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Registration opens Wednesday May 15th, 2019 at 10:00am!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.

Questions about our hot/wet weather policies?  Read our Rain or Shine suggestions for more information about how we embrace exposure and the elements.



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Join us for an exciting, enchanting, and enriching After School experience for kids grades PreK-9th. Coyote Club is the answer to many children’s desire to have a place to go after school to unwind and have fun. They’ll enjoy learning life skills and lessons from our dedicated instructors. Tuesday and Thursday we are offering Archery, Equestrian, Pottery and Woodshop classes, and Wednesday we have Jr. Ranchers and Explorers catering to the local early dismissal schedule. Our classes are offered in 8 week sessions throughout the year. Coyote Club welcomes students from any school.


TUESDAY / WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE — enroll one or both days!

Please choose a program based on student’s grade level as of September 1, 2019

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

Please choose a program based on student’s grade level as of September 1, 2019


Springhill Elementary Pick Up Transport Walk

FREE transportation walk exclusively for K-5th grade Springhill Elementary students.

*Note: All hikes are an enrollment minimum of 4 people.

  • Tuesday/Thursday | pickup outside the main office at 2:42pm
  • Wednesday | pickup outside the main office at 1:40pm

COYOTE CLUB CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Equestrian (more at Riding and Horsemanship School)

Coyote Club Equestrian Junior

Grades: PreK-2nd (PreK = at least 4 years old as of September 1, 2019)

Class Size: 8 students

Class Time: 3:30-4:55

Class Tuition: $345/8-week session

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up Walk Option (Tuesday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill walk for any classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Coyote Club Equestrian Junior is an introduction for young horse enthusiasts at that special age when everything is exciting and magical. They will delight in learning about all aspects of horses and the special bonds that can be formed with them. In addition to learning about all of the Sienna Ranch equines, students will practice caring for them through tasks such as grooming and barn chores. They will also enjoy horse-related games and art projects and learn how to identify horses by breed, color, and other features. Through a rich variety of unmounted activities students will learn how to become comfortable, confident, and safe around horses.

Many classes will include a short ride with gentle instruction for each student.  Families interested in a longer period of mounted instruction may also consider our Private Riding Lesson program. This class will be held rain or shine.

*This class is the After School equivalent of Junior Riding Club.

Riding Cancellation Note:

We understand that the riding component of our programs is very important to our students and will always do our best to ride as planned. We do reserve the right to cancel the riding component of our lessons without notice for the safety of our students and/or horses. We will always use our non-riding time to learn valuable lessons about horse care, anatomy, tack, vaulting or ground skills to create well-rounded, holistic horse people. We are unable to offer make-up riding time for any group classes or camps.  

Coyote Club Equestrian Senior

Grade (as of September 2019): 3rd-6th

Class Size: 8 students

Class Time: 3:30-4:55

Class Tuition: $345/8-week session

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up Walk Option (Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill walk for any classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Take your love of horses the next level with our Coyote Club Equestrian Senior program! This class is a great opportunity for both new and experienced students to learn about horse care and history while meeting other equine enthusiasts. Students will practice their horse-handling skills through hands-on activities like grooming and doing barn chores and increase their knowledge about horses in history and culture through a variety of modalities including art, games, and discussion.
This class will include mini riding lessons for each student. Families interested in a longer period of mounted instruction may also consider our Private Riding Lesson program. Class will be held rain or shine.

*This class is the After School equivalent of the Horse Experience class.

Riding Cancellation Note:

We understand that the riding component of our programs is very important to our students and will always do our best to ride as planned. We do reserve the right to cancel the riding component of our lessons without notice for the safety of our students and/or horses. We will always use our non-riding time to learn valuable lessons about horse care, anatomy, tack, vaulting or ground skills to create well-rounded, holistic horse people. We are unable to offer make-up riding time for any group classes or camps.  

Coyote Club Archery (more at Archery)

Grade (as of September  2019): 3rd-9th 

Class Size: 8 students

Class Tuition: $221/ 8-week session

Times: 3:30-4:55 — choose either Tuesday or Thursday

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Walk) Option (Tuesday and Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the Coyote Club Classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Come experience the thrill of shooting a bow and arrow! Each week students are encouraged to focus on a specific aspect of their shooting form, while reviewing skills learned in previous classes. After gaining a basic level of proficiency and safety, archers may choose to challenge themselves and keep track of their progress through a scoring system. This class is appropriate for beginners and returning archers. With a fully covered shooting line, classes will be held rain or shine!

