EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
Our Education Support Program stared in March 2020 when school closed due to the pandemic and has become one of the most successful programs we have ever had in 25 years. This fulltime program is lead by a credentialed teacher who works with the same group of children each day from 8:00AM until 5:00PM. Mornings are spent doing zoom meetings and academic work with afternoons being spent horse riding, shooting archery, interacting with farm animals, doing arts and crafts, ceramics and interacting with farm animals. The program has connected the children in a small social setting that will surely provide lifetime memories of the special time and place in their lives during what would otherwise be a stressful time during the pandemic. Parents have said their children “have never been happier in school and their lives”. Children come in asking “What are we going to do today” showing excitement for what they are learning and doing. Our teacher, Katja Loughman has amazing energy and dynamic personality that all the children love. Our certified horse riding instructor has been training children for over 30 years.
Some families have pulled out of the public school system as “home schoolers” and will remain in the program even after schools re-open. The fee for our program is $1,000.00 per month plus riding lessons. For more information, call the program director, Linda McDonald between 8AM and 8PM daily at 707 583 6711.
AFTER SCHOOL CAMP!
After School Camp is offered to children who are 5 to 14 years old on a monthly membership basis. Kids arrive at the ranch after 2:00PM for horse riding lessons, arts and crafts, archery, animal husbandry and more. Sessions start August 10th, 2020 and run through May 21, 2021 Mon-Fri 1:20PM until 5:00PM. Ask about our shuttle services that pick up from various schools in Santa Rosa and drop off at home. Call for more information and registration.
REGISTER FOR AFTER SCHOOL FARM CAMP HERE
Join the fun! Sign up for camp today! Fun Day Camp program activities include: Swimming at Finley Aquatic Center & water games, arts & crafts, lapidary (rock polishing), archery, scrapbooking, ropes courses, cooking, “puppy & kitten love”, carpentry, interaction with farm animals, goat milking, badminton, theme days, field trips & more! Camp is held at 3295 Guerneville Rd. where children can be dropped off by 8:00am. Campers are transferred to Finley Aquatic Center after lunch for swimming and should be picked up there no later than 5:00PM. Ages 5-12 years Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm **Children riding shuttle will be required to arrive earlier at shuttle locations. Return times will depend on traffic and which shuttle the child is taking. See FAQ section for details. **
June 7th-Aug 6th $285/Wk
All the fun of day camp listed above plus 1 day/week of horse riding at Sky Tree Ranch, 3295 Guerneville Rd. Ages 5-12 years Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm ** Children riding shuttle will need to arrive earlier at shuttle locations. Return times will depend on traffic and which shuttle the child is taking. See Parent Info section for details.** June 7th-Aug 6th $335/Wk
DAY CAMP + 2 Days Horse Riding
All the fun of day camp listed above plus 2 days/week of horse riding lessons. Ages 5-12 years Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm **Children riding shuttle will be required to arrive earlier at shuttle locations. Return times will depend on traffic and which shuttle the child is taking. See Parent Info section for details.**
June 7th-Aug 6th $380/Wk
Horse lovers, this camp is for you! Two riding lessons taught by experienced trainers each day. Students learn equestrian management, grooming, & proper safety techniques. Students can also enjoy activities from day camp such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, and more! Ages 7-16 years Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00 pm **Children riding shuttle will be required to arrive earlier at shuttle locations. Return times will depend on traffic and which shuttle the child is taking. Parent Info section for details. ** $550/wk
***Note: Horse Camp only available weeks of June 21, July 12, and August 2. *** Register early–space is limited.
COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT) CAMP
Our CIT Program is a comprehensive training course teaching life skills & responsibility with a goal of becoming a junior summer camp counselor throughout high school years. Spending a summer as a CIT is a great way for pre-teens and teens to gain work experience and provides the opportunity for a summer job while going through college. Even though participants can sign up for just one week of CIT training, the program is actually intended to be a 6-week course. Those wanting to qualify as a junior counselor who are considered for staff positions must complete two 6-week programs by attending two summers. CITs will learn camp standards, problem solving, risk management & drills, emergency & safety procedures, CPR & first aid certification, team building, leadership styles, and more! CIT’s also learn the “Seven Pillars” of Character:
- Good Citizenship
Positions in our CIT program are limited to participants who submit applications and are chosen from the interview process. Sessions run weekly from June 1-August 7th. Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm **CITs riding shuttle must arrive earlier at shuttle locations. Return times will depend on traffic and which shuttle is being taken. See Parent Info section for details. **
Ages 12-18 years (or age 11 entering 7th grade). Cost: $195/Wk.
For CIT Application, CLICK HERE