Sienna Ranch Classes


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Nature Classes

Let's Play at the Ranch
Ages 3-4 and Caregiver

Let’s Play at the Ranch

CLASS TUITION: $105 for 3 weeks     
GRADES: Preschool & PreK (ages 3-4), with accompanying adult caregiver
CLASS SIZE: max 5
CLASS DURATION: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (Once a week, Tues Wed, or Thurs)

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.

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 75 minutes may attend Let’s Play at the Ranch at no extra charge. Unfortunately, other siblings, extra adults or visitors cannot attend. 

Jr Ranchers
Prek-1st Grade

Junior Ranchers AM Ranch Life!

5 DAY CLASS TUITION: $1,470.00 for 3 weeks Mon-Fri
3 DAY CLASS TUITION: $885.00 for 3 weeks Mon/Wed/Fri
2 DAY CLASS TUITION: $590.00 for 3 weeks Tu/Thurs
GRADES: PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 24th, 2020) CLASS SIZE: max 9 CLASS DURATION: 5 hours, 5 Days (Mon-Fri), 3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri), or 2 Days (Tu/Thurs)

A unique program designed for this special age when everything is exciting and magical. Through grounding routines and exciting outdoor discoveries, students will be immersed in ranch life and the many fun activities we have to offer. Junior Ranchers will love getting to know the ranch animals, discovering our garden and making nature based crafts. There will be ample time to enjoy unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation as well. The day will be paced so that our young participants will have time to rest and recharge between activities, while still feeling engaged throughout the class. 

  • Gardening
  • Animal interaction and care
  • Pottery
  • Woodshop
  • Nature exploration and learning
  • 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 5 hours away from parents/caregivers
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty

Junior Ranchers PM Half Day

5 DAY CLASS TUITION: $955.00 for 3 weeks Mon-Fri
3 DAY CLASS TUITION: $575.00 for 3 weeks Mon/Wed/Fri
2 DAY CLASS TUITION: $380.00 for 3 weeks Tu/Thurs
GRADES: PreK-1st (PreK= at least 4 years old as of August 24th, 2020) CLASS SIZE: max 9 CLASS DURATION: 3 hours 15 minutes, 5 Days (Mon-Fri), 3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri), or 2 Days (Tu/Thurs)

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 and making nature themed crafts. There will be ample time to enjoy unstructured nature play, exploration, and observation as well. In addition, each session will feature an opportunity to groom the pony, 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
1st-6th Grade

Explorers PM Half Day

5 DAY CLASS TUITION: $890.00 for 3 weeks Mon-Fri
3 DAY CLASS TUITION: $530.00 for 3 weeks Mon/Wed/Fri
2 DAY CLASS TUITION: $355.00 for 3 weeks Tu/Thurs
GRADES: 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th CLASS SIZE: max 11 CLASS DURATION: 3 hours 15 min, 5 Days (Mon-Fri), 3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri), or 2 Days (Tu/Thurs)

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, 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. 

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
Nature Sages
6th-9th Grade

3 Day Nature Sages PM – Winter Leadership

3 DAY CLASS TUITION: $530.00 for 3 weeks Mon/Wed/Fri
GRADES:     6th-9th 
CLASS SIZE: 11
CLASS DURATION: 3 hours 15 min, 3 Days (Mon/Wed/Fri)

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.   This session the Winter Leaders will have a Team building, survival, and stewardship focus.

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!

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
 

Enrichment Classes

Tools, Trails, and Tails
3rd-6th Grade

Tools, Trails, and Tails

4 DAY CLASS TUITION:$855 for 3 weeks Mon-Thurs 
2 DAY CLASS TUITION: $430 for 3 weeks either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
GRADES: 3rd-6th
CLASS SIZE: 8
CLASS DURATION: 2:45-6pm Monday/Wednesday Woodshop Focus
Tues/Thursday Trail Rambler Focus

Join Emily in this perfect balance of adventure and building. Mondays and Wednesdays will be spent designing and building woodshop masterpieces! Tuesday and Thursdays we will lace up our hiking boots and embark on new destinations and nature mysteries at Sienna Ranch and in Briones. Students will be challenged and inspired by the great outdoors, learn about our local ecology, and practice using maps and compasses. We will go out in all weather conditions. Feel free to sign up for all 4 days or choose one focus. 

Note: On Tuesday and Thursday this class will be hiking off site so we will not be allowing late drop off or early pick up. 

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment with distractions
  • Open to new experiences
  • Comfortable traversing through uneven and overgrown terrain
  • Able to follow safe tool use
Sienna Adventures
PreK-2nd Grade

3 Day Sienna Adventures

3 DAY CLASS TUITION: $490.00 for 3 weeks Tues-Thurs 
GRADES: PreK-2nd
CLASS SIZE: 9
CLASS DURATION: Tuesday-Thursday 2 Hours, 45 Minutes

Sienna Adventures encompasses all the favorite Jr Rancher and Explorer curriculum into one. Join for this slightly shorter class full of wonder and excitement. Students will enjoy playing games, exploring the hills and trails of Sienna Ranch, and nature based crafts. Opportunities for animal interactions and garden time will be available as well. We will go out in all weather conditions.

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
Art & Animals
PreK-2nd Grade

2 Day Art & Animals

2 DAY CLASS TUITION: $380 for 3 weeks 
GRADES: PreK-2nd
CLASS SIZE: 8
CLASS DURATION: Monday and Friday 2:45pm-6:00pm

Two favorite hobbies- one fantastic class! Each week will enjoy interacting with the Sienna Ranch animals- activities such as collecting eggs, caring for the goats, visiting our sheep, 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!

Students in this program are:

  • Able to follow verbal directions in an outdoor environment
  • Willing to participate in group activities
  • Ready to be outside in all weather conditions and get dirty

Private Lessons

Private Riding Lessons
Age 6+

Private Riding Lessons

CLASS TUITION: $340 for 4 Weeks    
AGES: 6+
CLASS SIZE: 1 on 1 lesson
CLASS DURATION: 70 minutes: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays

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.

Private Archery Lessons
Age 6+

Private Archery Lessons

CLASS TUITION: Package of 4 lessons for $170 for 1-2 people (additional $60 per person for up to 4 people)     
AGES: 6+
CLASS SIZE: 1 on 1 lesson with instructor or up to 4 people max
CLASS DURATION: 30 minute lesson Please email admin@siennaranch.net to schedule before purchasing.

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.

Specialty Classes

SEED Social Group
Age 7-12
CLASS TUITION: $158.00 for 4 weeks     
GRADES: Ages 7-12
CLASS SIZE: max 6
CLASS DURATION: 2:15-3:45pm Once a week on Wednesdays Session 1B and 2A only

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.