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The Children’s Nature Retreat is set on 20 acres of stunning terrain approximately 40 minutes east of San Diego.

Directions from I-8 East:

Take the Alpine/Tavern Road exit

Turn right on Tavern Road

After approximately 9 miles, turn left onto Japatul Spur

The Retreat entrance will be on the left after approximately 1/4 mile

How Can We Help?

Children’s Nature Retreat welcomes your comments, suggestions, and questions!
Please fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.


 Text/Call: (619)320-4942 or email at [email protected].

Open 7 days a week.
Hours of Operation: 10am – 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


When you support the Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation, your donation goes directly into our programs. If not restricted, all donations go toward the care of our animals here in Alpine. You may restrict your donations to our programs in West Africa to help us support the preschool, nursery and scholarship programs serving approximately 200 children per year.