Below is an overview of programming and facilities at Rancho del Chaparral. Click this link to view a pdf of what Rancho has to offer.
With over eleven hundred acres of vast meadows, tall pines, and a creek, Rancho del Chaparral offers a range of outdoor experiences.
- Hiking: Miles of hiking offer access to sweeping vistas and forest discovery. Full trail maps are available from the camp ranger.
- Archery Range: Targets and equipment are available for 4th grade campers and up.
- Campfires: Beautifully situated just below Hoffman Hall, there is seating for 50 people a around a campfire circle. For a more intimate experience, gather around the fire circle in your outdoor unit.
- Horseback Riding: With limited availability, your group can arrange to horseback ride through the camp’s miles of horse trails.
Housing areas are divided into two main areas, Bosque and Prado. These two main areas are separated by forest area, an approximate 15 minute walk. Within each area, individual housing platforms / structures are grouped into small groups of 5-9 structures.
Bosque. Bosque is a platform tent camping area nestled within the ponderosa pine and gambrel oak. Bosque consists of 12’x24’ platform tents, fire circles, unit shelters for group gatherings, pit latrines, and hand washing stations. Bosque is divided into 5 areas, each having a unit shelter and fireplace, tables and benches, and electrical lighting. The Bosque shower house is a covered 8 head shower with semi-private showers. Maximum sleeping accommodations for Bosque is 132.
Prado. Prado is a mixed use, tree covered camping area consisting of three units and housing types. Each unit has it’s own pit latrines, hand washing stations, and enclosed unit shelters. Unit shelters consist of tables, benches, storage area, fireplace, and removable walls. The Prado shower house is a covered 8 head shower with semi-private showers. Maximum sleeping accommodations for Prado is 116.