About Elkus Ranch

Located on the California coast near Half Moon Bay, Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center provides experiential learning opportunities for Bay Area children.

Sheep on back pasture near Dean Trail

Staff from the University of California Cooperative Extension facilitate hands-on programs for children from preschool through high school to explore the processes of producing food and fiber in day and overnight ranch tours, nutrition programs, community service days and special events. Livestock, gardens, and acres of open space create unique learning experiences for children and their adult chaperones. The ranch is specifically dedicated to providing these opportunities for children with special needs and all facilities are fully accessible.  

The Conference Center has a full commercial kitchen and is available for daytime retreats, meetings, and workshops.