Thanks to our 2017 campers for two great weeks of program!
Dates: (register separately for each week of interest)Week #1 (5-days): December 18th-22nd, 2017 Week #2 (4-days): December 26th-29th, 2017
Registration for holiday camps is set to open Fall 2017. This winter we will return to a 10am-3pm program that looks a little different than what is below. Want to be notified about updates to programs like this and other Sienna Ranch camps?
Questions about our hot/wet weather policies? Read our Rain or Shine suggestions for more information about how we embrace exposure and the elements.
Day Camps, 9:00am-1:00pm
(Early Bird care available 8-9am, Ranch Play lunch time care available 1-2pm*)
“Everything” Ranch 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 our favorite lessons and activities from Sienna Ranch’s school year 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 gives campers a taste of it all! Activities will vary based on age group.
*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!
Ranch Wranglers – AVAILABLE WEEK #2
wran·gler: a person in charge of horses or other livestock on a ranch.
Maximum group size: 8, grades 4th-6th
Join Katie Webb, Sienna Ranch’s Animal Care Manager and graduate of UC Davis’ Animal Science program to spend time caring for, learning about and having fun with Sienna Ranch’s beloved animal friends. Oh, and did we mention you get to ride a horse?! Some other highlights include taking our goats for a walk, feeding the horses lunch, learning how to maintain our animal pens (scooping poop is fun!) and shearing Dora our adorable Angora bunny, all the while learning about our animals, how to care for them and what we use them for. There will be a short horse riding lesson on the first day, so please plan to wear appropriate footwear (no riding experience necessary, lessons will focus on vaulting skills).
Is your age group sold out?
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 $50. Ranch Play drop in’s are $15/day.
2016 PM Winter Camp Options
|#2||Art & Animals, Woodshop & Building||Archery|
Archery: Real Bows and Arrows – AVAILABLE WEEKS #1 or #2
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 – AVAILABLE WEEK #2
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!
**NEW in 2016** – Pottery – AVAILABLE WEEK #1
Maximum group size: 8, grades K-2nd
Campers will be delighted by making useful and beautiful clay projects in Sienna Ranch’s brand new 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. This camp is appropriate for beginners and returning potters.
Woodshop and Natural Building Camp: Carpentry and Woodworking -AVAILABLE WEEK #2
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.
Is your preferred camp sold out?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help you understand how we keep campers with food allergies safe!