The DANA Adobe and Cultural Center provides multiple experiences for school aged children including field trips, summer camp, Chumash life, Living on the Rancho, numerous hands on activities, special events like Heritage Day and Naturerfest as well as downloadable activities and games. There’s always plenty to do, learn and enjoy at Rancho Nipomo. Look below for more information!

Summer Camp

Summer Camp is one of DANA’s signature programs. Partnering with wonderful Central Coast organizations, DANA brings young students this unforgettable experience. Exciting highlights include learning about pollinators, hiking, scavenger hunts, solar education, life on the rancho, stepping back in time, and discovery days. The five day program can be booked for multiple weeks.

Field Trips

DANA provides field trips to nearly 2,000 students a year! Our Life on the Rancho and Chumash programs book quickly, so make your reservations today. We offer Docent-led Education Programs for 3rd, 4th & 5th-grade classes.

Critter Corner

Critters abound here on the Rancho! The animals are wild and native to the Rancho, and are free to come and go as they please in this protected environment. Come see the animals of the Rancho!