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During our week-long, highly supervised camps, RBOA will provide students ages 9-15 with hands-on, in-depth instruction in outdoor recreation and conservation skills. RBOA will help youth learn from professionals in each of their areas of expertise in a safe, positive, supportive environment. We teach hunter safety education and each student will earn a California State Hunter Education Certificate upon completing the weeklong course.

Red Bank Outdoor Academy currently hosts six camps each summer, with each camp housing over 35 students. Camps are held at the renowned Red Bank Ranch in Red Bluff, California.

2024 Summer Camp Dates

  • June 9-13 – Level I
  • June 16-20 – Level I & II Combo
  • June 23-27 – Level I & II Combo
  • July 7-11 – Level II
  • July 14-18 – Level I & II Combo
  • July 21-25 – Level I & II Combo
  • July 28-1 – Specialty Camp (TBD)

Why Red Bank?

26 years safely operating kids summer camps.

Red Bank Outfitters has been Involved in youth programs since 1998. We started with one camp and 15 campers. Over the last twenty six years, it has become the most successful and interactive hunter education course in the state. We pride ourselves on giving youth a the opportunity to become involved in the outdoors.

A perfect safety record.

All RBOA instructors strive to make sure the kids are safe, skilled, and successful while on the range, and RBOA is proud to have a clean safety record for all 26 years of camp.

A ranch you know and family you trust.

Red Bank Outfitters and its owners, the Riley family have built a curated a curriculum of outdoor education and activities that have provided the preeminent outdoor experience for youth in Northern California for 26 years. Led by our veteran camp counselors RBOA is committed to educating and empowering the next generation of outdoorsmen, by building on the Riley family’s five-plus decades of experience in bucolic and beautiful Tehama County.

Firearm Safety & Marksmanship

Wildlife Management & Conservation


Hunter Education Course

Two Levels of Camp Experience

Level I campers will take the Hunters Education Course, and if they pass the test at the end of the week they will earn their Hunters Education Certificate. They will learn the material through lessons and presentations in the classroom, but even more importantly, through hands on experience on the range. The kids will have the opportunity to shoot archery, rifles, and shotguns all while applying the knowledge of equipment and safety that they learned in the classroom.

Level II Advanced Camp is offered to campers who have earned their Hunter’s Education Certificate. The level II camp offers more hands on training and less classroom allowing campers to hone their shooting skills and further their knowledge of the outdoors.

Highly Trained Instructors

RBOA prides themselves on providing top-level instruction. All RBOA and Red Bank Outfitters staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

RBOA’s lead firearms instructors have extensive knowledge regarding all types of firearms. Our instructors have been through the highest level training at Gunsite in Arizona, which is one of the top firearms training facilities in the country. RBOA instructors are also certified Level One National Sporting Clay Instructors and NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructors.

Renowned Northern California Hunting Lodge

The camps are held at Red Bank Outfitters, one of the oldest hunting clubs in California. Red Bank Outfitters is an incredible venue that allows the kids to stay all week and truly experience every aspect that the outdoors has to offer.