Why Wyoming?

by Andrea Wackerle

Below we are sharing with you the top 10 Reasons to choose Wyoming for your SOAR Summer Camp experience this year! All of our Wyoming summer camps incorporate these activities:


1. Visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

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2. Spend 2 days riding horses from Eagle View Ranch.

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3. Conquer the Alpine Tower, stick a hatchet in a log target, pop a balloon with an arrow.


4. Attend an authentic Wyoming Rodeo.

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5. You will get to do riflery- under the guidance of trained range officers.


6. The view from Eagle View Ranch is unbelievable (you might think that you are looking at a fake movie set backdrop across the valley!)

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7. The possibility of seeing wildlife anywhere you go.


8. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, and rock sliding (water levels dependent) in Sinks Canyon.

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9. An epic day of White water rafting on the Snake River.


10. Wrapping up camp with a Cowboy Contest (a day of camp wide fun, games and activities) and listening to everyone share around the final campfire what they are taking away from camp.

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Fun Facts about Wyoming and Dubois

  1. Wyoming boasts the first National Park, Yellowstone! Every camper gets to explore and see it firsthand.
  2. Wyoming is home to the first National Monument- Devils Tower in Eastern Wyoming.
  3. Wyoming is home to the first National Forest, Shoshone National Forest. Eagle View Ranch borders the Shoshone National Forest and campers ride horses from our property into the vast beautiful landscapes that it offers.
  4. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote. It was also the first state to have a woman governor.
  5. Wyoming is the birthplace of the mythical animal, the Jackalope.
  6. The Bison is the state mammal of Wyoming.
  7. Since the mid-1800s, Wyoming has been an important destination for fossil hunters. Dinosaur bones were so plentiful in one area of southeast Wyoming that in the late 19th century an enterprising local used bone fragments to construct a cabin (it still stands today).
  8. Dubois was supposed to be named “Neversweat” because of its great climate where it never gets too hot.
  9. Dubois is home to the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center. The mountains around Dubois are also home to the largest herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.
  10. Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) owned and managed a ranch on the outskirts of Dubois, beginning in 1890. It is said that he was a frequent customer at Welty’s General Store in Dubois, which is still in operation.


By: Jeremy Neidens (Director of Operations at Eagle View Ranch)