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PRCA Youth Camp

PRCA Youth Camp


Saturday, August 3, 2024, represents the third year Douglas County Fair & Rodeo has hosted a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Youth Camp for rodeo enthusiasts from 8 to 17 years of age. The goal is to provide a fun, positive rodeo experience by giving firsthand experience so kids can learn the basics of ProRodeo. The camp curriculum includes an introduction to rough stock and timed events emphasizing safety, fundamentals, an overview of riding equipment, injury prevention and management, fitness, and nutrition. The production side of rodeo will also be introduced, and we will have a chance to meet team members, including bullfighters, barrel men, Miss Rodeo Colorado, and our stock contractor.

With an emphasis on keeping physically fit, instructors suggest kids take care of their bodies through exercises such as gymnastics and wrestling to keep up with the demands of rodeo athletics. They also suggest setting short-term and long-term goals, treating these goals like a vision, and, of course, staying up to date on academic responsibilities. Kids from a wide range of areas have attended the camp in the past and receive a goodie bag, including a t-shirt and swag, and are treated to lunch from Dairy Queen. The Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to learn more about the rodeo and gain a professional athlete’s perspective for success in the arena. Douglas County Fair & Rodeo continues to be dedicated to education, rodeo youth, creating new fans, and elevating the fan/contestant experience.

Register by July 31, register here (link will take you to the Douglas County Fair Foundation website)

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