Creating life-shaping experiences to participants through ranch work, community service, creative projects, and challenging outdoor activities.
My name is Sam Pugh. I first went to the ranch as a camper 11 years ago, and have been going back (as a camper and then as a counselor) ever since! On my own time I enjoy fly fishing and love backpacking/canyoneering in southern utah canyon country. I’m excited for another summer at the ranch this year!
Heyo! My name is Ellis Jackson. I’m from Provo, Utah. I’m 22 and studying communication at UVU. I love skiing, fly fishing, biking and photography. I was a camper for 4 summers and a junior counselor for 1 summer. This year I’ll be a Senior Counselor and I’m excited to get to know everybody! BCSR has a special place in my heart. It’s truly an amazing place!
Hey, I’m Scout Stratford! This will be my fifth summer at BCSR, two of those summers I spent as a camper. Just finished my first year studying animation at the University of the Arts London, but my home base is near NYC. My strengths are anything nerdy, such as video games, comics, and especially tabletop RPGs. My top three sports are skate/surf/snowboarding, hiking, and unicycling. I’m hyped to be working as a counselor with the second and third sessions. Summer can’t come soon enough!
Hi, I'm Jed Johnson and I will be a senior counselor at Birch Creek this summer. I grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and attended the ranch for four summers as a camper and one as a junior counselor. I always had a great time there and hope to help others enjoy it as much as I did. I am about to graduate from Harvard with a degree in Physics and Math. I enjoy surfing and ultimate frisbee.
My name is Hyrum Burningham. I was born in Spring City, and grew up in the outdoors hiking with my family and working on friend’s farms. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and trying new things. As a junior counselor, I look forward to making friends and helping people have a good time at Birch Creek.
Yo, I'm Haakon (pronounced like the bird) Woodbury! I'm from Manti Utah, just a few miles from the Ranch, where I've been involved going on 8 years! I love science and art and technology and teaching and helping people in need, and I'm super excited to serve the community again this summer.
Hi! My name is Bryn Burningham. I am a BFA candidate at Utah State University, where I take far too many pictures of flowers and agonize over art homework. My passion is sustainability. I’ve worked at BCSR two summers and one winter now, and I’m excited to begin my third summer as a senior counselor.
My name is Finn Golden. This is my first year as a junior counselor at Birch Creek. I’m a wrestler and a skier. I like to do lots of outdoor stuff in summers, which is part of the reason I enjoy coming out to BCSR. I’m excited to see what new adventures are in store for this session and hopefully the campers are too.
I’m Clayton Smith. I’m 16 and a sophomore at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE). I like to play basketball and write, especially short stories and rap lyrics. I love backpacking, rock climbing, and the outdoors in general, but i’m also a nerd who loves video games, super heroes, and memes. I’m very excited to work at the ranch this year as a junior counselor and look forward to meeting all the campers!
Jake Momberger: I love climbing, fly fishing and canyoneering in Southern Utah. I’m a senior at Brigham Young University studying Health Science with hopes to go to med school after graduating. During the school year, I work as a research assistant for sexual assault at the Utah Crime Lab and volunteer as a spanish medical interpreter. This is my second year as a senior counselor at the ranch and I can’t wait to go back!