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Six Things Your Kids Will Love At Smith Fork Ranch

Fresh air, outdoor adventure, a safe environment, experienced counselors – Smith Fork Ranch might just be the ultimate summer camp. Trust us: your kids won’t want to leave. Here are just six reasons why. 

Equestrian Experiences7- Piper on pony ride

No visit to Smith Fork Ranch is complete without saddling up and getting to know a horse (or pony if you’re under the age of seven). SFR’s wranglers will hook kids up with just the right horse, and teach them to ride in a safe and fun fashion. They’ll enjoy rodeo games in the ring, classic cowboy stories and trail rides – an authentic Western ranch experience. Learn more

An Out-of-this-World Tree House

Follow a trail into a shady grove down by the gentle waters of Smith Fork River of the Gunnison. Look up. There’s SFR’s spectacular, multi-leveled tree house, providing above-it-all fun for kids – and maybe their parents, too!

Unfettered Access to the Great Outdoors

1- Girl in swimming pondSmith Fork Ranch has Wi-Fi, sure. But kids will forget all about their screens as they explore every inch of our incredible Rocky Mountain setting. Just a few of the outdoor activities counselors will guide kids during the week (deep breath): trout fishing, wildflower arranging, scavenger hunting, water ballooning, pond swimming, nature hiking … and much more. In other words, that iPad is going to be left in the suitcase. Learn more

Arts & Crafts Galore

Smith Fork Ranch’s gorgeous environs (both indoors and out) are sure to bring out your kid’s creative side. At the Homestead Hangout, they’ll be able to tie-dye shirts, paint river rocks in all kinds of colors, and build miniature boats to sail in the creek, all with the guidance of counselors.

Kid-Friendly Eats

The food here is excellent, using fresh produce and grass-fed meats from Colorado’s North Fork Valley. But we know that kids don’t care about that stuff – they just want their meals to be delicious. And the kitchen at Smith Fork Ranch always delivers in that regard, with kid-friendly eats offered throughout the week. Tuesdays are particularly popular – kids will make their own personal pizzas and ice cream sundaes, followed by movie night. A perfect night for the younger set.

  • Maybe you’ve got a foodie in the making? On Wednesday afternoons, kids can help out picking ingredients from SFR’s Organic Farmstead for that night’s dinner!


S’mores and Stargazing

What’s the best 4-Guitar at Sunset around the Fireway to end an action-packed day at Smith Fork Ranch? A campfire, of course. Gather down by the river for songs, stories, stargazing (your kids have never seen night skies this clear), and gooey s’mores. Say goodnight, and get ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

Download the full 2016 SFR Kid’s Program Schedule

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