Welcome to the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation

The Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation is:

A non-profit, 501 (C)(3) public charitable organization, serving the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Program, and the children and families of our communities for nearly 30 years.

Our Mission is:

To promote access to the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Program for students within our service area, and to support the continued operation, growth, and improvement of the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Program.

Friends of the Foundation

Please support the efforts of SCOEF by joining our “Friends of the Foundation” monthly/annual membership program. Click Here to join. (Link coming soon)

Member Benefits:

Helping us to get kids to the Shady Creek Outdoor Program
Friends of the Foundation Window Decal w/ Shady Creek Logo
Periodic SCOEF Newsletter
Recognition on this website

Upcoming Events

These dates may be rescheduled in light of the social distancing guidelines in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check back periodically to note any changes that may occur.

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Shady Creek OEF Programs

Fit Quest has been so strong this year on the virtual platform and we are so pleased to offer kids connection to a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness. The evolution to online assemblies has facilitated students to engage more fully with our amazing team of former Shady Creek Naturalists.

Our FitQuestkids.org site has launched and all are welcome to explore the info, the Cooking with Rhody videos, the blogs, did I mention kid friendly games? Teachers there is a section reserved for you. Be sure to check out what is in the more section the three vertical dots.

While put on hold for this pandemic year, the Raffle Ticket Program, Friends and Family Day, the Scholarship program should revert to normal in August of 2021. Stay in touch to know what other events are open to all and engage us in the community.


This new program allows the community at large to help fund kids who might not otherwise get to attend the Outdoor Science Camp experience. You have the option to specify a student from a particular county or set up small monthly donations. $255 yearly fully 'funds-a-kid' for a week at Shady Creek Outdoor Education Program.


Sponsored by Sutter Medical Foundation, the 3 day, 2 night family camp is free to eligible families selected through an application process. This school year our reach has expanded to 42 Yuba and Sutter Schools, and several schools in Placer and Sacramento Counties. The Yuba Sutter Colusa United Way has awarded us grant funding specifically to target Colusa Schools, we currently serve 4 Colusa County Schools with this grant funding.


Our yearly fundraiser event isn't your typical cocktail hour gala. Guests and sponsors are treated to local acts lip syncing popular songs in a fun battle, while raising money for student scholarships. Colusa Casino has hosted this event since it began in 2016.