Devils Thumb Ranch announces new Wrangler Summer Camps |

Devils Thumb Ranch announces new Wrangler Summer Camps

Teens and adult wannabe cowboys and cowgirls can step back in time and engage in an Old West meets New West culture at one of Devils Thumb Ranchs upcoming Wrangler Summer Camps.Providing the opportunity for participants to experience life in simpler terms before the days of text messaging, video games, cell phones and other modern day distractions, the Wrangler Camps offer a memorable opportunity to transpose oneself back to those days gone by when a hard days work meant corralling and feeding the horses, fishing for the evenings dinner and doing ones own handiwork.Its not all work, however, with the Ranchs professional staff providing plenty of pampering options. Limited to 10 kids per camp, children get a lot of personal attention and instruction, with a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio.Junior Wrangler CampSix daysJune 14 to 19 ages 12-13June 21 to 26 ages 14-16A great way to inspire or foster a love for the outdoors, these fun-packed weeks will provide lasting memories for teens. For six days, theyll live the life of a Junior Wrangler. Hiking, cookouts, camp-outs, fly-fishing, animal tracking, swimming, ranch choresand a big dose of teamwork and horsemanship. Theyll be paired with one animal all week long and learn everything there is to know about them, from care to saddling, grooming, riding and even some rodeo skills. The last night, Mom & Dad are invited up for a cowboy style barbecue, a mini-rodeo and skills demonstration from the kids, followed by a night in the Main Lodge.Cost: $1800/child, inclusive of meals, lodging, activities and last evening barbecue and one nights lodging in the main lodge for the parentsJunior Wrangler Mini CampFour daysJune 28 to July 1 ages 12-13July 12 to 15 ages 14-16Four days of fun in the Rocky Mountains with plenty of activities, good grub and adventure. Junior Wranglers will learn the basics of horses grooming, tack, care and riding skills. Theres also plenty of fun away from the stables, with games, crafts, hikes and swimming, and preparation for a fun mini-rodeo and skills demonstration for Mom and Dad. Theyll live the lives of buckaroos with a hayloft sleepover, cookouts and ranch chores. On the last night, Mom and Dad are invited up for a cowboy style barbecue and a night in the Main Lodge.Cost: $1,275/child, inclusive of meals, lodging, activities and last evening barbecue and one nights lodging in the Main Lodge for parents on the last night)Big Kids Go Country (adult camp)Sept. 6 to 10 for Grown-up Wrangler-WannabesLive out all those cowboy and cowgirl dreams with five days of City Slicker fun. Days are spent as a ranch hand and nights like royalty, enjoying from the earth and sea fine-dining (with a come as you are flair) at Ranch House Restaurant & Saloon, contemporary western-style fare at Hecks Tavern and the incomparably comfortable bunks of the Main Lodge. Gain a knowledge of horsemanship including haltering, leading, grooming, saddling, roping and more and then put those skills to test on the trails of Devils Thumb Ranch, exploring the nooks and crannies of the 5,000 acres of privately owned wilderness that most folks dont ever see. Its not all work and play theres also plenty of time for relaxing too with options that include spa treatments, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or curling up with a favorite cowboy novel at the pool. The camp winds down with an awards ceremony and a great chance for braggin rights. This is the perfect teambuilding outing for companies, family reunions, or a group of friends looking for a unique experience.Cost: $2,100/person, inclusive of lodging, meals and activities, with spa treatments, alcohol and gratuity additional.Advanced reservations are required and subject to availability. Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 3530 County Road 83, Tabernash. Call (800) 933-4339 / (970) 726-5632.