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.