Click HERE for WEATHER REPORT. Our 2000' elevation features cool mountain weather!

The Tribal Wisdom Academy

"Los Gatos Farms Drive"
(No street number or city is needed).

Apple maps do not work, so please just Google "Los Gatos Farms Drive", or CLICK HERE).

Our Mailing Address:
Tribal Wisdom Academy
PO BOX 1086
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Email: Ben & Claire Walker
Claire: 408-898-8204
Employer Identification Number 47-1937599 


written directions to our southbound Hwy-17 turn-out

(but it is best to just use Google Maps on your phone)

Arriving from Los Gatos:
Take Hwy 17 South out of Los Gatos. After driving about 6 to 8 minutes you will see the Redwood Estates Exit (it's the WRONG exit, please DON'T take that exit). Please stay on Hwy 17. The next TURN OUT is Los Gatos Farms Drive. 

To further clarify, the correct TURN OUT on Hwy 17 is:

  • Called "Los Gatos Farms Drive".
  • Pictured in the below photograph.
  • BETWEEN the "Redwoods Estates" exit and the "Summit Road" exit.
  • Is 300-yards BEFORE "Summit Road" if driving from Los Gatos.
  • This turnout is 6.5 miles southbound on Hwy 17, after passing the Los Gatos Hwy exits.
  • Please just google "Los Gatos Farms Drive" and let Google Maps do it's magic.
  • The GPS coordinates are 37°08'54.3"N 121°59'15.7"W  (or 37.148409, -121.98768).
  • If you put our street name or camp name into Apple Maps or use a car GPS, you will get lost.
  Caltrans may have a big orange trailer with an electric sign that is blocking the view of the "Summit Rd" sign. 

If you miss our farm Turn Out:  Please exit at Summit Road to turn around on the Hwy, and follow the below directions to try again. 

Arriving from Santa Cruz or the Scotts Valley area on Hwy 17 Northbound:
Driving Hwy 17 North, exit at Redwood Estates. (This is the northbound exit after Summit Road). After exiting at Redwood Estates, stay right and follow the road to the freeway underpass to get back onto Hwy 17 South. Then drive south, toward Santa Cruz, to the next Hwy 17 TURN OUT which is our driveway. See the ABOVE photo. 

  Once you have parked your car at the farm, this is the 100 yard walking trail to the Academy. No cars on the trail please. 

Once you have parked your car at the farm, this is the 100 yard walking trail to the Academy. No cars on the trail please. 

WEATHER:  Our 2000' elevation can be cool in the mornings! Click HERE for details.

All persons (all ages) must have their name on our easy Online Waiver before arrival at TWA. Also, parents please read our Behavior Contract with your children before attending programs. 

Nearby Emergency Service:

Open daily 9am to 6pm, 408-384-9719
Click HERE for MAP to Urgent Care.

Emergency Phone: 911
Parent Support: Claire at 408-898-8204

AFTERCARE LOCATION: walk past the main parking lot, on the main center road. Pick-up kids by 5pm. To sign-up for Aftercare: TEXT "Aftercare" to 408-898-8204 with your child's full name and pick-up times/dates. (Please wait until the week of your summer camp to utilize our scheduling phone number. Advanced scheduling is not needed. The cost is $5 per each (or partial) 15-minutes).