Frequently Asked Questions:
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Q: What time does program begin and end?
A: Program begins Sunday after dinner at 6:30 pm with an Orientation, and ends Friday at 10 am (or Thursday at 10 am for October program)
Q: Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?
A: Yes. Ghost Ranch offers limited resources to bring down the cost. For queries into financial aid via scholarship visit: Ghost Ranch Scholarship application
Q: I have questions that I can’t find answers to. Is there someone at Ghost Ranch I can talk to?
A: Logistical questions can best be answered by a Ghost Ranch reservationist - call Gina Maestas at 505-685-1017 or Evelyn at 505-685-1001 for other inquiries.
Q: What airport should I fly into?
A: Santa Fe Regional Airport is the closest, or you can fly into Albuquerque Sun Port. Depending on the time of year the rates can vary.
Q: How far is Ghost Ranch from the airport?
A: Ghost Ranch is about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Santa Fe airport (60.5 miles). From Albuquque to Ghost Ranch is about 123 miles (about 2 hours 45 minutes with some traffic.)
Q: Is there a shuttle?
A: There are several modes of transportation from the airport. Call White Buffalo Shuttle at 831-359-8077 and ask for Kevin, or you can call Uber at 805-906-0851 and ask for Brad. Sandia Shuttle is also available, call 888-775-5696. There is a Ghost Ranch shuttle available for programs. They charge $70 and you must call to arrange pick up. They will pick you up ONLY at 4 pm on day of program from the Sage Inn in Santa Fe. ON the final day of the program the Sandia Shuttle leaves Ghost Ranch at 9 am for the Sage Inn and arrives in Santa Fe around 10:30 am.
Q: Can I come a day early?
A: Yes. For availability of rooms call Gina at 505-685-1017 or call Evelyn at 505-685-1001. It is a good idea to come early to acclimate to the altitude.
Q: Are there Bathrooms & showers for campers?
A: Yes, there is a bathouse by the campground that has showers, laundry machines, a refrigerator and microwave. Most campsites have shelters for tents underneath.
Q: Can I bring my own food?
A: Yes, but participants can’t cook food unless they are staying at the campground. In July there is a fire burn, so only use stoves for cooking.
Q: Will you accommodate my food restrictions?
A: Yes! Call to let us know what your allergies / dietary restrictions are. The kitchen will specially prepare food.
Q: Does Ghost Ranch accommodate ADA issues?
A: Yes. Ghost Ranch has rooms that accommodate ADA needs. Please call ahead to arrange.
Q: How does the program work with kids?
A: Youth programming is available from morning thru the evening. Cost is $250 per child for kids ages 3-14 including meals (if staying in campground only $150). Youth programming is free for kids under 3 years old. Kids ages 15-18 participate in the Senior High Youth Initiative and the cost is $450 per person (includes meals, unless camping).
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: There will be an extensive Packing List that will be sent out one month before the program starts. Make sure you are signed up on the Seminary of the Wild newsletter to receive communications from the program instructors and guides.
Frequently Asked Questions related to the Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self program will be added to the Seminary of the Wild website:
WELCOME PACKET (Participants will receive one month out)
Ceremonial items and sacred objects to “bring from home”