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Activities and Programs

The camp schedule is packed with various activities from which to select, located either on the Ranch or off-premises. Mornings are for Yoga or running. After breakfast, biking or hiking. Various clinics and lectures may be scheduled during the day. After lunch, there can be gym and/or outdoor activities. Pool based swim classes can occur during the day, with time for free-swim in the Ranch pool. Not all camp is physical! Evening schedule may include lectures, book discussion, star-gazing, dancing and porch-sitting.

Running

- PREVIOUS YEARS ACTIVITIES HAVE INCLUDED:
- Early morning runs and power walks
- Seminars on training and technique
- Workouts that include hills, intervals and repeats
- Videotape analysis

Cycling

- Great cycling in the Davis Mountains and surrounding area
- Usually a choice of three distances of 20-85 miles
- Most days have out-back options so that riders can decide how far to go
- Water stops and SAG support on most rides
- Informative help with changing flat tires, shifting gears, etc.
- Mountain biking on ranch roads and mountain trails
- Rides Descriptions (pdf)

- Map of the Scenic Loop (pdf)

Swimming

- PREVIOUS YEARS ACTIVITIES HAVE INCLUDED:
- A refreshing swim workout and/or relay races at the beautiful spring-fed pool at:
Balmorhea State Park
- Water aerobics at Balmorhea pool
- Free swim in Ranch pool when no classes scheduled

Hiking

- Hikes of varying length and degree of difficulty
- Hikes on the Ranch, in nearby Davis Mts. State Park and some preserves

General Fitness

- VARIES YEARLY AND MAY INCLUDE: Yoga, Strength Training, Dance, Pilates, Zumba, Golf, Tennis, Pickleball, Badmiton, Washers etc.

Other Activities/Special Interest

- A lively book review
- Star party with semi-pro telescope on the Ranch or at McDonald Observatory
- Talks vary and may cover nutrition, health, general fitness or local nature topics
- The Friday night: Kick-Up-Your-Heels dance
- Driving to Marfa to see the Marfa Lights
- Relaxing on the porch and visiting with friends!
- Early afternoon and evenings can also be spent doing things on your own, such as visiting the McDonald Observatory, driving to Marfa to view the "Marfa Lights," taking a cool dip in the Balmorhea spring-fed pool or relaxing on your porch!

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