When we select members of our staff the hopefully become part of our family. Many of our staff member return for multiple years or attend camp as a camp participant. Our staff members have excellent equine knowledge and most have been riding for years. We love when we find staff that has experience in the rodeo arena and has experience working on a ranch. Most of our staff are college students or recently finished with high school. The most important qualities that we look for those that work well with children, hard workers, creative, have horse experience, and are team players.
We love our staff! Unfortunately life happens and not everyone can return every year. If you are interested in applying to be part of the team for 2023.We may be seeking female and male camp counselors and an assistant cooks. Camp counselor qualifications must be at least 17 to apply, applicant must have extensive western riding experience, be able to communicate with adults and kids, first aid cpr certified, and must be able to pass background check. Assistant cook qualifications ability to follow directions, basic kitchen skills, telephone skills, ability to work with others, and motivated. Starting salary is $1400 per month and room and board. To apply for a position fill out the application below and attached a resume and send it to email@example.com
Campers did you love camp? Do you think you have what it takes to be a counselor but you are not quite old enough to apply. Meadow Vue Ranch offers a CIT training program for individuals that would like to one day be part of the staff. To apply to be a CIT you must be at least 14 years old and have attended camp at least 3 different years. to apply complete the CIT application below.
Cody grew up on the ranch spending his summer helping and learning from his grandfather. As Cody got older he took a more active role in the operation of the ranch helping manage the day to day operation of the ranch. Cody also has been cooking on the ranch since he was 11 years old. During High School Cody competed in high school rodeo and was very active in the FFA. Cody Served as the 2002-2003 Idaho FFA Association Vice President. Cody Received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Idaho. Cody has been an agricultural science teacher for the past ten years. Cody has a wife and two children and enjoys being able to share the ranch with his children. Being a teacher allows Cody to spend lots of time at the ranch during the summer and he manages the day to day operations of the ranch and does the cooking for all the staff and guests. Cody enjoys teaching horse camp participants and sharing the cowboy way of life with the many guest at the ranch.
Casey grew up on the ranch with his family and learning from his grandfather about the cowboy way of life. Casey was very active with the operation of the ranch at a young age. Casey helped with trail rides, moving cattle fixing fence and various chores around the ranch. During High School Casey wrestled, played football, and competed in high school rodeo in the saddle bronc, calf roping, team roping, and cow cutting. Casey was nationally recognized high school rodeo star. After high school Casey was on the University of Idaho Rodeo Team. Casey received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural System Management from the University of Idaho. After college Casey lived at the ranch full time. Casey ran the day to day operations of the ranch and helped take care of grandpa Dennis when his health failed. After Dennis passed away Casey took a management job for Basic American Foods. Casey lives in Ririe with his wife two daughters and son. Casey is still very active in the operation of the ranch. He is responsible for caring for all the horses during the winter and takes care of the management of all the rodeo stock. During the summer Casey spends as much time as he can helping out at the ranch. Casey enjoys spending time with his family at the ranch and living the cowboy dream.
Julia grew up spending time with her father on the ranch. The ranch has always held a special place in Julia's life as she had the opportunity to watch her kids and now grandchildren grow up on the ranch. Julia spent years traveling the rodeo circuit wining countless awards and buckles. Julia can often be found helping in the kitchen on the ranch, making sure everything is nice and clean around the facilities, adding new décor and watering her flowers. Julia passion for children extends beyond the ranch she is the owner of Rock-a-Bye Daycare in Rigby Id. During the summer Julia gives up much of her free time from her daycare to make sure things run smoothly on the ranch. Julia enjoys the time she gets to spend at the ranch sharing her families legacy and watching her grandchildren get to experience the ranch.
Dennis Moedl, 75, passed away of natural causes at his home at Henry's Lake, Idaho on September 10, 2013.
Dennis was born June 23, 1938, in Idaho Falls to Elmer Moedl and Iola Lewis Moedl and was raised in Grant, Idaho. He graduated from Rigby High School, attended The University of Idaho and served in the National Guard.
Dennis's Father, purchased what was to become Meadow Vue Ranch on Henry's Lake in the late 1940's. After Dennis's father died, he took over the day to day operations of the ranch. For over 60 years Dennis fought to preserve his way of life and protect the place that he called home. Dennis had many cowboy adventures over the years, such as trailing cattle to the ranch from the winter feeding grounds, roping a bear, breaking horses, holding an annual cow cutting event on his ranch, and working cattle in Arizona and California. Dennis was one of the last real cowboys, a character right out of an old western movie. He valued a hard day's work, a good horse, the open range, and his family. Besides raising cattle and horses, Dennis also raised a family on the ranch.
Twenty one years ago Dennis opened up the ranch to the public. He wanted to share a little piece of the ranching lifestyle. He started with trail rides, twice weekly BBQ and rodeos, while running nearly 1000 head of cattle. Shortly after the trail rides and BBQ's started, Dennis added a summer youth program. Dennis was an expert horseman & instructor with a lifetime full of experience. Dennis loved working with camp participants. For years he spent nearly every day during the summer riding along side of the camp participants, from around the world, teaching them about horsemanship and what it means to be a cowboy. Dennis had a love for rodeo and provided rough stock for High School rodeo contests in the area.
During the final years of his life Dennis had to slow down due to health issues, but he was still out there riding and helping the kids. Because of Dennis's hard work and never give up attitude, five generations of the Moedl family have been able to spend time with him on the ranch. Dennis's wish for the future is that Meadow Vue Ranch will be a place where future generations of his family can continue to run the ranch and guests will be able to experience a part of the cowboy way of life.
Video tribute to the life of Dennis Moedl.
A video by the nature conservancy showing the partnership between Dennis and the Nature conservancy to protect the land.
Laycee Brown is 21 years old, from Salt Lake City Utah and a Senior at the U! She started riding when she was 10 years old, and was a camp kid at Meadow Vue for 5 years! At the camp She made incredible memories, friends and found my passion for riding. Laycee is so excited to be back to work for summer 2021 with her horse Zahra! "
Martin law is a 19 year old out of Bruneau Idaho. He likes to ride bucking horses, train colts, rope cattle and much more in the western lifestyle. This is Martin's second year working at the Meadow Vue Ranch. Martin has rode horses all of his life and will continue to ride throughout his life " The time spent on a horse is always well worth it." Martin rides many horses but the best by far is his grey mare HB.