Cowgirl Up Ranch is a long established ranch in Calaveras county, located just above Lake Camanche. Specializing in empowerment retreats, equine facilitated learning programs, and team building, the staff here is passionate about bringing out the best in our guests. We lead by example, and incorporate experiential learning to allow guests to discover their own strengths and answers. Lead facilitator, Marybeth Wiefels is a parent of two teenage girls herself, and that is the driving force behind this particular camp. As a certified life and empowerment coach, Marybeth has years of experience working with people of all ages.
It is a different world today than when we grew up. Kids are faced with many more challenges, peer pressure is at an all time high, and parental supervision has never been more challenging with all the social media access kids have. Our camp is small and focused. on inclusion, confidence building, self esteem, and leadership skills. The horses are a big part of the program,, however its not all about riding them.. The kids will feed and care for them each day. The horses are included as part of many of our team building exercises, known as Equine Assisted Learning. Team building and group activities provide a fun opportunity to develop trust, confidence and self esteem.