Program Overview and Highlights


In this program, campers will develop leadership skills by participating in curated activities both at camp and off-site, fostering community with peers and the larger camp community, and actively problem solving all while participating in a once-in-lifetime outdoor adventure. Campers will gain valuable hard and soft skills that can be transferred to life outside of camp. O.L.A. will challenge campers to grow, defy their limits, and define themselves.


  • Led by 3 qualified staff members with WFR certifications and a 12-camper capacity
  • 12 days at Ranch Camp participating in all traditional camp activities
  • 14 days off-site to go white water rafting, climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, hot springs, canyoning, and more
  • Practice outdoor skills like cooking, navigating, and camping
  • Campers will experience camping and lodging options during off-site excursions
  • Earn First Aid and Mental Health certifications
  • Develop and run camp chuggim programming

Sample Itinerary

July 12th – 18th – At Ranch Camp

  • Classic Ranch Camp Activities you know and love like archery, ropes, rikkud, swimming, arts and crafts, and more
  • Earn nationally recognized First Aid and Mental Health certifications
  • Begin to develop chuggim programming and participate in community service projects
  • Preparation time to pack out their gear and food

July 19th – 31st – Campers will embark on their journey

  • Stop 1: Mission Wolf for unique wolf interactions and a service project
  • Stop 2: Great Sand Dunes for sandboarding and splashing in Medano Creek
  • Stop 3: Pagosa Springs and Durango for white water rafting, climbing, horseback riding, hot springs, and more
  • Stop 4: Ouray to traverse the Via Ferrata and go canyoning
  • Stop 5: CaƱon City to explore the Royal Gorge Region through hiking, biking, and more
  • Throughout their trip, campers will participate in problem-solving and team-building activities that teach and develop leadership skills and will continue to create their chuggim programming

August 1st – 6th – Return to Ranch Camp

  • De-gear and debrief the experience with staff and peers
  • Finalize and run chuggim programming multiple times
  • Share reflections and assist in leading Shabbat services