• Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program
  • Dude Ranch Vacation for Kids Buckaroo and Teens Program

Kids Love Sylvan Dale!

One of the best compliments we get is when a child chooses Sylvan Dale over Disneyland® or Disney World®. … and it happens frequently! Why? The awesome adventures that kids have at Sylvan Dale are real!


There's just nothing better than the fun a child has when their imagination is kindled, encouraged and given a stage.


Exploring the natural world in a fun, safe environment with new-found friends is simply the best!

Buckaroo Program: ages 3-12 Buckaroo Program: ages 3-12

Little Buckaroos, Age 3-5
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Sarah is on the alert!

Age appropriate activities will provide new experiences for your little Buckaroo. They will join the bigger kids with many of their activities based on their interest level and attention span.

Cottonwood Gulch provides kid-friendly place to explore the natural world. Lead around rides will get them on a horse… perhaps for their very first time!

  • Foal Care
  • Tubing in the Big Thompson River
  • Fishing
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Egg-gathering and Hen-holding
  • Harvesting the Garden
  • River Ecology
  • My Pet Rock
Buckaroos, Age 6-12

For the older kids, we've expanded the Buckaroo program to include a full range of activities, including horsemanship instruction and horse care, games on horseback and other fun, age-apropriate activities.

  • Western Horsmeanship Instruction
  • Horse Care Clinic
  • Foal Care
  • Tubing in the Big Thompson River
  • Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Egg-gathering and Hen-holding
  • Harvesting the Garden
  • Archery and Wrist Rockets
  • River Ecology
  • My Pet Rock
  • Eagle Ridge Hike and Campout
  • Games on horseback "Gymkhana"
Reaching the Top!
Kids Love Hen Holding

Parents of Buckaroos:

Our youth counselors serve as mentors to your kids while sharing the excitement of new adventures, always keeping safety in mind.

We welcome you to join your kids for any of the youth activities. The only exception is the youth camp out on Thursday for the 6-12 year olds.

It is a highlight of the week as a bonding experience for friendships made.

It's A Full Week of Fun!

BUCKAROO PROGRAM SCHEDULE BUCKAROO PROGRAM SCHEDULE

So…you want to spend more time with your child? — No problem!
Parents are welcome to join in on any of the Buckaroo Activities. Of course you are always free to take your child out of the program to go on a family ride or some other activity of your choosing.

So…you have kids under 6? — No worries!
Lead-around rides will be offered a couple times during the week for the 5-and-under crowd, and they are also welcome to join in on any of the non-horse, age appropriate Buckaroo Activities.

Our "Nanny Rate" could be the perfect solution for allowing you and your child to experience the best of Sylvan Dale. BYO or rent an SDR Nanny! (See Packages and Pricing for details.)

TEEN TIME AT SYLVAN DALE TEEN TIME AT SYLVAN DALE

Teens at Sylvan Dale appreciate the freedom to pick and choose their activities.

Teens can participate in the "adult" activities of their choosing such as:

Happy Teens at Cow Camp

Happy Teens at Cow Camp

  • Trap Shooting
  • Fly Fishing
  • Cattle Sorting
  • Breakfast Rides
  • Adventure Rides
  • Riding Instruction
  • Overnight Pack Trip To Cow Camp
  • Rock Climbing

Separate Teen activities can also be arranged upon request, including:

Movie night, teen ride, geocaching treasure hunt, volleyball, soccer, ping pong and horseshoe tournaments, to name a few.

The game room, located in the Heritage Lodge, is a natural gathering place for teens, where ideas are hatched and friendships made.

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    Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
    2939 N County RD 31D
    Loveland CO 80538
    (970) 667-3915
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