Sienna Ranch Classes


2021-2022 Class Information

Registration will open to the public Sunday May 23rd 2021 at 11am

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Nature Classes

Ranch Play
Ages 3-4 and Caregiver

Ranch Play (Formerly Let’s Play at the Ranch)

Children and their caregivers will love this opportunity for a weekly visit to Sienna Ranch together. Each week will offer new wonders as you experience the ranch and her residents with the change of the seasons. Gardening, harvesting, crafting, and animal interactions will make up our weekly routine. Each Ranch Play session has different projects so join for as many as you would like!

Students in the program are:

  • Able to listen to instruction from teacher or caretaker
  • Able to stay with the group
  • Gentle with our animal friends
  • Excited to be outside in all weather conditions and get a bit dirty.

 Note: This class is designed for one student and one caretaker per registration. An infant sibling that is able to be happily worn by the parent/guardian for the full 90 minutes may attend Ranch Play at no extra charge. Unfortunately, other siblings, extra adults or visitors cannot attend. 


GRADES:
Preschool & PreK (ages 3-4), with accompanying adult caregiver
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Tuesday 9am-10:30am
Wednesday 9am-10:30am
Thursday 9am-10:30am
Early Sprouts
PreK-K Grade

Early Sprouts

The Sienna Ranch Early Sprouts Program is a unique program that provides an immersive multi-day educational experience designed for this special age when everything is exciting and magical. Through grounding nature appreciation routines and exciting outdoor discoveries, students will be immersed in ranch life while developing important early learning foundations and developing emotional and social learning skills. Through the week, this class incorporates nature skill building, animal interactions, food education/gardening, and nature-based crafts while also placing a strong emphasis on unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation. 

Additional specialty crafts and activities will be included throughout the school year. These may include:

  • Pottery
  • Woodshop
  • Archery 
  • Grooming the pony

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 hours and 15 minutes away from parents/caregivers
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
GRADES: PreK-Kindergarten (PreK= 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Tuesday-Friday 9am-12:15pm
Choose either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday or both for all 4 days
Jr Ranchers
PreK-1st Grade

Junior Ranchers

A unique program designed for this special age when everything is exciting and magical. Junior Ranchers will experience a  holistic approach of the ranch including getting to know the animals, discovering our garden and making nature themed crafts. There will be ample time to enjoy unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation as well. Each session focuses on the ranch and our plants, farm animals, and wildlife through specialty crafts and activities that are aligned with seasonal and ecological activities on the ranch. These activities may include pottery, woodworking, wild crafts, and more.   

Full Day and Multi-Day options involve a fully immersive program with more exploration and more in depth curriculum.

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 1/2 hours away from parents/caregivers
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
Session 2: Weekend Class
GRADES: PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Saturday 9:15am-12:30pm

Mid Day Class

GRADES:
PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Monday 1:30pm-4:45pm
Tuesday 11am-2:15pm
Thursday 11am-2:15pm
Friday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Tuesday & Thursday (2 day class) 3:15pm-6pm

Full Day Class
GRADES: PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday 9:30am-3:30pm
Explorers
1st-6th Grade

Explorers

Explorer students have the opportunity to try a variety of activities focused on building a deep and meaningful connection to nature. Our core activities include hiking, wilderness skills, animal interaction, wild tending, homesteading skills, cooking, nature based crafts, and seasonal gardening. Ample time is given to exploration, observation, unstructured nature play, and games as well. Each session has a theme and all activities align with seasonal and ecological changes on the ranch and our surrounding natural landscape. 

Full Day and Multi-Day options involve a fully immersive program with more exploration and more in depth curriculum.

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
Session 2: Weekend Class
GRADES: 1st-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Saturday 9:15am-12:30pm

Mid Day Class

GRADES:
1st-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Monday 1:30pm-4:45pm
Tuesday 11am-2:15pm
Thursday 11am-2:15pm
Friday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: 1st-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Tuesday & Thursday (2 day class) 3:15pm-6pm

Full Day Class
GRADES: 1st-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Wednesday 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday 9:30am-3:30pm

Nature Sages
7th-9th Grade

Nature Sages 

Sienna Ranch’s Nature Sages Teen Program is designed to deepen each student’s connection with nature while building an individual sense of self and purpose. Through hands-on creative projects we will build skills related to survival, nature connection, homesteading, and ancient arts. By fostering an awareness of the outside world, we will build connections to our inner experience through personal reflection and group activities. Nature Sages will have the opportunity to grow as leaders as they work together as a team.   Hiking, team building activities, and animal interactions/care will be regular aspects of the program as well. Each session has a theme and all activities align with seasonal and ecological changes on the ranch and our surrounding natural landscape. 

