Santa Cruz Parent Directory

Directory of Local Resources for Families in Santa Cruz County

Since 2007 Santa Cruz Parent has provided a directory of businesses and nonprofits which serve families in Santa Cruz County. We hope you will find what you’re looking for here. If you know of a program or service not listed with us and which would benefit families, please let us know:

Athena’s Advanced Academy
Short Business Description: Online courses for gifted kids & teens
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Athena's Advanced Academy


Athena’s Advanced Academy creates an inspiring learning environment with dynamic, interactive online courses with live weekly webinars for gifted and talented students, including 2e.

We help parents educate their gifted children so they can nurture their child’s development to the highest potential. Dedicated, passionate educators support and encourage Athena’s students to develop their talents and grow into confident, proficient lifelong learners.

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Belmont Horsemanship Camps
Address: 2 School Way
Watsonville, CA
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Short Business Description: The Belmont Horsemanship Camps offer a tremendous opportunity to learn about horses and ride for hours every day!
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[caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cassie Belmont, Belmont Stables[/caption]

The Belmont Horsemanship Camps at Montevista School offer a tremendous opportunity to learn about horses and ride for hours every day!  Our facility is  beautiful with comfortable cabins for our resident campers. We also offer limited spots for full-day and half-day camps for local campers.  

Our riding lessons are of the highest quality, and safety of horse and rider is emphasized in the arena and on the trails. Campers get to enjoy riding our wonderful horses and participate in activities such as: Archery, Swimming, Special horsey crafts, S'mores & marshmallow roasting around the evening camp fires.

Resident Campers arrive Sunday afternoon and spend the week learning about horse care, developing riding skills, and making new friends. Saturday morning our campers have an opportunity to show off their skills at our Horse Show

Camp Fees (Sunday- Saturday) Resident Camp- $950/ week;   Full Day Camp - $500/week;  Half day - $350/week

Camp Hours
Day camp runs from 8:30- 4:30, Mon-Fri (includes lunch); Half day camp runs from 8:30-12:00, Mon-Fri

*Day Campers should plan to attend our Camp Horse Show on Saturday from 9:30-12:00

Register now by ACTIVE Network

Dates for 2020 Summer Camps Week 1: June 14 - June 20 ~ Week 2: June 21- June 27 ~ Week 3: June 28- July 4 ~ Week 4: July 26- Aug 1

My name is Cassie Belmont and I feel so blessed to be a part of the Monte Vista Christian School. My husband Perry and I have many years managing stables and training horses and riders, and we are excited about the Summer Equestrian program at Monte Vista Christian School.

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Business Phone Number: (831) 206-9707
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Business Phone Number: 800-509-3954
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Black Oak Wilderness School
Short Business Description: Outdoor Leadership, Wilderness Survival, and Traditional Skills
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Black Oak Wilderness School
Classes for teens, adults, and families wanting to explore new ways to engage in nature and outdoor adventures.

Black Oak Wilderness School has expert instructors teaching survival skills, leadership, natural sciences, blacksmithing, bow making, archery, animal tracking, bird language, backpacking, bike shop and more!

heck out our Fox Walkers Teen Rites of Passage program for students grades 9-12. Fox Walkers meet once per month to go camping and learn what it means to become independent and confident adults who care for the environment.

Business Website Address: Black Oak Wilderness School

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