Robinson Ranch 1231 E. Ardmore Rd Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 268-4972

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Summer Camps at Robinson Ranch 2018

Camp Tuition $249.99 includes:

  • Registration
  • All camp events & activities
  • All meals and
  • Lodging


Robinson Ranch Counselors, Chaperones and Instructors will reside on the Campgrounds to assist with all activities and events.


Download the flyer for more details and REGISTER NOW!


Camp Jackpot Ranch
Camp Verde

Enjoy the swimming pool, paddle boats, water slide, petting zoo, tree house, tee pees and more!
Included: events & activities, all meals & lodging. Transport not included.

summer camp near phoenix


Family Camp in Tombstone
Tombstone AZ

Join us as we walk the very same streets in Tombstone as Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo & a host of other Western Legends walked over 130 years ago!



Camp Wamatochick
Prescott AZ

Camp Wamatochick is your home away from home. Here you will enjoy family night craft time, archery, nature hikes, bonfires, gold panning and team building activities.



Camp Juniper Wells
Skull Valley AZ

A true camping experience! Join us for a weekend of cabin living at Camp Juniper Wells. Campers will appreciate scenic nature hikes, fun and games with horses in the arena,  guided trail rides, team building activities, campfires, smores and more!




Parade with the Buffalo Soldiers, Endurance Trail Riding and Camping Trip

Join Robinson Ranch for a weekend of fun, food, history, shootout skits, parade of Buffalo Soldiers and more in TOMBSTONE, AZ. We will be heading to Tombstone on the 24th, 25th and 26th June 2016.

Annual Salute to the Buffalo Soldiers

A celebration to salute the Buffalo Soldiers sponsored by the Wild West Detachment Marine tombstone buffalo soldiers parardeCorps League and the Merchants of the City of Tombstone. This celebration includes street entertainment, a parade, and many other events to be announced starting at 10:00 a.m. each day and conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m.




Buffalo Soldiers Tombstone

Buffalo Soldiers 2013 in Tombstone



Robinson Ranch will be opening the Arizona Black Rodeo this year!

Robinson Ranch will be opening the Arizona Black Rodeo for both shows, 1:00pm and 7:00pm, at Raw Hide.

WHERE: Rawhide: 5700 West North Loop Road Chandler, AZ 85226

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th 2015. Shows opening at 1pm and 7pm,





Grab your hats and boots and let’s RODEO

This event highlights local and national African American rodeo competitors. There will be two shows 1:00pm and 7:00pm with Robinson Ranch opening the festivities! The event will be featuring bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, steer undecorating, barrel racing and the crowd favorite calf scramble for the little ones.

This Chandler rodeo is held at Rawhide Western Town and hosted by of Arizona.

Bring the entire family and experience one of the one of the best shows on dirt.  Arizona Black Rodeo is fun for the entire family.

Come early and enjoy concessions and vendors.

Gates opens at 11:00am

As a reminder, we RODEO rain or shine!!!

View Videos:



Arizona Balck rodeo




2019 Mesa MLK Parade & Goldfield Ghost Town

Join Robinson Ranch at The 2019 Mesa MLK Parade, followed by an afternoon at Goldfield Ghost Town!

When: Monday, January 21st 2019

How to participate:


The cost is $12 per participant over 6, and includes a full cowboy breakfast at the ranch!

Be sure you have completed the parade participant paperwork located in the ranch office.

If you plan to ride a horse, be sure to verify transportation arrangements. We will travel to the parade together caravan style.


Questions? Please email or call the office.

NB: Help End Childhood Hunger – The United Food Bank will collect Peanut Butter & Jelly Jars at the Parade!

Schedule of Events:

6:30am – Breakfast Prep

7am – Cowboy Breakfast @ RR

8am – Depart RR to Mesa Parade

9am – Arrive at parade staging

10am – Staging

11am – Parade  Starts

12pm – Parade Ends

1pm – Depart for Goldfield Ghost Town

5pm – Depart Goldfield

Important Locations:

Participant Parking: Save the Family Parking Lot 125 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ

Parade Staging will occur on W 3RD PL between N MACDONALD & N CENTENNIAL

Parade Route: N CENTER ST to E 1ST ST  to N ROBSON to W 2ND ST ending at N MORRIS

Goldfield Ghost Town: 4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd, Apache Junction, AZ


Martin Luthur King parade 2016



Special Olympics 2015 at Robinson Ranch

Robinson Ranch is excited to announce  … we are rolling out our Special Olympics Equestrian Team!!!

Our Special Olympics Equestrian Team will provide equine sports training and competition horseback riding for those with intellectual disabilities and we are proudly associated with Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ).  All volunteers will be certified through the State office and we will utilize the State’s requirements/policies, forms and insurance to maintain a safe environment for our riders.
We are currently recruiting committed volunteers to assist with Special Olympics events to be held on Sunday, November 15th and Saturday, December 5th. We are seeking individuals interested in helping with administrationfundraising and working one on one with the client as side-walkers, horse handlers, and horse leaders.

Class A Volunteer Application (all volunteers)

Volunteers working one on one with our clients must fill out the Special Olympics Arizona Class A Volunteer Application (attached).  Once complete, you may turn this in with your Robinson Ranch Volunteer Application (if your application is more than 1 year old, you must RESUBMIT it) at our main office.  Please list Robinson Ranch as your delegation, Tanya Splets as the contact and Coach as your area of interest.
Additionally, all volunteers (whether you work with the client or not) must complete the Special Olympics Arizona General Orientation Quiz and the Special Olympics Protective Behaviors Training Course.
Follow the links below; please be sure to print your results and turn them in with your application.
General Orientation 
Protective Behaviors Training
Let our Volunteer Director, Karissa Utter know if you are interested.
We look forward to having you part of our team!!!!
Happy Trails,
Tanya Spelts
Robinson Ranch Special Olympics Local Coordinator
(602) 268-4972

8th Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party & Hayride

Join us for the Robinson Ranch 8th Annual Neighborhood Halloween Party and Hayride!


