Registration for our Summer Day Camp and Spring Family Programs is now open. Read more and book soon to ensure you and your family get the spot you want at our hands-on, nature-based camps and events.

Two Big-Hearted Children. One Magical Mission

Scherr Family Campout

Ever since they were toddlers, Hannah and James Scherr have loved visiting Slide Ranch. Then in 2012, when Hannah was 11 and James was 9, they decided they wanted to help other kids enjoy our farm by the sea--they created a cycling event called Slide Ride. Besides just raising money, the kids wanted to help their friends and family get to know Slide Ranch, while raising awareness about the work we do.

Their efforts have raised over $6,400 and helped over 289 kids attend our field trips. We hope their story inspires YOU to give a gift to Slide Ranch. 

Read their story here...

The real gifts worth giving are those that inspire a better world for our children

Check out the wonderful Slide Ranch full-page advert that ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on Dec 10! Thank you to Slide Ranch supporter, Shelley Lindgren, Sommelier/Owner of A16 and SPQR, for nominating us for the San Francisco Chronicle Gives program which donates free advertising space to local charities. Thank you also to Guru for donating their talent and time to create this advert. We hope it gives you a little more inspiration to give.

Any time of year is a good time to give to Slide Ranch. 

Your donation of just $5 or more will help give thousands of children and youth in the Bay Area a life-enhancing opportunity to connect with wildlife, healthy food and the outdoors through our hands-on educational programs and overnight field trips at our ranch.

Your donation will help provide essential teaching supplies, cooking utensils and even pay for youth from low income and underserved communities the chance to visit Slide Ranch this year.

Job Openings at Slide Ranch

Team Meeting

We have three exciting job openings at Slide Ranch. We're looking for experienced, dynamic and dedicated individuals to join our Slide Ranch team. Are you our next Director of OperationsBookkeeping / Office Assistant or Animal Husbandry Manager? If you think you've got what it takes, read the full job descriptions online and apply today!


Mom's Day at Slide Ranch 

Watch our goat kids, Waves and Grain, call for their mom and give her a hug!

We're on Disney's Pass the Plate!

Slide Ranch is an inspiring place to teach children about where their food comes from, how to live and eat healthily, and care for our wonderful world. Disney's Pass the Plate visited Slide Ranch to film our educational farm and programs in action.


One Mom's 28-year Slide Ranch Story

Kin Davis was two years old when she moved with her family to the USA. She visited Slide Ranch with her school as part of a subsidized trip funded by Slide Ranch donors. 

She never forgot it...

Read Kin's Full Interview

Our Family Programs were a huge hit last fall!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Family Programs this fall. Many programs SOLD OUT. We'll be opening registration for Spring Programs and Summer Camp in January 2015 so check back often. 

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Wish List... We Really Need a Few Things!

Every in-kind donation saves money and helps us meet our mission.

Every in-kind donation saves money and helps us meet our mission.

Got a wheelbarrow or binoculars lying around that you don't want any more? Or can donate a camera or iPad to enhance our programs?

We would love new or gently used items! 

Wish List...

Subaru Gives $10,000 to Slide Ranch!

Pictured L-R: Marika Bergsund, Executive Director, Slide Ranch; Steven A. Drew, Zone Director, Subaru; Mason Delapp, Zone Operations Specialist, Subaru; Suzette Clarke, Board Chair, Slide Ranch; Julie Hartman, Program Manager, Slide Ranch.

Subaru of America Foundation Inc. recently donated $10,000 to support our School and Community Programs. Thank you!

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