Lizard McGizzard Camp
~build your ranch skills~
2022 Lizard McGizzard Camp details
June 25-July 1
Ages: 10 years+
Capacity: 12 campers
Tuition: $1,000 (base rate), $1,300 (restoration rate)
This is a unique opportunity for campers to develop confidence and sense of purpose, and participate in real-life projects at the ranch.
Just like ranch life, this camp will be full of a variety of skill-building projects, fun adventures, and bonding in community!
Also like ranch life, the week’s schedule will be driven by what campers are most interested in learning about, and what projects most need doing. Some options of projects we can work on include: building furniture and other carpentry projects, participating in earthen plaster and natural building, learning how to safely use power tools, making tile mosaics for the new Yummy Tummy, working with livestock and processing chickens, tanning hides and working with leather, preserving food and making things like sausage and pasta from scratch, learning map-reading and exploring skills (with perhaps a Super Supreme Adventure), and maybe even some highlights like visiting a local blacksmith shop or learning to drive a tractor!
We’ll be putting safety first and embracing danger, doing something on the way to doing something, and finding the fun in everything as we explore as many aspects of homestead and ranch life skills as we can pack into an Ekone week! There will also be, of course, lots of time on the land, swimming in the pond, putting in hay and firewood, sleeping in the Bunkhouse or under the stars, eating great food at the Yummy Tummy Café, making new friends, and having the absolute time of our lives.
This is a unique opportunity to experience many aspects of the making, fixing, and doing that comprise life on a working ranch, and to develop some real (and really cool!) skills with an awesome and fun group of folks!
When filling out your application, please tell us what aspects of ranch and homestead skills you're most interested in learning, so that we can do our best to make some of them happen during this week!
**Note that we won’t be riding horses during this camp, but will get to experience all the other aspects of Ekone Magic!**
If you haven’t already, please visit our main About Camp page
to get a feel for our camp philosophy, history and the scope the Ekone Summer Camp program
Please visit the Apply Here! page to find out how to sign up!
Lead Staff for Lizard McGizzard Camp