Nature Sages is open to all levels of experience. Whether you have grown up at Sienna Ranch or you are joining us for the very first time- everyone is welcome!

Full Day and Multi-Day options involve a fully immersive program with more exploration and more detailed curriculum.

Students in the program are:

  • Able to hike minimum two miles
  • Able to sit and participate in group discussions
  • Able to focus on a project for up to an hour
  • Excited to challenge themselves in new ways
  • Willing to work hard on projects that benefit the Ranch community
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
Full Day Class
GRADES: 7th-9th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Wednesday or Session 1 Fridays 9:30am-3:30pm

Enrichment Classes

Crafty Wilders
PreK-2nd Grade

Crafty Wilders

Crafty Wilders encompasses all the favorite Jr. Rancher and Explorer curriculum into one for a mix of ages PreK-2nd grade. This is the perfect class for siblings/friends to enjoy together and build nature routines and outdoor exploration. Each session focuses on the ranch and our plants, farm animals, and wildlife through specialty crafts and activities that are aligned with seasonal and ecological activities on the ranch.

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment
  • Up for hiking minimum 1 mile with a full backpack
  • Willing to participate in group activities
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
PreK-2nd (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Tuesday 11am-2:15pm
Thursday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: PreK-2nd (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 29th, 2021)
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Tuesday & Thursday (2 day class) 3:15pm-6pm

Archery Adventures
3rd-8th Grade

Archery Adventures

In Archery Adventures students will experience the thrill of shooting a bow and arrow! Each class 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! In addition to shooting archery, students might enjoy other fun aspects of the ranch such as playing games, and visiting our animals. 

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment with distractions
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
  • 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
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
3rd-8th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Tuesday 11am-2:15pm
Friday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: 3rd-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Friday 3:15pm-6pm

Critters & Clay
K-6th Grade

Critters & Clay

In Critters and Clay students will learn basic hand building clay techniques while drawing inspiration from the natural landscape and ranch life surrounding us. We will touch upon elements of design, texture, balance, and fundamentals of construction and glaze application This class is appropriate for beginners and returning potters. In addition to sculpting and glazing clay, students will enjoy other fun aspects of the ranch such as playing games, and visiting our animals. 

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment with distractions
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
3rd-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Friday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: K-2nd
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Friday 3:15pm-6pm

Session 2: Weekend Class
GRADES: 1st-2nd
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Saturday 9:15am-12:30pm

Woodshop Wonders
K-6th Grade

Woodshop Wonders

The Sienna Ranch Woodshop is a wonderland for all builders and tinkerers. Students are introduced to and apply foundational carpentry skills to create take-home projects. While practicing safe tool use with manual saws, hammers, and hand drills students are encouraged to creatively explore a medley of upcycled and repurposed materials. No prior experience is necessary, and most projects can be scaled up for more experienced builders.

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment as well as in a distracting and noisy woodshop setting 
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made
  • Aware of their surroundings when using sharp tools
  • Able to safely use manual woodshop tools
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
K-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Thursday 11am-2:15pm
Friday 11am-2:15pm

Afternoon Class

GRADES: 3rd-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Friday 3:15pm-6pm

Session 2: Weekend Class
GRADES: 3rd-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Saturday 9:15am-12:30pm

Woodshop & Archery
3rd-6th Grade

Woodshop & Archery

Two fun activities in one session! Each week will have one day of Archery and one day of Woodshop.  

During Archery students will experience the thrill of shooting a bow and arrow! Each class 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. During Woodshop students are introduced to and apply foundational carpentry skills to create take-home projects. While practicing safe tool use with manual saws, hammers, and hand drills students are encouraged to creatively explore a medley of upcycled and repurposed materials. In addition to archery and woodshop, students might enjoy other fun aspects of the ranch such as playing games, and visiting our animals.  

