Summer Camp at WLD Ranch is an experience your campers won't soon forget. The unique mix of friendship building, focused learning, faith development, and fun activities gives your campers a taste of life at its fullest (go here to learn more about these summer camp core values). WLD Ranch summer staff will welcome your campers into camp life and return them to you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Choose from our Trailblazer, Pathfinder, and Tenderfoot overnight camps or select one of our day camp options if your camper isn’t quite keen on the idea of staying overnight. We also offer our Family Camp for campers of all ages. Which Round-ups will work for your family?
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Summer Camp 2021
Don't forget that you can pay a deposit now and then submit your registration forms by March 10 to receive the early registration discount.
|Round-up #1||June 20-25 Jr High Trailblazer (gr. 6-9)||
|Round-up #2||June 27-July 2 Junior Pathfinder (gr. 3-6)||$354.00|
|Round-up #2D||June 28-July 2 Junior Pathfinder (Day Camp) (gr. 3-6)||$256.00|
|Round-up #3||July 4-9 Teen Pathfinder (gr. 7-12)||$354.00|
|Round-up #3D||July 5-9 Teen Pathfinder (Day Camp) (gr. 7-12)||$256.00|
|Round-up #4||July 11-16 Junior Pathfinder (gr. 3-6)||$354.00|
|Round-up #4D||July 12-16 Junior Pathfinder (Day Camp) (gr. 3-6)||$256.00|
|Round-up #5||July 18-20 Tenderfoot (K-gr. 4)||$194.00|
|Round-up #5D||July 19-20 Tenderfoot (Day Camp) (K-gr.4)||$144.00|
|Round-up #6||July 23-25 Family Camp (all ages)||see registration|
|Round-up #7||August 1-6 Teen Trailblazer (gr. 8-12)||$389.00|
|Round-up #8D||August 9-12 Explorer Day Camp (gr. 4-8)||$210.00|
The Trailblazer Round-ups #1 and #7 are more intense than your typical week of camp, allowing junior high and teen campers to spend additional time in their chosen Skill Track. Mornings are devoted to the Trailblazer Skill Tracks, which are called Trails. Each camper will choose one of three Trails: Wrangler Week, Adventure Camp, or Target Sports Camp. Afternoons allow for optional activities while evenings involve camp-wide activities such as games, Bible Round-Up, and more.
Our Pathfinder Round-ups #2, #3, and #4 offer a balance of learning, games, and other activities that allow campers from 3rd through 12th Grade to experience WLD Ranch to the fullest. Mornings are devoted to Bible Round-Up as well as Pathfinder Skill Tracks, which are called Paths. