If you know a teen that loves the great outdoors, is interested in horses and is looking for something to do this summer, then Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado may have something to offer you. Teens ages 10 to 14 can experience ranch life on a 5000-acre working farm.
The Devil's Thumb Ranch Junior Wrangler Day Camps will work with young adventurers on horse-related care, riding, cattle work, trail rides and other outdoor games and activities.
The program has three sessions in 2011: June 20-22, July 11-13 and August 11-13. Each three-day camp is offered for either a morning-only program or a full-day program. Both sessions begin the day with horsemanship lessons, riding and cattle work. The afternoons of the full-day sessions will also include mountain biking, swimming, orienteering, low ropes courses and hiking.
The camp has an enrollment limit of 8 kids per session and there is a camper to counselor ratio of 4 to 1. The morning-only session runs from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and costs $405/ child. This session includes instruction, daily snack and lunch. The full-day session runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and costs $630/child. This includes instruction, 2 daily snacks and lunch.
The Ranch also offers special lodging packages and multiple-kid discounts so that families can make it a Devil's Thumb family dude ranch vacation. Adults can enjoy adult-oriented recreation, a spa and two restaurants while staying either in the 52-room main lodge or in one of 16 log cabins. For kids enrolled in Wrangler Camp staying at the lodge or a cabin, rates begin at $220/night in addition to the camp fees.
Advanced reservations are required and space is limited. Please call 800/933-4339 or 970/726-5632 for more information or visit www.devilsthumbranch.com.
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