Welcome to the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation

Next Fit Quest Family Camp:

Yuba-Sutter: July 10-12, 2020

Sacramento-Placer: July 24-26, 2020

Addressing the change to online FQ visits so our lessons for healthy living can still reach 5 th and 6 th graders in our service areas even though they can’t be in the classroom physically:

“We at the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation recognize that this is a difficult time for the students and families affected by this pandemic. Our FitQuest team has been working to shift our assemblies to an online format to ensure our tools for healthy living—mind and body—can still reach the lives of students and their families. With the guidance of our team’s mental health specialist, we have strengthened our Mental Wellness portion of FitQuest in order to provide students with healthy and positive tools for navigating the present and post effects of the pandemic. With an increased focus on normalization of mental health needs and concerns, more tools for managing stress, and prioritizing self-esteem boosters, we hope students can approach each day with an enriched understanding of how to achieve mental wellness.

Teachers and Administrators request a Fit Quest Class Grant application here:

What is Fit Quest All About?

Students in the Fit Quest program participate in grade-standard-based experiential learning opportunities that promote the importance of nutrition, mental wellness, and physical fitness. The program includes educational assemblies at the student’s schools and expanded curriculum during their week-long stay at Shady Creek.
The intent is to raise awareness and encourage program participants to:

The Family Camp program, sponsored by Sutter Health, is an action-packed family weekend.

The goal is to bring the family unit together and educate them on the benefits of:


Mental Health

Physical Activity

FitQuest Program Sponsors

How Is FitQuest Implemented?

*In Fall 2020 all visits will be virtual assemblies.

Phase 1: Classroom Visits

Phase 2: Shady Creek Outdoor School Participation

Phase 3: Back in the Classroom

Phase 4: Family Camp!


What is Included?

What do families provide?

Who can apply for Family Camp?

Students who were eligible in 1920 calendar year as well as students in the 2021 calendar year eligible to attend Shady Creek and participating in Fit Quest may apply.