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Introducing MMR Virtual Campfires

Fri, May 29, 2020

Hey MMR family! We are excited to announce that we will be doing MMR virtual campfires this summer and we want your help! Every 2 weeks we will be premiering a video on YouTube. We will be singing songs, doing skits, sharing memories and other campfirey things! We are asking our campers and alumni to

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Summer 2020 Update

Tue, May 12, 2020

Dear Camp Family, With heavy hearts we share the sad reality that due to Covid-19 we will be unable to operate as usual for Summer 2020. The summer camp experience that we all know and love is now postponed until Summer 2021. This decision has come from many hours of research, meetings, and conversations with fellow

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10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Sat, April 25, 2020

At MMR we believe in the power of mindfulness. Being aware of what is going on around and within is an important part of being human. At the ranch we are naturally forced to slow down and observe the nature around us but mindfulness is a practice that can happen anytime any where. We found

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Reading Recommendations That Inspire Adventure

Wed, April 15, 2020

We asked owner Jack “Chip” Ellena to give us some recommendations for books that inspire adventure. If we can’t go on adventures, we can still read about them and live vicariously through books!  “There are so many. Call Of the Wild, To Build A Fire (anything by Jack London)  Banner In The Sky, Kim, any

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125 Things to do During Quarantine

Thu, April 02, 2020

At MMR we believe that an active child is a happy child but it can be hard to encourage learning and exploration when the world is on lockdown. We don’t usually encourage the use of technology but during these times, it can be a helpful way to inspire learning and growth. We love this post

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Tue, March 17, 2020

We are doing everything in our power to stay up to date on the situation and provide updated information to our camp family. As of right now, we are planning to continue camp with added safety precautions and screenings but we will be following the situation closely and adjusting based on how this situation progresses. 

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LOS Angeles Gathering

Tue, February 04, 2020

Attention LA friends! We are having a gathering on Feb 15th at Pizza Antica! This is for current campers to come and catch up as well as new/interested campers to meet us and see what we’re all about. Come at 5 for hot pizza or drop in anytime just to hang out!  Can’t wait to

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Overnight Summer Camps Are Better for Your Kids Than SAT Prep Classes

Thu, January 02, 2020

While old-fashioned camps are still out there, many of today’s parents are foregoing those long days of color wars and canoeing and instead opting for academic programs, sports camps or other camps that further specific skills. But if you’re the sort of parent that believes all a kid needs in the summer is free time,

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Merry Christmas

Tue, December 24, 2019

  This Christmas we wish for you… Love Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thu, November 28, 2019

We are wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving! We are getting cozy here at the ranch as we watch the snow fall and enjoy each other as a family. 

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