
Week of July 21st – 24th
Calling all young budding artists—discover a world of inspiration and creativity at Summer Art Camp! Designed to encourage artistic expression, art appreciation, understanding, and imagination! Have fun exploring different art media each day using nature as inspiration.

Young Adult Camp~ Adventure Skills, Wild Child
Week of July 28th -31st
Ages 7-12, don’t climb the walls at home this summer, go on an adventure! Learn the skills needed for a lifetime of outdoor adventures.  Wide range of skill building offered from foraging to sewing. Practice leadership and teambuilding skills at the new Pacifica Low Ropes Course. Learn outdoor survival skills by trained professionals. Go wild with the wildlife and get ready for adventure! 

Crafty Grafters Camp~ Ready Set Sew
Week of August 4th – 7th
Ages 7-12 will be sew excited about this camp filled to the brim with crafts! Kids pick from our projects and learn to create! Projects include: designing, sewing, altering, macramé and more! They will learn basic sewing machine in this camp that encourages skill, techniques, creativity and self-confidence, while they make usable pieces. Kids will complete all sorts of goodies that are perfect for presents or wearing themselves. A creative camp to inspire the maker in all of us!

Music Camp~ Camp Jam, The Music of Nature
Week of August 11th – 14th
We will explore music, nature and science. Campers will be exposed to singing, moving to music and creating music. They will experiment with playing a variety of different musical instruments, and have the opportunity to make instruments of their own, which can be used throughout the week. Nature activities will include learning about animal sounds & communication and exploration of ponds and woodlands.

Theater Camp~ Dramatic Adventures
Week of August 18th – 21stkids
Your creative kid will have fun exploring the artist within! Students are empowered to realize their personal and artistic potential. Our emphasis will be on the wonderful world of body, mind, voice and imagination. Each day we will enjoy music, movement, and creativity. Young actors of all skill levels are welcome, from novices to seasoned thespians alike. All you need is a little curiosity and a love for performing!

_______ Pacifica’s 2014 Summer Camps_______

Location:  Pacifica, 14615 Watergap Rd., 2 miles from Hwy 238, near Williams, OR
Time:  9:00 to 2:00 *Contact us for information about after camp extend hours childcare & scholarships.
Ages:  5-11 years old, Except Jr Herbalist 1 & 2, Young Adult & Crafty Crafters Camp ages 7-12
Cost:  $120 in city resident / $127 out of city resident
Instructors:  Vanessa Martinez, Peg Prag, Hayward Webster, Kayla Rau, Casey Russell and Lauren Kemple
More Info: Vanessa 541-621-6278 

Download & print the enrollment form:
Caterpillar Summer camp 2014 enrollment
or print the following:


Indicate Camp by X Camp Name & Date Send Enrollment Form & Make Payment by:
  Nature Camp         June 23rd - 26th June 16th
  Jr Herbalist 1       July 7th - 10th June 30th
  Jr Herbalist 2       July 14th - 17th July 7th
  Art Camp               July 21st  – 24th  July 14th
  Young Adult          July 28th – 31st July  14th
  Crafty Crafters Camp
August 4th – 7th
July 21st 
  Music Camp           August 11th – 14th July 28th 
  Theater Camp     August 18th – 21st August 4th

Child’s Name____________________________________________
Parent/Guardian’s  Name___________________________________
Home #_____________Work #____________ Cell #____________
** Circle best phone number to call if necessary during camp hours.
Does your child have any allergies, health considerations or special needs that we should be aware of?______________________________________________________
Does your child have special interests________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name__________________________________________________
Relation__________________________Phone #________________
Physician’s Name___________________Phone #________________
Besides you, who has permission to take your child home from nature camp______________________________________________
Photographs will be taken of kids and camp activities.
Please sign and date here to acknowledge that photographs may include your youngsters.

Send Enrollment Form and Payment to:

Grants Pass Parks & Recreation
198 SW 6th Street, Grants Pass OR 97526 

For more information:

Vanessa Martinez


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

5 April 2014 Bouck/Watson wedding

Help Pacifica by Shopping at Fred Meyer

Friday, January 10, 2014

Community Rewards

You can help Pacifica Garden earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Pacifica at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 87198.
  • Then, beginning Monday, February 3, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Pacifica earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit

All of us at Pacifica Garden sincerely thank you for your support!

New Website for Pacifica Garden Weddings, LLC

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We are proud to announce a brand new section of our website now online! Pacifica Garden Weddings, LLC shows off all that Pacifica has to offer as a venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Explore the site to find new photo galleries of our Wedding Garden and Great Hall, testimonials from couples who tied the knot at Pacifica, recommended local vendors offering everything from cakes to photographers, and more! We hope that you or someone you know will consider us as a superb wedding destination.