Weekly Roundup 7/25

We finally finished grooming all of open horse trails running through Bell Mountain Ranch and left ourselves one last day to complete a summer leadership project. Jerry bought paint and roller brushes and put Ella in charge of leading the team to paint the railroad tunnel covering the horse trail entrance to Bell Mountain Ranch.

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Jerry Van Leuven
Weekly Roundup 7/12& 7/19

As a test of our courage, we went to the MAC in Castle and each youth choose the most frightening thing they could personally do on the Epic Adventure Tower. I was very impressed with the kids that really pushed themselves to their limit and promise a shake for each act of courage. I ended up buying everyone a shake because they earned it!

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Jerry Van Leuven
Weekly Roundup 6/28 & 7/5

The team is learning that Trevan is a great source of entertainment as long as someone dares him to do something. Click on this week’s blog post to watch Trevan kiss a snake and to see how he earned $8 by sticking his hand in a red ant bed!

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Jerry Van Leuven
Weekly Roundup 6/21

Everyone is required to take off their shoes before going into the office to eat lunch and have our daily meeting. This photo of shoes is a great symbol of the hard work done every day on the horse trails of Bell Mountain Ranch.

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Jerry Van Leuven
Weekly Roundup 6/7

We started our 2019 Ranch Hand Leadership Academy by discussing the importance of a leader to be authentic. Each youth completed an Emergenetics profile that revealed their preferences for thinking and behaving.

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Jerry Van Leuven
Weekly Roundup 6/14

We all met at the ranch at 4:30am, earlier than most of us have ever gotten out of bed! It was worth it to serve breakfast at the Samaritan House, a homeless women’s shelter in Denver.

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Jerry Van Leuven