I have loved hearing the children laughing. I went around the bend the other day, I heard these laughing kids and I thought, I’ve never heard that at the Ranch. There’s a new experience today. And I really loved hearing that.

Mary Drake

Family Week

Rancho La Puerta’s Third-Annual

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Plan your best family vacation together yet…exploring nature, learning, layering the foundation for a healthy life, cooking making music, art, adventures, and having tons of plain old fun.

“Camp Kuchumaa” – August 2-9, 2014

Dreaming of a summer vacation for the whole family in 2014? Our Family Week captures the essence of an active, fascinating, satisfying— and life-enhancing—family vacation. We believe in making unforgettable family memories that also inspire living a healthier life year-’round.

Creating “Family Week” comes naturally to us. Many guests say that every week at the Ranch is like “summer camp for adults.” We took your comments seriously and created the best summer camp for the whole family that we possibly could—minus the cots, drafty cabins, and icy lake. This is no Camp Run-Amuck. Winner of Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Destination Spa award three out of four years, the Ranch prides itself on its world-class accommodations, food, service, facilities, and fitness program.

We carefully planned Family Week with opportunities to spend quality time together, active and relaxing… but also with plenty of time for adults and children alike to explore their own programs at their own pace.

Our own expert staff, joined by a great lineup of our favorite artists, musicians, photographers, and teachers, keep the pace lively. We celebrate curiosity and create magic moments. “I can do it!” and “I did it!” become the watchwords of each day. Our leaders are positive, enthusiastic members of our team that enjoy kids… of all ages.
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Explore nature…

Hike, bird watch, exercise outdoors, discover ancient Native American campsites… all in our own 3,000-acre nature sanctuary of mountains, oak forests, and meadows.

Explore the visual arts...

Paint, draw, sculpt, our arts program is a favorite all year round, and this week we gear it to the whole family.

Explore healthy cooking…

Help bring in the summer harvest from our huge organic garden, and learn to cook fresh and easy in our world-class cooking school La Cocina Que Canta.

Explore family fitness…

We pride ourselves on our fitness program and for this week we created classes for families to enjoy together, or on their own.

Explore music…

Keep the beat going with our drumming classes— and dance, sing, and enjoy world-class performances.

Explore other cultures...

Celebrate the people and traditions of Mexico. Enjoy our storyteller’s exciting tales. Learn to play in Spanish. Meet members of the mountain community of Tecate. Discover the ways of the Kumeyaay: the peoples who have called this area home for thousands of years.

Explore quiet time…

Unplug so you can tune in… to each other. We’re only an hour from San Diego, yet the Ranch seems blissfully”worlds apart.”

And most important, explore laying the foundation of your, and your children’s, lifetime of health and fitness.

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All at a great rate:
$3,150 per adult / $650 per child*

 *Each adult may bring up to two children ages 7-17 at this rate. Some restrictions apply. Space is limited; please make reservations early.




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