2023 Ranch Life


Scholarships and sliding scales available

Celebrate Your Inner Cowboy/Cowgirl Through Experiential Programs  Rooted in Life Skills Development

Ranch Life 101, co-facilitated by early education specialist Chris Ciepiela and Eagala advanced certified equine specialist and Berkshire Horse Works founder/Executive Director Hayley Sumner, is an authentic ranch adventure that provides a platform in nature for life skill development as children engage in developmentally appropriate experiences. Through the powerful interaction with horses in both ground-based and mounted activities, participants will learn how to develop relationships with the herd of horses and donkeys which, in turn, will grow their own ability to apply new skills to experiences outside the ranch. In addition to the Eagala- based activities, children will have the opportunity to learn basic riding skills, burn some energy doing yoga or trail walking with their equine partners, practice team building while engaging in ranch “chores”, and use their imaginations and creativity during innovative nature- based arts and crafts. Practicing patience, growing friendships, building trust, developing confidence, and cultivating responsibility, mentor/mentee skills and respect will all be explored. Structured for all ages and abilities, Ranch Life 101 is a unique opportunity to learn and play side by side with the beautiful therapy herd of horses and donkeys.

Come activate your senses, heart and mind!

Ranch Life 101 Summer Programs run:  Monday-Thursday 9-1

Week 1- Monday July 3rd-Thursday July 7th

Week 2- Monday July 10th-Thursday July 14th

Week 3- Monday July 17th-Thursday July 20th

Week 4- Monday-July24th-Thursday July 27th

Week 5- Monday-July 31st-Thursday August 3rd

Week 6- Monday August 7th-Thursday August 10th

Tuition (Each day includes different activities and extensive refreshments!)

Daily Rate $395

Weekly Rate: $1,050 (savings of $530)

Book all 6 weeks valued at  $9,480 for $6,100 (savings of $3,380)


“Berkshire HorseWorks is a safe and positive environment, where kids can still be kids, but have the opportunities to learn exciting new skills that will contribute to making them more #confident, self-sufficient, and better able to cope with new situations,” shared Sumner.”

Summer program will be held on a private seven- acre ranch comprising hiking trails, multiple outdoor paddocks, a natural spring packed with frogs and critters, a sun/ yoga deck, organic garden, and quiet reading/meditation hamlets.


Call 413-698-3700 or email info@berkshirehorseworks.com to learn more.

Scholarships and sliding scales available.


“ This is the greatest program! I wish it were all year round. My kids loved learning about the horses in such an organic setting. They built amazing friendships and now have a much easier time doing so at school. Thank you”Beth C.

“My kids have gone for two summers and they wait all year till they can go back”Brett R