Colorado Equitrekking

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6 day equitrekking adventure in colorful Colorado filled with trail rides, self-care, and adventure at a beautiful horse ranch.

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About the Trip

Applications for this Summer 2023 trip will open again on August 1, 2022!

Imagine this: you are hanging out with your horse, Rocky Mountains in the background, full stomach from amazing food, and a happy heart from spending some self-care time with your Girl Scout sisters. All that and more is available through the Colorado Equitrekking Destination as you spend 6-day at the beautiful Heart-J Center at Sylvan Dale Ranch. Each day you will have a chance to build your horsemanship skills, explore the natural beauties of Colorado, practice some self-care, and relax around the fire with your new Girl Scout friends. Girl Scouts will be preparing themselves mentally and physically as well as meet their fellow travelers through 3 virtual orientation sessions.
The ranch is in beautiful Loveland, Colorado at the mouth of the Big Thompson river with the gorgeous Rocky Mountains in the background. Each morning you will start your adventure by preparing your body with some stretching and yoga, fill your stomachs with the chef prepared breakfast, and then go on a trail ride with your horse. After lunch, each day brings new activities- such as eco-journaling, wilderness life skills, fishing, and helping with the horses. The evening is the time to kick off those boots and relax with some line dancing, stargazing, swimming, game playing, and of course s’mores by the fire. Retire to the comforts of your ranch cabin to get good rest before starting your adventure all over the next day.
The trip will end with a backpacking trail ride to experience a historic cow-camp experience. You will spend two-nights in the gorgeous Colorado wilderness, exploring the beauties it holds during the daytime then at night experiencing a Colorado night sky. If you thought you had seen stars before, just wait until you experience this night sky! At the end you will take a million selfies with your horse, and of course your new Girl Scout friends, before saying goodbye. This will truly be a trip for you to cherish for years to come!

Where You Go

Loveland, CO, USA

What to Know

• 14 years of age
• Some experience with riding horses.
• Team player
• Comfortable being outdoors for extended periods of time
• Interest in horses
• Excitement to learn new things!

The Dates

July 9th - July 15th, 2023

Must be 14+ years of age at the start of the Destination

What to Bring

• Jeans for riding
• Hiking boots
• Daypack/backpack

A full packing list will be provided after acceptance.

The Cost

Program Fee: $2,400
(The actual cost of this Destination is $2,700, but all girls who participate will receive a $300 scholarship, thanks to a generous grant.)

Program Fee does not include airfare. Girls will need to arrange transportation to Denver International Airport.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $500
(This deposit is included in your trip Program Fee, not in addition to it.)

Final payment due: June 30th, 2023

Cancellation Policy: January 1, 2023 is the last day you can cancel and receive a refund (minus deposit)

Contact Information

Emily Speck