We have enough deposits to secure the trip to the Flying U for WH families and students May 27 – 31! Yee haw!
If you are interested to in coming, please get your $100 deposit to Laura L.
Unfortunately this trip cannot be subsidized, but we are still brainstorming ideas about how to fund-raise for it. Please join us at the upcoming g fundraising meeting next week!
They will give a full refund 30 days before the trip if you decide you cannot make it for some reason. You just have to let them know by April the 27th.
Cost is $575 for students $424 chaperones (up to 30 kids = 1 free chaperone / 40 kids = 2 free chaperones / 60 kids = 3 free chaperones. ($100/person deposit paid in advance, the remainder paid 30 days before)
Kids 8 years old and under must have an adult chaperone/sponsor.
ABOUT THE FLYING U HORSE RANCH TRIP
Do you and your kids love horses and horseback riding? Ellen and I have arranged a trip to The Flying U horse ranch May 27th to the 31st.
The Flying U ranch is located at 5947 Green Lake North Rd, 70 mile house. It’s about a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver.
The smallest group that they have accommodated is 14 kids / 2 chaperones. The biggest they can accommodate is 60 including chaperones. So far we have about 30 kids expressing interest in going.
The typical week (Monday-Friday) looks like this:
Monday Group arrives in the afternoon and split into groups. They then get free time and depending on the weather there is waterfront open for swimming or exploring the grounds.
Tuesday 2 groups split 1 rides one does a nature walk or canoe lessons then they switch.
Wednesday Same as Tuesday but the morning riders from the day before ride now 2nd in the afternoon then they switch.
Thursday Finale Day 1/2 group rides / 1/2 gets driven to a barrel racing ring. Everyone learns to barrel race and then they compete for a prize. Then they switch and 1/2 group rides back The final evening there is a talent show and then awards.
Friday goodbye day. Groom horses, say goodbye.
Other things that are there is a weekly hay ride, a movie theatre, games room, dance hall, archery, yoga, fishing, wood burning sauna, fire pit, horseshoes, and a motor boat that the owner does tubing everyday at 2pm.
This cost includes all meals, lodging, horses and activities. All of the horseback riding for the kids will be guided. Adults are able to ride unguided. Kids under 8 and not comfortable on a horse will have to be led by an adult chaperone or sponsor. (There are little / med sized cabins / houses on the property) We can decide as a group as to who sleeps where. Typically they just split up the boys and girls in school groups, but if you are coming as a family, then you can stay as a family.
You can see pictures and find out more info about the ranch here: http://www.flyingu.com/the-ranch