Camarillo is a city in Ventura County located off the Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) between Oxnard and Thousand Oaks on the Oxnard Plain. The Santa Rosa Valley is to the east. Much of the land is zoned for agricultural use creating large areas of open space. Camarillo is home to California State University Channel Islands which is a four year public university with an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students. Camarillo Airport services privately operated general aviation and executive aircraft.
Camarillo Airport is a 650 acre public airport located in Camarillo, Ventura County which is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The airport serves private aircraft exclusively and offers no scheduled commercial service. Before 1970, the airport was Oxnard Air Force Base. The Camarillo Squadron 61 of the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is based at the Camarillo Airport. The Commemorative Air Force and its museum are located at the airport. Aircraft include a C-46 China Doll, an F6F Hellcat, a P-51 Mustang, an F8F Bearcat, a Spitfire, a Yak-3, an A6M Zero, and a B-25J.
Camarillo Civil Air Patrol
The Camarillo Airport is home to the Camarillo Civil Air Patrol (CAP) which is officially Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 61. The Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force and is responsible for performing over 95% of all missing aircraft searches within the Continental United States. The Camarillo CAP also offers an excellent cadet program for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18. The CAP was originally established before World War II to patrol the coast for enemy submarines.
KRLA (870 AM) is a major radio station broadcasting a Conservative and Christian news and talk format. The station is located In GIendale, California and serves most of Southern California including the Los Angeles Basin. KRLA (870 AM) is owned by Salem Media Group, formerly Salem Communications, located in Camarillo. For several years, Michael Chulak, the founder of Pacific-Realtors.net hosted a radio show on KRLA (870 AM) featured as: On the Law by Attorney Michael Chulak.
California State University Channel Islands
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) is a public university established in 2002 in Camarillo at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, in Ventura County. CSUCI offers 54 bachelor's degree programs, 6 master's degree programs, 19 teaching credentials, and one doctoral degree. The current enrollment exceeds 7,000 and is increasing each year.
Camarillo Springs is a gated senior community of 259 single family homes in Camarillo, Ventura County, located adjacent to the Camarillo Springs Country Club Golf Course and the Santa Monica Mountains.
Saticoy Country Club
Saticoy Country Club is a private golf club located in Ventura County within the unincorporated area of Somis, north of Camarillo and Oxnard, and just east of Ventura. It is the first country club established in Ventura County dating back to 1921. The 18 hole Championship Golf Course was designed by noted architect William P. Bell. Saticoy Country Club offers golf, fitness, swimming, dining, and social activities for its members.
Camarillo Springs Golf Course
Camarillo Springs Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course, located in the foothills of Camarillo, at the base of Conejo Mountain. The course was designed by golf course architect Ted Robinson and is known for its consistently good weather, spectacular views, and beautiful water features. Family and corporate memberships are available.
Spanish Hills Country Club
Spanish Hills Country Club is a private member owned golf and tennis club located in Camarillo. The club has a complete fitness center including a large pool.
Las Posas Country Club
Las Posas Country Club is a private member owned golf and tennis club located in Camarillo. The club has a complete fitness center including a large pool.
Sterling Hills Golf Club
Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo opened in 1999. The 18 hole championship golf course was designed by architect Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo. The club offers a 12,000 square foot clubhouse, a golf shop, and excellent dining. The banquet facilities are known as the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center.
Camarillo Community Theatre
The Camarillo Community Theatre is an all volunteer, non-profit theater group that provides high quality, inexpensive, live entertainment locally in Camarillo. Performances are held at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse which is located at the Camarillo Airport.
Pleasant Valley Senior Center - Camarillo
The Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo provides special events, recreation, leisure programs, and social services for seniors living in Camarillo and the surrounding areas. Dances, excursions, exercise classes, cultural arts, Clubs, bingo, educational classes, and more are included.
Camarillo Grove Park
Camarillo Grove Park is a former stagecoach stop and home to the oldest tree in the region. The park offers extensive hiking trails, covered picnic areas, barbeques, restrooms, horseshoe pits, and children's play equipment. The hiking trails offer great views of Pleasant Valley and the hills of Camarillo. The park has five areas that can be rented for groups and events ranging from 50 to as many as 350 people.
Bob Kildee Community Park
Bob Kildee Community Park is a 12.95 acre community park in Camarillo which is in Ventura County. It is centrally located and is one of the most frequently visited parks in the county. The park features six lighted tennis courts, handball courts, horseshoe pits, soccer fields, picnic shelters, barbeques, restrooms, a large children's play area, three lighted baseball fields, an indoor swimming pool, skate park, and plenty of shade trees and open space.
Mission Oaks Park
Mission Oaks Park is a large community park in Camarillo which is in Ventura County. The park features three lighted softball fields, three picnic shelters capable of accommodating up to 180 people, six lighted tennis courts, a large children's play area, barbeques, restrooms, soccer fields, and plenty of trees and open space.
