Only one session this year.
2013 dates are:
Boys Session 1 (JUN 16– JUL 8) 12-15 year old boys $1,500
There are some need-based scholarships available. Please contact us with questions about scholarships.
Many young people today lack work ethic and the self-sufficiency to be out on their own and it is creating problems in their lives. As the challenges young teens face increase, caring parents are becoming over-protective of their children and are shielding them from the normal bumps and turns in life that teach kids resiliency to even greater challenges they may face in high school or in years to come. The focus at BCSR is to teach 12-15 year old boys and girls the value of hard work, the ability to face challenges, and the importance of being engaged members of a community.
BENNION RANCH and LOWELL BENNION
Birch Creek Ranch is the successor to Bennion Teton Boys Ranch. Bennion Ranch was located in Victor, ID and was founded by Lowell Bennion. When Bennion Ranch closed, as a gesture of support, the board of directors at Bennion Ranch transferred all of Bennion Ranch assets to Birch Creek. Since then, we have been carrying on that tradition. Our program is the same as the program run at Bennion Ranch. Most of our staff and the directors of our program were staff members at Bennion, some for more than a decade. We follow the principles taught by Lowell Bennion of community service, community mindedness, hard work, and simple living. Lowell Bennion founded Bennion Teton Boys Ranch, the Utah Food Bank, and the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah. He was always an example of serving his neighbors and we try to emulate that example.
The participants are 12-15 year old boys and girls. This is not a reform camp or treatment program. It is a camp for good kids who have not had serious behavioral problems in the past who wish to have a positive experience in Rural Utah learning to appreciate the outdoors, being engaged in the community, and learning the value of hard work.
Sessions run for about 3 1/2 weeks each starting in early June through mid- August.
Appreciation of hard work
Increased sense of civic-engagement
Increased resiliency to life´s challenges
Appreciation of nature
Better attention span and study habits