Summer Programs

The Bar SZ Family Is Passionate About Providing A Unique And Life-Building Opportunity For Kids Of All Ages Who Demonstrate An Eager Spirit To Learn While Growing Character, Going On Adventures, And Having Fun.

 

Live the country lifestyle while learning the ropes of a ranch

The Bar SZ summer program is a residential camp for all kids ages 8+ as well as young adults. We are excited to welcome campers into the ranch community which is full of adventure, friendship, and exploration!

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2020 Schedule

Wrangler Camp: July 6th-10th
- Drop-off Monday at 9am, pick-up Friday after dinner
- Open house and potluck for parents at pick-up
- $600/wrangler
- Ages 8-12

Wrangler Camp: July 13th-17th
- Drop-off Monday at 9am, pick-up Friday after dinner
- Open house and potluck for parents at pick-up
- $600/wrangler
- Ages 8-12

Colt Academy: July 20th-24th
- Drop-off Monday at 9am, pick-up Friday after dinner
- Open house and potluck for parents at pick-up
- $600/wrangler
- Ages 12-16

Over all the experience was amazing and eventful. There was always something to do whether it was feeding the animals or riding the horses or trying to cowboy joust one of the counselors. It was a lot of fun. My favorite part of the week was riding the horses and eating a lot (thanks Debbie!! ) and learning about farm animals and how they work and what makes them tick, and also practicing my riding skills and improving them. I would totally recommend going to a camp at the Bar SZ Ranch.
— Natalie, Jr Wrangler Intern
My son can’t wait to go back next summer! He enjoyed all the animals, but Pomegranate, the cat, was his favorite. He also had a blast playing with the chickens. He made many new friends and everything was very well organized. Colton is a very kind and polite young host that helped everyone feel welcome. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. And the best part for momma, no video games!
— Andrea, proud parent of a Jr Wrangler Camper
 

Wrangler Camp

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Campers will be introduced to ranch concepts and horsemanship while participating in fun and exciting activities:
- Roping lessons
- Craft projects
- Archery and BB guns
- Branding wood rounds with a Bar SZ branding iron
- Animal education lessons
- Hayrides
- Swimming in the country waterhole, slip-n-slide, and/or pool

Campers will be riding and learning how to care for horses, including:
- Tacking up and grooming horses
- Horseback riding in the arena
- Learning how to play gymkhana and rodeo games

Campers will participate in our Agricultural Olympics, which includes events such as:
- Poop scooping
- Hay bale relay races
- Egg toss
- Cow-pie frisbee
- And more!

By the end of Wrangler Camp the campers will have learned the fundamentals of wrangler life and will be ready to graduate to our Colt Academy where they will continue to grow in their animal expertise and ranch knowledge.

 

Colt Academy

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The colts will continue to grow their horseback riding skills and participate in horse activities:
- Longer and more difficult trail rides
- Barrel racing
- Pole-bending
- Tacking up their own horse
- Learning how to trot and canter
- Training a horse to follow directions

Colts will help develop ranch projects and be using different tools and equipment to:
- Create their own structures
- Build fences
- Paint murals and buildings
- Learn how to fix pipe lines and work with PVC pipe

Colts will participate in advanced Agricultural Olympics with challenging events such as:
- The blindfolded obstacle course
- Egg and spoon races on horseback
- Sheep racing
- Goat milking
- And even more!

During Colt Academy campers will continue to build on their knowledge and skill sets of farm livestock:
- Provide for the care of goats, sheeps, pigs, poultry, horses, and cows
- Learn about common diseases in livestock
- Hear about different and important veterinary care techniques
- Have interactive lessons with staff about the anatomy, body systems, and uses of different animals  

By the end of their time at Colt Academy, campers have a deep and developed knowledge of how a ranch works and how to care for animals. In addition, they will have had the chance to participate in many different fun and exciting activities and are prepared to move on to our Bronco Internship!

 
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 Packing Tips: All wranglers need  to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, sunscreen, hat, cowboy/cowgirl boots with a heel, tennis shoes, jeans (required EVERY DAY while onsite, no jeggings), layers for cooler nights, bathing suit and towel, any medication as noted on the registration form (with written instructions, must be in original packaging), personal toiletries, chapstick (2), and any other pertinent accessories.  Please don't pack an abundance of stuff or tank tops, we like to keep the ranch lifestyle simple and sunburn free.  No electronic devices allowed.  If your wrangler does not bring a pair of boots with a heel they will not be allowed to ride horses.  This is a safety issue and required by CHA certification.

 
 

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