Wild West Summer Camp for Teens

Summer is right around the corner, and if you have teens at home I bet you’re already getting nervous. How can you keep them entertained without resorting to video games, computers and TV?

That’s when a place like Elk Creek Ranch comes in handy. Elk Creek is located 40 miles outside of Cody, Wyoming, and offers teens a unique summer camp experience in the traditional ranch setting of the Wild West. Family owned and operated since the 1960s, it’s a rustic type of experiential learning that will prepare them for college and beyond.

Campers get to spend 4 weeks as a cowboy or cowgirl — wrangling and feeding horses, building barns, backpacking, fishing and learning about Western Horsemanship. Teens learn about teamwork, hard work and leadership, giving them a chance to meet and work with new people in a collaborative setting. Best of all, they spend 4 weeks far away from iPads, TV and Facebook — unplugging from social media so they can plug in to real life.

Visit Elk Creek’s website for more information on their summer camp program, including details on the application process. Don’t wait — spots for Summer 2012 are filling up fast.


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    Jennifer Reyer Young says:

    That looks amazing! My 4 year old is already asking me if she can go to a camp this summer like her big cousin, but I told her that she has to wait a few more years, lol!

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    courtney b says:

    this looks amazing, i would love this for my daughter . she already loves horses!

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    Kathy M. says:

    My daughter has attended this camp for the past 2 years and is going back this summer for a third time. It’s an amazing experience!

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    Janet W. says:

    What a great program! The scenery is beautiful!

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