Brush Creek Students

Student Journal/Blog Assignments

Please see the Blog Assignment Handout for information and due dates. Each lead teacher for each week of the trip maintains their own blog for students to post their assignments. All students participating in the Brush Creek Ranch program must set up an account on his/her week’s respective blog. Any questions regarding setting up a blog and posting assignments should be directed to a student’s teacher and/or lead teacher.

Students will receive journals from their teachers at the first enrichment session on February13th.

We are not currently accepting applications for the Brush Creek Ranch program for 2015-16 school year. Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be posted in the fall of 2016.

How to Apply

The application for the Brush Creek Ranch Program will go live Friday, November 11th.

The application will be due November 26th.

Students will be asked to submit an application and a short essay explaining their interest in the Brush Creek Ranch Program. Students interested in applying for the Brush Creek Ranch Program should talk to their school principal for application materials. In an effort to be greener, the application will be accessible online only. The application will close at 5:00 pm on November 26th; late or paper applications will not be accepted. Students will be notified about whether they were accepted to the program by December 12th.

About Brush Creek Ranch

Brush Creek Ranch is a priceless experience for the students selected to go on the trip. January through May students will participate in Saturday enrichment sessions at the Adler Planetarium, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and the North Park Village Nature Center. During this time, students will also maintain a blog and make periodic postings about topics related to the trip and the enrichment sessions they attend.

While at Staddle Camp at Brush Creek Ranch students will learn by doing, experiencing firsthand water testing, animal tracks, food chains, led by local nature and wildlife experts in Saratoga, WY. Students will also participate in many challenging camp activities, like the high/low ropes course, zip lining, hiking, and horseback riding.

What Students Have to Say

The best part of Staddle Camp was…

“Meeting new friends”

“The experience of trying new things”

“Meeting my new best friends”

“Doing things I’ve never done before”

“All the activities! (ropes course, ziplining, horseback riding)”

“Bonding with everyone”

“Being best friends with people I didn’t even know”



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