Fall Camp: August 1 – 7, 2016
The Rockin R’ Ranch in Antimony, Utah, has been a place for young people to learn about Cowboy Life for more than 40 years. We’ve been the home for summer camp, youth conferences, and summer getaways for the whole family. At the Rockin’ R, we live the authentic western lifestyle and strive to exemplify good wholesome Cowboy character. By using traditional Cowboy values and skills, we teach our campers the worth of hard work, trust, and independence.
The late Burns Black, founder of the Rockin’ R Ranch, worked his cows on the range and raised his family in our tiny town of Antimony. As a firm believer in hard work and the impact it could have on the younger generation, he wanted to share his western lifestyle with as many as possible. With the help of two friends, Mr. Black realized his dream in 1971 and opened the Rockin’ R Ranch as a boys’ and girls’ summer camp. For a decade, youth came to the Ranch during their summer breaks and enjoyed the ranch lifestyle. Since that time, the Ranch has expanded to a world-renowned guest ranch with a wide range of activities for our equally wide range of guests.
What to expect:
Here at the Rockin’ R Cowboy Camp, young people can expect to have fun and stay busy! They will meet other youth, learn about the ranch lifestyle and about what it takes to live a Cowboy life. We teach them hard work, responsibility, and of course, how to have fun! They will participate in all sorts of fun activities along with work projects and a service project for the community. We will also take a day and visit beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park, where we will spend our time hiking and sightseeing.
The Rockin’ R Ranch firmly believes that animals play an essential part of the western lifestyle. We work with them on a daily basis, from milking the cow to cleaning up after the rabbits. Because animals are so important, they are central to our program. Soon after their arrival, our campers are partnered with a young horse. They are given the responsibility and tools to care and work with their young friends; and as they do, our campers learn and grow themselves.
Campers will learn and participate in…
- Horseback Riding Lessons
- Trail Riding
- Recreational Activities: archery, hiking, fishing, rappelling/rock climbing
- Roping Lessons
- Work Projects (such as fence repair, maintaining tack, irrigation, mucking stalls, corral repair)
- Horse Training Seminars
- Basic Equine Husbandry
- Mini Classes on horse anatomy, markings, colors, breeds
- Feeding Chores: petting barn animals, horses, feedlot cows, buffalo
- Daily Chores: milk cow, grain & groom weanling foals
- Evening Activities: line dancing lessons, western band night, hay wagon rides, campfires
|9:30pm:||In room getting ready for bed|
|10:00pm:||Lights out, Bed time|
*Daily Schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions and specialty activities
How old do I need to be to attend the Rockin’ R Cowboy Camp?
We accept youth from ages 12 to 18.
Do you accept all applicants?
All applications are reviewed and screened for compatibility and a clean record. We are not a behavioral or drug treatment program. We are a one-week summer program where youth can live, work, and learn the cowboy life and cowboy values.
What time do we arrive on Opening Day?
Arrival time is Monday from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
What time is pick-up on Closing Day?
Departure is Sunday before 11am. (Special arrangements may be made if parents are unable to arrive until later on Sunday.)
Do you have a visiting day during Cowboy Camp?
No, we do not have a visiting day.
Can we visit the ranch before enrolling?
We encourage you to visit our ranch. We are happy to meet with you and give you a tour before enrollment.
Is transportation provided?
For a fee, transportation is provided to and from the Cedar City Airport
What is the counselor to camper ratio?
Our overall ratio is 1:5 during evenings and meal times. However, during the days we have more staff that rotate through and help with activities.
What are the ages of the counselors?
We have college-aged staff who primarily serve as counselors, but staff ages can range from 18 to late 50’s.
How many kids attend summer camp each session?
We only register up to 20 campers per session.
How many kids stay in a room? Do the counselors stay in the same room?
There will be up to 5 campers and 2 counselors in a room (of the same gender).
Can my child request to share a room with a friend?
We are happy to accommodate room requests.
Will my child be going off site for any activities?
Yes, some of our recreational activities, horseback rides and our trip to Bryce Canyon National Park are off site.
How do we pack for summer camp?
Upon registering, we will send you a “packing list” to assist you in preparing for Cowboy Camp.
Are childhood and booster vaccinations required?
Yes, all participating youth must be current on their required childhood vaccinations and any applicable booster vaccinations.
What is the weather like?
The average daytime temperature is 79 degrees; night time is 39 degrees.
My child takes medication. Will it be kept in the cabin?
No, it will be kept in a safe at the front desk and will be monitored by your child’s counselor.
Enrollment is open all year. However, spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
One week Cowboy Camp is $1,100 (plus tax)