The Art Ranch presents
White Buffalo Camp

This beautiful camp, with its open air safari tents and teepees, is created with a commitment to environmental sensitivity that combines traditions of old with elements of new to create an ambience and style unique to our time. The Art Ranch/The White Buffalo Camp will soon have a permanent location in California with rolling hills and wide-open pastures.


In this idyllic setting, The Art Ranch staff and team of professional artist/teachers, permacuture specialist, and American Indian Elders, come together to create a transformational experience for children, adults and families through it's programs in the arts, fitness, outdoor activities, healthful cuisine, permaculture, and local indigenous teachings.

Join Blue Thunder, a Shoshone tribal member, consultant to The Art Ranch/White Buffalo Camp, plus other Native American spiritual teachers and cross-cultural guides/teachers for;

Experience creative workshops taught by The Art Ranch Team:

  • Native American Fine Line pottery with Dollie Luhan
  • Drum making with Redbird
  • Moccasin making with Marty Luhan
  • Sculpture with Rude Calderon
  • Navajo weaving
  • Music and songwriting with award-winning singer/songwriter Freebo
  • Photography with Western photographer Bill Ellzey

    Morning movement, Thai Chi and Yoga.
Massages are offered in a quiet tented area
shaded by trees and cooled by soft breezes.


Sunset refreshments served on tables lined with paraffin lanterns await guests after an evening horseback ride
out in the middle of this vast terrain where you can see for miles in every direction.

Evening activities surrounding the central fire pit include drum circles, story telling and sing-a-longs. Evening Entertainment
will be comprised of Native American dancers and music, story tellers, singer/songwriter concerts, and movies under the stars.


And plenty of quiet time.

Accommodations - Guests have their own tented private quarters with views of the diverse landscape.
There are also teepee accommodations for children.

Chef Melissa Brown's cuisine is a Healthy Fusion of local organic vegetables, meats and fish.
Traditional Horno ovens are used for baking breads, pizzas and other goodies.


The Art Ranch/White Buffalo Camp will soon have its permanent location at
California Hot Springs in the Sequoia National Monument up in the beautiful
Sierra Nevada Mountains only 2 1/2 hours from L.A.

Please note in the program line up that our Native American spiritual teachers and specific arts and crafts are subject to change due to the area we will be in. If you have any questions: please call (661) 548-6500.

The adult retreat session is created especially for adults.

The family sessions have age appropriate sessions
for the children and separate sessions for the adults.
Presentations and other fun activities are scheduled together for adults and children.

(Adult retreat is separate from the age appropriate children's program)
Children will sleep in real teepees and the adults will have their own
12X14 safari tents reminiscent of Hemingway's safari camp.
(If families want to stay together we can make arrangements.)

Package includes:

  • 7 nights/8 days - Accommodations are beautiful safari tented quarters with amazing views
  • Teepee accommodations for kids or double teepee occupancy for adults if requested
  • Three delicious meals daily of Healthy Fusion cuisine with light meals, breads, drinks and snacks available through out the day
  • Morning Tai Chi and Yoga program
  • Native American Spiritual Program
  • Art workshops/programs
  • Kid's program
  • Horseback riding and tracking program
  • Educational site seeing
  • Health and wellness program
  • Permaculture program
  • Water activities, canoeing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Massage

Because we encourage quiet time no activities are mandatory


We will contact guests with further details about the retreat
and questions are always welcome.

Reservations are on a first come-first serve basis.

Contact us via email for more details
Visa & MasterCard accepted
For registration and further information call call (661) 548-6500 or email
Laurie Pettigrew, Founder, Director
Phone (661) 548-6500

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