British Columbia's Elkin Creek Guest Ranch has put together a fun Couples Bootcamp weekend in early autumn, Sept. 24-27, 2009. Designed to "rekindle romance, encourage teamwork and add in a taste of unexpected adventure," the unusual getaway promises to whip any hum-drum relationship back into shape.
Participants will be guided by cow boss Ian Bridge Dennis Moore and his team of wranglers at the 28,000-acre Elkin Creek Guest Ranch. Couples will participate in a program built around the authentic working ranch. Activities include learning how to saddle up; ride horses; and rope and handle livestock. All done as couples teams! When off the range, couples can choose from a number of outdoor activities such as river kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, windsurfing or just cuddling up and enjoying the fresh mountain air.
The three-night package is priced at $675 USD (based on a $1.22 exchange rate) per person and includes three nights of accommodation, gourmet meals and the Elkin Creek Guest Ranch’s complete Couples Bootcamp program and activities.
Located in the Chilcotin Mountains, an eight-hour drive from Vancouver (or a one-hour flight), Elkin Creek Guest Ranch is between Chilko Lake and the Brittany Triangle (at the edge of Vedan Lake in the shadow of Mount Tatlow). This year, the ranch is open May 12-Oct. 31, 2009 and in addition to the Couples Bootcamp, they offer a variety of experiental and accommodation packages.
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