ACTIVITIES AT ROCK SPRINGS RANCH
Ride. Climb. Paddle. Swim. Shoot. Run.
Where do you want to start?
- Teambuilding: Cooperation Games & Low Ropes
- Leadership Adventure Course: High Ropes
Teambuilding: Cooperation Games & Low Ropes
Participants will work together to complete tasks and goals set by the facilitator. Activities focus on three main components: communication, cooperation and trust.
Leadership Adventure Course: High Ropes
Come stretch your comfort zone while working with a small team to tackle many challenges while being up in the air! Harness up and let’s take on the heights together!
- Bird Is The Word
- Creatures of The Night
- Prairie Life
- Stream Study
- Wildlife CSI
Bird Is The Word
Bird is the word is an introductory ornithology class that takes participants and opens their eyes to all the bird life there is in Kansas! Through interactive indoor and outdoor activities, participants will learn about bird calls, common birds, and maybe even get a birding Bingo?
Creatures of The Night
“Creatures of the Night” takes a look at nature on the dark side. This indoor program seeks to replicate the feeling of a campfire while exploring sounds and sights of nocturnal animals. The participants will learn more about creatures of night, their adaptations, and more! Not your ordinary classroom activity.
Prairie Life is all about Kansas and Rock Springs animals. Participants will be given the opportunity to handle real animal furs, skulls, and even live specimens. This presents youth the chance to truly have a hands-on learning experience. Included is Rock Springs Jeopardy, a time for kids to show off their inner naturalist knowledge!
Stream study lets kids be kids in an educational setting! Youth are given the opportunity to wade in Rock Springs creeks and discover the hidden aquatic life. The main focus of this offering is macroinvertebrates such as mayflies, damselflies, and caddisflies. However, the capture of crawdads and orange throat darters is a common occurrence as well! Closed toe shoes that can get wet are required.
This program is the Rock Springs version of CSI. Participants will use field guides, group knowledge, and problem solving skills to discover who’s been committing the “crime”. Clues may include the perpetrators habits, diet, tracks, and more. This game provides hands-on learning regarding Kansas predators in a fun setting.
- Archery (Standard)
- Archery (3-D)
- Archery (Aerial)
- Introduction to BB's
- Trap Shooting
Standard Archery is a fun introduction to archery. Here participants will learn how to safely shoot our bows at standard bullseye targets.
Archery 3-D takes those who have a basic level of archery and allows them to shoot at fun 3-D archery targets.
Here participants take turns shooting at foam disks thrown into the air by our target thrower.
Introduction to BB's
The Introduction to BBs is the first step in our shooting sports program and is well-suited for campers who aren't familiar with firearms. The programming is based on the age of the camper and begins with lessons in safety to create a positive shooting foundation for each user.
Participants will be introduced to basic shooting techniques using .22 caliber rifles. They will be instructed how to determine eye dominance, how to wear safety equipment properly, handle the rifle in a safe manner, identify parts of the rifle, proper body positioning, loading, aiming, firing, and unloading procedures. Participants will be shooting at paper targets the objective to put 5 shots in the target area and to improve on subsequent attempts.
Head on up to the trap range and test your skills by attempting to hit airborne clay targets! Participants will learn about the safety and art of trap shooting with 20 gauge shotguns from trained Rock Springs staff. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
- Trail Rides
Participants will learn the basics in barn safety, how to lead a horse and the basics in trail riding with our herd of 20+ Palomino horses. They will then enjoy a ride through the prairie. For youth not quite old enough for the trail we will introduce these skills and then do some riding in the corral with assistance from our wranglers.
- W.S & E.C Jones Swimming Pool
W.S & E.C Jones Swimming Pool
On a hot summer day, our refreshing swimming pool is where you want to be. The zero entry pool also features two diving boards and spiral slide.
Perfect for our smaller campers, corcls are small round watercraft that help beginners learn balance and direction without the intimidation of larger canoes or kayaks.
- Mountain Bikes
- Climbing Wall
Join us in learning about boating safety and paddle skills. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and explore Lake Bluestem.
This is an introductory mountain bike activity where participants will have the opportunity to ride our mountain bikes on a guided ride through the property.
On our auto belayed climbing wall, participants will learn the basics of climbing. Each participant chooses the level of participation they are comfortable with from just touching the wall to climbing to the very top.
In addition to the main RSR programming, we also have many other games, challenges and free-form activities for even more fun!