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Ghost Ranch Family Week – G24060600

Jun 30 2024 – Jul 05 2024


Light! Community! Action! Come to Ghost Ranch and star in your own movie adventure!

Do you like mysteries? Join a scavenger hunt. Prefer a musical? We have singing and dancing. Action-adventure more your speed? Try hiking or canoeing. And for sports fans, we have swimming, basketball, a ga-ga pit and 9-square in the Air, frisbee, and kickball.  Whatever option you choose, we have it. Spend the first part of July at Ghost Ranch and participate in drawing and dancing, jewelry and journaling, fused glass and games. Enjoy the red rocks, attend morning worship, create unique art, tell stories, share laughter and make countless memories. 

Ghost Ranch Family Week – better than the movies!

Family Week Overview:

You will choose from mini-workshops – a different one for each morning- and participate as a family. Each ‘mini workshop’ is designed to be started and finished in a single morning and most are accessible to ages 5 on up. The presence of an adult is necessary for all offerings. (Choosing mini-workshops will happen separately from registration).

Family time is encouraged in the afternoons ( hiking, swimming, museums, library, games, art). Coordinated family activities are planned each evening. The 4th of July will include float-making, our annual Ghost Ranch Parade, and a BBQ with pinata and prizes.

Morning Mini-Workshops

LeatherWorks – The beginning basics of leather-stamping and work (Shirley Traccia)

Fused Glass is Fun! –  Design, cut, and assemble a colorful piece of fused glass art in a morning of shiny family fun! (Katrina Jameson) 

Make ‘n’ Take Metal Jewelry: Make and take a simple yet beautiful piece of metal jewelry in one morning- then show and tell! (Jamie Halpern and Bill Derrevere) ( must be 7 years old or older)

Outdoor Family Fun:Waterfront and hiking -every morning will bring a new family adventure. (OA staff)  (canoers must be 9)

Morning at the Museum: O dem bones, dem old bones… and dinosaurs. (museum staff)

Home on the Ranch: Observe, learn and draw many of the creatures that make the ranch their home (Jennifer Pickett)

Stone Carving by Hand – play with small, soft stone and files and create small projects (must be 7)

Movin’ and Groovin’ – find our fave tunes , follow along in warmups, and find your family’s choreography (Emma Nichols-Payne)

ArtJournals – a small notebook and a pen (maybe a little glitter and glue) and all your ranch memories are recorded

Adobe A-go-go – what’s better than playing in the mud? Making bricks and building

* A sign-up list will be emailed after registration/ A different workshop must be chosen for each morning-no repeats/ families should stay together, at least 1 parent with youth