- Contributor: beth loof
- Contributor: leslie jensen
Schedule an Adventure Day at UC Elkus Ranch in beautiful Half Moon Bay.
Due to the popularity of our new Private Family Tours, we are expanding upon this tour experience to a half day of adventure: UC Elkus Ranch Adventure Day!
Adventure Day is a private outdoor day of fun at UC Elkus Ranch for social bubbles of children and adults. Participants can spend the day caring for our animals and gardens, making a nature-themed craft, going on hikes around the property, and so much more! Social bubbles can contain up to 10 children maximum (extra fees apply). Perfect for preschools, babysitting groups, families, and anyone else who wants more quality outdoor time on the ranch.
The extension of the private tour experience stems from the requests we have received from visitors even before the COVID-19 restrictions were set in place. Parents of visiting students and campers have often inquired about opportunities for the entire family to visit the ranch to experience everything Elkus Ranch has to offer. This unique experience can be tailored to each group's interests and ages. Groups can choose to spend their time learning about gardening and botany, small and large livestock animals, animal training, or local wildlife and plants. The learning opportunities are endless in our outdoor classroom!
Adventure Day is currently being offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. At least 1 adult is required to attend to assist with any issues that require close contact so that our educators can remain socially distant. For information on scheduling and pricing, please visit http://ucanr.edu/adventure. Adventure Day must be scheduled in advance and all statewide and San Mateo County Health Department restrictions are being enforced. Current information on San Mateo County health restrictions can be found at https://www.smchealth.org/health-officer-orders-and-statements.
Elkus Ranch, property of the University of California, conducts educational outdoor programs for urban, disabled and inner-city youth in environmental science, California history, animal care and agricultural programs year-round.
Located on the central California coast in Half Moon Bay, the ranch offers diverse programs including those specifically designed for students with special needs, allowing participants to learn about the inter-relationship of the environment and themselves in a rural setting. Under normal circumstances, Elkus Ranch hosts more than 9,000 youth and adults each year from all over the San Francisco Bay Area including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
Elkus Ranch also has a conference center that can be leased separately. The 4,400 square foot educational and conference facility is available for daytime retreats, meetings and workshops year-around. Current COVID-19 restrictions may affect availability. The commercial kitchen is available for onsite meal preparation or catering. Additional information about the ranch and conference center, can be found at http://elkusranch.ucanr.edu/Visit/Conference_Center.
For more information about UC Elkus Ranch, please visit http://elkusranch.ucanr.edu or contact Leslie Jensen at LKJensen@ucanr.edu or (650) 712-3151.