Thanksgiving Break Camp


2018-2019 THANKSGIVING CAMP REGISTRATION
 Dates: November 19-21, 2018 

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Day Camps, 9:00am-1:00pm

(Early Birds available 8am-9am, Ranch Play available 1pm-2pm)

“Everything” Ranch Nature Camp

PRICE: $218 for the 3-Day Camp
Maximum group size: 8 for PreK-K (2 classes*), 
10 for older groups (one class each 1st-2nd & 3rd-6th)

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

PRICE: $160 for the 3-Day Camp
Maximum group size: 8, grades 3rd-6th

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.

Potions and Pies: Harvesting the Ranch’s Bounty

PRICE: $160 for the 3-Day Camp
Maximum group size: 10, grades 2-4 

Potions are real.  Pies are delicious!  Join us at Sienna Ranch as we learn how to make treats from trees and medicine from plants growing here at the ranch.  Summer is the best time to create scrumptious pies from Sienna Ranch’s homegrown abundance. Campers will love making potions with mysterious powers, like healing salves and sprays to defend against bug attacks. In our free time we will enjoy hanging out under shady trees, visiting animals, exploring and playing games.

Pottery: Hand Building and Exploration

PRICE: $160 for the 3-Day Camp
Maximum group size: 8, grades K-2nd

Campers will be delighted by making useful and beautiful clay projects in Sienna Ranch’s engaging pottery camp. This hands-on exploration into pottery has a unique Ranch twist as campers learn to put their imagination into their creations. We will explore new hand building techniques each day and complete take-home projects which encourage investigation into size, shape and form.  

Campers will create an array of air dry clay projects by hand in our outdoor pottery studio and will also see at least one animal each afternoon.  


Holiday Camp Discounts


Thanksgiving Break Camp does not have an early registration discount, rather, the following applies:

  • Full-Day Discount:  Register for a full week of AM camp, Ranch Play and PM camp and receive the value of Ranch Play free.
  • Multi-Sibling Discount:  Register more than one sibling and save 10% on the second child’s camp balance.

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.

Afternoon Camp Early Pickup Request

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
1-5 none none
 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, 2018.  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 admin@siennaranch.net with any questions or concerns.  We are happy to help you understand how we keep campers with food allergies safe!