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Ranch Rough Riders

For Campers Ages 13 through 16

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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. 


Ranch Rough Riders 2021 Application



Forms for your child to attend

Please download, complete and e-mail, mail or fax  any time between date of registration and April 30.  If registering after April 30, forms are due upon receipt.

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