Wrangler in Training

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The Wrangler in Training (W.I.T.) program is a program that develops leadership skills at camp. WIT participants will live with campers, learn the basic elements of becoming a corral staff member, develop safe horsemanship practices, and receive training and supervision from members of our senior corral staff. Our goal is to provide high quality learning opportunities that provide participants with the types of experiences and skills that will enable them to be successful wranglers and riding instructors at Ranch Camp or any other camp of their choosing.

Enrollment for this program is limited. Once you register for your preferred session online, you will be asked to fill out an application and participate in an interview before being admitted to the program. If you have questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us at (303) 316-6384.

Dates and Rates Summer 2017

Session A (June 18 – July 11) @ $1,995

Session B (July 13 – 30) @ $1,710

Session Baktanna (August 1 – 4) @ 10 SIT’s and WIT’s will be invited back to participate in this experience at no cost and will work to plan activities with our youngest campers.

**Plus one day of  attendance during our staff training, optional but highly encouraged.  Specific date TBD.**


The WIT Program Key Skillscit6-25-29_27636828130_o

  • Training programs to develop safe horsemanship practices
  • Instructional training in arena and trail lessons to gain experience teaching different age groups
  • Exposure to both EQ and Ranch corral programs – how they run and operate
  • Opportunities to plan and execute riding lessons and other special corral activities

Program Highlights

Session A: (21 Day Program)  Participants will get in outstanding leadership training experience focused on how to teach children skills, inspire their confidence, handle challenging situations and great strong community!

Highlights

  • June 18 – 24: First week spend training to be good leaders and counselors for camper aged kids.  Learning how the corral operates, basic horse care and work flow, and beginning to assist in lessons and prep.  Riding lessons to determine skill level and experience.  Time will be split between the corral and with the SIT program.
  • June 25 – 26: Off-site adventure! Enjoy an SIT’s and WIT’s only overnight camping trip and adventure with your SIT leaders and prepare for the next two weeks.
  • June 27 – July 11: Hands on training and leadership experience!  Be completely immersed and integrated into corral life.  You will spend time in both the Beginner Horsemanship track and in the EQ program.  WIT’s will also begin to integrate into the cabin groups and work with bunk staff to create group unity and to support campers during their time at camp.  WIT’s will continue to receive daily trainings and will have the opportunity to plan all camp programming!

Session B: (18 Day Program) Participants will get in outstanding leadership training experience focused on how to teach children skills, inspire their confidence, handle challenging situations and great strong community!

Highlights

  • Jul7 13 – 18: First 5 days spend training to be good leaders and counselors for camper aged kids, participating in camp programs to promote IT group unity and beginning work directly with campers and staff. Learning how the corral operates, basic horse care and work flow, and beginning to assist in lessons and prep.  Riding lessons to determine skill level and experience.  Time will be split between the corral and with the SIT program.
  • July 19 – 30: WIT’s will begin to integrate into the cabin groups and work with bunk staff to create group unity and to support campers during their time at camp. Hands on training and leadership experience!  Be completely immersed and integrated into corral life.  You will spend time in both the Beginner Horsemanship track and in the EQ program.  WIT’s will also begin to integrate into the cabin groups and work with bunk staff to create group unity and to support campers during their time at camp.  WIT’s will continue to receive daily trainings and will have the opportunity to plan all camp programming!
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