Give your children a real life experience working on a dude ranch, doing chores, riding horses, making friends and camping out in a fun, safe, well supervised, and learning-rich environment.
Limited to 2-6 children ages 11-14
Two days with Overnight Campout
Includes riding instruction (minimum of two trail rides), instruction on care of animals (goats, chickens, pigs, horses, cats, dogs) two lunches, one breakfast and two dinners (one with parents if desired)
Available all year. (We will work with you to meet your and your children’s schedules)
SVR Provides: SVR T shirt, Cowboy hat, Bandana
Need to bring: Long pants/Jeans, Sunscreen, Sleeping bag (we will provide tent and campo mat), Cowboy boots or closed-toe smooth soled shoes, Leather gloves, Flashlight.
Itinerary (Times and activities may vary with skill of participants, weather, and other factors.}
8:00 am – Arrive. Sign releases. Orientation and tour of Ranch. Introduction to animals and staff.
9:00 am – Muck corrals. Check and fill water tanks
11:00 am — Get horses from corral. Learn to halter and lead. Learn how to use hot walker. Learn how to saddle and bridle horse. Learn SVR knot and how to tie up horse.
12:00 pm – Lunch. Help set, serve and clear table
12:30 pm – Class in store on basics of horseback riding and safety
1:00 — Trail Ride, or more lessons, if needed
3:00 – Unsaddle and shower horses
3:30 – Relax in Ranch House or tents. Help Chef Lina make cookies. Cowboy foosball, roping lessons with dummy cow, horseshoes
5:00 – Dinner. Help set, serve and clear table
6:30 – Build campfire
7:00 – Feed horses
7:30 — Camp fire, singing, story-telling. Marshmallows
8:00 — Off to bed
7:30 breakfast. Help set, serve and clear table
8:00 am – Muck corrals. Check and fill water tanks
10:00 am — Get horses from corral. Saddle up
10:30 pm – Trail Ride, or more lessons, if needed. Group picture on horseback.
12:00 – Unsaddle and shower horses
1:00 — Lunch. Help set, serve and clear table
2:00 – Relax in Ranch House or tents. Pack up clothes and strike tent. Cowboy foosball, roping lessons with dummy cow, horseshoes, cow pie pitching
4:30 – Parents arrive Parents are invited to join group for dinner for an additional cost of $25pp
5:00 — Dinner. Help set, serve and clear table
6:00 – Build campfire
6:00 – Camp Fire discussion with parents. What did you learn? What more would you like to have done? Group picture
7:30 –Bid fond farewell to SVR, thank the wranglers, give the horses a last pat, and head home