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Ranch Rough Riders

For Campers Ages 14 through 17

 
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Ranch Camp Program Philosophy 

Ranch Camp is designed for campers 14 - 17 years of age who wish to be completely immersed in an equestrian environment. The Ranch is located in a self-contained setting just a mile from North Camp. As a working ranch, campers live in rustic conditions that foster a great sense of camaraderie. Highlights of each two-week session include hosting a Hoe Down for all teen camps or participating in creative team building adventure activities, an overnight campout with their horses, a night ride, and the final rodeo. Ranch focuses on horses and horsemanship through caring for the herd, chores, arena lessons, and trail rides. Campers also have a chance to enjoy other activities that YMCA Storer Camps has to offer including swimming and the zip line. Everyone is welcome at Ranch regardless of prior riding experience. 

Ranch Rough Riders Program Philosophy 

Ranch Rough Riders is a two-week program open to campers 14 - 17 years of age. The Rough Rider experience is best suited for returning Ranch campers that wish to participate in an elevated program designed to not only challenge their horsemanship but to build upon their character at YMCA Storer Camps. Highlights of the session include a realistic, competitive rodeo. Registration is granted through an application process due to limited available space and riding readiness. Applications will be considered based on the camper’s years of eligibility as well as the character they previously displayed during their time at camp. 

Cabin Arrangements for Ranch/Rough Riders 

Campers sleep in rustic tent cabins and have access to bathrooms a short walk away. Campers travel from North Camp to the Ranch daily for barnyard activities.  They join all other campers for meals and evening activities.

Meals and Nutrition for Ranch/Rough Riders 

All meals are eaten out of Malachi Dining Hall. On a rotation basis, campers assist with setting tables and clean-up. Special arrangements for ranch hands with allergies or dietary needs are accommodated. 

 

YMCA Storer Camps is pleased to announce a new online registration system for Summer Camp through CampMinder!  This new registration system will be your one stop-shop for everything you will need to get your camper set for this upcoming summer at camp.  Along with registration, any necessary camp forms (e.g. Health Form, Authorized Grown-Ups form, Cabin Mate Requests) will all be housed in your CampMinder account!  

 

If your camper attended YMCA Storer Camps in Summer 2020 or 2021, select "RETURNING FAMILIES REGISTRATION" below.  For all other campers, select "NEW FAMILIES REGISTRATION."

 

*FOR RANCH ROUGH RIDER APPLICANTS - PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CAMPER THROUGH CAMPMINDER.  ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED, GO TO YOUR CAMPMINDER ACCOUNT, SELECT FORMS & DOCUMENTS AND HAVE YOUR CAMPER FILL OUT THE RANCH ROUGH RIDERS APPLICATION FORM.  YOUR CAMPERS SPOT WILL BE HELD, BUT YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL YOUR CAMPER HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE PROGRAM BY OUR STAFF.

 

      

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