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Slide Ranch Summer Camp
Campers practice environmental stewardship with creative, hands-on activities
Slide Ranch Summer Camps provide unique, hands-dirty opportunities for experiential learning, growth, and fun – all at our working ranch on the stunning West Marin coast.
Campers spend their week in a small, cooperative group led by a Slide Ranch environmental educator (Teacher-in-Residence).
Immersed in the natural world, campers practice environmental stewardship. Each camp week is filled with creative, hands-on activities. Campers milk goats, care for our chickens and ducks, hike Slide Ranch’s wild land trails, explore tide pools, get crafty with wool and nature, tend and harvest our organic garden, make farm fresh food, learn about plant and animal ecosystems, and more.
This engaging experience will spark a life-long appreciation of the outdoors in your child, and help them explore how people and the environment are connected.
Ranch Rangers (Ages 5-13) – Weeks 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
These camp weeks weeks bring everyone together to enjoy the wonders of Slide Ranch. A great way for siblings to attend camp at the same time, small groups are designated by age and guided in developmentally appropriate activities.
Junior Environmental Educators (Ages 14-18) – Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
This program empowers teens with skills and experience to become future youth leaders and outdoor educators. Junior Environmental Educators each join a summer camp group and support their Slide Ranch teacher-mentor to facilitate a fun and engaging week of camp. Each afternoon, JEEs will join with their peer cohort for team building, nature craft and garden cooking activities and youth leadership training.
Slide Explorers (Ages 5-8) – Weeks 2, 7
These camp weeks, geared for our youngest campers, abound in hands-on, sensory-rich activities. Campers discover exciting tastes, smells, textures and colors and in simple garden-based cooking projects. They make connections with and learn how to take care of animal friends. Days are full of fun and games, story-telling, songs, crafts, hikes, beach play and exploration. Children develop their understanding of the needs of animals and plants and make connections with their environment and each other.
Junior Farmers (Ages 8-13) – Weeks 3, 8
In these weeks, older campers gain an in-depth experience through longer day format and more advanced activities. Campers participate fully in ranch life, undertaking stewardship projects and practicing principles of organic gardening and animal care. They contribute ideas towards shaping their experience, including making choices about more ambitious craft and cooking projects. Guided by a Slide Ranch teacher and working as a team, campers investigate native plant and animal habitats and ocean/tidepool ecology, and take on more challenging hikes to explore new terrain.
Teen Camp (Ages 16-18) – Weeks 3, 8
Teen Campers spend the week in a group with their peers, developing as environmental stewards and forming a connection to the land. Through conservation work, food and wellness workshops and hands-on sustainable farming projects, teens learn life skills through the themes of sustainable living, food and nutrition, and environmental stewardship and have fun engaged in the natural world.
* Ranch Rangers – $450/week (no camp Thu-Fri, July 4-5 / Week 4 is offered for $275)
* Junior Environmental Educators – $100/week
* Slide Explorers – $450/week
* Junior Farmers – $475/week
* Teen Camp – $350/week
Aftercare: 1-hour increments until 5:00 pm for an additional fee of $20/hour, $15/hour sibling rate (JEEs free)
Additional time info:
One-week camps offered over 10 weeks, from June 10-14 through August 12-16
* Ranch Rangers, Junior Environmental Educators (JEEs) and Slide Explorers:
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
* Junior Farmers: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
* Teen Camp: Mon-Fri, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Aftercare is available for all camps (at no cost for JEEs) until 5:00 pm Mon-Thu.
2025 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970