Registration will open soon for Marin's popular Slide Ranch Summer Day Camp! Due to COVID-19, Slide Ranch plans on offering five two-week sessions, starting June 14 and ending August 20. For more information on COVID-related plans and precautions, visit their website.
Camps at Slide Ranch give kids a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience on a working farm and also explore the natural world surrounding the ranch. Slide Ranch's nature-based camps geared for a range of age groups including Ranch Rangers (ages 5 to 13), Environmental Educators (14–18), and Junior Farmers (8–13). Teens ages 14-18 can participate in a camp group as a Junior Environmental Educator.
Slide Ranch's in-person camps emphasize hands-on experience and exploration of the farm and the surrounding countryside. Programs encourage campers to touch, taste, smell, hear, observe, and ask questions. Camp at Slide Ranch focuses on teaching respect for animals, plants, the earth, and each other. Slide Ranch campers milk goats, collect eggs from chickens and ducks, card and spin wool, create nature-based crafts, learn to compost, plant seeds, harvest and cook from the ranch's organic garden, and explore the tide pools and trails of the surrounding coastal wild lands.
2021 camp fees will be announced soon. Registration begins on Monday, January 25 for members and Monday, February 1 for non-members. Learn more about becoming a member here.
Scholarships, awarded on the basis of need and availability, are available for low-income families; interested families must complete a scholarship application before registering for camp. You can also help a child attend a summer day camp by making an online donation.
Slide Ranch, located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area near Muir Beach, is extremely popular and offers limited enrollment—all there programs usually sell out—so register early! Learn more and register online at slideranch.org.
Founded in 1970, Slide Ranch is a 501(c)3 non-profit teaching farm located at an historic dairy ranch perched above the ocean. The farm features a turn-of-the-century farmhouse, an old creamery, organic gardens, goats, sheep, chickens, and ducks, as well as access to miles of trails, tide pools, and beaches. It's the perfect place for hands-on environmental education!
Photos: Slide Ranch.