We had a great time hosting 50+ different Thanksgiving campers for morning and afternoon programming in 2016.
Dates: November 20-22, 2017
Registration for Thanksgiving Camp 2017 will open early Fall 2017. We plan to offer similar programming to last year. See below for an idea of what Thanksgiving Camp entails. Want to be notified when we’re ready to take reservations for Thanksgiving Camp 2017?
Questions about our hot/wet weather policies? Read our Rain or Shine suggestions for more information about how we embrace exposure and the elements.
Curious to know what we offered during Thanksgiving Camp this past year? Take a look below.
Day Camps, 9:00am-1:00pm
(Early Bird care available 8-9am, Ranch Play lunch time care available 1-2pm*)
“Everything” Ranch Nature Camp
Maximum group size: 8 for PreK-K (2 sections*), 10 for older groups (one section each 1st-2nd & 3rd-5th)
This popular holiday camp includes the highlight lessons and activities from Sienna Ranch’s year-round homeschool and after school classes. Possible activities include shooting a bow and arrow, tracking wild animals in the hills of Briones, creating art with natural materials, caring for ranch animals, crafting in our woodshop, tending our organic garden, and learning survival skills, “Everything” Ranch camps give campers a taste of it all! Activities will vary based on age group. The “Everything” Ranch Nature Camp will be different in each session so feel free to sign up for all our holiday camps!
*Want to make sure friends/buddies end up in the same group? Make sure to select the same class number (#1 or #2) and you’ll be all set!
Afternoon Camps, 2:00-5:00pm
Campers can attend an Afternoon Special Interest camp only, OR add it on to a Day Camp for a full-day Sienna Ranch experience. Ranch Play extended care from 1:00-2:00 is offered at no charge for full day campers, and can be added to a morning camp for $30. Ranch Play drop in’s are $15/day.
Archery: Real Bows and Arrows
Campers will enjoy learning or improving their archery skills, with an opportunity to shoot up to an hour and a half each day on Sienna Ranch’s 25 yard archery range. Instructors model and encourage proper shooting form and techniques and help campers to reach their potential. Over the course of the week, campers will make an arrow and target to take home. Beginners are welcome to register.
Art and Animals: Art with Natural Materials
Maximum group size: 10, grades K-2nd
Two favorite hobbies- one fantastic camp! Each day, campers will enjoy interacting with the Sienna Ranch animals- activities such as collecting eggs, taking the goats for a walk, holding bunnies, and grooming the pony. After spending time with their farm friends, they will settle in for a unique nature-based art or craft project. Instructors model and encourage the use of natural and recycled materials, some found on the ranch!
Fun with Horses: Horse Care and Equestrian Games
Maximum group size: 6, grades **NOW 2nd-5th!**
Fun With Horses campers do exactly that, spend a week having fun with horses! Children in this special interest camp will have the opportunity to learn to “speak horse”, as they are introduced to the various ways horses communicate with each other and with us. Using fun games and activities, campers will learn about colors and breeds of horses, parts of a pony, and gaits. They will participate in the various ways we care for horses to keep them healthy and happy, such as grooming, stall care, and feeding. Highlights of this week for many of our campers are the times spent with pony rides, vaulting, leading, and grazing, and creating chalk or painted murals right on a horse!
Note: For a camp with a focus on riding instruction, please see our Spring Break AM Ranch Equestrian Camp.
Woodshop and Natural Building Camp: Carpentry and Woodworking
Maximum group size: 8, grades K-2nd
In this camp we will be building toys, games, and basic structures out of wood and other natural materials. Each day will begin in the Sienna Ranch Woodshop where students will learn to safely use hammers, saws, and drills to create kid-approved projects. Once confidence and skills are gained in the woodshop, students will use their hands and an array of natural materials such as branches and logs, rope and rocks, to build huts and survival shelters. This portion of the class will focus on basic structural design and building techniques that could come in handy in the backyard, during a camping trip, or even in a survival situation. Students can expect to take home at least 2 small projects.
Other Tips and Info
Our camps fill up quickly!
Tips to avoid disappointment:
- Please take time to understand our Refund, Credit and Transfer policies before registering, as purchasing program signifies agreement to our terms.
- Double check our program dates– unfortunately we are unable to offer discounts or make ups for any missed camp days.
- We recommend you register from a computer as mobile devices and tablets are not always compatible with our registration software.
Early Pickup: Early pick up is discouraged as it may disrupt the flow of the camp and the experience of all the campers. Please only enroll in morning camp programming your camper can attend in full. For afternoon camps only, early pickup at 3:30pm is available upon reservation. Please fill out the form to arrange early afternoon pick up below with at least 24 hours notice, otherwise we cannot guarantee your camper will be available for early dismissal.
Late Pickup Fees: Please note that while we do appreciate a call or voice mail if you are running late, we will likely be away from the phone actively dismissing campers and may not receive your message immediately. Thank you for being on time.
|Minutes Late||SR Action||Fee|
|6-15||call home||$10 / driver|
|16+||call again||$1 / min late|
A Note on Age Groups: If you are trying to pair siblings, cousins, or friends in the same age group, you may enroll an older child in a younger age group; however, please do not enroll a younger child into an older age group. Our age groups have been chosen based on years of experience working with children and they are important for maintaining the quality of the camp experience. PreK assumes students are 4 as of September 1st, 2016. Please email the office for help if you have any questions.
Missing A Day of Camp: We are unable to offer make ups or to prorate camp tuition if your child misses a day of camp. Exception: If you enroll in a camp that is already in session we will pro-rate your tuition for any days that have already passed.
Food Allergies: Although we do not provide meals for campers, campers may cook from the garden and could be exposed to eggs, fruits, vegetables or other basic baking supplies. At the time of registration, please disclose any specific dietary needs, especially around eggs, dairy or wheat. Cooking projects in the past have included enjoying scrambled eggs, home-made ranch dressing, butter made with heavy cream, crackers (gluten-free option available), goat milk smoothies, goat cheese, fruits, vegetables and fruit juice popsicles. You are welcome to note any/all sensitivities or say you prefer your camper not eat ranch snacks.
Please do call (925) 283-6311 or email email@example.com with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help you understand how we keep campers with food allergies safe!
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