Check in after 4:00 p.m. and register for Road Scholar in front of the entrance to the Lodge lobby.
Afternoon: At 4:30 p.m. meet for a trail mixer in the Saloon to start getting to know your great companions for the week.Dinner: Cowboy dinner (family-style) in the Ranch Chuck House.Evening: Orientation starts off our evening in the Chuck House, learning about the fun days ahead, and getting an overview of the many exciting things to do at the Ranch. Time to get acquainted and then put on your cowboy hat and we're ready to go!
Line dancing in the Saloon for everyone this evening (if you want to join in the fun!). It's a great get acquainted opportunity.Lodging: Greenhorn Creek Guest RanchMeals Included: Dinner
Then our wranglers meet with our group, do a riding evaluation and assign horses for the week. Greenhorn Creek Ranch has over 100 horses (quarter horses, mustangs, drafts and a few throughbreds). After basic riding and safety instruction we take an easy trail ride.
Our progressive riding program will help you achieve your riding goals as well as enjoy the fantastic scenery on the trail.Lunch: Lunch cookout on the lawn.Afternoon: An afternoon trail ride takes us into more of the beautiful terrain of the High Sierra.
A little free time when you return gives you a chance to grab a fishing pole and go off to the pond! Or maybe you'll play ping pong, horseshoes, go for a swim or head to the video arcade.Dinner: Dinner in the Chuck house. Salad bar is always available as are child-friendly foods.Evening: Gather for an evening of delightful laughter as you try karaoke and of course, more dancing!Lodging: Greenhorn Creek Guest RanchMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Some free time after our ride, to hike, practice your roping or shoot some pool. With thousands of acres of the Plumas National Forest at your fingertips, you have your choice of hiking trails (flats, wide-open forest or service roads). Trails are unmarked so bring your compass or GPS.Dinner: There's always plenty to eat at the Ranch Chuck House, as the fresh air and all that riding will make you good and hungry!Evening: Tonight children and grandparents head off on their own activities. Children work on their memory books with the activity director and then enjoy their own special "Kids' Card Night" at the Saloon!
Meanwhile adults learn about the history of Greenhorn Creek Ranch from the owners, Trish and Ralph, followed by a little insight from the Group Leader who will talk about "First Wagons to California," from this very appropriate venue in the Sierra.
Then children head off to the Pond for "frog catching!"Lodging: Greenhorn Creek Guest RanchMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Adults who chose not to ride can join in the wagon ride to the cookout!Afternoon: Our trail ride returns to the Ranch in time for the Guest Rodeo games, followed by cowboy softball!
Afterwards relax around or in the pool, sit on the deck, or try your hand again at fishing in the Ranch Pond.Dinner: Family style dinner in the Ranch Chuck House after a full day on the trail.Evening: Excitement tonight again! It's "Frog Racing" time! Children race their frogs....you can pound on the floor behind them, whisper to them, blow on them...just not touch them!
Then head to the BonFire site for marshmallow roasting and a Campfire sing-a-long! Cowboys or Trish and Ralph sing, play and tell stories!Lodging: Greenhorn Creek Guest RanchMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check out time is 11 a.m. this morning.Morning: Meet our mules this morning for a "Mule Wagon" demonstration just for our Road Scholar group. Learn the difference between a mule and a horse and spend a little time petting them.
Our program wrap up follows with time for children to share their memory books. Then we'll have to say goodbye....for now!
Meals Included: Breakfast