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Summer Camp at Slide Ranch - Week 3: June 24-28 - Junior Farmers (8-13)

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2025 Shoreline Highway

Muir Beach, CA 94965

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Slide Ranch Summer Camps are an exciting way to light up any young person’s summer. Our camps provide unique, hands-dirty opportunities for learning, growth, and fun - all at our working ranch on the stunning Marin County coast. Campers spend their week immersed in the natural world, becoming stewards of the environment. Each camp week is loaded with creative, enriching activities led by skilled environmental educators. Campers milk our goats, care for our chickens, hike our wild lands, 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 all connected.

In 2019 we will host 10 weeks of Summer Camps, each targeting specialized age groups:

  • Slide Explorers (ages 5-8) - June 17 & July 22, 9am-2pm

  • Junior Farmers (ages 8-13) - June 24 & July 29, 9am-3pm

  • Ranch Rangers (ages 5-13) - June 10, July 1, July 8, July 15, 9-2pm

  • Junior Environmental Educator (ages 14-18) - June 10, June 17, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 5, August 12, 9am-2pm

  • Teen Camp (ages 16-18) - June 24, July 29, 9am-3pm


Camps offered Week 3


Junior Farmers (Ages 8-13)
$475/week
Junior Farmers
takes place from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Aftercare is available until 5pm Mon-Thurs.
In our Junior Farmers 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.


If camp is sold out, please join the waitlist here:
Junior Farmers

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What Does Your Child Do at Slide Ranch Summer Camp?

Slide Ranch emphasizes hands-on experience and exploration of our working farm and surrounding countryside. Campers are encouraged to touch, taste, smell, hear, observe, and ask questions. We focus 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 our organic garden, and explore the tide pools and trails of our beautiful coastal lands.

Slide Ranch Teachers-in-Residence, lead small, age-based groups of about 8-10 campers, tailoring the activities and focus to the interests, age, and needs of the campers in each group.

In our Teen Camp, teens spend the week with a cohort of their peers, becoming empowered environmental stewards and forming a connection to the land through conservation work, food and wellness workshops, and hands-on organic farming projects.

Junior Farmer Camps begin at 9am and end at 3pm. Teen Camps begin at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm.

Aftercare is available for all campers Monday through Thursday in 1-hour increments until 5:00pm for an additional fee. Campers bring their own bagged lunch each day, and receive a Slide Ranch t-shirt. On Fridays we invite families to join the end-of-camp festivities (starting at 1:30), meet other families and learn more about Slide Ranch. Campers will host a Farmer's Market, sharing their group's creations. If you are unable to attend, please make sure that your child is picked up by camp end at 2pm.


Cancellation and Change Policy

You will be eligible for a full refund (minus a $50 processing fee) if your Summer Camp cancellation is made at least 8 weeks before the Program start date. Cancellations received with less than 8 weeks' notice WILL NOT be eligible for a refund unless a replacement is available to take your spot. If you would like to reschedule your program, a $50 processing fee will be charged and changes will be accommodated only when there is space available.

Aftercare
Aftercare is available for all campers Monday through Thursday in 1-hour increments until 5pm for an additional fee of $20/hour, $15/hour sibling rate. There is no pre-registration for after care. Campers can drop-in and families can pay by check or credit card at the time of service or at the end of the week.

Scholarships are available by application for low-income families and will be awarded on the basis of need and availability. Please apply here.


Recap of all 2019 Summer Camp Dates (by week):
Week 1: June 10-15, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 2: June 17-21, 9am-2pm
Slide Explorers (5-8)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 3: June 24-28, 9am-3pm
Junior Farmers (8-13)
Week 4: July 1-3 *no camp Thurs-Fri*, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)
Week 5: July 8-12, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 6: July 15-19, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 7: July 22-26, 9am-2pm
Slide Explorers (5-8)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 8: July 29-August 2, 9am-3pm
Junior Farmers (8-13)/Teen Camp (16-18)
Week 9: August 5-9, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)
Week 10: August 12-16, 9am-2pm
Ranch Rangers (5-13)/Junior Environmental Educators (14-18)

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