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment as well as in a distracting and noisy woodshop setting 
  • Able to focus on shooting archery for periods of 45 minutes at a time
  • Able to closely follow safety rules on the archery range
  • Able to accept when projects don’t turn out exactly as imagined or mistakes are made
  • Aware of their surroundings when using sharp tools
Afternoon Class
GRADES: 3rd-6th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Tuesday & Thursday 3:15pm-6pm

Private Lessons

Private Riding Lessons
Age 6+

Private Riding Lessons

Registration for Session 1 Lessons will go live Tuesday July 27th at 10am

Private Riding Lessons will have 45 minutes of riding time, during which the student will learn how to communicate with horses using Natural Horsemanship riding styles. The rider will also be taught proper posture and steering techniques using English riding equipment. The remaining time of the lesson will be dedicated to learning about horse care, including learning how to properly tack up and untack the horse, the different methods for feeding and housing horses, as well as other general horse knowledge that will help set a solid foundation for their equine education. The lessons cost $85 per class and come in packages of 4 sessions.

NOTE: We do not allow parents to watch the lessons. All lessons are Private one- on- one lessons so if you have multiple siblings who want to participate in lessons you will need to sign up for more lesson slots. It is one lesson per child. We will not be allowing any double siblings in one lesson going forward.

Private Lessons
GRADES: Ages 6+
PRICE: $85 per lesson (packaged per session)
Session 1 Mondays 5 Weeks ($425)
Session 1 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6 weeks ($510)
Session 1 Sundays 4 weeks ($340)
Weekly Offerings:
70 minute lessons
Session 1 Schedule:

Private Archery Lessons
Age 6+

Private Archery Lessons

Private Archery Lessons are great for all levels of archery, whether this is your first time, or you have done an archery class in the past. Our Private Lessons are a great opportunity for:

  • Families to learn archery together
  • A great birthday present
  • A way for your social bubble to get outside for a safe activity.

Instruction is one on one, includes all the equipment, and fun educational teaching from our expert Sienna Ranch instructors.

*Note: Archery Lessons must be completed in the Session they are purchased.

Private Lessons
GRADES: Ages 6+
PRICE: $43 per lesson (packaged per session)
Weekly Offerings:
30 minute lessons, Schedule TBA

Specialty Classes

SEED Social Group
Age 7-12
Afternoon Class
GRADES: Ages 7-12
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
Weekly Offerings:
Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm

Sienna Ranch SEED Social Groups are specifically designed for children with special needs who are looking for a unique opportunity to participate in age-appropriate activities, hands-on learning, animal interaction, hiking, group games and social reciprocity activities at our 21 acre Ranch in the hills of Lafayette. We always strive to find innovative, fun and effective ways to tie in all of our lessons to life on the Ranch. The Social Groups aim to leave all students with a positive association with each other, the Ranch, our animals and our environment.

NOTE ON AIDES: Sienna Ranch asks that if your student has a 1:1 behavioral aide that they attend together (extra support in this outdoor classroom sets students up for success!). We do not allow parent/guardians as aides. 

NOTE: Masks are required at Sienna Ranch for anyone over the age of 2. 

Monday Classes
PreK-8th Grade

Jr Ranchers

A unique program designed for this special age when everything is exciting and magical. Junior Ranchers will experience a  holistic approach of the ranch including getting to know the animals, discovering our garden and making nature themed crafts. There will be ample time to enjoy unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation as well. Each session focuses on the ranch and our plants, farm animals, and wildlife through specialty crafts and activities that are aligned with seasonal and ecological activities on the ranch. These activities may include pottery, woodworking, wild crafts, and more.   

Full Day and Multi-Day options involve a fully immersive program with more exploration and more in depth curriculum.

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 1/2 hours away from parents/caregivers
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
PreK-2nd
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Monday 1:30pm-4:45pm

Explorers

Explorer students have the opportunity to try a variety of activities focused on building a deep and meaningful connection to nature. Our core activities include hiking, wilderness skills, animal interaction, wild tending, homesteading skills, cooking, nature based crafts, and seasonal gardening. Ample time is given to exploration, observation, unstructured nature play, and games as well. Each session has a theme and all activities align with seasonal and ecological changes on the ranch and our surrounding natural landscape. 

Full Day and Multi-Day options involve a fully immersive program with more exploration and more in depth curriculum.

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
Mid Day Class
GRADES:
4th-8th
PRICE: See our 2021-2022 Price Guide
WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
Monday 1:30pm-4:45pm