Art and More Guest Ranch of Modesto

Holiday Crafting Day Camp at the Mistlin Art GallerySaturday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a holiday fun-day making ornaments, decorated candle jars, duct tape gifts and holiday cards with a variety of fun and creative materials. All ages welcome, children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. $40 including materials. Register through the City of Modesto Parks and Recreation online site at (you must have an e-mail address to obtain an eConnect account).


Winter school holiday Camp coming January 4th-8th, 2016. 

Email me to get put on the list to receive information.


   Art and More  

Exercise your creativity, 

Explore the world of ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

. . . . . . AND MORE:  

Enjoy the FUN of horse riding, games and swimming!

Birthday Parties


We offer private or group lessons for children and ADULTS in ART and HORSEBACK RIDING to fit your schedule. We also now offer overnight lodging! 

 Also Available:  

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Girl Scout Art Badges, Art Lessons in Classrooms, Grand/Parent and Child Art, click here for more information: Year Around Art Lessons

   The Place for Fun and Relaxation

   Art Room * Sports Lawn * Barn * Fenced Riding Arenas * Swimming Pool * Playground 

Chicken/Rabbit Coop * Kennel Available * 

New games for 2015: Box Hockey, Miniature Golf and more!

Click Here to see projects created by our campers                  

Comment 5/20/11: "I did want to share with you that whenever I mention a day camp to my kids they keep asking if they can go to yours.  They loved all the projects they did and getting to ride your horses. 
Thank you for providing such a wonderful opportunity for children.
Bethann W. (mother to Andrew and Katie)"  

I enjoy working with the Girl Scouts.  Check out the after-school group prices at FUN Creativityi

We now provide lodging: Stay at Our Ranch

GIFT Recommendation: First Year of Marriage CalenDiary


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Our ranchette is located near Sylvan and Roselle Avenues in Modesto.



Please call weekdays between 9 am and 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm     

Allergy Alert: Cats, dogs and other animals on premises. 

Day guests may not bring their own dogs on our grounds.

Facility Director

Owner/director, Cheryl Brown, has a Bachelor's Degree in art history and a Master's Degree in Art Education. She also majored in animal science for a year at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where she took every horse class that was available, including English riding, horse husbandry, horse shoeing, and horse training. She also rode in the horse drill team, Hacienda Hi-Riders, which won ribbons for parades and was invited to the State Fair. She also served as a Jr. Counselor in the 4-H horse program.

Cheryl has over 15 years of teaching experience, plus several years camp experience through YMCA, Girl Scouts, and Christian church girls' camp.  See "Director's Background" (link is to the right on this page) for more information.

Cheryl Brown has also joined the education committee at the Central California Art Association/Mistlin Gallery.  To see a calendar of classes offered for children and adults at the Mistlin Gallery, click here or check out the CCAA education website at