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HAWKs LA - Hiking Adventures with Kids

HAWKs LA - Hiking Adventures with Kids

Our fully-outdoor camps encourage children's sense of wonder about the natural world, familiarize them with local flora and fauna, teach them the fundamentals of hiking, trail safety, and LNT (Leave No Trace), and instill in them a deep sense of connection to the outdoors.


The diverse biomes across Los Angeles are our outdoor classrooms, where teachers guide participants on foot to experience wonder and connection. Our experienced educators are trained naturalists who know how to connect students to the natural world in a fun and safe way! Activities vary by day, environment, and group interest but include hiking, herping, bird watching, journaling, nature crafts (dream catchers, mandalas, seed bombs, insect hotels), nature-focused games, foraging, and more!


    HAWKs LA outdoor classrooms are the greenspaces in Los Angeles. Prior to each camp, the counselors will provide a line-up of the day or week’s locations.


    Northeast LA locations include Hahamongna Watershed Park and The Gabrielino Trail in Pasadena, North Atwater Park, Griffith Park, and Elysian Park in Los Angeles, and trailheads in the San Gabriel Mountains near Altadena.


    Our West LA locations include Kenneth Hahn Regional Park in Baldwin Hills, Sullivan Canyon and Mandeville Canyon in Brentwood, Will Rogers State Historic Park and Temescal Canyon in the Pacific Palisades, and The Ballona Wetlands in Marina Del Rey.


    Summer 2024:

    June 17 - August 30  



    9:00 am - 3:30 pm 




    We offer sliding scale need-based scholarships. Reach out to for more details.



    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carolyn C.

    Loved it, HAWKs is awesome - fun and educational exposure to nature.


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Donna R.

    Our kids (ages 10 & 7) had the MOST incredible day with the HAWKS team! We're still hearing incredible stories of ant colonies, hiking trails & adventures they had with ALL the counselors! Bobby, Jacob, Colette, Martha & Boaz were incredible! They were out exploring on the rarest of all-day-downpour rain. They were so happy. I had a bunch of questions prior to registering & Emma was so kind and thorough with her prompt responses. We're already signed up for another all-day event to explore bugs. Thanks HAWKSLA


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kelly U.

    My son is in 4th grade and loves Hawks LA!! He started with attending the day hikes over school breaks/holidays, and now he's also doing the after-school program once a week. He always has fun and comes home with a big smile on his face. I like that the educators guide the kids and engage them with games and fun outdoor education but also let them have free time to safely explore, play, etc. Such a wonderful program and a great group of parents too.


    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Scott K.

    Our son is 6 years old and LOVES Hawks. Having him spend the day hiking and experiencing the flora and fauna in LA is incredible. He comes home dusty and full of stories about his adventures. I cant recommend Hawks more...


    Tel: (323) 213-9763 




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