SUMMER DAY CAMPS AT SUNDERLAND RANCH

DAY CAMPS AT THE RANCH


Tuesday – Thursday – 9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost: $400/pp

Summer day camps at the ranch are a great way for your child to spend their summer days. Our day camps offers an experience your child will not forget. While our camp is based around horsemanship and horse activities, there are so many other things to learn, see and do on the ranch.  Our working ranch offers kids with many opportunities to learn new skills, play and make friendships which all increase personal growth and confidence. As they put their hands to new tasks that they may be inspired & find passions they didn’t know that they had. Campers will participate in activities that include gardening, archery, crafts, cooking and canning, and riding horses.

Horsemanship

Horsemanship is the center of our summer day camps. Your camper will learn everything from horse anatomy and care, barn and stable upkeep, tack and saddle care and of course several group riding lessons and trail rides. With our full-sized outdoor arena and round pen, campers will split into smaller riding groups for lessons and skill sections.

Riding Lessons

Lessons are level appropriate to each group. We have a nice balance between learning and play. Campers will also enjoy arena games and trail rides throughout the week.

Feeding Animals

Campers at our summer day camps will learn about feed sources for our ranch horses and stock.  We will learn to grow hydroponic barley fodder which is a major nutritional supplement for all our stock. They will develop feed plans, learn the importance of barn care, and draw plans for their dream barn.

Gardening

Kids at our day camps will spend time in the gardens learning about soil nutrition importance of composting soils. We have several hothouses we care for while on the ranch.  During Alaska’s abundant growing season, we will focus on broccoli, zucchini, cabbages, kale, and lettuces, snap peas (my favorite) and potatoes.  Our farm favorites are in the berry patch where we grow two kinds of raspberries, strawberries, rhubarbs and crab apples.

After harvesting, your camper may spend time in Candy’s cookhouse learning to can, make jam or other tasty goodies to share or bring home.  The cookhouse is a great place to meet, chat, and hear about each other’s day.  This is where parents meet staff to pick up and drop off, and where we will spend meals together.

Things To Know

With so many dietary needs arising, lunches will not be provided.  Please pack labeled water bottles & large nutritious lunch and snacks. Light snacks will be provided. Make sure your child is dressed in long pants and boots or sneakers for riding and also has appropriate gear for the weather.

SATURDAY RANCH DAYS

Saturdays – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ages 5-12

Cost: $65/pp

While combining many of the favorite things about our ranch camps, we can offer this experience to ages 5 and up.

Ranch Days are most Saturdays through the summer from 10 am to 2 pm

While combining many of the favorite things about our Ranch camps, we can offer this experience to ages.

We will be combining all the knowledge and excitement of the horses; however, children under 8 will only take handheld horse rides per insurance guidelines.  Guests will experience gardening, petting zoo, barn skills and brushing and caring for horses.  While these days are open to ages up to 12, our goal is to increase a love of learning, farming and outdoors to a younger age group. This is an opportunity to let them enjoy and experience many of the activities of the ranch camps on a smaller scale. Please pack a snack and water bottle for your child’s comfort. We also require all guests to wear close-toed shoes when on the ranch for any activity.

This is a great time for parents to schedule their own trail riding adventure!

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