DATE: Saturday, October 31, 2015
TIMES: Neighborhood Halloween Party begins at 4:30pm.  Hayride start at about 6:15pm
LOCATION : Robinson Ranch – 1231 East Ardmore, Phoenix, AZ  85042

VOLUNTEER CONTACT: Karissa Utter, 602-496-0976, M,W,F 9am-12pm

There will be food, games, costume contests, prizes and more! Lots of Spooky, creepy, ghoulish things are in the works! Also, kids will trick-or-treat and go through a neighborhood Haunted house as part of the tractor-drawn hayride.

The Event is FREE, but Speed Passes for the hayride can be purchased online at 

For more information, please call 602-268-4972.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS (All volunteers MUST be in costume)

Flyer Distribution: (5 people needed) – If you would like to spend about a half hour of your own time walking the neighborhood or taking flyers to local businesses, we could use your help.
Decorating:  (5 people needed) – We need help decorating the trailers, tractors and entire ranch. We need 1 person the week prior, Saturday October24 th at 9:30 am to work with 25 ASU students and an additional 4 people to help decorate Friday evening October 30th around 5pm. We have mostly all the décor we need, however, if you would like to donate spider webbing, we could use as much of that as we can get.

Prizes: We would love to have a variety of prizes for the kids on Halloween!  If you can donate a prize, please let us know.

Halloween Day (October 31, 2014)

Hayrides: (4 people needed)-We need personnel to ride on the wagon, collect the speed pass receipts and make sure the kids & adults are safe    be on site at 5pm.
Games: (5 people needed)-1 person per 2 game stations. Be on site at about 3:00 pm to help set up game stations
o    Human Spiderweb Game (yarn needed)
o    Mummy wrap (toilet paper needed)
o    Zombie sores (toilet paper, Elmer’s  glue & paint needed)
o    Witches Stew (straws, construction paper cutouts, bowls)
o    Musical Tombstones (Folding chairs decorated as tombstones, tape recorder with creepy music)
o    Apple bobbing
o    Costume contest
Master of Ceremonies(MC): (1-2 people needed) to make announcements, give away prizes, run costume contest, etc…. and stay with the PA system as needed (keep the music going, etc).
Food: (2 People for cooking and serving at the grill & 1 person to collect the donations to be there at 3:30pm) We are asking a $.25 donation for hotdogs, $.25 for chips and $.25 for small bottles of water.
Food: If you can donate hot dogs/buns, condiments, charcoal/lighter fluid, paper good, glasses, utensils, candy for games, chips, bottled water (the tiny bottles), or any other Halloween treat, that would be wonderful!  Please bring food by 3:30pm.

Cleanup: (5 People needed from 7-10pm)

Cash Donations: If you know of any business that would like to donate cash, or you would like to help, please contact John at 602-268-4972. The rental of the tractor and other costs are high and any little bit will help!

Thanks for all your support and hope to see you this Halloween!!!!!

Link for signing up for Halloween Party:

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Robinson Ranch After School Clubs

After School Clubs – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Beginning October 5th

            *** Register before October 1st to get 40% off!

  • Monday: Barn Club
    • From the foundations of horsemanship to advanced horse handling, this after school husbandry program meets once a week. (This is not a horse riding program).
  • Tuesday: Character Club
    • This after school class focuses on building upon the pillars o character using equine assisted activities to teach your child the important of having good character.
  • Wednesday: Pony Tales Literacy Club
    • Your child will love to read and write when the characters are right in front of them as the story unfolds! This after school program is designed to get children excited about reading and writing by introducing them to real farm animals.
  • Thursday: Urban Farm Club
    • Students will participate in the planning, planting, caring and harvesting an urban garden. They will also learn how to care for small farm animals and maintaining habitats.

9-11 Commemorative Service

Past Event: 9-11 Commemorative Service

Robinson Ranch and No Other Name Ministry would like to invite you to join us in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and in gratitude to our Police, Fire, EMTs, Doctors, Nurses and Medical Techs along with our Military Service Members and their families.



Location: Robinson Ranch

1231 E Ardmore Rd Phoenix, AZ 85042

(across from Circle K Park)

Date: Friday, September 11th 2015

Time: Music and Prayers from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Admission is Free!

Sponsored by Robinson Ranch.

Music provided by No Other Name Ministry


For more information please contact

Or call Keith at 717-814-2649




CPR and First Aid Certification training


CPR and First Aid Certification training

CPR and First Aid training

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Where: 1231 East Ardmore Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (Classroom)

What: First Aid, CPR and CPR-Pro Professional Certifications Facilitators: HeartSavers, Inc.
•First Aid Certification: 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Cost $29.95)
•CPR Certification*: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Cost $29.95)
•First Aid & CPR Certification: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm (Cost $49.95)

* CPR Pro for medical professionals can be taken as well. 8:00pm – 8:30pm (Cost $10.00)
at Robinson Ranch
Certification Training

CPR and First Aid in Phoenix

Register for Side Walker, Horse Handler / Leader Training & Workshop

Session Location Start Date Times  
Side Walker Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/23/2015 9:00a – 10:30a
Horse Handler Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/23/2015 10:30a – 12:30p
Horse Handler Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/30/2015 9:00a – 10:30a
Horse Leader Training & Workshop Robinson Ranch 5/30/2015 10:30a – 12:30p

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