To preserve, restore, operate, and maintain the Camarillo Ranch as an historic site in partnership with our public and private sectors, on a self-sustaining basis; to foster its place in the rich history of California; to transform it into a focal point of the community for education, enrichment, and enjoyment; and to exhibit our diverse history and culture.
In 1998, the City of Camarillo established the Camarillo Ranch Foundation, Inc., as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The City Council appointed a 15-member Board of Directors to operate the Foundation, which continues to meet the first Wednesday of every month.
The Camarillo Ranch was gifted to the City of Camarillo by the Centex Corporation in 1997. Centex had acquired the property from a member of the Camarillo Family. Beginning in 1999, the Foundation initiated the renovation of the 4.5-acre property, including the 1892 Camarillo Ranch House, 1905 Mule Barn and stables, as well as the surrounding gardens.
The Foundation is working to make the Camarillo Ranch a prominent Ventura County venue for community events, school field trips, weddings, private parties,and film shoots. All revenue earned from event rentals benefits the maintenance and preservation of this historic property.
VISION & VALUES
The Foundation strive to communicate the values and history of the last Spanish Don, Adolfo Camarillo. Through preservation of the Camarillo Ranch, we inspire children and families to understand the history of our community and the legacy of Adolfo Camarillo.
Family, Community, Generosity, Inclusion, Diversity, Faith, Innovation, Compassion, Servant Leadership are just some of the values that embodied Adolfo Camarillo.