Mo-Ranch Teen Adventure Day Camp
Mo-Ranch Teen Adventure Day Camp is a scholarship program that’s specifically for teens in the Hill Country region. Each week, these teens will experience the great outdoors, adventure, personal growth, new friendships and fun. Camp activities will include kayaking and canoeing the Guadalupe River, challenging themselves on a ropes course, taking a ride down a zip line, hiking, camping, biking and more!
There is no cost for teens that participate in the Teen Adventure Day Camp program. Participants are subject to program approval and are approved first come, first served in the order of the applications that Mo-Ranch receives.
Teen Adventure Day Camp is led by two experienced Mo-Ranch counselors who will teach campers new skills, while at the same time helping them to develop skills that will aid them in the future. Each day will be filled with new challenges and new adventures!
Here’s an example of the week:
Monday, campers will spend the day at Mo-Ranch taking part in challenging themselves with our ropes course.
Tuesday, campers will spend the day kayaking the beautiful Guadalupe River.
Wednesday, campers will spend their morning mountain biking at Kerrville Schreiner Park, then they’ll spend the night camping overnight at Garner State Park.
Thursday, campers will spend the day hiking and exploring Garner State Park.
Friday, campers will travel back to Mo-Ranch for a final adventure challenge. They will use the skills they’ve learned throughout the week to complete this challenge.
What’s included? Transportation will be provided each day from a designated location, campers will be returned to this location every evening for parent/guardian pick up. Lunch will be provided every day. Dinner and breakfast are also included on Wednesday night and Thursday morning when they are camping at Garner State Park. All equipment will be provided (kayaks, mountain bikes, climbing gear, tents, etc.). There’s a free camp T-shirt for all Teen Adventure Day Camp participants, of course!
Who is Teen Adventure Day Camp for? Teenagers between the ages of 13-16 in the Hill Country Region.
What is the cost? There is no cost for the program (but attendees are subject to approval).
Where is this camp located? Mo-Ranch in Hunt, Texas.
What are the dates? Sessions range from June 5-August 11, 2017. No more than 13 campers will participate in a weekly camp session.
Boy camp session dates:
June 5-9 (this session is full)
Girl camp session dates:
July 31-August 4 (this session is full)
Teen Adventure Day Camp program goals
Goal 1: True Friendships
- The emergence of technology has made it easy for kids these days to claim to have many friends, but how real is that friendship?
- By spending time with others in shared fun and in shared challenge, you develop true friendships and experiences.
- We want to equip the campers with true friends, someone they can call on in times of joy and in times of challenge.
Goal 2: Decison Making Skills
- Today’s society values those people that can make good sound decisions based on facts.
- Through the various activities, campers will be challenged to make decisions that are good for themselves and good for the group.
- Initiative is a valued component in today’s society, i.e. the ability to see something that needs to be done and to do it. Campers will be encouraged to take initiative to make the event better for themselves and those around them
Goal 3: Social Awareness
- It is important that the youth of today understand their role in the world of tomorrow.
- They will have to rely on each other to complete tasks and get things done. Responsibility for yourself and the team will be emphasized.
- Empathy is an important skill in today’s world. The ability to see something from another person’s point of view is critical to achieving success on the job and in the world.
Goal 4: Character Development
- A sense of self-esteem and self-confidence can help a camper stand up to others and resist the temptations that are around them.
- Through group discussions and activities, campers will develop and understand of compassion for others and stand up for what is right.
- Campers will learn the importance of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and fairness.
Goal 5: Create Forward Thinking
- Being able to look into the future and see a positive outlook for your life is a critical skill. It is easy to get bogged down with life and not see yourself going places.
- Through activities, campers will learn about setting goals and then push hard to achieve them.
- Every day they will have the opportunity to set personal goals, to strive for the next step, and to challenge themselves to meet these goals.
Goal 6: Have Fun!
- We will work to achieve these goals while having fun at the same time.
- Not only will campers be learning life skills, but they will also learn practical outdoor skills that could lead to a new lifelong skill.