What Does Your Child Do at Flip Flop Ranch Summer Camp?
Flip Flop Ranch Day Camp provides children a unique opportunity to experience the daily challenges and rewards of a working farm. Flip Flop Ranch campers milk goats, collect eggs from chickens and ducks, card and spin wool, create nature-based crafts, learn to compost, plant seeds, harvest and cook from our organic garden, and explore our beautiful desert lands. Best of all, your child leaves camp with lasting memories of being immersed in and feeling nourished by the natural world. Flip Flop Ranch emphasizes hands-on experience and exploration. Campers are encouraged to touch, taste, smell, hear, observe, and ask questions. We focus on teaching respect for animals, plants, the earth and each other.
Flip Flop Ranch Farmers lead small, age-based groups of about eight campers, tailoring the activities and focus to the interests, age, and needs of the campers in each group. Camp day begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:00 or 3:00, depending on the week. After-care is available Monday through Thursday until 5pm for an additional fee. Campers will receive a t-shirt and photo with their camp group and should bring lunch every day.
Summer Day Camp
Registration Now Open
Week One June 16 – June 20
Week Two June 23 – June 27
Flip Flop Explorers
Week Three June 30 – July 3
Week Four July 7 to July 11
Ranch Rangers/Junior Camp Counselors-
Week Five July 14 to July 18
Flip Flop Explorers/Junior Camp Counselors
Week Six July 21 to July 25
Week Seven July 28 to August 1
Flip Flop Explorers/Junior Camp Counselors
Week Eight August 4 to August 8
Week Nine August 11 to August 15
Week Ten August 18 to August 22
To register online, click here
To print and mail/fax/scan registration form, click here
Questions? Call 760.680.6146 – please note, registration for summer camp will not be accepted on the phone
Flip Flop Explorers – Ages 5 to 8. The Flip Flop Explorers camp weeks, geared for our youngest campers, abound in hands-on, sensory-rich activities in a slightly shorter day format. Campers discover exciting tastes, smells, textures and colors in the garden and in simple cooking projects. They make connections with and learn how to take care of animal friends. Days are full of fun and games, story-telling, songs, crafts, hikes, play and exploration. Children develop their understanding of the needs of animals and plants and make connections with their environment and each other.
9:00am to 2:00pm/June 23-27; July 14 – 18; July 28 – August 1
Ranch Rangers – Ages 5 to 13. Our all-ages camp weeks bring everyone together to enjoy the wonders of Flip Flop Ranch. A great way for siblings to attend camp at the same time, small groups are designated by age and guided in developmentally appropriate activities.
9:00am to 2:00pm/June 16-20; June 30 – July 3 (4 days, prorated); July 7 – July 11; August 11 – 15, August 18 – 22
Junior Farmers – Ages 8 to 13. Older campers gain an in-depth experience and longer day format in the Junior Farmers camp weeks. Campers participate fully in ranch life, practicing principles of organic gardening and animal care, and undertaking stewardship projects. They contribute ideas towards shaping their experience, including making choices about more ambitious craft and cooking projects. Guided by a Flip Flop Ranch farmer and working as a team, campers investigate native plant and animal habitats and desert ecology, and take on more challenging hikes to explore new terrain.
9:00am to 3:00/July 21 – 25 and August 4 – 8
Jr. Camp Counselors – Ages 14 to 18. Flip Flop Ranch offers Junior Camp Counselors (14-18) the opportunity to experience Flip Flop Ranch camp in a leadership role, assisting the Farmer in leading a group of Flip Flop Explorers and being a role model for the young campers. Junior Camp Counselors apply for the position by completing a questionnaire describing their interest and relevant experience (application is online.) The first day of camp includes orientation and training to help prepare them for this role.
8:45am to 2:00pm/July 7 – 11; July 14 – 18; July 28 – August 1
Questions? Please email FlipFlopRanch@gmail.com
Scholarships are available for low-income families and will be awarded on the basis of need and availability. For Scholarship Application click here.
In Aftercare, campers will enjoy a variety of outside adventures and projects, suitable for all ages and energy levels. Activities may include spending time with the farm animals, nature journaling, games, garden scavenger hunts, and more. Please provide any additional snacks or supplies your child may need for a longer day. This will be supervised recreation time by Flip Flop Ranch Farmers for campers of all ages, with a camper to teacher ratio similar to summer camp groups.
? Monday through Thursday, starting immediately after camp until 5:00pm each day.*
? Aftercare is $15/hour when registration and payment are received before 5:00pm on the Wednesday before your child’s camp week.
? Aftercare is $20/hour when registration and payment are received after 5:00pm on the Wednesday before your child’s camp week.
? Siblings receive a 50% discount when registering for Aftercare. (Please be sure to select the Sibling Aftercare option when registering online.)
• Cancellation Policy
? You will receive a refund in the amount of 80% of your entire Aftercare purchase if you cancel before 5:00pm on the Wednesday before your child’s camp week.
? No refund for Aftercare will be issued if you cancel after 5:00pm on the Wednesday before your child’s camp week.
• Customize Your Week
? Aftercare purchases may be customized to meet your needs each day of camp. Aftercare may be selected for any number of days during your child’s camp week and can be scheduled in 1 hour increments. Be sure to make each day’s purchase separately and add each choice to your shopping cart.
To register for After Care click here.
Flip Flop Ranch encourages carpooling. Four weeks before the start of your child’s summer camp week, we will send you a list of the other families enrolled for that week, sorted by town or city. We will help facilitate carpools on the first morning of camp, but it may be helpful to call or email another family from the carpool list prior to the week of camp. We are located 30 minutes from Victorville and 45 minutes from Yucca Valley.
Help A Child Attend Summer Camp
Your financial contribution will help low-income children attend Flip Flop Ranch Summer Camp. Please make a donation today and help us make Flip Flop Ranch possible for all!
Cancellation & Change Policy
If you must cancel your registration you will be eligible for a full refund (minus a $50 processing fee) if the cancellation is made at least 6 weeks before the camp starting date. Cancellations received with less than 6 weeks’ notice will not be eligible for any refund unless a replacement is available to take your camper’s spot. If you would like to reschedule your camp week, a $25 processing fee will be charged and changes will be accommodated only when there is space available.