IVY Ranch Camp

Helping teens build resilience, confidence, and leadership

July 22-26, 2020

This first camp is specifically for teenagers who want to build a LEGACY.

We are all about empowering resilience, building confidence, learning leadership, and promoting service. 

This camp is not just for kids who are already leaders, this is for ANY kid who wants to live their best life!

Time to chill

When you're surrounded by people who believe in you, you're learning skills that can legitimately help you get to the next level, and you're challenging yourself to go beyond what you thought you could do, THAT is when greatness happens! 

Unleash Leadership

Learn more valuable skills from experts in the non-profit and leadership field. Each day will bring awesome speakers that will inspire you to think outside the box! Brainstorm with other Charity U students, compete for prizes, and polish your ideas for max impact when you get home! 

Friends for life

Meet other teens like you, who want to make a difference, and believe they can! Participate in games, leadership building activities, challenges, and non-stop fun!

AGENDA

throughout the day:

Arrive 

The ranch is about an hour away

from the airport. 

 

6pm

Dinner

Catered by Bellas- the BEST mexican food in Utah!

 

7pm

Keynote speakers

 

8pm

Games

 

9pm

Campfire shenanigans

JULY 22

8am

Movement 

Hike, Yoga, Cardio

 

8:30am

Breakfast

Yogurt, fruit, granola, cereal muffins

 

9:30am

Keynote 

10am

Breakouts

 

11:30am

Group games

 

12pm

Lunch

Subs and Salad

1pm

Small Group Chat

 

1:30pm

Zip Line, Free Time

 

4:30pm

Group Activities

5:30pm

Dinner

Chili, Navajo tacos, other soups, corn bread and rolls

6:30pm

Karaoke night / Lip Sync Battle

8pm

Campfire & Smores

JULY 23

JULY 24

PACKING LIST

FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • Short sleeve shirts for 3 days

  • One long sleeve shirt

  • Sleeping bag

  • Swimming suit

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Reusable water bottle (important!)

  • Underwear & socks 

  • Long pants (jeans)

  • Shorts

  • Camp chair (optional)

  • Warm jammies (it gets cold at night)

  • Pillow

  • Extra blanket

  • Hygiene items (feminine products/toothbrush/toothpaste/face-wash/washcloth/soap/q-tips/deodorant/shampoo/conditioner, etc)

  • Your own prescription medications

  • Sweaters for nighttime campfires

  • Sturdy boots/tennis shoes

  • Flip flops

  • Bug spray

  • Flashlight

  • a journal

  • Small first aid kit (we will have all the essential first aid items too, but at least bring your own bandaids, headache medicine, and pepto chewables.)

  • Lastly, bring one classy outfit (dressy or just classy casual- up to you) for our photoshoot

8am

Movement 

Hike, Yoga, Cardio

 

8:30am

Breakfast

Pancakes, eggs

 

9:30am

Keynote 

10am

Breakouts

 

12pm

Lunch

Chicken salad sandwiches, grapes, chips

1pm

Small Group Chat

 

1:30pm

Keynote

 

2pm

Deer Creek Lake

Beach day and Paddle boarding

5:30pm

Dinner

Spaghetti, plant-based meatballs, garlic bread, veggies

6:30pm

Group Activities

Beach day and Paddle boarding

7:30pm

Surprise Guest!

 

8:30pm

Campfire and free time

JULY 25

8am

Movement 

Hike, Yoga, Cardio

 

8:30am

Breakfast

Quiche and fruit

 

9:30am

Keynote 

10:30am

Breakouts

 

12pm

Lunch

Salad and fruit

1pm

Small Group Chat

 

1:30pm

Group Activities

 

3:30pm

Prep for competition, photoshoot, videos

5:30pm

Dinner

Catered

6:30pm

Competition & Prizes

8:30pm

Glow Party

 

9:30pm

Closing Ceremony

8am

Movement 

Hike, Yoga, Cardio

 

8:30am

Breakfast

French Toast, fruit, muffins

 

9am

Closing Speech & Surprise! 

