Ranch Immersion Oaks & Acorns

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

Class Description

Using the 4H curriculum, each class provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Children complete hands-on projects in a positive environment in areas like health, science, leadership and agriculture. Your children will not only have fun while learning at the ranch, but they will also gain friendships and many life skills. They will also participate in at least one service project per class session.

2019/2020 School Year Sessions

Classes are currently full this year, however we have summer and fall sessions available

Ranch Immersion session Acorns ages 3-6 $275. Sessions will be held one day a week for three hours on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:20 a.m.- 12:20 p.m. Each Session runs for 8 weeks.

Children attending this session must be potty-trained.

Ranch Immersion session Oaks ages 7-14 $325. Sessions will be held one day a week for three and a half hours on Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Each Session runs for 8 weeks.

2019/2020 Dates

*Please click onregistration to see the most updated session availability.

Session One

Tuesdays: September 17th – November 12th

Thursdays: September 20th – November 14th

Session Two

Tuesdays: November 19th – January 21stNo class: Nov 26th, Dec 24th & 31st

Thursdays: November 21st – January 23rd No class: Nov 28th, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd 

Session Three

Tuesdays: January 21st- March 17th

Thursdays: January 23rd- March 19th

Session Four

Tuesdays: March 24th- May 19th No class: April 14th

Thursdays: March 26th- May 21stNo class: April 16th 

Sample Daily Schedule

Each session is different and was created with all levels in mind. However, for children interested in attending more than one session, each session builds upon the previous. This means children will have more growth and leadership opportunities with each session they attend.

9:40- Pledge of allegiance, safety and rules, six pillars of character focus: Responsibility, and Hike to Oak tree or Team Building Game

10:00-Ranch chores-Feed animals, clean coops, garden

11:00-Lunch!  Food preparation, examples- Cheesy chicken taquitos, Broccoli pesto and noodles, Lentil vegetable stew, cornbread and chili and carrot raisin salad

12:00- Animal project, discuss, and do presentations or Skill project- Wood project- finish flower box, art create a Leaf Mandala, or Service project- Package meal for community service project- Feeding the elderly.

1:00- Pick up!


Ranch Immersion Acorns  Sample Daily Schedule

9:25- Ranch chores and garden, visit with the animals and help in the green house or garden beds.

10:25- Wash hands! Garden Snack preparation & clean up – Snack: Fresh tomatoes and Eggs

11:00- Craft

11:30- Story Time- Book: Tops and bottoms

11:45- Explore and free play

12:20- Pick up! 

Description of Schedule

Ranch Chores – Children will feed and water poultry and pastured animals, and milk when in season. They will care for plants in garden beds (including weed control), harvest, compost and help with harvest share.

Group Projects – Children will learn about a variety of topics from the 4H skills for life animal series workbooks. Current project topics include rabbit, poultry, meat goat, swine, sheep, plants, cattle, insects, birds, and honey bees.

Presentations- Children will have the opportunity to talk about an animal of their choice, and discuss what they have learned with the class. This is a very important part of their learning by doing experience. Children can present by themselves, with family members, or with another member of the group.

Lunch Preparation – Children will learn about food preparation and preservation. We will be preparing lunch together as a group, which means no need to pack your child’s lunch, unless there is a food allergy!* Each child will be asked to bring one ingredient called for the recipe each week.

Six pillars of character– Each week we the group will work on a new character building topic. To learn more about the six pillars of character please click on Character.

Community Service Project– Participating in community services gives children a sense of pride and happiness in helping others, and also helps to foster a sense of responsibility. We make a meal to donate to the community in each session.

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