• Earth Night

    Earth Night

    Celebrating Art, Music, Movement and Nature

  • UC Master Gardeners

    UC Master Gardeners

    Learn more about our partner

  • Field Trips

    Field Trips!

    Pre-K – 6th grade and nonprofit groups serving children

  • Register for Programs

    Register Today

    Seasonal Camps, Preschool classes, Weekend Programs

Earth Night

Thank you for Earth Night

Over 500 people enjoyed a rare opportunity to put their boots on and dance under the stars at Connolly Ranch on April 25. With the help of our amazing supporters, Connolly Ranch was able to raiser more than $15,000 for our community programs. While celebrating art, music, movement and nature guests enjoyed live music, farm tours, fire spinning, aerial acrobatics, yoga classes, dance performances, star-gazing and a moonlit nature walk.

Hiring Summer Camp Counselors

Now Hiring!
Summer Camp Counselors

Camp instructors strive to foster an appreciation and understanding of the natural world by helping children develop a sense of place, build knowledge, and encourage healthy, sustainable lifestyles. We are seeking dynamic counselors interested in environmental and agricultural education that will enhance camper’s ecological awareness and provide fun hands-on learning opportunities in a community-minded and non-competitive atmosphere.

Summer Camp Registration!

Summer Camp Registration – NOW OPEN
Multiple camps for ages 3-13
June – August 2015

Summer camps at Connolly Ranch offer enticing opportunities for kids to unplug and tune in to the natural world. To keep things fresh, each week brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. New this summer are camps for ages 3-5 (Junior Farmers) and 9-13 (Connolly Ranch Stewards)! Campers will grow, learn and play through creative, hands-on projects, developmentally appropriate activities, hikes, crafts, games, gardening, cooking and more. Prices increase May 1.

What we do

Preschool Programs

Connolly Ranch preschool programs provide nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in the Napa Valley.

Children’s Programs
Connolly Ranch offers classic early childhood education in an alternative play-based format fall, winter, spring and summer, and all programs operate rain or shine. Some programs are drop-in, while others run as part of a series.

Adult Programs
Connolly Ranch presents sustainable living workshops on the second Saturday of each month, featuring experts on organic gardening, beekeeping, composting and canning.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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 5,000 kids each year through preschool 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.