Camarillo is a city in Ventura County, California, USA. Camarillo is located in Pleasant Valley at the eastern end of the Oxnard Plain, with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, the Camarillo Hills to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the western reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains to the south. The community also grew as the new base along with nearby Naval Air Station Point Mugu and a Seabee base at Port Hueneme brought many workers and their families to the area.
Camarillo is primarily a bedroom community made up of large housing tracts, with elementary schools and small strip malls serving the neighborhood. The primary public high schools serving Camarillo are Adolfo Camarillo High School in Mission Oaks, and Rio Mesa High School in Strickland between Oxnard and Camarillo. Both are part of the Oxnard Union High School District which is building Rancho Campana High School near the intersection of Lewis Road and Las Posas Road and scheduled to be completed by the fall semester of 2015. The private Cornerstone Christian School is also located in Camarillo.
Mission Oaks is the name given by developer Pardee Homes to a 1,312 acres parcel of land located in the north-eastern portion of the city. This parcel was developed as a planned community over the span of 35 years, and was completed in October 2004.