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Ranch Hands Kids Camp

Our kid-friendly resort in Carmel Valley offers an array of activities perfect for the entire family!


Excite all of your senses at Ranch Hands Kids Camp and take home memories for years to come. Our programming, designed by certified schoolteachers, provides just enough structure to inspire and initiate unforgettable experiences, yet plenty of freedom for young minds to be creative and put their imagination to work. Disguised in all of this fun and adventure is critical development of motor skills, social skills and academic content. Those little minds will stay sharp with inquiry-based learning. No homework or tests here, just a huge natural playground where you can't help but learn a few new things along the way!



Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from mom and dad for an entire day or half day, Busy Bees Program is available on an hourly basis. Little ones will still benefit from a programmed schedule of fun events and educational activities, but without the half or full day commitment. This is perfect for the parent looking for childcare during a workout or fitness class. If children are not potty trained, a parent must be available for a diaper change if needed.

When: Daily from 9:00a to 1:00p
Where: River Ranch – Activity Cottage
Price: $20 per hour per child


AGES 6 TO 12

Featuring the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities, every day is unique at Ranch Hands Kids Camp with daily activities such as Hiking, Swimming, Silly Songs and Games, Tennis, Golf, Arts & Crafts, and much more. Exciting weekly themes like Wild, Wild, West and Art of Imagination, Our Friendly Planet, and Flower-to-Hive Week add layers and layers of fun!

Is your child a Ranch Hand (ages 6-8) or one of Roxy's Rogues (ages 9-12)? We offer programming that brings both groups together and sends them out for separate adventures with our positive and friendly staff. Located within the River Ranch complex in the newly renovated Hunter's Workshop, kids can choose from a half-day, full day or evening of programmed activities and adventures that are both educational and fun! All of our programs include lunch and a snack.

When: Saturdays and Sundays
Where: River Ranch - Activity Cottage

Full Day: 9:00a to 4:00p - $105 per child (Includes lunch and snack)
Half Day Morning: 9:00a to 1:00p- $70 (Includes lunch and snack)
Half Day Afternoon: 12:00p to 4:00p - $70 (Includes lunch and snack)


AGES 6 TO 12

Perfect for kids looking for a night out and away from parents (or parents looking for a quiet adult dinner!), Hunter's Workshop opens its doors to both Ranch Hands (ages 6 to 8) and Roxy's Rogues (ages 9-12) for an evening of fun, food and friends. Activities available include Wii, foosball, games, movies, art projects and more. Dinner is included. Parents are welcome to stay and play games with their children before dinner or register children to stay and be cared for by our staff. All we ask is that parents provide a cell phone number and promise to remain on property.

When: Saturday evenings October through April (5:00p-9:00p); Friday and Saturday evenings May through September (6:00p to 10:00p)
Where: River Ranch – Activity Cottage
Price: $60 per child for the evening, four hours of fun! (Includes dinner from the River Ranch Cafe)


Advanced registration is recommended for all Kids Programming, particularly during our holiday and summer seasons. Please reach out to the Activities Team at 831.626.2549 or call the Front Desk from any hotel phone to make arrangements. Day of/drop-in registration is subject to availability. All themes and programs are subject to change and cancellation.

A 24-HOUR COURTESY POLICY APPLIES. All bookings shall be considered confirmed. Please notify the Concierge or Front Desk of any cancellations. Bookings cancelled prior to final 24-hour period shall receive a full refund of registration fees. Cancellations within 24 hours of class time will receive a 50% refund of registration fees. Failure to attend without cancellation notification will result in full payment.