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Calling all Horse-Loving Teens!

IMG_3916Summer is right around the corner and Camp Chief Ouray is still seeking horse-loving campers to be a part of the Wrangler-in-training and Counselor-Wrangler-in-training leadership programs.

Why not take your passion for horses into the stunning heart of the Rockies this summer? If you know how to groom, bridle, saddle, and control the horse at a walk, trot and canter, then these programs are perfect for you!


Wrangler-in-training (WIT) is two-week program designed for those who have completed the 9th grade, but not yet 18. WIT applicants must also have completed the Trail Rider riding level at Camp Chief Ouray (or those with equivalent skill). This program will focus on leadership, teambuilding and cooperation in a horse-related setting. Participants will also develop their horse knowledge, and complete a community service project.


Counselor Wrangler-in-Training (CWIT) is a 3 week program designed for students who have completed the 10th grade and who have completed CCO’s Trail Rider riding level (or those with equivalent skill). This program requires intermediate riding skills and also the desire to learn how to be a counselor. will develop skills needed to effectively teach riding lessons as well as learn how to be a great counselor.

 For more information call Camp Chief Ouray at 970-887-2648

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Ever since graduating last May with a Journalism degree from Ohio University, Anna hasn't sat still. After a summer of backpacking through Europe and a month of living and touring the USA on a train car, she couldn't be happier to be stationed at the beautiful Snow Mountain Ranch. She sums herself up as a writer, a runner, an artist and a peanut butter addict who is trying her hardest to become a ski bum. You can read more of Anna's writings here:

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