Support Kids Growing in Nature
Let’s connect kids and families with nature! With your help, we can make our mark by connecting more kids to nature and make needed improvements to our property. Connolly Ranch relies on the support of the Napa community to make it possible to offer field trips to over 4,000 kids and family programs and free events to another 5,000 people. We hope you will consider supporting Connolly Ranch as your local environmental and agricultural education center.
Winter Break Camps
Camps for ages 3-13
Dec. 26-30, Jan. 2-6
8:30 – 3:00 pm
Join us for an outdoor camp adventure during winter break. Let your child experience and celebrate this beautiful season at Connolly Ranch!
SAVE THE DATE!
April 22, 2017
Connolly Ranch’s 3nd annual Earth Night festival and fundraiser, celebrating arts, music, movement and nature will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5-10 pm.
Check out pictures a video of the good times from last year’s event with 800+ guests enjoyed on our Earth Night page.
Weekends are a time to romp, play and be outside. And what better place for kids than the barns, gardens, pastures and trails at the 12-acre Connolly Ranch just minutes from downtown Napa? Each month new and exciting hands-on, seasonal activities and projects will keep the kids engaged and having a great time as they learn about farm animals, gardening and other important elements of farm life and nature’s lessons.
9-10:15 am Little Farmers: Ages 0-4
(accompanied by a parent or guardian)
10:30 am-2:30 pm Playday on the Farm: Ages 4-12
Earthlings, Sounds of Silence, Nature’s Play
and Fun Family Fridays
Connolly Ranch children’s programs provide nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in the Napa Valley. We offer fall, winter, spring and summer sessions, and all programs operate rain or shine. Our parent/child programs include Sounds of Silence (ages 0-2), Nature’s Play (ages 2-3), and Fun Family Fridays (ages 1-6) and Earthlings is a drop off program (ages 3-5).
Learn more and pre-register for upcoming sessions.
ECOLOGY PLAY CLUB (EPiC)
June 15 – August 10, 2016
Wednesdays, 1 – 5 pm
New! Thursdays, 1 – 5 pm
After school on early release Wednesdays and now on Thursdays, Connolly Ranch offers a great opportunity for kids to explore nature, be active, experience farm-life and also get some homework done. During Ecology Play Club (EPiC) students in K through 5th grade will enjoy fun, hands-on activities that strive to cultivate children’s connection to the environment, inspiring a genuine understanding of how and why we promote clean, healthy habitats for all living things.
Ages 3 – 13
June – August
Summer camps at Connolly Ranch offer enticing opportunities for kids to unplug and tune in to the natural world. Sign up now, so your kids won’t miss the chance to connect to nature, form new friendships and enjoy all that Connolly Ranch has to offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.