Bar 717 Ranch Group Blog

New Years on the Ranch

February 15th, 2014 | Posted in Alumni Visits, Off Season

By Mischa Hedges, camper 1996-2001, counselor 2004-2006, resource staff 2007-2013 Several years ago, a small group of alumni counselors started coming up to the ranch for New Year’s – to celebrate the holiday, connect with camp friends, and enjoy the beauty of the ranch during wintertime. Here’s a shot of one of the first groups […]

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Bar 717 Ranch Campership Program Update

February 15th, 2014 | Posted in Campership Program

For the last 2 years a small group of camp supporters have raised money for the Bar 717 Campership Fund (Camp + scholarship – scholar = Campership, you get the idea!). Last year, through the incredible generosity of the camp community we raised over $30,000 and helped 30 deserving children and teens who could not […]

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A Journey to the Trinity Alps

October 30th, 2013 | Posted in Backpacking

I crouch in a bed of rocks at the curve of a river, filling up water bottles for the group. This morning we are embarking on a weeklong backpacking trip through the Trinity Alps in Northern California. My hands have lost feeling for a couple of minutes due to the inky summer frost of last […]

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How About Them Apples?

July 10th, 2013 | Posted in Food Production, Ranch Projects

The cool thing about pressing apples into apple juice at Camp Trinity, is that every inch of the process, from picking apples from our trees to pulverizing the apples into juice, happens right here within Main Camp. Many of the apples come from right over the grass where we sit after each meal for announcements! […]

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Welcome to the Bar 717 Ranch blog

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Announcements

We are excited to introduce a new blog to our website and hope it will make it easier to post updates, stories and announcements for you to read. Keep checking back as we will be posting new entries all the time! Also, be sure to leave a comment if you have something you want to […]

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