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Dates: September 29 – October 5, 2013
Ages: 11-16

Now in its seventh year, the Dude Ranch Adventure gives our campers the chance to have an authentic experience like no other — living, working and participating in real ranch life. Campers learn horsemanship, as they brush, saddle, and then ride 2-3 times a day. We take campers ages 11-16 with all levels of experience, from those who have never touched a horse to experienced riders.

We will be going to Woodside Ranch in Mauston, Wisconsin where we will offer horsemanship classes and other activities (horseshoes, miniature golf, swimming, tennis, pony rides, nature hikes, basketball, volleyball, and line-dancing). Woodside Ranch is known for their breakfast rides into the woods surrounding the ranch, with breakfast made to order in their outdoor kitchen. Besides all of the fun and activities, our campers also get the chance to just hang out together- which can be as much fun as anything they do.

Daily horseback rides will take us through Wisconsin’s beautiful woods and scenery. Expert riding instruction will be provided, as well as side-walkers for campers who have balance issues.

Like all One Step programs, the trip includes a volunteer staff of experienced counselors and medical professionals to ensure that each child is able to enjoy the trip regardless of medical circumstances. Applications will be available in July. Feel free to contact Program Directors, Kasey Mueller or Kris Riley at to learn more!