SCOUTS & YOUTH GROUPS
($165.00 PER PERSON - 2017)
Youth groups of all types have been enjoying weekends at White Pines Ranch for over two generations! Boys, girls, and teens from Scouts, Church, Park District, and other groups, along with their leaders, experience our real western dude ranch from mid-August to June every year.
Adults are free to enjoy and learn with their youth as we specialize in the All Fun, No Work Weekend! We prepare five meals and a Saturday evening snack for your group – and take care of all the clean up, too.
We lead the activities from Friday night’s Horsemanship (an interesting and required program to ensure safety on the trails) until you depart on Sunday at Noon. And, we’ll make sure the dorms (carpeted, heated, and air conditioned) and modern bathrooms with individual showers are kept spic and span. Your group will enjoy a wide variety of activities! Opportunities include: old fashioned hayrides, two horseback rides on scenic trails, swimming (in season), a nature hike through a sandstone canyon, fossil hunting, horse activities, game room and souvenir shopping, country line dancing, Bingo, campfire songs around the bonfire, and many more fun things – all led by our well-trained and experienced staff. During the winter, instead of swimming, we go cross-country skiing, tubing down the snow-covered hills and, of course, we ride horses all winter long.
Your weekend will begin with check-in (5pm-7pm) on Friday evening and includes dinner and a short orientation so each person may participate in all of the offerings in a safe, enjoyable manner and other activities until 10:00 PM dorm time. Saturday starts with breakfast at 8:00 AM and activities until 9:30 PM. Dorms go “lights out” and quiet at 11:00 each night. Sunday morning has activities, a wholesome brunch, packing, and then departure at noon. The all-inclusive fee includes all activities, food, and lodging. Please bring your own sleeping bag, towels, pillows, and all bathroom articles. Make your reservation today for an engaging and exciting weekend that’ll transport your group to a western dude ranch with a huge expanse of clear sky! We are glad to show you what dude ranching is all about.