We are so excited to kick off our gap year program at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp. During their stay in Arizona, our students will participate in group discussion, games, team building activities, and Winterline rules/guidelines to strengthen their bond before they embark on the rest of their 9-month journey.
This specific YMCA retreat center has a unique history. The site was formerly a mining community, for mostly gold and copper, and was right next-door to Buffalo Bill’s ranch. Mrs. Woods, a local children’s author, inherited the camp in 1949. Her sons were passionate about the outdoors, so she donated the site to the YMCA, and it quickly became an all-boys camp. The Triangle Y Ranch Camp is now co-ed and also offers opportunities for underprivileged kids in the area.
The ranch camp sits on 200 acres of land at 4,600 feet of elevation in the high desert of Tucson. There are many natural wonders to discover there; many guests and staff have seen deer, coyotes, and bobcats on the property! Not to mention the beautiful views that come with the high desert scenery.
There are also plenty of fun activities for our Winterline students to take part in during their free time. Archery, riflery, zip lining, a climbing wall, high ropes course, and swimming pool are amongst some of the options. Guided trips to local caves are also offered!
What an amazing place to meet and get to know our new students! We cannot wait! See you in September 🙂