10am

Hugs, farewell, and pick up

SUNDAY, JULY 26

ivy ranch is zero waste

What that Means For You

  • If you don’t bring your own water bottle, you’ll be thirsty (no cups)

  • Composting (food scraps go to animals)

  • Zero styrofoam

  • Paper, plastic, glass recycling

  • We will have nice, flushing toilets that connect to a septic tank used to fertilize (so be comforted that your poop is going toward a good cause)

  • Solar (we are off grid, please turn off the lights when you’re done and unplug appliances)

  • 10 minute showers

 

Skills

You'll be taught

  • The art and science of happiness

  • Archery

  • The psychology of gratitude

  • Making fire with a bow drill & flint and steel

  • Goal setting

  • Changing a car tire

  • How to build a legacy

  • BB gun shooting

  • Nutrition 101

  • Conflict Resolution 101

  • Interview skills

  • Building an emergency shelter

  • How to build real confidence

  • First Aid, CPR

  • How to manage depression and anxiety in healthy ways

  • The psychology of exercise and how to find the right way to move for you

  • Personality profiles-what kind of leader are you?

  • How to build a community project or charity

  • The best medicine- service

  • Self-defense

  • How to build a growth mindset

  • Equine therapy (horses)

F.A.Q.

FOR PARENTS

Cancellation policy: You can cancel your registration anytime before June 15th. After that, we can only reimburse half of your registration since we have to buy supplies far in advance.

We promise to go above and beyond to take the best care of your kids. We will make sure they wear their seat belts when we pick them up from the airport, they will eat plenty of vegetables, get decent sleep, and we will do our very best to facilitate an experience where they build confidence, make friends, learn valuable skills, get to play and be a kid, and grow as a leader. 

We will be staying in very classy teepees. Your child will be constantly supervised in an assigned group that will include trained counselors and adult volunteers.​

 

Phones are allowed at camp, but we will encourage the kids to only use them at specific times. We want them to take pictures and capture their experience at camp. Wi-fi will be very limited so we are not particularly concerned about inappropriate internet usage. If you are concerned about it, you can share that concern with us and we will come up with a plan you feel comfortable with. 

 

We will have a nurse and survival experts with us at all times to take every precaution to keep the kids safe. 

 

We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. We will make sure that our leaders know of any food preferences (vegan/vegetarian) and allergies. The kids can bring all the snacks they want. Let's work together on making sure your kid has the food they want and need at camp.

 

Medical Staff: We will have a registered nurse with us at all times and there is a hospital 10 minutes away.

 

Facilities: We will be sleeping in teepees and we have full, functioning bathroom facilities (flushing toilets, running water, showers). It is NO Hilton thought!  It is very rustic and it will feel like camping. Don't expect a five star hotel.

 

Small groups. Your teenager will be in a group of 7-8 kids. They will have plenty of solo time to reconnect with themselves, one-on-one time with their own personal mentor, time with a small group they will be assigned to, and time with the entire group. We anticipate having 40-50 kids total and 10-20 adults.

 

Snacks: Your teenager is welcome to bring snacks and treats- especially if they have diet restrictions. Just tell them that if they don't plan on sharing, they needs to hide them or have us keep them in the kitchen. We will make sure to have delicious, filling, plentiful food. They will be doing a lot of the cooking themselves over a campfire or on a grill (always supervised of course). Our menu will be posted soon but it will include yummy things like chili, eggs & pancakes, soup with bread bowls, pot roast tin-foil dinners, peach cobbler and other delectable dutch oven desserts, etc. We really want the kids to LOVE our camp so they want to come back and we know teenagers need good food to be a part of their good memories.

 

We have an incredible team of adults who will be at the camp with us at all times. It's also a fairly small camp so we will be able to keep track of the kids at all times. We put everyone into small groups with counselors and adults, and the kids know right from the beginning of camp that they are not allowed to go anywhere without one of their counselors or their adult advisor. 

 

Modesty policy: You can wear tank tops and shorts. Shorts need to be comfortable- for you AND the girls around you. We recommend mid-thigh. Since this is a co-ed camp, girls- please dress in a classy way. no cleavage, no midriff, no booty shorts. We want the boys to be more focused on your amazing hearts, minds, and spirits than your bodies.

Boys and girls will be closely monitored and we will have night watch on duty to ensure everyone stays in their own teepees where they belong. We will work them so hard during the day- having so much fun, we feel confident they will sleep soundly at night.

 

Every counselor and adult volunteer will do a background check and go through an in-depth training before working with kids. 

Discipline policy: We have a "three strikes you're out" policy. We will give kids two warnings before we call parents to come pick up. We can't let anyone negatively taint the experience for the other kids.

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