Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Living Program (ELP) at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. This program allows students to spend 24 hours (including overnight) at Sutter’s Fort. While here, they will learn about California and the Sacramento Valley in the 1840s through hands-on activities rooted in the Fort’s history.

This program is available to public, private and home school groups. However, the students participating are required to be primarily elementary school students. If you are interested in bringing a group of middle or high school students, please look into our Environmental Studies Program (ESP). The Environmental Living Program is also limited to a maximum of 100 student participants.

For more information on the application process, cost, and available dates, or for any other questions, please contact the ELP Coordinator at or (916) 323-8112. Thank you!