Dude Ranch All Populations Retreat

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Raymer, Colorado


Have you ever dreamed of herding cattle or roping steer alongside a real cowboy or cowgirl? Join fellow survivors on a real working Dude Ranch to celebrate your heroes as you push through boundaries and overcome challenges together. 

This retreat is open to spouses and relationship partners, parents, siblings and adult children who have lost a loved one who served in the military. This retreat is open to both men and women.

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This retreat is rated as a challenging adventure. These are our most physically demanding retreats. Activities will challenge you and may involve heavy physical exertion and demanding environments.

This retreat will take place on a real working ranch, and group activities are designed to support the work of the ranch. No experience is necessary, and you will be trained by experienced professional cowboys, cowgirls, and ranch staff, however you should expect to work hard and get dirty. Activities may include riding and caring for horses, cattle driving, roping, handling and branding, and more. There will also be plenty of time for relaxation and connection with your fellow survivors.


Thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors, TAPS will provide lodging, most meals and all activity costs. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide transportation to and from retreats.

Accommodations:  Lodging will be provided for all participants. You will share a cabin with another survivor.

Recommended Arrival Airport: Denver (DEN)

Registration opens Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 12 p.m. EDT. A $50 deposit will be collected at the time of registration. At the conclusion of the retreat, you may choose to donate this deposit to taps to support future programs; otherwise it will be fully refunded to attendees.

Registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis; a wait list will form once registration has reached capacity. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Within 48 hours, you will receive a Welcome email from Retreat staff that includes information on accommodations, flights, etc. Please complete the Adult Intake Form, Release Form, and Code of Conduct Form as soon as possible by following the "View/Change Registration" link in your confirmation email. 

If you have any questions, please email retreats@taps.org or call 800-959-8277.

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