Welcome to WindRiders Camps!
"Honoring what it is to be a Kid!"
Howdy and Welcome to WindRiders Adventure Camps. We offer two camps, WindRiders Adventure Camp for ages 7-14 and WindRiders UP Leadership Camp for ages 10 - 17 . Both camps are based on the WindRiders 7 Leadership Principles - All In, Act Now, Kick it Up, Fly High, Let it Out, Heart Song and Peace On. Created by Founders Heather Steele and Christopher Keener in 2007, these camps were inspired by their combined passion for writing, nature, community and magic. The WindRider's curriculum is rooted in tools from Steele's career in personal growth and professional development and child and family counseling combined with Keener's theater career and professional sports background. After 16 years of camps, kids, volunteers and adventures, the camp has become a beloved part of many families' summer traditions.
WindRiders Adventure Camp
"Experience the Magic!"
Summer 2024 Camp Dates Coming
WindRiders Adventure Camp is nestled in the Medicine Bow National Forest. The Bit-O-Wyo Ranch is near the Curt Gowdy Reservoir, 22 miles outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Our ranch provides sacred sanctuary, nature hikes, sensitivity sessions, campfire circles, horse back riding, canoeing, archery, art, water sports, team building, leadership games and a WindRider theatrical show for the parents.
The WindRiders Adventure Camp curriculum is specifically focussed on the daily integration of The 7 WindRiders Leadership Principles: All In, Act Now, Kick it Up, Fly High, Let it Out, Heart Song and Peace On. Each child learns to develop his or her strengths, gifts and talents through community, adventure and fun. Camp concludes at The Bit-O-Wyo Barn for the WindRiders "All In" Family Barbecue and "Heart Song" Show dedicated to the WindRiders parents.
WindRiders UP Leadership Camp
"An Unlimited Performance in Leadership"
Summer 2024 Camp Dates Coming
WindRiders Unlimited Performance (UP) Leadership Camp is customized for campers who are ready for more and desire an advanced leadership challenge experience. Camp at the ranch provides leadership training, stage performance coaching, ranch life, campouts, nature hikes, adventure training, campfires, sensitivity sessions, archery, paddle boarding, kayaking, tubing, swimming, art and a challenge ropes course. The WindRiders UP curriculum is specifically designed to build on the 7 WindRiders Leadership Principles: All In, Act Now, Kick it Up, Fly High, Let it Out, Heart Song and Peace On. We expect more of the campers as they get older, stronger, wiser and ready for leadership in their lives. All WindRiders will have a personal coaching call with Heather Steele, Owner, Co-Founder and Camp Director prior to arriving at camp. In addition, each camper is required to prepare mentally and physically for the personal growth challenges and leadership training. Our intention is to provide a sacred space where the WindRider campers will connect, grow and learn with each other how their specific skills, gifts and talents are a contribution to the world and committed to their dreams regardless of circumstances.
ALL IN - Introduction to Leadership
ACT NOW - Leadership Tools
KICK IT UP - Team Leadership (Challenge Ropes Course)
FLY HIGH - Community Leadership (Campout)
LET IT OUT - Leadership Challenges & Adventures
HEART SONG - Leadership with Love
PEACE ON - Leadership for the Future
Summer Camp Activities
ART & CREATIVITY
CAMPOUTS & CAMPFIRES
“Honoring what it is to be a Kid.”
WindRiders Adventure Camp is an unforgettable and empowering childhood experience.
We offer leadership and adventure camps that create great experiences, unforgettable memories and a tool kit for life. The WindRiders principles empower kids to create what works with others in community, flow with change and challenges in life and develop themselves in leadership and relationships. We encourage them to fully feel while facing any obstacle with integrity, courage and confidence. We believe that all children have the ability to create their dreams regardless of circumstance.
ALL IN - ACT NOW - KICK IT UP - FLY HIGH - LET IT OUT - HEART SONG - PEACE ON
These principles become second nature for the kids and are the cornerstone for everything they experience at camp. They become tools that they go home with that grow their leadership at home, at school, with family and friends. This camp has a profound impact and positive ripple in their lives.