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Family Day in Julian, California

Everyone is Welcome!

We gather together for friendship, family, festival, feast and Fun to celebrate life and lasting memories! It is a beautiful time in the Cuyamaca Mountains with fresh mountain air!

Let us share everything we know about the Cuyamaca Mountains with you!

This is where children, young and old love to play!


Retreat to Nature. Enjoy fresh mountain air and unplug. Nature is an essential element in our lives. Nature feeds our souls and we thrive in nature! With Oak Trees, three seasonal small rivers (currently two running), large granite boulders to climb on and sit on and a large Cedar Works chemical-free and splinter-free playground, it is a haven and a sanctuary for children. There are large metates found everywhere around the land that were used by the Native American Indians in this area more than 1000 years ago. There is a long trail on more than ten acres and we adjoin the 3800-acre Santa Ysabel Preserve. We are located at the Headwaters of San Diego River.

We have a native plant garden path around the entire property that has the names of the plants for demonstration purposes. We are slowly adding name labels to the plants everywhere so everyone can learn the names of the native plants!

When: Sunday, TBA

What: Jennifer Robinson will teach to all about wildlife using curriculum from Project WILD! She is a certified Project WILD! K-12 facilitator and a certified Facilitator for Growing Up Wild! – Ages three to seven. The games from Project WILD! are cooperative and make learning fun! Everyone will also learn some new songs! The whole family can join!


We will then caravan to go on a trail hike at the Santa Ysabel East Open Preserve. We will have a picnic at the Preserve, so please bring a picnic lunch. Then we will head back to have a scavenger hunt!

Throughout the day we will identify 10 plants and learn something about each of them.

TO BRING: Hiking shoes, backpack with picnic sack lunch for your family, water and appropriate clothing!

We welcome you with other families!

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