Community Nature Programs

Teen Play Team

Story Walk

Trail Programs

Eco Art Explorers

Heart Your Parks

Teen WILD

Build your college resume, complete your volunteer hours, and make new friends while helping ACCPF facilitate outdoor fun & learning in the community!  Teen WILD (Wilderness Inspired Leadership & Development), a year-long volunteer team, enables teens to complete 20+ community service hours at monthly scheduled events, develop leadership and mentoring skills, and have fun outside. Participants help ACCPF engage the community in conservation, environmental education & making healthy choices for the mind & body.

Applications open in the spring of each year and open to youth entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall. Participants are expected to complete at least three volunteer shifts during their year-long term. Choose the dates that are most convenient for your schedule!

Join the 77 teens who have donated over 780 hours of volunteer service through the Teen Play Team.

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ACCPF executive director giving two thumbs up for the new story walk kiosks

Story Walk

Read & Move in the Great Outdoors!

Exercise your body and your mind at the same time. Grab your family and take a walk around the perimeter of Shenandoah Park for an interactive literary experience. Its easy to follow along, get started by locating display one and continue in numerical order until you finish the story. Each display has two book pages and a fun movement activity for you to try. A different book is featured quarterly. The American Canyon Click StoryWalk® installation is at Shenandoah Park located at 100 Sonoma Creek Way, American Canyon.

Trail Programs

Trail programs bring communities together and highlight our beautiful Wetlands and Newell Trails. Quarterly Coffee Morning, Educational and Social Hikes, Sunset Walks, and more are offered throughout the year. View our calendar for upcoming Trail Programs. Trail leaders wanted! Volunteer to lead hikes with ACCPF. Contact us at info@acparks.org for more information.

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Two Ladies at Discovery Days with teen play team volunteer

Discovery Days

A program of The Outdoor Connection, Discovery Days is an environmental education series with offerings for youth, families, and adults of all ages. Using the natural world around us, Discovery Days offers participants creative ways to explore, connect, and appreciate nature. Offered trailside, each Discovery Day provides light art opportunities, microscope science exploration, nature observation, and beautiful scenery to inspire the senses.

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