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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!


At Ranch Hands Kids Camp, children create and take home memories to last for years to come. Designed and delivered by our positive and fun-loving Counselors, our programming provides just enough structure to inspire and initiate unforgettable experiences, yet plenty of freedom for young minds to be active and put their imagination to work. Disguised in all of this fun and adventure is critical development of motor skills, social skills and love for our natural habitats.



Perfect for our youngest campers who might not want to be away from Mom or Dad for too long. The Busy Bees program is available on an hourly basis, offering little ones the benefit of a schedule of fun, 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; Weekends from 9:00a to 5:00p
Where: River Ranch – Activity Cottage
Price: $25 per hour per child


AGES 6 TO 12

Every day is a unique adventure at Ranch Hands Kids Camp! Kids enjoy the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities. Each day includes a structured schedule of educational play, outdoor adventure, pool time and special programming like naturalist-led hikes in search of interesting wildlife, tennis group lession with PBI Tennis Pros, visits to the Apiary to peek into the hives and learn about pollinators, special craftmaking in the Art Studio, or Geocaching treasure hunts with GPS devices.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, October-April; Daily, May 25-September 2, 2018

Where: River Ranch - Activity Cottage

Full Day: 9:00a to 5:00p - $125 per child (includes lunch, snack, and afternoon sports instruction with the Pros)
Half Day: 9:00a to 2:00p - $105 (includes lunch)


AGES 2 TO 12

Our weekend evening program features an evening of fun, food and friends. Kids do their thing while adults enjoy grown-up time. Activities 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 (6:00p-9:00p); Friday and Saturday evenings May through September
Where: River Ranch – Activity Cottage
Price: $70 per child for the evening, three hours of fun! (Includes dinner from the River Ranch Cafe)


Advance registration is recommended for all Children's Programming, particularly during holiday and summer seasons. Please contact the Activities Team at 831.626.2577 or call Guest Services 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 Guest Services 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 notification of cancellation will result in full payment.