This is our final good evening from East Valley Ranch for summer 2021! These past eight weeks have flown by as they always do. Session 4 campers enjoyed their last full day of camp today, doing their last ride, feeding their horses treats, stocking up on friendship bracelet string, and playing an afternoon all camp game of Boppers. We had our final dinner on white tablecloths followed by our closing campfire where we sang songs, did skits, and many campers sang songs of their own. Tears were shed all around knowing this was our final campfire of the 2021 summer season. Throughout the entire preparation for this summer, there were […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Things are going well here in the valley! Sunday we had our theme day, EVR-Stock: Making the World a Better Place. Campers enjoyed making flower crowns, painting flower pots, making nature instruments, and taking a long nature hike. After our evening cookout, campers each performed songs with their hand-made nature instruments and ended the evening with the heart-warming classic, Dolphin Tale. Throughout this week campers have enjoyed more advanced riding lessons, some trail riding, and more in depth ground lessons. Horses aside, on Monday evening our 2-week campers had their overnight! Aside from a slightly damp wake-up everyone had a great time. Campers also […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Things have been busy and hot as ever in the valley! Since eval rides were completed Monday, horse assignments came out Tuesday morning at breakfast! Everyone was very happy with their assignments and quickly bonded with their new friend. In addition to riding blocks each day, our campers did ground lessons covering topics like horses around the world, horse movement, horse first aid, and more. The weather was definitely warm this week but no worries, we found ways to keep both campers and horses nice and cool! After riding each day our horses received a nice cool hose down before being turned out. We […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Last night after our campers settled in we had dinner and our opening campfire which was filled with traditional camp songs, camper made skits, and lots of camper and staff talents! This morning we had our eval rides where campers got the chance to show off their knowledge of riding and will be assigned their horses for the session tomorrow. Campers also learned how to groom, tack, tie, and lead their horses. It was a very warm day so all our campers got to spend time cooling down in the creek. Our two week campers spent time doing team building activities learning how to […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! This second week flew by in a blur! It all started with Summerween on Sunday where campers got to be someone else for the day while they participated in spooky activities like hunting for spiders and even vampires v. werewolves kickball (for any twilight fans). The evening ended with a fashion show where campers showcased their costumes, trick or treating, and a Halloween dance! The week really kicked off on Monday when campers’ specialty lesson began, either area or trails. They’ve spent the last week honing their skills in the specialty, some campers even cantered! Non-horse riding activities that campers enjoyed this second week […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Things are still going well and moving along in the valley. Yesterday our campers all learned about horse first aid and how to identify different sicknesses and ailments in their equine friends as well as their riding lessons. Campers also got to spend some quality time in the arts & crafts barn, an activity asked for daily by most, doing projects like string art and vision boards. Evening program was our famous challenge night! One of our board members came to the valley and sponsored a challenge night where campers competed in silly challenges for the ultimate prize- ice cream sundaes! This morning campers […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Things have been going well in the valley this week. Yesterday our campers all learned about different horse breeds from around the world, what they are used for, and what makes them unique. They also all spent another lesson working with their newly assigned horses. Each lesson with their horse bonds the campers and their four legged companions stronger. After some lessons working hard in the hot sun, we had a horse washing party, expressing our gratitude for our horses that continue to work hard for us each day. Horses aside, campers enjoyed cooling off from the hot weather in the creek and learning […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Campers have gotten off to a strong start this session refreshing the brains of returning campers and welcoming the new ones in with open arms. Yesterday after campers arrived they had first day orientation learning the ins and outs of EVR. In the evening we had our opening campfire where many talents were shared as well as silly skits and songs. This morning, all of our campers learned how we groom, tack, tie, and lead our horses here at Frost Valley. They also got their eval ride done and out of the way, horse assignments will follow tomorrow morning. This afternoon, everyone enjoyed cooling […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! Since you’ve last read about our adventures, we’ve had many more in the valley.  Sunday was our theme day of the session! Campers awoke to a note being slid under their yurt doors alerting them that not only had someone stole all the horses from the valley, but it was one of our very own counselors that had betrayed the camp and helped the horse thieves! Each yurt had a different character line they were following throughout the day, Professor Plum, Reverend Green, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, and Miss Scarlet. Each yurt moved around the valley searching for clues and deciphering riddles trying to […]

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Good Evening from East Valley Ranch! It has been a jam packed few days here in the Valley, but in the best possible way! Campers have spent the week catching up with old friends and making all our newest additions feel right at home.  Wednesday was our low ropes day where campers sharpened their communication and trust skills with their fellow yurt mates as they spotted one another through the elements. Aside from creeking, campers enjoyed continuing to build that bond with their newly assigned horses. Wednesday’s evening program was Swap!, which involved quick thinking and quick feet. Thursday was a beautiful but WARM day! Campers spent a good amount […]

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