For students completing grades 6-8

Ranch Hand is for “horse-crazy” kids who want to improve their horsemanship. Campers will be divided into groups of 3-4 based on their riding ability. No previous riding experience is necessary. Each morning they will spend 3 hours at the ranch and 2 of their afternoons during the week they will have an additional 1 ½ hours of ranch time. When not at the Ranch they will be part of the Voyager (Classic Camp) schedule. Ranch Hand campers will also take a one hour long trail ride with their cabin one of the evenings during the week. Ranch time consists of both riding instruction and “ground time” instruction. Ground time includes safety lessons, leading, saddling, grooming horses. One of the activities will include swimming with the horses. Other activities might include: driving the draft team, giving horses a bath, cleaning the tack, making a project in the leather shop.

Skills Demonstration for Parents – Parents are welcome to join their camper on Friday at 10:00am for a demonstration of the ranch skills they learned during the week (for Ranch Hand Camps 1 and 2).

2018 Dates

Ranch Hand 1     June 24-29
Ranch Hand 2     July 29 – August 3