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Family Week 2022 July 3-8- G220700

Journey to Ghost Ranch and join us for a week of non-stop family fun!  Starting with the 4th of July to the talent show on the last night, from sunrise services to 10:00 quiet time, we will keep you and yours involved and inspired. Leave some extra room in your suitcase for treasures and masterpieces! 

Mornings:  Choose a different activity every morning to participate in as a family.  Each ‘class’ is designed to be finished in one morning and is accessible to ages 4 an up. (The presence of an adult is necessary).  Specific class signups will happen after registration. 

Pastel Groove with Juliana Crownover: All you need for this painting class is your family and a willingness to have fun while getting just a little messy. Leave with a work of art and maybe a new hobby!  

Photograph the Ranch with Liz Arenberg: Grab your digital camera or your smart phone, fill up your water bottle, and join Liz Arenberg in viewing the ranch in a new way. This won’t take up any room on the trip home, but will provide lasting memories. 

Make and Take Silver with Jamie Halpern and Bill Derrevere: Make and take a simple yet beautiful piece of silver jewelry in one morning- then show and tell!

Fused Glass is FUN with Katrina Jameson: Design, cut, and assemble a colorful piece of fused glass art in a morning of shiny family fun! 

Outdoor Family Fun with Ghost Ranch Outdoor Adventure Staff: Waterfront, low ropes, hiking – every morning will bring a new family adventure.


Afternoons:  Monday, the 4th of July, will find us decorating floats and preparing for the annual ranch parade (feel free to bring costumes).  A BBQ supper and family Olympics will follow, and yes, there will be prizes!  The other afternoons will have activities like art on the portal, an atlatl demonstration, and of course, time at the swimming pool. Napping is encouraged as needed. 

Evenings: Each evening will bring a different family-oriented event. The fourth of July, kickball games, a movie, a scavenger hunt, and Coffee House to end our week together. 

Bring your family and spend the week with ours! 

    • Special lodging rates for this week only range from $100 (camping) to $900 (2 bedroom family suite) for the 5 night event.
    • Adults – $468 per person includes tuition and meals
    • Youth – $200 includes tuition and meals

Family Week sample – 5 nights
$600 1 room
$936 2 adults + meals ($468 per person)
$400 2 youth  ($200 per youth, includes meals)
$1936 average family of two adults & 2 children

Not all rooms sleep 4, so don’t wait to register.

Any questions regarding Family Week can be directed to Robin Keck, Programs Manager at robink@ghostranch.org

At this time masks are optional in indoor spaces. Proof of covid vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Both policies are subject to change. Sample: Lodging options for 6-night workshops range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 which includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the "commuter" or "2nd+ person sharing a room option" in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.


Please use the options below to find helpful information regarding Ghost Ranch Workshops and Retreats

If you need shuttle service, please reach out to Kevin at White Buffalo Shuttle 831.359.8077/ |  nivek @cruzio.com

No notes for this event

Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

Ghost Ranch Scholarship Request

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Ghost Ranch scholarship. The typical scholarship amount is $100-350. We are able to grant more scholarships in the winter, spring and late fall seasons than we are in the summer months. 

You will receive a copy of your scholarship form after you submit it and should hear back from Ghost Ranch about your application within a 10 working days. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Robin Keck, robingk@ghostranch.org.



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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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