BOOT CAMPS

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Boot Camps are a half-day volunteer opportunity where a small group of teen participants work on a project at a farm or stable, supervised by adult staff and volunteers. Boot Camp topics may include fence building, Barn Chores 101, painting techniques, safe common tool use, or an introduction to livestock care.

During this experience, teens learn new skills and teamwork while communicating and interacting with adults in a work environment.  This kind of experience also looks great on resumes and college or job applications!

Boot Camps give participating teens insight into common farm chores and tasks, introduce career opportunities, and can be a good step toward participation in Ben’s Ranch Small Group and Internship opportunities.

Participation is free and refreshments, sunscreen, and insect repellant will be provided.

UPCOMING BOOT CAMPS

All of the below Boot Camps will take place at Koteewi Stable & Trails in Noblesville

·   August 3          9-Noon           Barn Chores 101

To register for an upcoming Boot Camp, PLEASE CLICK HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at programs@bensranch.org or call 877-66-FARMS.

ELIGIBLE TEEN CRITERIA

  • 14-18 years old.
  • Physically capable of lifting and other manual labor.
  • Have a documented history of mental or emotional health issues.
  • This program is not a good fit for youth struggling with more complex mental health disorders or conditions requiring specially trained supervisors.

“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.” – Heather French Henry