Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Pinnacles National Park Foundation


The mission of the Pinnacles National Park Foundation (PNPF) is to ensuring excellence in education, resource stewardship, and visitor experiences at Pinnacles National Park.

The Big Idea

Many local kids have never visited the National Park in their own backyard. Camp Pinnacles is an overnight science camp for fourth and/or fifth graders at Pinnacles National Park hosted by the National Park Service and the Pinnacles National Park Foundation, entering its 12th year. We host up to 6 schools for in-depth, enriching, hands-on learning and camping experiences. Activities include hiking, science and art activities, nature discovery and sensory exploration, based on California Content and Common Core Standards. Topics such as California condor recovery, Geology, Botany, Ecology, Climate change, and Hiking safety and Wilderness preparedness are delivered by park rangers. We aim to give every fourth grader the opportunity to visit their public lands with the goal of creating the future stewards of our public lands.

You can help kids experience their National Parks through your support of our campaign.

Loved everything. Loved the park. Loved the hike. It was so refreshing to spend time with park and foundation staff and see the passion they have for what they do.