Rancho Resident Camp: Session 3 June 21 - 26 6 days/5 nights
|Birds, Butterflies, and Bugs
||1 - 3
|Tents & Trails
||4 - 6
||6 - 9
||6 - 12
|Rancheras (2 week session)
||9 - 12
|Counselor In Training II ( 4 week session)
||10 - 11
|Wrangler In Training II (4 week session)
||10 - 12
Butterflies, Birds & Bugs
Trek through the woods or stomp through the river to find the coolest things living there. Make a bug catcher to catch and observe the critters closer. Go on a bird watching hike, tracking what you see and hear in your nature explorer book. Make “dirt cups” for a sweet snack. Cook out and make crafts to keep your week packed with outdoor fun!
Tents & Trails
Adventure awaits you! Use a compass or GPS to track your trail. Pack your backpack and head out of camp, exploring uncharted lands of Rancho. Learn to build a shelter, tie knots, see how many stars you can count, and collect items for a cool art project. Keep a journal to remember all of your adventures. Free the outdoor explorer inside of you!
Are you ready for the challenge? Head back in time where mythical creatures ruled the land. Invent your own creature to enter the arena to compete in challenges and mind puzzles. Plan the ultimate toga party. Create ancient tie-dye using natural dyes. We will even do some LARPing! Use your craft skills to make the ultimate costume and weapon. Setup a renaissance camp and gaze at the stars. Cookout and whip up the ultimate dessert!
Hit the trails in this intermediate western riding program! Spend time perfecting the control of your horse at a walk and trot in the arena before hitting the trails, exploring new parts of camp. Learn about grooming, tack, and care of your four-legged friend and participate in the rest of the magic of camp…laughing with friends in the dining hall, singing around the campfire and more!
A cowgirls dream! In this intermediate/advanced riding camp, you will polish your trot in the arena and on the trail, and develop skills at the lope. Learn to pack saddle bags and head off on a day trip with your lunch. You will get to live the rest of the camp life too!
Counselor In Training II
Continue to develop your camp leadership skills by learning more activities to keep campers active, engaged, learning and having fun. You will continue to work directly with campers as you learn about supervision, group management, and program planning experience. You will also gain insight into the responsibilities of managing a safe and successful camp community. Plan an “all camp” activity or campfire. Leave your legacy with a camp service project.
Wrangler In Training II
Take your training to the next level. Take the lead on teaching grooming, saddling and other barn chores to younger campers. Lead ground school, arena lessons and trail riding. This will help you prepare to be riding staff in the future. Although your schedule will be busy, you will still have time to work on your leadership skills with our CIT program participants and have a little fun in other activities.
Prerequisite: Completion of WIT I or equivalent riding experience. Separate application required. Campers will return home between sessions, unless there is a weekend program and then they have the option to stay and help.