Roundup River Ranch near Dotsero completes ‘On the Road’ season
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Roundup River Ranch, a provisional member of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps for children with serious medical conditions, has finished its final season of “On the Road,” a program in which children with life-threatening illnesses from the Rocky Mountain region attended camp at other Hole in the Wall Camps at no cost to the campers or their families.
“This past summer of On the Road was a momentous occasion for Roundup River Ranch,” said Ruth Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Roundup River Ranch. “Thanks to the support of our generous donors and volunteers, we have sent nearly 100 children to camp during the last four years. It’s been a wonderful experience for the campers, their families, and the volunteers who participated in the program. Beginning next summer, campers won’t need to travel to other regions to attend camp, and many of them will have the opportunity attend camp at Roundup River Ranch right here in the Rocky Mountains.”
Over the last four years, Roundup River Ranch sent 92 children suffering from various life-threatening illnesses to other Hole in the Wall Camps in North America. Ranging in ages from 7 to 17, the campers participated in a variety of activities, including archery, arts and crafts, ropes challenge courses, swimming and fishing.
Roundup River Ranch will open to campers in the summer of 2011. In the camp’s opening season, the ranch will serve hundreds of children in the Rocky Mountain region suffering from life-threatening illnesses including cancer, hemophilia, and serious gastrointestinal disorders.
For more information, go to http://www.RoundupRiverRanch.org or call 970-748-9983.