"What is Rancho Palomino?"
We are a "private family farm" located in the beautiful foothills of Santa Barbara near the Historic Mission, Botanic Garden and Natural History Museum. We offer affordable personal enrichment opportunities with professional instruction in a variety of subjects. Our vision is to build community around personal enrichment activities, sustainable food practices, animals and the arts.
Subjects of interest on the farm include;
archery, horses, food preservation
animal husbandry, permaculture, sustainability composting, cooking, philosophy, horsemanship and
The Arts; fine, cultural and old world.
After School 2017
We currently have a couple openings
After School Pick Up starts at $150 per month for "one day a week" 4x(your day) per mo.
Scroll down to read more about what's offered! Sign up for "After School" personal enrichment today. Only 2 months left until Summer!
Spring BREAK 2017
March 27-31 $200.00 M-F 9am-4pm
Snacks and bottled water included, bring lunch! Sign up now, space is limited!
Horseback Riding, Art, Archery, Permaculture,
Gardening, Cooking, face painting, games &
water play. End of week awards ceremony
*Talent Show, with the animals
2017 SUMMER Personal Enrichment
"Hold my spot!" SIGN-UP is open!
Pay $50 now and pay the balance during SUMMER! Summer balances are paid on or before the first day your week begins!!!
Scroll down to see our "NEW" Weekly Summer Themes
"We offer private personal enrichment opportunities with professional instruction." Please get in touch with us to learn more. We offer to share our many local references from members, and student families.
NOTE: We are NOT a licensed child care facility.
2017 Summer Personal Enrichment
Each week has a unique theme see below for details...
Limited Space each week so... Hold your SPOT Today!!!!
Friday Night Campouts will be offered again this year!
Early Sign-up Discount Full Time $250.00 M-F
*Until April 1st Normal Price is $300.00 M-F 9:30-3:30
Deposits are applied to your balance
*Balances are due in Summer. We open the shop for payment balances the 1st day of each month. Depending on the month you are signed up for please pay your balance by the 5th. Thank you.
ALL Weeks Include; Water Play. Horseback Riding & Animal
Care. Cultural Arts (such as face painting, flamenco
or hula dance)
Archery, Painting, Cooking, Crafts, Sewing, Jewelry
Making... Friday Awards Ceremony, End of Week
Performance! We also include daily Snacks & Water!
Each week has a special guest instructor; Guest Instructors teach daily for a full hour! Subjects are Focused on Cultures of the world Enrichment Subjects focus on subjects from cooking to dance. Instructors will be announced before summer and are selected to enhance the theme of the week.
Summer Hours are 9:30am-3:30pm After care is available for a add fee of $15 per hr until - 5:00pm
NEW - Evening Riders Club 6pm-8pm T.B.A. (by invitation)
$50 per week Open to Rancho After Schoolers please enquire.
Week 1. June 12-16
Summer Kick Off Week! Daily Art, Archery, Horseback Riding, Cooking, Crafts, Build a Gigantic Slip n Slide and More...
Week 2. June 19-23
Cooking on Fire! Daily Art, Archery, Horseback Riding, Cooking Outside, Wood Working, Crafts including Candle Making...
Week 10. August 14-18
Crazy Puppets! Daily Art, Archery, Cooking, Horseback Riding, Crafts, including Gigantic Puppet Making, Sewing...
Sign up now to hold your spot...Space is limited each week!!!
2016-17 After School Personal Enrichment
Our After School Prices Include
Pick up from school, snacks, water, art project materials, archery equipment use, animal husbandry with our mini horse, cow & goats. Learn with chickens, dogs, cats and our reptile. Horsemanship, Horseback Riding with our wonderful 14-35 year young rescued horses. Use of other tools and equipment for projects on the farm. Safety helmets, and other riding equipment.
2017 Enrollment with pick up is OPEN...
Please get in touch with your needs
(space is very limited)...
Drop off is open Monday-Friday
Current pick up locations and days are as follows;
(m/th) Hope, (m-f) Monte Vista, (m-th) Adelante,
(m-f)Roosevelt, (t) Ellwood, (m) La Colina
and (m/f) Knox School.
Carpooling is always welcome and appreciated! Please get in touch about current carpooling locations. We are happy to help you get connected with other parents who trade rides to and from the farm.
Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara 2017 prices
1 Day a week (pick up 4x a month) $150
2 Days a week (pick up 8x a month) $290
3 Days a week (pick up 12x a month) $440
4 Days a week (pick up 16x a month) $580
5 Days a week (pick up 21x a month) $680
Our prices are discounted for some students. Above is the cost of attendance for 2017. Prices are subject to change slightly without notice to meet our operating costs. We are committed to offering our program for reasonable Private Personal Enrichment rates.
Full time & Sibling discounts offered on 2 or more days a week.
please get in touch... c. 805-570-5075
Pick up offered at all
Montecito, Santa Barbara & Goleta Schools
2017 Pick up offered Monday-Friday when availible!
"Find some friends at your school and coordinate a
group for weekly pick up."
"Once we are full we will close enrollment."
student teacher ratio not to exceed 8-1 during the school year except holidays."
After School Hours;
School pick up - 5:45pm
extended care is not offered on a regular basis during the school year. (occasional late pick up can be arranged)
CELEBRATE ON THE FARM
Custom Packages are available for
private celebrations on the farm
Please submit your requested
date/time & number of guests
Customize your Farm Party with some or all of the options below get in touch for help with event timing, number of guests, and organizing of details.
Parties can be for any age group.
Art on canvas, Archery, Farm Animal feeding, Horseback Riding, BBQ with or without host Chef, Professional photo package, pet the mini goats and mini horse!
Scavenger hunt, Obstacle Course & more ...
(Over 15 guests will require parking restrictions on the farm/Accommodations on street).
FREE Consultation... 805-570-5075
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