Growth and Change Continues at Cal-Wood this Spring

Posted on May 3, 2016

Growth and Change Continues at Cal-Wood this Spring


If you read our fall update last year, you know that Cal-Wood is in the midst of a major growth period. We are experiencing increased demand for all of our programs and we are growing in response.

Spring is underway. Our school program (watch the video) has been a huge success already this spring with 1,267 students having attended so far. 4,000 total students are scheduled to attend in 2016, an increase compared to the 3,775 students who attended last year.

Summer is approaching. This year we have added seven new summer camps (watch the video) and four additional Latino family camps (watch the video). Along with growing our summer camps, this summer we plan to break ground on our new cabin so that we have can increase our lodging capabilities. The new cabin will be 1,188 square feet and will increase our current lodging capabilities from 80 beds to 116 beds. In memory of Dick Meckley, who helped found Cal-Wood Education Center, we will be naming our new cabin “Meckley’s Lodge.” Dick Meckley’s volunteer service on our Board of Directors, and the Pilot Trust (our parent organization) Board of Trustees, has helped us connect thousands of children to nature.

Our long term goal is to increase our program capacity by 40-45% in the next five years. What this means for us in numbers is serving 2,000 more people per year!

As you can see, it’s an exciting time to be involved at Cal-Wood. Join by volunteering, donating, or getting involved in another way. We’d love to hear from you!