Students in this program are:

  • Able to focus on shooting archery for periods of 45 minutes at a time
  • Able to closely follow safety rules and act calmly on the archery range
  • Excited about continuously honing their archery skills and comfortable receiving constructive feedback
  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment with a lot of distractions

Coyote Club Pottery (more at Pottery)

Grade (as of September  2019): 3rd-6th Tuesdays, PreK-2nd Thursdays

Class Size: 8 students

Class Tuition: $221/ 8-week session

Times: 3:30-4:55 — choose Tuesday or Thursday based on age

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Walk) Option (Tuesday and Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the Coyote Club Classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Pottery students will learn basic hand building techniques while drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and ranch life surrounding us. The majority of our time will be spent working on clay projects, and some days may include visiting animals, spending time in the garden, or exploring our rich natural play areas. We will touch upon elements of design, texture, balance, and fundamentals of construction and glaze application. Any level of clay experience is welcome. Projects will be designed to cumulatively build skills and inspire creativity.

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow directions in an outdoor environment
  • Open to new experiences
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made

Coyote Club Woodshop (more at Woodshop and Building)

Grade (as of September 2019): PreK-2nd on Tuesdays, 3rd-6th on Thursdays 

Class Size:  8 

Class Tuition: $221/ 8-week session

Times: 3:30-4:55 — choose Tuesday or Thursday based on age

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Walk) Option (Tuesday and Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the Coyote Club Classes the hike may be cancelled.*

A hybrid between our Junior Woodshop and Natural Building classes. We will create take-home projects that help develop foundational carpentry skills and safe tool use including saws, hammers, and hand drills. We will also participate in at least one guided construction project at the tree fort or other Sienna Ranch nature structure. No prior experience necessary, and most projects can be scaled up for more experienced builders.

Students in this program are:

  • Aware of their surroundings when using sharp tools
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made
  • Able to follow verbal directions in a distracting and noisy woodshop setting shared with other students
  • Excited to learn new tools and techniques

*NEW* Coyote Club Ranch Chefs

Grades: K-2nd

Class Size: 8

Class Tuition: $221/ 8-week session

Times: 3:30-4:55 — Thursday

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Walk) Option (Thursday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the Coyote Club Classes the hike may be cancelled.*

Come enjoy the harvest at Sienna Ranch!  Every week we will make a delicious  seasonal recipe, incorporating fresh ingredients from our garden when available.  As Ranch Chefs, we will learn basic cooking skills and techniques such as how to make a roux, how to safely work with knives, and how to to measure and follow a recipe. Each week’s recipe will be added to a class cookbook that students can take home at the end of the session.  Come join us for a delicious good time!

Junior Ranchers (more at Nature Programs)

Grades: PreK, Kindergarten and 1st (PreK = at least 4 years old as of September 1, 2019)

Class Size: 8 students

Class Duration: 3 hours, 25 minutes

Class Tuition: $386/8-week session

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Hike) Option (Wednesday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the classes the hike may be cancelled.*

A unique program designed for this special age when everything is exciting and magical. Junior Ranchers will love getting to know the ranch animals, discovering our garden, making nature themed crafts, and enjoying unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation. In addition, each session will feature an opportunity to groom the pony, try out archery, and make a wood craft in our carpentry workshop.

Students in this program are:

  • Able to use the restroom independently
  • Able to listen to verbal directions in an outdoor environment
  • Able to stay with the teacher
  • Emotionally ready to spend 3 ½ hours away from parents/caregivers
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty

Explorers (more at Nature Programs)

Grades: 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th and 5th-6th

Class Size: max. 10 students per class

Class Duration: 3 hours, 25 minutes

Class Tuition: $376/8-week session

*Springhill Elementary Pick Up (Hike) Option (Wednesday)- FREE of Charge, choose option when registering. If there are less than 4 students registered for Springhill hike for any of the classes the hike may be cancelled.*

The Sienna Ranch Explorers program develops a deep connection to the natural world by offering fun, exciting and diverse outdoor experiences. Our core activities include hiking, survival skills, animal interaction, wild tending, homesteading skills, cooking, nature based crafts, games, unstructured nature play, exploration, observation, and seasonal gardening.

Each session we offer the opportunity to earn a Sienna Ranch Certification Badge. Certification Badges are a fun and non-competitive way to focus our explorations, and to delve deeper into topics such as first aid, knife skills, oak tree care, and much more. We will take a little time each week to build the skills and knowledge required to earn the session’s Badge. Certification topics rotate on a three year cycle. You may join at any part of the cycle — classes start every 8 weeks during the school year.

Students in the program are:

  • Able to listen to verbal directions in an outdoor environment
  • Willing to participate in group activities
  • Able to focus on a project for 20-30 minutes
  • Able to hike minimum one mile with a full backpack
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty


2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Classes are eight weeks long.  Join us for one session, or register for the full year.

Registration opens Wednesday May 15, 2019!

Before registering, please read and understand our refund and discount policies.

2019-20 School Year Dates

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Sep 2-Oct 26 Oct 27-Jan 11 Jan 12-Mar 7 March 22-May 23
no class: 9/2 no class: 11/25- 12/1; 12/23-1/5 no class: 1/20 no class: 4/30-5/5