In the spirit of Adolfo Camarillo, who supported education for all children living on his ranch and served on the Pleasant Valley School District Board of Trustees for 37 years, the Camarillo Ranch Foundation is proud to provide complimentary school tours to 3rd grade students in Camarillo and greater Ventura County.  Each year, volunteers lead over 35 school tours and engage more than 2,000 children with the story of Adolfo Camarillo.

The Foundation is committed to making Adolfo’s legacy accessible to all children.  Accordingly, the “Send a Child to the Ranch” program awards grants that provide $400 toward round-trip school bus transportation to and from the Camarillo Ranch for qualified schools on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Foundation has fundraised to sustain this very important program for the past 12 years.  If you would like to support educational programming at the Camarillo Ranch, please click on the following link.  

If you are interested in applying for a “Send a Child to the Ranch” grant, please fill out the form and attach your qualifying letter below. Read an overview of grant information below.


First Name
Last Name
School Name
Dates Requesting
Street Address Line 1
Street Address Line 2
ZIP/Postal Code
Number of Students
Number of Teachers
Number of Chaperones
Qualifying Letter
Please see the grant overview attachment link above for more information regarding the required letter.

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 $400 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 $400 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