Entering Grades 7-9
This program is for campers who love the outdoors, cruising down single track bike trails and hanging out high above the rest of us as you rappel off of stunning Utah red rock!
Campers spend time both on and off-site Ranch Camp. Several days are spent at camp getting to know the Rock’n Ride team, practicing mountain biking around camp many trails, team building on low and high ropes and enjoying all that Ranch Camp has to offer from the heated swimming pool to Teva Ecology to Shabbat and evening programs, such as Capture the Flag and the Kaleidoscope Camp Talent Show.
Then Rock’n Ride campers take off on a 8-day adventure which combines mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping as campers travel through some of Colorado and Utah’s most beautiful terrain!
- Gain intermediate and advanced mountain biking skills
- Explore a wide variety of trails with unique challenges and stunning views, downhills and climbs in Fruita, CO, one of the up and coming mountain bike destinations in the world!
- Moab, UT has WORLD CLASS canyoneering experiences that will absolutely take your breath away! Add this to some slot canyon hiking and you have yourself the makings of the Best Trip Ever!
- Nightly camping while off-site camp property – outdoor cooking, tent camping, and day hikes.
- Experience Judaism outdoors
Day 1 – 6 – Arrive at Ranch Camp and get to know your Rock N Ride group! You will spend the first several days working together at the low ropes course, practicing with variety of on-site trails, getting the basics of bike care and maintenance and preparing your gear for the trip. In addition you will also get to experience some of the favorite camp activities, evening programs and Shabbat!
Day 7 – Depart from Ranch Camp and arrive in Fruita, CO.
Day 8 – 11 – Mountain bike the INCREDIBLE trails in Fruita, Co!! Ex. Kessel Run, Chutes and Ladders, Western Zippity, Rustler’s Loop, Mary’s Loop or Vegetarian.
Day 12 – 14 – Canyoneering in Moab, UT. Moab has some of the most amazing canyoneering available anywhere and we will be teaming up with professional guides to show us some legendary repels.
Day 15 – 18 – Return to Ranch Camp for the final Shabbat of the summer and good-byes!!
The Soul of the Trip Camp
Rock ‘n Ride Frequently Asked Questions
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?
No. All levels of campers are welcome to participate on our trip camps. We recommend taking a few weeks prior to the start of trip camps to get out and exercise, break in our backpack and hiking boots and, if you are on Rock ‘n Ride, cruise around to get warmed up for an amazing experience!
Should I pack any extra gear?
As a Trip Camper you will need to bring additional gear to camp. A detailed trips packing list of what gear you will need for the trip will be included in the Parent’s Manual Packing List. Rock n Ride has a few specific items related to proper bike clothing and a Camelback type water carrier. We do provide bikes and helmets, though you are welcome to bring your own with prior approval.
Trip camping 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.
Most places our trip camps visit 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 before and after the trip from Ranch Camp.
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!