Heritage Park is a neighborhood park in Camarillo that features two children's play areas, picnic tables, barbeque pits, a walking path, beautiful mountain Views, and lots of trees and open space.
Valle Lindo Park
Valle Lindo Park is a 10 acre community park in Camarillo featuring five lighted tennis court, soccer fields, grass volleyball courts, picnic tables, barbeques, an amphitheater, restrooms, a large children's play area, an extensive sidewalk trail system, and extensive open space and shade trees.
Nancy Bush Park
Nancy Bush Park is a community park in Camarillo featuring picnic tables, barbecue pit, children's play equipment, restrooms, a dirt walking trail, open space, and lots of mature shade trees.
Pitts Ranch Park
Pitts Ranch Park is a large community park in Camarillo featuring tennis courts, a baseball field, picnic tables, barbeques, soccer fields, walking paths, restrooms, a large children's play area, and lots of shade trees and open space.
Lokker Park is a neighborhood park in Camarillo featuring long walking paths, picnic tables, barbeques, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, a children's play area, and plenty of shade trees and open space. The park does not have restroom facilities.
Community Center Park
Community Center Park is a 12.85 acre park in Camarillo. Amenities include a large community center, seven classrooms, a large auditorium, picnic shelters and tables, outdoor fitness equipment, barbeques, restrooms, play equipment, and plenty of open space. and trees. Community Center Park is the site of the annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Craft Fair, Earth Day Celebration, and the starting point for the Camarillo Christmas Parade.
Las Posas Equestrian Center
The Las Posas Equestrian Center is the only park in Camarillo that permits horses. The park offers a large dirt horse arena, picnic tables, portable restrooms, and access to riding trails.
Camarillo Ranch House
The Camarillo Ranch House, built in 1882, is a 6,000 square foot Victorian home located in Camarillo, Ventura County. It is also known as the Adolfo Camarillo and Rancho Calleguas. The house is maintained and operated by the Camarillo Ranch Foundation and is open for docent guided tours most weekends. It is also available for special events such as weddings. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It has been restored and is truly beautiful.
Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District
The Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District in Camarillo is responsible for maintaining over 300 acres of parkland, open space, and recreation areas for local residents. These areas include neighborhood parks, picnic areas, walking and jogging paths, athletic fields, equestrian arenas and trails, and a large community pool.
Camarillo Ranch Foundation
The Camarillo Ranch Foundation is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the support, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the Camarillo Ranch House. The foundation raises money, sponsors events, offers tours, and operates a gift shop to support the Camarillo Ranch.
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce .has more than 500 members serving its member businesses in Camarillo and the surrounding communities, including Oxnard, Ventura, and Newbury Park.
Old Town Camarillo
Old Town Camarillo is a beautiful and historic area of the city with numerous unique stores, antiques, books, restaurants, and entertainment. It is definitely worth visiting.
Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra
For more than a decade, the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra has been providing first class performances in Ventura and Camarillo. Each season is funded by donations made to the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra non-profit organization located in Ventura.
Camarillo Christmas Parade
The Camarillo Christmas Parade is held annually in Camarillo and is sponsored by The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. The parade has been held annually for more than 50 years and features marching bands, equestrian units, classic cars, decorated floats, and special entries. It is a highly popular family event and is always well attended.
Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum and Botanical Gardens
The Pleasant Valley Historical Society, established in 1967, has operated the Pleasant Valley Museum and Botanical Gardens since 1988. The museum is located at 720 Las Posas Road in Camarillo and is open most weekends. It is a great source of information about the Chumash People and pioneer life in the Camarillo area.
Ventura County Chinese American Association
The Ventura County Chinese American Association (VCCAA), established in 1970, is a non-profit membership organization headquartered in Camarillo that serves all of Ventura County. The association's goals are to preserve the Chinese cultural heritage, language and customs. The organization sponsors the Ventura County Chinese Historical Society, a dance troupe, a youth group, a Chinese language school, a Kung Fu club and much more.
Conejo Creek is a stream that originates in the Simi Hills and then runs from the west end of Thousand Oaks along the Santa Monica Mountains through the east end of Camarillo, and then into the Calleguas Creek, which runs to Mugu Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean. Treated water is discharged into the stream increasing its flow. Recently, a steelhead trout, classified as an endangered fish, was discovered in the Conejo Creek. The area around the Conejo Creek was home to the Chumash Indians for thousands of years before the area was claimed by Spain and later by Mexico.
Camino Lake is a 6 acre man-made lake in Camarillo. The Ventura County lake is home to native wildlife including moorhens, red-winged black birds, turtles, and bass. The lake is frequently visited by egrets, herons, geese, ducks, and other migratory birds.