Wrangler Camp is designed to give our more advanced riders an intensive riding and ranch experience. They'll work hard, play harder, and have the opportunity to see the payoff at the end of the week.
Wranglers will hone their horsemanship skills, explore more advanced trails, and participate in horse training. They'll help plan the week’s activities, including meals, work projects, and a special adventure that may include an overnight pack trip, a visit to a local horse trainer, an excursion to a new spot on Rock Creek Canyon, or another adventure we haven’t dreamed up yet!
These advanced sessions provide all the fun and adventure that Ekone camps are known for, as well as a more nuanced and age-appropriate focus on developing self-confidence, competence, and a sense of purpose in the world. Campers will have the opportunity to work both individually and collectively on gaining new skills and facing challenges, as well as have time for guided self-reflection and deepening their connection to the land and to their community.
During our reflections and solo time, we might think about questions like: How can we be energetic in ways that build confidence and competence in both ourselves and our community? How can we make our voices heard in respectful ways that also make room for other voices, and work towards a valuable conversation? How can we express our inner fire and unconquerable drive towards being someone and doing something in creative, thoughtful ways that are useful in making the world a better place?
Applicants for Wrangler Camp must be aged 13-18 and have at least two years of riding experience and at least one prior Ekone Horse Camp session. The online application will include these two advanced-camp questions:
What skills and insights are you hoping to gain from this camp, and/or what challenges are you hoping to face?
What attributes will you bring to the group dynamic to help build a great camp community?
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
Lead Staff for Wrangler Camp
Check out the slideshow for Wrangler Camp 2018!