Teen Village

Get Ready for Adventure

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 Note: This program has limited space and can fill quickly.  Please be sure to register as soon as possible to save your spot on this unparalleled journey!

This intense, life-changing four-week program takes teens on the ultimate tiyul n’oded. The Teen Village tour is a 28-day session featuring a 21-day tour filled with challenging adventures designed to instill confidence, nurture independence and develop leadership skills.

Teen Village is a unique and special experience that is truly once in a lifetime. On Teen Village you will cultivate a deep connection to Nature and its many wonders. You will form a lifelong bond with others that are on the journey with you and develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, trust, and a deep sense of community.



Past Teen Village Trip Highlights and Photo Album 

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  • White water rafting
  • 10-day Backpacking trip
  • Volunteering at Ekar Farms, Tartle Lake and a therapeutic riding facility
  • Attended Cattleman Days Rodeo
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bluegrass Festival
  • 1700 Mile Road trip
  • Shabbat on the trail
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • 24 Hr Solo
  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Day Hikes
  • Zapata Falls and Great Sand Dunes
  • Hot Springs
  • Historic Downtown Durango, Colorado

View photos from Teen Village to get a better sense of all the fun and adventures in store for you if you register for this amazing program!

Photos courtesy of Teen Village participants and staff. Thanks guys!

 



Our Staff

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Each Teen Village trip of 12 participants is led by 3 highly-qualified, experienced staff members.

Our staff are trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR and often hold certifications above and beyond this level.

Our staff have previous trip camping and trip leading experience either through our camp or other reputably organizations. All are experienced outdoor cooks, leaders, teachers of Leave No Trace and mentors.

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The Soul of the Trip Camp

Connect with the beauty, mystery and power of nature.
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Live Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Learn what it means to repair the world in nature, in our communities and within ourselves.
Make new friends from around the world and share the thrills and challenges of life on the trail.

Become a role model for younger campers and challenge yourself to realize your amazing potential.

Experience camp outside the boundaries. Journey beyond Ranch Camp and find the magic of camp in the beautiful wilds of Colorado and among a family of friends and staff guides.

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Teen Village FAQ’se34cd30a-78e3-4ce4-8a9d-6d345cf05270

Do I need any prior experience to join?

Should I pack any extra gear?

What is the food like?

How can I be in touch with my camper/family?

What if I have food or environmental allergies? Or take medication?

Do I need any prior experience to join? 

No. all levels of campers are welcome to participate on Teen Village. As Teen Village is a longer trip, be prepared to be challenge yourself, grow and have the trip of a lifetime!

Should I pack any extra gear?

As a Teen Villager you will need to bring additional gear to camp.  A detailed Teen Village packing list of what gear you will need for the trip will be included in the Parent’s Manual Packing List.

What is the food like?

Teen Village participants will cook their own meals as a group using camp stoves under the supervision of staff.  Examples of common meals are: pasta w/sauce, burritos, pita and hummus, tuna sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, quinoa, and quesadillas. All food is Kosher.

How can I be in touch with my camper/family?

Most places Teen Village visits are fairly remote so cell service is not reliable (campers are not allowed cell phones) so staff check in daily with camp via satellite phones. Parents will receive notes via email from Ranch Camp updating on progress and any changes to the itinerary. Parents can send letters, which will be collected at camp for campers to receive upon arrival back to camp. Campers can send letters periodically throughout the trip.

What if I have food or environmental allergies? Or take medication?

Our trip staff can accommodate most allergies.  If an epipen is needed, a staff member will carry this at all times. Our staff are certified to give medications and we can accommodate most types of medications. If you have any questions, please ask!