- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Leadership
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Credit Awarded: No
At TVRC, our guiding vision is to create future generations of leaders through a unique western experience for children ages 11 to 16 that includes backpacking, horse pack trips, and traditional in-camp programming. The core of this program is time spent away from screens while building new friendships. In the backcountry and on the ranch, we develop community-minded leaders by instilling a love for adventure, cultivating respect for the wilderness, and capitalizing on lessons of grit.
Teton Valley Ranch Camp offers two unique experiences, the Traditional Ranch Camp Program and the Expeditions Program, both of which are strongly rooted in our camp’s Western Adventure traditions.
Our traditional, 30-day Ranch Camp allows campers to be fully immersed in what our 2,300-acre ranch and surrounding National Forests and Parks have to offer. From fly fishing in flowing rivers, summiting mountain peaks on a backpack or horse pack trip to Sunday rodeos, and enjoying a well-earned s’more at the day’s end, campers have an opportunity to try it all! Many of our campers arrive on the Ranch never having mounted a horse or strapped on a backpack for a multiday trip into the wilderness. But, by their fourth sunset on the Ranch, our Yearlings and Rough Riders have already slept outside overnight and are on their way to becoming tough, western adventurers. The traditional program builds on itself, and each summer the campers receive more responsibility and new challenges to conquer.
Expeditions is a backpacking only experience that brings campers into the stunning Wyoming backcountry, where they will get to see wildlife, summit peaks, and explore crystal clear lakes and waterways. We strongly believe that it is on the trail where we learn true grit, and appreciation for our beautiful landscapes, in addition to having an experience full of laughter and excitement. This program still includes the TVRC traditions, such as stories and songs around the campfire, that are essential to our campers' time with us. Whether you are an avid hiker or eager to try backcountry camping for the first time, TVRC-Expeditions offers opportunities appropriate for campers with varying levels of prior experience.