Food & Farmers: A Photographic Journey (overnight)

Collaboration with The Art Base 

Join us for a week of culinary and photographic adventures! Using the livestock and vegetables at Rock Bottom Ranch as your models, and the nearby flower gardens, streams, trees, and plants as a spectacular backdrop, learn what makes a good photograph, and examine the power of photography to capture and tell stories about the world around you, Meet local farmers and gain experience with all aspects of regenerative agriculture and ranch life. Using photography editing apps and professional printing services, you’ll choose feature images and create your own book. Be the artistic director, artist and editor all-in-one while telling the story of regenerative agriculture at the ranch, from farm to table. This exciting week will culminate with the opportunity for budding cooks and photographers to sleep over at the ranch on Thursday night, prepare a healthy, seasonal dish in the RBR kitchen or over the fire, and take photos of the night sky!

Overnight details:
Mon-Wed: 9:30am – 3:30pm at Rock Bottom Ranch
Thursday: Meet at Rock Bottom Ranch 9:30am ready with all overnight gear
Friday: Pick-up at Rock Bottom Ranch at 12pm
*To properly prepare for the class, participants must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone with a working camera. We expect that participants are familiar with their own device and bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. A list of applications to download will be emailed in advance of the start date.
Click here to register for the shuttle from Hallam Lake to Rock Bottom Ranch.

Scholarship & Camp Information

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, change of clothes, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Sunshine and bugs are abundant at RBR. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration. Please leave electronics, candy, and toys at home.

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, or carpool to ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Rock Bottom Ranch in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including bike accessories, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lot outside of open hours. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Art, Farming, Wildlife, Science and Hiking


Next Date:

Monday, July 13 - 9:30am to Friday, July 17 - 3:30pm


Non-member price:
Member price:


5th , 6th , 7th and 8th

Spots Available:

  • Class maximum: 12
  • Spots available: 9
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