Rankin Ranch, California Ranch Kids Camp

California Ranch Kids Camp

Caliente, California

California Ranch Children’s Program: Featured in the Equitrekking Horse Camps Guide

At a Glance

Over 150 year old California cattle and guest ranch with a top-rated children’s program. Kids travel with their parents for this family camp experience just 2.5 hours north of Los Angeles.

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Caliente, California


2.5 hours North of Los Angeles

Age Group

All Ages

Riding Style & Ability

Beginner to Advanced


30-50 guests




April through September – minimum stay one night


$150-$275 per person per night – All Inclusive Rates
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In Depth Information

Why an Equitrekking Top 20 Horse Camp?

This ranch’s supervised children’s program gets top ratings from media and generations of guests. It’s combination of history, strong staff and interesting working ranch experience is a unique vacation for families and top camp experience for kids.

From the Horse’s Mouth

Rankin Ranch, California Ranch Kids Camp has been featured in Sunset Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens Vacation Guide. Children and their parents stay at the Quarter Circle U Rankin Ranch, located deep in the Tehachapi Mountains of California, which been a working cattle ranch since the days of the Civil War, and where the Rankin family still raises White Face Hereford cattle just as their ancestors did 150 years ago.

Counselors are on duty from 9:30 am to 3:30pm and again from 5:30pm to 8:00 pm, and have planned activities for ages 4 through 11. Older children may join in the fun if they wish, while younger children can come along with parent supervision. Days are filled with horse lessons and trail riding, arts and crafts, nature hikes, scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, talent shows, swim meets, and much, much more.

Kids also get to experience a working ranch and working farm at Sarah’s Farm. Bottle feeding the baby animals, throwing hay to the lambs and goats and holding the chickens are just some of the fun experiences. At Rankin Ranch, kids learn responsibility and about farmwife by helping to feed the calves, lambs, pigs and chickens.

Horseback Riding is a favorite activity at the ranch for guests age six and older. The daily trail rides vary from flat land to mountainous trails and from walking to the occasional gallop, though children are limited to trotting. This is a great introduction to horses, riding and life away from the city.


PO Box 36
Caliente, CA 93518
Tel. 661-867-2511

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