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This week at camp is world cultures and cultural awareness week at Roughing It. We practiced life skills around camp such as understanding differences and appreciating diversity. As part of this week, we celebrated International day on Wednesday! Campers had a great time dressing up for the different cultures represented
Today we welcomed our wonderful camper families to camp for Parents Closing Circle! Camper groups have worked hard all week getting ready to perform songs and skits for all of their loved ones. We were so impressed with all of the creativity that the campers showed this session. Parents Closing
Week two of camp has been a blast! This week is creativity week at Roughing It, and boy are our campers showing off their creativity! Campers are working on life skills such as creative problem solving, positive participation, and group and individual responsibility. On Thursday, we enjoyed seeing all of
This week at Roughing It is our last week of session one, and was camp spirit and community week. Campers focused on team building, communication, making friendship ties and keeping them, saying farewells, and closure. On Wednesday, we celebrated Hawaiian Day, one of our many dress up days at camp.
Today was the last day of session one! We want to thank everyone for an amazing first session! We hope that you all had a great session with us, and we hope to see you back soon! During our final closing circle, the Roughing It staff performed a song for
Hey, it’s me – CAPTAIN CABOODLE! I loved visiting camp today and getting to say hi to all of my favorite Roughing It campers! I can’t wait to stop by again soon! Be sure to keep checking in at Camper Caboodle for photos and news from camp! Share your favorite
This week at Roughing It is Eco-Week! Campers learn life skills like outdoor survival skills, group challenges (where everyone survives!) respecting the environment, minimum impact, making a contribution, taking action, and positive participation. All of our campers participated in Ranger Rachel’s non-natural nature challenge, where campers competed to see which
Welcome to the first week of camp! We have been having an absolute blast at Roughing It. This week was friendship week, where campers worked on getting to know the other members of their group and making new friends. During the first week of camp, camper groups bond by creating
Unless you’ve attended a particular camp yourself, it’s not easy to know what exactly goes on at the camp that you are considering sending your child to. You can check out their website and read all the information provided but it’s still not like seeing the camp in action. An
Todd Kestin recently wrote in the Huffington Post encouraging parents to approach summer camp planning in a new way. He advocated that camp be considered as being an equal part of the great investment equation that parents make when thinking about matters most in their child’s future. Investment in a great summer
After a wonderful three months at camp, the Roughing It horses are back at Lazy K Ranch where they will spend the next nine months looking forward to next summer! They are currently getting settled into their winter home, and hanging out with the rest of the Lazy K herd.
Hi campers! Thank you so much for choosing me as Horse of the Session! I have been coming to Roughing It since I was one year old, and I’m always so excited to come back every summer. I have so much fun teaching everyone how to walk, trot, and canter,
Now that it’s spring and the weather has started getting warmer, it’s time to start spending more time outside! Hiking is a great way to spend more time outside and get exercise. Did you know that hiking can also help your brain? The article “Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can
We are busy getting ready for the start of camp! Here are a couple of behind the scene pictures from our ride site as our staff get everything set up before our four legged friends arrive on June 2nd!
Every parent wishes for their child to succeed in school and this “success” for many families is heavily influenced by academics first. Doing well in school, getting good grades, enrolling in advanced courses, continually acquiring more knowledge and being “smart” is often top priority for parents and therefore the focus