One more week and our first group will be here. The camp just needs the small finishing touches. This year we had Karen Lundell here to help with the camp opening. Karens goal is to work as an Oregon forest ranger but needed some maintenance skills on her resume. She accomplished any task given … Read more
Camp opening starts in less than a month. We had very little snow fall again this year but this latest 20+ inches couldn’t be more welcome. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and new students in June.
YBRA participated in the labor day fun run this year. This is a fund raising event for all non profit organizations in Red Lodge. Being our first year, we didn’t know what to expect. With help from Phil Robertson, Marv and Sue Kauffman and Greg Creasy, the fun run was a success! YBRA raised a … Read more
Last week YBRA made national news when a bear became trapped in Ellen Stolpes car, a volunteer here at camp. The story was picked up by the Associated Press, New York daily Times, Billings Gazette, ABC National News and just spread from there. Here are a few links of this story. Montana bear … Read more
17 students and 7 volunteer leaders, including two industry geologists and one geology grad student, spent five nights at YBRA, as well as an additional night when bad weather precluded a backpack trip after several days in Yellowstone National Park. Our high school juniors and seniors from Houston came away with a deep appreciation … Read more
This week at YBRA we had the pleasure of having a high school group from Houston stay at camp. The group was led by Steve Rosencranz and 6 other leaders. They came to give the group an introduction to the geology of the Rocky mountains. Each night the group had an activity planned here which … Read more
Jeanette Reinhart celebrates 40 years at YBRA this year. There was a small get together with wine and cake on Jeanette’s cabin deck with the kitchen crew and Jeanette’s son and future mother of Jeanettes 1st grandbaby, Shawn and Chrissy.
SIU made an unplanned stay at YBRA after fires in Glacier National Park kept them from their last two days of field camp there. We had beds for most but others had the pleasure of camping at the picturesque point in camp. It was nice to see the group again.
July 12th was the annual council meeting. It was held in Red Lodge at the Red Lodge community foundation. The meeting was followed by one of Jeanette and company’s great lunches! After the lunch, Marv Kauffman was presented with the Russ Dutcher award.