Spring Homeschool Day

No reservation required for this School Program!

Homeschool families are invited to enter through the Admission Hut. Tours are self-guided to the educational historic sites. Admission is $4.00 each, children 2 and under are FREE. This School Program will cover the historic sites:

  • 1775 American Indian Area
  • 1860s Homestead Cabin
  • 1880s Farm and Garden
  • 19th Century Blacksmith Shop
  • General Store is open for purchases! Old fashioned sodas, candies, and Ranch-made goodies!

Here are a few tips to plan your Home School Program:

  • Your trip will begin at 3105 Gateway Road.
  • Dress for the weather! The majority of this program is outside with limited indoor space.
  • Parent/guardian chaperones are required during the program. Our staff and volunteers are here to facilitate learning. Teachers/parent chaperones are responsible for student behavior and to model proper field trip etiquette.
  • Tours are free-flowing. No set schedule.
  • Picnic lunches are welcome. Picnic tables available South of the Orchard House or by the pond. Trash and recycling receptacles provided.
Program held weather permitted.
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Junior Docent Program Applications

Open to ages 10 to 17. Applicant must be 10 years old by site training day, May 31, 2022.

All complete applications will be reviewed and considered for the program.

Experience Living History as a Junior Docent at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site! Junior Docents wear period clothing, demonstrate historic chores, games, crafts, and interpret the unique history of the Pikes Peak region to visitors from around the world! Participation in the Junior Docent program is selective and dependent on several factors, including age, application, interest, availability, maturity, and interview. The ideal Junior Docent is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and willing to jump in and do what is needed. A Junior Docent is an overall ambassador of history and the Ranch. 

Online Applications: Open Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m. until Sunday, March 20 at 10 p.m. MST. We expect applications to be completed by the potential Junior Docent. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Must be 10 years old by May 31.

Commitment: Two half-days per week: Wednesdays – Sundays.
Either:  9:50 a.m.-1:25 p.m. or 1:20 – 5 p.m.
during an assigned five-week session, according to availability.

  • Session I: June 1- July 3
  • Session II: July 6 – August 7

Junior Docents- along with a parent/guardian- must also volunteer for either:
Family Fourth, Monday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 1
and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.

Interviews: TBD
Interviews will take place at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site by appointment only.
Registration information will be sent upon after reviewing of the application.
We require an invitation code to register for the interview.

Junior Docents applicants that want to interview for the blacksmith shop (returning applicants, ages 13+) or American Indian Area must submit a notification in advance by phone or e-mail.

Expectations of becoming a Blacksmith Apprentice:

  • You will work with the master blacksmith as a traditional 19th Century Apprentice, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Turning the blower for the coal fire,
    • Double striking with Master Blacksmith,
    • Filing and using tools.
  • As an apprentice, do not expect to make personal tools and items, but to learn the basics of blacksmithing from Master Blacksmith.

Mandatory Orientation: TBD Either: 10 am.—12 p.m. or 2—4 p.m. Registration by invite-only and parent/guardian is required to attend with Junior Docent. Limited seating is available for each Orientation session.

Period Clothing: TBD

  • Check-out is optional if approved Junior Docent supplied historic clothing.
  • Scheduled registration is required. Drop-ins will not be accommodated.
  • Clothing rental is $5 per item.
  • Clothing is expected to be clean and pressed during use and upon return.
  • Clothing Check-In is TBA.

Site-Specific Training Required:

  • May 31, 9:30 a.m.—2 p.m. Bring sack lunch.

Applicants: Your attendance to the dates above is mandatory to take part in the program. Failure to meet requirements will affect future program consideration.

Dates may be subject to change. 

www.rockledgeranch.com / 719-578-6777

SITE MAP

Everything But The Oink

To keep the meat from spoiling during the curing process, hogs were processed in the coolest, fall months of the year.  Lard is rendered to cook, make soap, and medicines.

Everyone participated in this annual event, so dress for the weather and join us at the Woodworking Shop for this educational demonstration.

In addition to hog processing, you can tour the historic sites and see sausage making, cooking, and activities. The Galloway Cabin will demonstrate soap making throughout the day.

Special assistance provided by Zettlemoyer’s Custom Meat Processing.

Regular Admission
RLR Living History Association Members: FREE

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Barnyard Buddies

A First Thursday preschool program for children 6 and under to read a book, make a craft, and participate in an activity at the Ranch!

New Ranch topic each month! 

Registration Required! Click to register below.

Park on Chambers Way /Adams Drive and walk over to the Barnyard, between the Barn and the Studio, where you’ll find the sheep and chickens!
Map of Rock Ledge Ranch

*Limited availability. Theme, craft, and activity is subject to change. 

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Contact us below or at 719-578-6777

Autumn Homeschool Day

April School Program

No reservation is required for this School Program!

Homeschool families are invited to enter through the Admission Hut. Tours are self-guided to the educational historic sites. Admission is $4.00 each, children 3 and under are FREE. This School Program will cover the historic sites:

  • 1860s Homestead Cabin
  • 1880s Farm and Garden
  • 19th Century Blacksmith Shop
  • General Store is open for purchases! Old-fashioned sodas, candies, and Ranch-made goodies!

Here are a few tips to plan your Home School Program:

  • Your trip will begin at 3105 Gateway Road.
  • Dress for the weather! Most of this program is outside with limited indoor space.
  • Parent/guardian chaperones are required during the program. Our staff and volunteers are here to facilitate learning. Teachers/parent chaperones handle student behavior and model proper field trip etiquette.
  • Tours are free-flowing and self-guided.
  • Picnic lunches are welcome. Picnic tables are available South of the Orchard House or by the pond. Trash and recycling receptacles are provided.
Program held weather permitted.
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Barnyard Buddies

A First Thursday preschool program for children 6 and under to read a book, make a craft, and participate in an activity at the Ranch!

New Ranch topic each month! 

Registration Required! Click to register below.

Park on Chambers Way /Adams Drive and walk over to the Barnyard, between the Barn and the Studio, where you’ll find the sheep and chickens!
Map of Rock Ledge Ranch

*Limited availability. Theme, craft, and activity is subject to change. 

Please subscribe to our social media to follow updates!
Contact us below or at 719-578-6777

Harvest Festival

The Ranch is filled with activities and fun in the crisp autumn air! Take a wagon ride with the family, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, scramble for candy, kick back on the lawn with a slice of pie, and take time to tour the Historic Homes, visit the Blacksmith and more.

Pumpkins are $5 each. Bring small bills for pumpkins, bull rides, and food/beverages. 
ATM on site!

Plan to stay through the day as food vendors will be on site. Credit/debit accepted for admission and General Store. Plan to have small-bill cash on hand.

No outside vendor applications. This event is a part of the Living History Program.

 

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11th Annual Powwow

We invite everyone to the 11th Annual Garden of the Gods Rock Ledge Ranch Pow Wow. Our powwow celebrates and honors Native American cultures and history through song, dance, and traditions. It is a gathering that brings people together to see old friends and make new ones. Before the grand entry of dancers, a storyteller and dance troupe will perform. Enjoy an Indian taco, or other delicious food, and explore the vendors who will sell an assortment of items, mostly homemade.

This is a dog-free event.

Labor Day Base Ball

That’s no typo! The highlight of Labor Day is our annual vintage 1880s style base ball match! The Camp Creek Cloud Busters (your RLR home team) and members from the Vintage Base Ball Association will play. The Cloud Busters are no “farm team,” but need your support to cheer them on to victory!

First pitch is at 1:00 pm!

This game is vintage rules: no spittin’, no swearin’, no gloves.  “Cranks” (the spectators) can influence the umpire’s call in your team’s favor! Enjoy the sights and sounds of an American historic pastime.

Bring small bills for cold old-fashioned sodas, peanuts, popcorn, crackerjacks! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 

The General Store will be open for Ranch made goodies and gifts! 

Barnyard Buddies

A First Thursday preschool program for children 6 and under to read a book, make a craft, and participate in an activity at the Ranch!

New Ranch topic each month! 

Registration Required! Click to register below.

Park on Chambers Way /Adams Drive and walk over to the Barnyard, between the Barn and the Studio, where you’ll find the sheep and chickens!
Map of Rock Ledge Ranch

*Limited availability. Theme, craft, and activity is subject to change. 

Please subscribe to our social media to follow updates!
Contact us below or at 719-578-6777

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