In January of 2016, Cornucopia Lodge and Pack Station came under new ownership and management.
Jeff and Sara returned to Cornucopia after an 8 year absence. Having worked for Cornucopia for several years in the the past, they are excited to reacquaint themselves with the area and it's residents (both 2 and 4 legged!). Jeff ensures exacting standards are met in all horse and outdoor related activities as well as keeping all the cabins and equipment in top operating condition.
While Sara insists that she's "just an old camp cook", guests are adamant that her food rivals the finest restaurants. In addition to setting a mean table, Sara also heads up the office, but, she still finds ways to spend an occasional day on the trail - either helping Jeff pack mules or leading trail rides. Together, Jeff and Sara ensure that guests have an unforgettable experience while visiting Cornucopia.
Also shown in the picture is Josie, who we lost in August 2016. But... be sure and prepare for lots of play from the the not-such-a-baby anymore, Border Collie, Miss Pickett! (Who ALSO has her OWN Instagram where you can follow her adventures! Just search for “MissPickettPup”!)
Little Miss Pickett - AMBASSADOR, GAMES QUEEN, WILLY-NILLY PREVENTION SPECIALIST
Housekeeping, Kitchen, Support Pin
Chynna is a key support pin in the construction of our Cornucopia Family structure. Originally from Tacoma, WA, Chynna has been in Pine Valley and Hells Canyon for almost 4 years and is extremely happy to be here!
Chynna is the right-hand girl for all of the lodge's tasks such as housekeeping, cooking / kitchen help, guest services and more! She even shovels snow and helps maintenance staff as needed.
We are very excited to have Chynna on board and view her as a vital part of our team - and a wonderful “family” member as well!
Head Horse Camp Counselor
Cora has long had a love affair with the West and nearly all her best memories are of the time she has spent out here with those of us who are so lucky as to abide year-round in the mountains. While her birth-home is MA, she hopes to make the west her adopted family. Cora loves all animals, and has extensive riding and horse experience from her time managing barns, working as a wrangler at several guest ranches and from lessons (both taking and teaching) back east. We’ve worked with Cora in the past and her bubbly personality, sense of adventure and strong work ethic earned her the nickname “Crazy Cora” and we are super excited to have her join us this summer at Wilderness Horse Camp.
Asst Horse Camp Counselor
Shea is a “local” eastern-Oregon girl, having grown up in little Ione, Oregon. As the daughter of a ranching family, she has loads of horse experience and also has spent numerous hours and days working cattle – which will make her a great asset during our 1st ever “Ranch Week” this summer! Shea loves people and animals and is a gentle, quiet soul. And, we are told that her cooking skills are amazing – so our horse camp girls should pick up some great new skills – and will also enjoy fabulous meals! We expect a wonderful, fun and AMAZING summer at camp this year with Shea and Cora as our Counselors!
Kitchen / Housekeeping