The Camarillo Ranch Foundation is committed to making Adolfo’s legacy accessible to all children in the county. Accordingly, the “Send a Child to the Ranch” program awards grants that provide $250 toward round-trip school bus transportation to and from the Camarillo Ranch to Title I schools who would not be able to attend our field trips otherwise.

The Camarillo Ranch Foundation relies on donors to help sustain this very important program. If you would like to support educational programming and sponsor the cost to send school children to the Camarillo Ranch for a School Tour, please consider making a donation here

“We are providing an incredible resource to help children realize the important history and culture within our community,” said Ana Blattel, School Tour Docent and Volunteer Chairperson. “The benefits are obvious just seeing the children’s faces light up with joy and awe as they learn about life on a working ranch in the early 1900’s. It’s an immensely gratifying experience and as volunteers, we know we are making a difference in these children’s lives,” she adds. Consider volunteering with the Camarillo Ranch Foundation and learn more here. 


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Our Ranch Docents are central to the educational mission of the Camarillo Ranch Foundation.

Transportation Grant Program

Program Overview
The Camarillo Ranch Foundation offers a $250 transportation grant to help schools defray the cost of an educational field trip to the Camarillo Ranch. The school is responsible for arranging its own bus transportation. Approved grants will be paid by check, made payable to the school, upon the visit to the ranch.

Who Can Apply?
Any Ventura County Title 1 school serving grades K-6 may apply if a minimum of 45 percent of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-priced lunches through the National School Lunch Program.

Application Deadline, Notification, and Payment
Applications must be submitted online by an authorized teacher or school administrator. A letter from the school principal on school letterhead guaranteeing the above qualifications must accompany the application. Please be sure to indicate to how the check is to be written (school name and address). Notification of approved bus grant recipients will be emailed within 30 days.

Upon approval, the ranch office will contact the school to confirm a tour date. Tour dates must be confirmed no later than 30 days prior to the requested tour date.

There is no application deadline. Applications are reviewed on a “first-received, first –funded” basis until all available funds have been awarded.

The Camarillo Ranch Foundation will present the school representative with a check for $250 at the time of the tour visit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Department at the ranch office: 805.389.8182 or