Ekone Wilderness Camp

New in 2020!


Wilderness Camp is a chance for campers to deepen their connection with the land at Ekone. Only the first and last nights of camp will be spent in the main Ekone Valley (where the bunkhouse and kitchen facilities are). The rest of the time campers will base-camp in a special place near the canyon, sleeping under the stars and cooking all meals together (likely with a few special meals catered from the Yummy Tummy Cafe). This session is perfect for campers seeking more adventure and less creature comforts!

Activities will include learning about edible and medicinal plants, wilderness survival skills, tracking animals, sneaking and games in the woods, building shelters, hand crafts made from natural materials, hiking down to the Mermaid Pools to swim, trail maintenance and trail creation, tending to invasive species, learning about forestry and forest management, mapping and navigating, and most importantly building a sustainable connection to the Ekone land. Exact camp activities will depend on camper interest at the beginning of the week!


*Note that Wilderness Campers will not ride horses, they'll be too busy adventuring in the woods!**

If you haven’t already, 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 Wrangler Camp


Rivers brings many talents and interests to our summer camp team, from wranglin' ponies to adventuring on the land for hours on end (and DAYS this year!).

Rivers first came to Ekone as a camper in 2008. In 2017, after nine months of traveling in South America, they were inspired to return to camp as an intern. In April of 2019, Rivers moved to the ranch as a volunteer and hasn’t left yet! With 18 years of horse experience, Rivers has a special passion for behind-the-scenes horse work and can be found most summer mornings in the arena before breakfast. When not playing with horses, they are bound to be playing in the woods, often with some assemblage of dogs and goats in tow. Rivers loves fostering curiosity and exploration in kids; camp outs, story telling, tracking, and epic forest games are some of their favorite camp activities.

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