Art and More Day Camp 

at Art and More Guest Ranch of Modesto

Explore the world of ART . . . Exercise your creativity

AND MORE: Enjoy the FUN of horses, games and swimming!

Now you can also come stay with us as a GUEST RANCH!

Offering Holiday and Summer Day Camps, and by Appointment, Private and Group Art Lessons, Girl Scout Art Badges, and Horseback Riding Lessons   

Birthday Parties are back! click

In addition, we provide private adult lessons in art and horseback riding according to your schedule.

Scroll down to see our Summer Day Camp Schedule

If you would like to sponsor a child to attend Art and More summer camps, please contact us at the information at the bottom of the page to donate.


Allergy Alert: Cats, dogs and other animals on premises. Guests may not bring their own dogs on our grounds.

    FUN Ranch Day Camps   

8th year at studio/ranchette near Enochs High

Arts and crafts with all materials provided
Horse Rides and Swimming (weather permitting)

 Sign up early to reserve YOUR space.

2015 Camp weeks are scheduled May through August   

See individual camps for suggested ages

This year's camp weeks will have themes including:

Video Camp - Over 8 days, make your props, help write the script, and put on a show to be video taped. Plus our horse rides, swimming and games.  Ages 5-17.

Come back for an outdoor movie night to watch with your family and pick up your finished DVD.  

1 session=July 21-24 and July 28-31, 2015.

Movie night will be scheduled with the participants for a few weeks later in August.

Optical Illusion Confusion - Have fun with science, art and optical illusions, along with our horse rides, swimming and games. Ages 8-14.

Monday through Thursday, June 29 - July 2

Crafty Connections - For those more into building, stringing, and gluing. You will create with clay, recycled objects, and even edible art materials.  Plus, of course, horse rides, swimming and games. Ages 5-10. 

3-days, 4 hours/day, Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26    

Fine Arts - For those into really improving their painting and drawing skills, along with, of course, horse rides, swimming and games. You will have some fine artworks suitable to be framed for a final art show reception for your parents. Save them to enter the February youth art show at the Mistlin Gallery!  Ages 9-16.

Monday through Friday, June 8 - 12

Puppetry - For the younger crowd. Create a variety of your own puppets and put on a show for your parents.  Plus, of course, horse rides, swimming and games.  Ages 5-10.

Tuesday through Friday Friday, August 4-7

Horse Camp - Have fun learning in depth about horse riding and care, then cool off with a swim or create a horse themed craft.  Ages 7-17.

Session 1, May 27 & 28; Session 2, June 2-4

Click Here to learn more about Day Camps

Click Here to learn more about Horse Camps

    SIGN UP   

Check out prices on the "Day Camp" page above. Then, go to the Enrollment page and follow the directions.

waiver must be signed and parents must carry medical insurance for their child.

Painting with PastelsARTS  

This fun project is called printmaking.

(see more projects created by our campers)

                         Horseback Riding 

  Towel Volleyball 




                                                     Fenced Pool Facility


Now on Yelp!  

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)"

Summer 2015 Schedule

See more details and prices by clicking on the links below or continue to scroll down 


8-Day CAMP, 4 Hours per Day

Video Camp--Includes creating a script with a Western horse theme, making props and stage decorations, acting in the video if you choose, plus Horse Riding, Games, Swimming, and Family Video Viewing Night after video has been edited.

1 session=July 21-24 and July 28-31, 2015. Movie night will be scheduled with the participants for a few weeks later in August.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm   $340*

ONE WEEK CAMP, 4-1/2 Hours per Day

Fine Arts--Includes Art projects, Horse Riding, Games, Swimming, and Parent Art Reception.

Monday through Friday, June 8 - 12

1:00 to 5:30 pm    $240*

4-Day Camp, 3-1/2 Hours per Day

Optical Illusion Confusion--Includes Art and Science projects, Horse Riding, Games, and Swimming.

Monday through Thursday, June 29 - July 2

Tentative time: 2:00 to 5:30 pm     $140*

Puppetry--Includes crafts, Horse Riding, Swimming and puppet show.

Tuesday through Friday Friday, August 4-7

9:00 am to  12:30 pm      $140*

3-DAY, 4 Hours per Day

Crafty Connections--Includes crafts, Horse Riding, and Swimming

Wednesday through Friday, June 24-26 

10:00 am to 2:00 pm      $120*

               HORSE CAMP              
 Not just your typical one hour horse lesson! 
Gypsy and baby 

< Pico, our colt, will soon be two years old and is almost as tall as his mom! Born May 14, 2013

We have had a great response to this new choice in camp FUN days.  Experience grooming, bathing and caring for a horse, equipment and barn, plus group riding lessons each day.  Finish the day by cooling off with a swim on hot summer days, or a horse art/craft project and you have a child's dream FUN day!

$50/day with a limit of 3 participants per staff member
Session 1, May 27 & 28;   Session 2, June 2-4    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

If you have a child who thinks they want a horse, now is your chance for them to learn what is involved. 

Click here for more information.

    PRICE  NOTE    

*$25 One Time Registration Fee for new campers, includes T-shirt and all summer camps. Groupon discount is available.

10% multiple sibling discount available for camps that are 4 days or longer


Check out our schedule. Clink on the event to see more details:


More Information

Facility is located near Sylvan and Roselle Avenues in Modesto.

Call for enrollment forms or download a form through the link to the right of this page. 

Previous campers have returned multiple times--references are available.

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

                       Additional Options                      

 3-5 Year Old Art/Play Day 

I have had requests for younger children and will create some days if I get enough interest.  Call and let me know if you would like to get a group together. 

   School Year Activities   

Learn more about the options for FUN days during the school year:

FUN Creativity (click here)--School Year, Girl Scouts, Home School--Holiday FUN Days (click here)

Optional dates and flexible times can be scheduled personally by individuals and groups (see "FUN Creativity" for options and pricing).

  • Home School and Charter School academic art lessons

I also enjoy working with the Girl Scouts.  Check out the after-school group prices at FUN Creativity.kid's camp day camp  lessons 

                 MISTLIN ART GALLERY                  

Check out the courses taught at the Mistlin Gallery in partnership with Modesto City Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods:

Sign up for these classes through City Parks and Recreation, 577-5344 or  Parking in the garage is free with validation at the gallery.  

The following can also be scheduled privately at the Mistlin Gallery with an extra 20% fee:
  • Parent & Young Child Art Time for pre-schoolers and early grades 
  • 3-5 Year Old Art/Play Day 
  • After-school focused art projects for ages 6-8 or 9-12
  • Private lessons
  • Girl Scouts
  • Home School

Choose an underlined link below for more details:


Code of Conduct

Enrollment Forms 

Waiver of Liability

What to Bring


See artworks made at FUN Ranch


Experience & Recommendations 


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