Spring Break

Native American Life - A Service Learning Experience

March 5-10; March 12-17;or March 19-24, 2017

Program runs Sunday 5:00 p.m. through Friday breakfast.

Please join us for this Spring Break opportunity for college students.

Outlaw Ranch has had a long history of learning from and working alongside the people of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.  This week’s program will include:

  • cultural learning
  • playing with youth on the Reservation
  • listening to and learning from elders
  • visiting significant cultural sites on Pine Ridge
  • a service project on the Reservation
  • hiking Bear Butte

Outlaw Ranch, a part of Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota, is located in the Black Hills in Custer, South Dakota.  The program will be provided by the Outlaw Ranch staff, including Pastor Larry Peterson, who has spent many years living and working with the Lakota people. 

You can sign up by yourself or bring a small group.  Meet other college students.

Provide your own transportation to Outlaw Ranch.  All lodging, meals, program, and transportation during the week will be provided by Outlaw Ranch. 

Fee: $400 per person (includes lodging, meals, all program)

$100 Deposit required with registration.

Ask about service credits or independent study credits.


Extra nights:

Participants are welcome to stay at Outlaw Ranch for an additional night or two to explore the Black Hills on their own or to ski at Terry Peak or Deer Mountain. Added cost for lodging.