Overview

Wrangler In Training – entering 10th and 11th grades
*Please note, you may only participate in one WIT tribe per summer.

Staff In Training – entering 11th grade only

 

The In-Training program at Ranch Camp is an immersive leadership program focused on giving teens the experience and support to learn how to be inspiring, supportive leaders of youth.  The program includes: two SIT directors to offer feedback and guidance, training prior to integrating into cabin life, off-site experiences and opportunities to pursue more specific interests including specialty tracks and trip training.  Our goals for this program are to grow the most confident and competent leaders that have empathy, creativity and the ability to tackle and solve problems!

SIT Highlights

  • Training prior to living in bunk
  • 2 Weeks (min) of living/working alongside campers and staff in a bunk
  • 2 IT Directors to offer training, feedback and guidance
  • Participate in camp programming with your IT cohort
  • 2 Weeks (min) working/training in a specialty area of your choice
  • Specialty areas available include: art & design, theater, ropes course, archery, hiking, trip camps, mountain biking, aquatics, sports, teva farm and tie-dye.
  • 1 hour off per day to spend in the IT Lounge plus evenings off from 10 – 11pm
  • Overnight excursion outside of camp with your IT cohort
  • Mentoring from IT Directors, Camp Leadership, Specialty Staff and Bunk Staff
  • Occasional combined programming/meetings with camp staff
  • IT specific evening programs and Onegs

Note: This is a merit based program that you must be accepted into. There are 12 spots per SIT session available.

WIT Highlights

  • Training prior to living in bunk
  • 2 Weeks (min) of living/working alongside campers and staff in a bunk
  • 2 IT Directors to offer training, feedback and guidance
  • Participate in camp programming with your IT cohort
  • WIT Director to work specifically with WIT’s on horse specific training
  • Experience teaching lessons to a variety of campers and skill levels
  • Lessons from AAHS certified instructors
  • Experience lessons about herd management, advanced horse care, operating safe programs
  • 1 hour off per day to spend in the IT Lounge plus evenings off from 10 – 11pm
  • Overnight excursion outside of camp with your IT cohort
  • Mentoring from IT Directors, Camp Leadership, Specialty Staff and Bunk Staff
  • Occasional combined programming/meetings with camp staff
  • IT specific evening programs and Onegs

Note: This is a merit based program that you must be accepted into. There are 4 spots per WIT session available. You may only participate in one WIT tribe per summer.

Application

In-Training Application Process:

All SIT and WIT applicants must complete the following steps to be considered for the program. After completing the first step, applicants and guardians will receive an email detailing the following information as well.

  1. Apply for Ranch Camp online (Click the orange “Register” button on the top right side of the website)
  2. Complete the IT application on CampInTouch (in forms section) and submit
    Application due December 17, 2018
  3. Send the Reference Form to your listed references. Form can be found in your CampInTouch profile.
    Reference Forms are due January 28, 2019
  4. Complete an interview with Ranch Camp staff – in-person for local ITs, via Zoom for non-local ITs. Applicants will be contacted to set up an interview.
    Interviews will be held in January and February 2019
  5. If accepted into the program, finalize your registration by completing camp forms and setting up payment plan for camp.
    All IT applicants will be notified of their status on February 22, 2019

Dates and Rates

Dates and Rates

Check out our dates, rates, payment plans and financial aid options!

Dates and Rates