“A Natural Place for Kids”
I am so lucky to be working at El Ranchito, a “nature-immersion summer camp for young people entering 4th through 12th grades… created specifically to serve children and youth from low-income families.” Not only do we get to camp out for two weeks straight but the kids, or young-adults get to:
- work hands-on to maintain hiking tails and protect and restore wildlife habitat
- participate in age-appropriate environmental learning and outdoor adventure programs
- enjoy high adventures like kayaking and rock-climbing
- assist with programs for younger El Ranchito campers
- learn basic job skills as they prepare to enter the workforce as young adults (www.elranchito.org)
The camp is located on the historic Shield Ranch southwest of Austin, TX. The campers will enjoy being surrounded by old oak trees and “cedars” that grow along a tributary to Barton Creek. They will be immersed in nature which is designed to nuture their “mind, body, and spirit.” For many of the campers, this will be a completely new experience. Which is why I feel so lucky to be apart of their experience of enjoying nature and learning about themselves.
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