Sunday, August 25, 2013


Staff Testimonial of nature internship at Chilcotin Holidays dude ranch

My name is Britt de Roij, I'm 24 years old and born and raised in the Netherlands. When looking for an internship for my study course 'International hotel; event management' I came across Chilcotin Holidays dude ranch on the internet. I was immediately intrigued. After working in hotels for a previous internship I wanted something different, something that would challenge me, an experience that would test me emotionally and physically. During my 4 months at the dude ranch a lot of my interests where fulfilled and my goals became reality. I went logging, got the opportunity to go to a rodeo in Williams Lake and learnt a lot about the Sales and Marketing department of the business. I learnt the Western way of riding, got the amazing opportunity to join in on the guide school course followed by assisting and even guiding pack trips out in the Chilcotin wilderness. Who would have thought that a girl from a country without any hills would ride the ridges of the Chilcotin mountains during an internship! All of these new experiences and adventures made me more independent and able to make my own decisions. I became more sure of my abilities and skills and my self confidence has grown. Living and working in the wilderness has taught me many things. During my internship I have learnt about wildlife, bushcraft and survival and was lucky to spot black and grizzly bears during my time here. Now my time at Chilcotin Holiday dude ranch is almost coming to an end I'm sure I'll leave the ranch as a different person. A person who has learnt to become master of her own destiny and is no longer afraid of failure but sees it as new challenges and ways to increase self-development. I will carry this experience with me and I'm sure I'll often look back on the amazing time I had at the dude ranch.


About Unknown

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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