The Adventure Camp offers introductions and practice in ALL the Camp Activities during the course of each week.
The Focus Camps allow for Specialty Curriculum AND choice of all the other Camp Activities, too.
Instruction is individualized in both the Adventure and Focus Camp programs, so multi-week Campers continue practicing and building on their skills.
Adventure Camp and Focus Camp Activities
Teambuilding Challenge Low Ropes Course
Teambuilding Challenge is the foundation for both the Adventure Camp and Focus Camp programs.Campers build team skills while expanding their comfort levels as they open to accepting and supporting others, just as they themselves are accepted and supported. Warm-up games and initiatives on the Challenge Field progress to more complicated challenges on the Low Ropes Course. These strengthen and test balance, confidence, trust, communication, and problem-solving skills. Campers accept and support each other's strengths and weaknesses in truly meaningful Fun! Every camper group visits the Challenge Field and Course at least once each week; older-aged camper groups build on their experiences with even more Challenge time.
Our amazing Colorado Mountain Ranch horses and horse programs contribute hugely to the iconic status of CMR. The authentic relationships built with horses by all ages of people are some of the most special connections ever.
Western Riding. Horseback riding in the Adventure Camp program is the perfect way to start out with horses. Our horses are gentle and responsive, and they take care of first-time and less-experienced riders. Ride time includes group and individualized instruction and a trail ride through the meadows and forests of the Ranch property. Campers model the wranglers to learn how to be kind to the horses, pay attention to how a horse communicates, and build a foundation for a trusting partnership with the horse.
CMR Horse Philosophy. To learn more about our philosophy and value of Horses in the Colorado Mountain Ranch children programs, read about the Horse Focus Camp. Participation in Horse Focus becomes the goal of many children who are introduced to horses and riding in the Adventure Camp.
Horse and Animal Care. In addition to riding, Adventure campers also participate in Animal Care for hands-on experience with colors, breeds, tack, grooming, health care, and daily maintenance of horses, goats, and minis.
Equus (Latin for "horse"). Campers learn more about horses, including different horse breeds, history, and riding styles.
Roping and Western Art. Roping "cattle" with names like Bertha and Tofu and drawing and painting horses are also on the agenda offered by the wranglers.
Focus Camp Specialty Curriculums
In-depth curriculums in the above activities come together in the specialty Focus Camps. Focus Camper groups also choose from ALL the other activities to round out their days.
HORSE FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines daily Daily Western Riding, plus Horse and Animal Care, Roping, and Western art.
TRAILBLAZER FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines Outdoor Living Skills, Nature, Hiking, Exploring, and Archery.
MOUNTAINBOARDING FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines boarding on the Mountainboard Course Terrain Park and the Forest Trails.
GYMNASTICS FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines Gymnastics mat and floor work and Trampoline Tricks.
DISC GOLF FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines Games and Intramurals on the 18-hole Disc Golf Course
WATER FOCUS CAMP
Specialty time - combines Swimming, Wading, and Water Play at local Recreation Center Pools and Reservoirs, and at Mountain Streams and Lakes.
“M had a memorable week at your camp. She’ll be back next summer. Thank you for the excellent attention to details, selecting such a supportive, fun crew to work with the kids and for having such a variety of activities that make for a real learning experience. It’s amazing what you pack into one week! Thanks again for the outstanding job with your camp.” C&M – Parents
“I asked Alex what was the one thing he liked least about the camp and he said there wasn’t anything – that he liked everything! Thanks for making this a very wonderful experience for him!”
Cynthia Moreau, Parent of Alex Moreau