Dandelion Dream Camp

Dandelion Dream Camp is a multi-age, nature based summer camp which explores the natural beauty and wonder of the Mendocino coastside. The camp is dedicated to following the curiosity and interests of the children, with the adults there to facilitate, guide, and offer support, games, and redirection when necessary.

2020 Camp Session

  • Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 AND Monday, July 27 – Wednesday, July 29
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Various beaches on the southern Mendocino Coast
  • Cost: $245 (for all 7 days)


The Fine Print

All campers must be pre-registered. Payment is expected before the start of camp and can be made via check payable to ACORN Partners in Education and mailed to PO Box 104, Point Arena 95468 – or- via this PayPal link. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and camp size is limited in accordance with health guidelines. Please contact facilitator Audrey Lareau at dandeliondreamer77 at gmail.com with questions.

Our Camp Facilitators

Audrey Lareau is California born and grew up near a salt marsh by the beautiful San Francisco peninsula bay lands.  As a child she spent her free time digging in the backyard mud for worms, observing spiders, befriending backyard squirrels, searching for caterpillars in corn silk, and rescuing stray or injured animals.  Audrey got her first babysitting job when she was thirteen, and has been working with children ever since.

As an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Audrey majored in Environmental Studies and Education with the goal of combining her passion for wilderness with her love of working with children.  Shortly after graduating she began working at a non-profit school specializing in children with severe physical and health impairments.  This led Audrey to begin her graduate studies in Special Education at San Francisco State University.

In the summer of 2010 Audrey’s passion for nature was renewed at Headwaters Outdoor School, where she attended their Wilderness Skills, Nature Awareness, and Nature Philosophy classes.  She then went on to apprentice at Tender Tracks Tails & Trails, an outdoor immersion preschool, in 2011 and 2012.  In 2013 she participated in the 8 Shields Immersion course, followed by two years with the Weaving Earth Immersion program.  Audrey is currently beginning her 5th year teaching at PCCS and embarking on her 2nd year of a 3 year program with the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers.

Ann Lytle is raising her children on her family’s homestead on the Mendocino Coast where they also raise goats and chickens. She has brought her knack for creating hand-made products to Windy Hollow Farm Camp where she led campers in making laundry detergent, soap, sunscreen and lots of other fun household items. Ann has also helped teach classes with 1st-5th grade students participating in ACORN’s Growing Green in the Garden program.