On April 21st, a learning pod consisting of NSW kids visited the C4 Ranch. You may be wondering what a “kids pod” is. Like all families – military families have also been affected by COVID-19 school shutdowns. This “pod” consisted of 15 kids from seven families whose fathers are all active duty Navy SEALS. Their teacher Shannon, was hired to teach the pod. These kids got to visit the C4 Ranch as their “pod” days slowly come to an end when school started reopening. This was a fun field trip for these deserving kids who made it through a school year that has been anything but normal. It was truly a blessing to watch these kids run free for a few moments and experience all that the C4 Ranch has to offer! The kids were joined by the NSW dads in the pod that were not currently deployed. It is important to remember that our these families need us more than ever as they too try to navigate all of the challenges COVID-19 has added, especially for their children’s education and routines.
“This was his first time taking the kids without me on a field trip and our daughter was beaming from joy that Daddy was taking them! She said that she dreamed she was surrounded by baby goats and a piggy, hahahahaha! I have paid for more petting zoos than I can count because my kids are farm animal crazy. This place is the coolest.”
????????From a Mom & Navy SEAL Wife
“The C4 Ranch is accessible for SEAL families, yet far enough away from San Diego to offer country solitude and respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. My oldest daughter and I rarely get uninterrupted time together, and the day out in nature (e.g., lunch by the pond; hike; visit with the goats, chickens, horses, and pigs, etc.) was an excellent opportunity to make lifelong memories together while also celebrating C4’s life and remembering his ultimate sacrifice to the USA in preservation of freedom. Thank you to the C4 Foundation for making this field trip possible, as my daughter and the other NSW children who attended are still raving about their experience and asking to go back to see the animals and continue exploring.”
????????From a Navy SEAL & Dad