Teen Tune Up!
Spring Break Work Parties for Teens
Calling all Ekone teens…these wild ponies need some spring training!
Take it from the teens themselves: Spring time at Ekone is super fun and extra special. It’s a chance to see Ekone in the “off-season,” work with the horses while they are fresh and spunky from a winter off (starting with join-up, groundwork, and relationship-building), hang out with a small group of other awesome teens, and get down and dirty with ranch projects.
It’s also an opportunity to “give back” to Ekone and lay the foundation for a great spring and summer by getting the ranch ready for action. Part service…all fun!
And, it’s a more affordable way to spend some time at Ekone for teens who don’t have summer camp in the budget, or will be getting jobs or having other adventures this summer.
The Possibilities List includes:
Help the horses get in the mood for camp again, with “join-up” exercises, scratching off their winter coats, riding in the roundpen and on the trails as much as weather allows!
Welcome our new additions to the herd, and reassure them that Ekone is a wonderful, loving home with lots of excellent scratching and kind attention
Go on a field trip: to a local horse trainer, a farmer neighbor, sage-picking, the possibilities are endless!
Check trails for obstacles and damage
Do some spring cleaning of the Yummy Tummy Cafe, Lodge, Longhouse and grounds (with music, of course)
Have a movie night
Celebrate the Spring with a walk down to rushing Rock Creek
Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones
Dance party in the Yummy Tummy
(And parents, we’ll even save a little time for homework!)
This camp is open to ages 12-19. Attendance is limited to 12, so don’t delay!
NEW in 2019: We've made these workparties a little shorter than the typical Spring Break Camps of the past--we've noticed that with Spring weather and family trips, that sometimes teens just aren't available for the whole week so we're going to pack all the Ekone goodness into a few days!
Spring Session 1: Saturday, March 23 – Tuesday, March 26 (reflects Portland School District Schedule)
Spring Session 2: Sunday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 10 (reflects Seattle School District Schedule)
Does your school run on a different schedule and you have a group of friends you want to bring for a workparty during your Spring Break? Email us at email@example.com to set it up!
Ready to sign up? Click HERE to register!
For a taste of Spring Break at Ekone, please check out this 2015 slideshow: