Broken Arrow Ranch
Broken Arrow Ranch is our home base for all of our summer programs. In December 1997, the City Kids Wilderness Project Board of Directors deeded a conservation easement to the Jackson Hole Land Trust, protecting forever the open spaces of the 62-acre Broken Arrow Ranch.
The name "Broken Arrow" honors a nineteenth century treaty between new world settlers and Native Americans to bring peace to the wilderness. The arrow was broken to symbolize the end of war. Today, the ranch provides crucial winter range for moose, mule deer and elk and it is a critical migratory artery between the Hoback River and surrounding Wyoming and Gros Ventre Ranges. We think the ranch is a wonderful environment for an extraordinary migration of city kids to the wilderness.
A former guest ranch, Broken Arrow is nestled between the Hoback River and the Bridger-Teton National Forest seventeen miles south of Jackson, Wyoming. Rustic log cabins house four to eight children and their counselors. A central lodge is a gathering place where campers and counselors join to share healthful meals in the dining room or to enjoy a board game in the recreation room. A swimming pool, horse corral, pastures and playing fields provide ample space for active children to play and learn.
In the off-season, winterized cabins are leased to provide income to the camp. Much of the rental income is used for capital expenditures such as upgrading the Ranch’s electrical and water systems, repairing aged cabins and replacing leaking roofs. The wonderful western ranch atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding lands and rivers, makes the perfect home away from home for our city kids.