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March 16, 2023

Check out what’s happening at Rock Springs Ranch

Submitted by Steve Maynard

We have a lot of exciting things happening at Rock Springs Ranch! Below are several of our programs with additional information. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

Camp Registration
Each family registers directly with Rock Springs Ranch. If someone has questions about the sessions or camp experience, it is best for them to contact Rock Springs Ranch staff directly at 785-257-3221 or campregistrar@rockspringsranch.org.

Counselors in Training (CIT)
This week-long program is for high school students ages 16-17 that aspire to be dynamic leaders and mentors to younger youth. 4-H is known for its ability to foster mentorship experiences among youth and adults. C.I.T.’s will learn alongside a trained adult counselor who is leading a camp group of 8-10 youth. This program is designed to allow young people the opportunity to provide leadership to younger campers while also establishing their own community and camp experiences, all with the mentorship and supervision of professional youth development staff.

Leaders in Training (LIT)
LIT is a week-long program designed for young men and women who have a drive to learn leadership skills. Through a series of group discussions, team building, initiatives, and challenge course participation we explore each camper’s inner potential and leadership abilities. During their week LITs will also spend time devoted to “Larger Service.” Service projects teach the importance of sharing your talents and generosity with others to show caring for your community, country, and world. LITs will gain documented community service within the local Junction City & Manhattan communities as well as around Rock Springs Ranch. This program is a great way for teens to level up their camp experience!

Family Camp
Treat your family to a weekend getaway at Rock Springs Ranch. It is a time to be outdoors, spend quality time together, and experience all the fun camp has to offer as a family! Activities are subject to change but often include: zipline, archery, canoes, horses, stream study, shooting sports, climbing wall, swimming, arts & crafts, and more. Learn more online at https://rockspringsranch.org/family-camp-weekend/

4-H Camp Open House
Save the date for the 4-H camp open house! On April 23 from 1-4 p.m., our team will welcome campers and their families to see the facilities at Rock Springs Ranch. Light refreshments will be served. Follow us on social media for updates!

Summer Staff
Rock Springs Ranch is seeking camp counselors! If you know someone who likes spending time outside and working with youth, RSR may be a great fit. We hire approximately 60 staff each summer in a variety of roles from counselor, activity specialist, and leadership roles. For more information, visit https://rockspringsranch.org/seasonal-employment/