Camp K.E.E.P.
November 2- November 6, 2015


This link will take you to a site that was created for Cesar Chavez’s family and friends. Here you will be able view pictures that were taken by others while at Camp K.E.E.P. 2009, and allow you too, to add pictures, comments and messages that you would like to share with others. Before leaving the site, don’t forget to sign our guestbook.

Enjoy, and thank you for visiting.

Camp KEEP is a 5 day environmental sleep-away camp in Montana de Oro State Park.

During their stay at KEEP Cambria Pines students will have the opportunity to experience one of the more spectacular coastlines of the central California coast. Montana de Oro and Morro Bay State Parks combine to provide a wide variety of natural habitats for science exploration.

As students climb the coastal mountains through the chaparral ecosystem they will study geology, plant adaptations, and Native American history. Reptiles, birds, and mammals are regularly seen in the chaparral.

The shifting sands of the sand dune community provide a dynamic landscape overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here students can study the unique flora and fauna that is adapted to this ësemi-desertí area.

The riparian (or streamside) ecosystem provides a cool, moist environment to compare and contrast with the drier habitats of the uplands. Under the shade of the willow trees students can listen to the babble of the creek as they learn about ecosystem components.

The nearby sandy beaches and rocky intertidal zones along with the estuary at Morro Bay all provide an incomparable display of ecosystems rich in species diversity. An abundance of waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors share these habitats with seals, sea otters, and whales. While conducting field studies of the tidepools, salt marsh, and mudflats students are introduced to a wide variety of invertebrates that give meaning to the concepts of food webs and interdependence.

At KEEP Ocean we are guests and visitors to State Parks. Every effort is made to minimize our impact on the habitats we visit while maximizing our enjoyment and learning. KEEP Ocean is for kids!

Click on the following link for more information:

Wednesday Early Out Days

Reminder: Students are dismissed early on Wednesdays!!
Kindergarten: 12:04PM
1st-3rd grades: 1:45PM
4th-6th grades: 2:05PM

Late Start Days

On late start days,
school begins at 10:11 AM!!

August 24th
September 14th
October 19th
November 30th
January 18th
February 15th
March 15th
April 12th

Minimum Days

Dismissal Times:
    Kindergarten: 11:44PM
    1st-3rd Grade: 1:15PM
    4th-6th Grade:1:35PM
    October 24th-October 28th
    November 18th
    December 23rd
    June 1st

Holidays – NO School

Labor Day: September 4th
Veteran's Day: November 10th
Thanksgiving: November 20th-24th
Winter Break: December 25th- January 5th
Martin Luther King Day: January 15th
Lincoln's Birthday: February 12th
Washington's Birthday: February 19th
Spring Break: March 26th-30th
in lieu of Admission Day April 2nd
Memorial Day: May 28th


Cesar E. Chavez Science Magnet School
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Bakersfield, CA, 93306
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Dawn Slaybaugh

Vice Principal
Shannon Jensen

Academic Program Leader
Christopher Ruiz

Magnet Specialist
Adam Camps

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