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

Friends of the Foundation

Please support the efforts of SCOEF by joining our ‘Friends of the Foundation’ annual membership program.

Member Benefits:

Friends of the Foundation Window Decal
SCOEF Newsletter
Recognition on Website

Upcoming Events

November 22, 2019

Spring 2020 Schools: Scholarship and School Grant Applications Due

December 1, 2019

Family Camp Applications available

July 10-12, 2020

Yuba-Sutter Schools Family Camp

July 24-26, 2020

Placer-Sacramento Schools Family Camp

March 13, 2020

Lip Sync Battle

April 2020

Dow Lewis Car Show (date TBA)

May 1, 2020

Raffle Benefit Program Deadline

May 28, 2020

Raffle Benefit Drawing at Dow Lewis

September 12, 2020

Friends & Family Day

Shady Creek OEF Programs


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. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.