• Everyone Does Better in Nature

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Winter Farm Camp

WINTER BREAK FARM CAMPS
Let the winter farm adventure begin! At winter break camp, every child will enjoy the change of the season in the barns, garden, greenhouse and Grove (Napa’s best outdoor playground) at Connolly Ranch Education Center. 
We have 4 camps tailored to each age group with trained farm educators: Junior Farmers - half day (3-5), Ranchers (5-8), Stewards (8-13) and Counselors in Training (13-15).


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We all benefit when children develop a strong connection with nature, especially in their own community. Climbing trees, collecting warm eggs, jumping in muddy puddles and helping care for our 86 animals are just some of the immersive lessons that 10,000 children and adults experience each year at Connolly Ranch Education Center.


 

Earthlings Playschool

EARTHLINGS OUTDOOR PLAYSCHOOL

SPRING Registration Now Open!
Connolly Ranch’s Earthlings Outdoor programs provide nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for children ages 3-5 years old.

M/W mornings: 9 am-12 pm
T/Th mornings: 9am-12pm
T/Th afternoons: 1-4pm or 12-4pm
Friday mornings: 9am-12pm
(aftercare/earlycare 12-1 pm)

What we do

Children’s Programs

Connolly Ranch offers nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in an alternative play-based format fall, winter, spring and summer. Some programs are drop-in, while others run as part of a series, and all programs operate rain or shine.

Camps
Our one-week day camps change weekly (Life on the Farm, Art Exploration, Farm-to-Table Cooking and Ecology Play), so children may attend more than one camp and learn different things each week. Camps are also offered during spring and winter break. Our new one-day School Holiday Playdays provide fun activities that brighten any holiday.

Special Events
Connolly Ranch hosts three special events each year. Earth Night in April is a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature. Our annual Harvest Festival in the fall is our thank you to the community. And Dinner at the Ranch is our not-to-be-missed event featuring dinner and dancing under the stars and more.

Family Programs
Connolly Ranch offers variety of farm-based environmental education programs, including Sounds of Silence, Nature’s Play and Fun Family Fridays, that provide perfect a fun way to spend time with your little one. Walk-in Wednesdays are the ideal opportunity for the whole family to enjoy time at the Ranch.

Field Trips
Connolly Ranch offers engaging, hands-on educational programs designed to meet California state standards for each grade level. Watch as science, language arts, history, physical education and nutrition come to life while your students are having fun learning.

After School
After school on early release Wednesday is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature, be active, experience farm-life and also get some homework done. Our Ecology Play Club (EPiC) on Wednesday afternoons is for students in 1st through 5th grade.

Upcoming Events

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Mission

At Connolly Ranch, kids and families learn about farm life, the role of animals, ecology, sustainability, and an appreciation for nature. We teach organic gardening, the sources and benefits of healthy foods and knowledge of how nature works to sustain us. Connolly Ranch serves over 6,000 children and adults each year through preschool-aged programs, seasonal camps and field trips, serving many underserved schools.

With a mission of connecting kids and families to nature through farm-based education, Connolly Ranch aims to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards.