Field Trips and Educational Groups – Oahu
Imagine bringing your students, Boy or Girls Scout troop, or club to spend a day at our ranch. This hands-on learning experience will be one your group will keep talking about. Gunstock Ranch has been a real working ranch for over 40 years on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii, and that much experience definitely has something to offer the next generation.
A typical day consists of 3-4 different stations that your group will rotate through. You can put together a package that meets both your educational goals and budget. Gunstock Ranch is most famous for our horseback rides in Hawaiian country, and one of the best locations for Horseback Lessons in Hawaii. Below are our most popular activities we offer. Not seeing what you want? We tailor our packages to meet the needs of each individual group.
Call to speak to our Education Specialist: 808-293-2026
Horseback Riding and Petting Zoo
Get up close and personal with the animals under the guidance of our expert wranglers. Students have to opportunity to ride horses around the pen, and hold and feed the animals in our petting zoo. We have mini ponies to regular-size horses available depending on the ages of your students.
Put on your sunscreen and make a splash! Our heated and covered pool can accommodate groups of up to 100 children. We provide 2 certified lifeguards and toys. The age and size of your group will determine the number of additional chaperones needed in the pool.
Bandanas, pole bending, and hay bales are all a part of our cowboy station. Children get work as a team and show off their cowboy skills through a variety of age-appropriate games. Each child also gets to design his/her own bandana to take home.
All About Horses
In this 45-min station, children go on a mini (10 min.) hike to our arena. Children get a chance to learn more about horses as our wrangler will teach, show, and answer questions.
Our team building can be a 45-minute station or a half day of activities. This is an ideal activity for older students or leadership groups. Tell us your goals and we will customize our activities to help build cooperation, communication, trust and leadership skills for your group.
Go on our hike and come away with a new perspective. Students will also be able to see our ranch animals in their natural habitat.
Cave Hike – 1 hour hike for 4th grade and up/ learn the legend of Laʻieikawai
Nature Walk – for 3-6 year olds – walk down a mostly shaded path to our 50 year old banyan tree. Students may see animals in their habitat.
Lookout Hike – Students will go on a 1.5 hour hike to around our ranch. From this vantage point you can see the North Shore and the Windward coastline.