We believe exposure to outdoor experiences in youth are essential to fostering a healthy relationship with the surrounding world, one that will ultimately impact their environmental choices. 


Our Mission

To provide safe, fun, outdoor experiences through environmental education and hands-on learning opportunities.

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
— David Polis

About Us

ECO Center was an idea born from a dream shared by owner Emily Ollervides and her husband Paco.

They wanted to offer a space where local schools, families, and community members could engage in safe, educational and fun activities. Each year they have taken steps to be more self-sustaining and enjoy learning and sharing new tips for greener living.

Together they raise their two children, Sofia and Nicolas, to respect nature, learn by experience, and most importantly, have fun doing it. They share their space with their free range chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, and three cats Diego, Blue and Jack Jack.

ECO Center opened in September 2014 with their first annual fall festival.

Since 2015 the grounds and barn have been available for group parties and events and educational school field trips.  ECO Center also offers summer camp sessions for children ages 4-11 and an annual haunted trail called Phobia.

ECO Center Ollervides Family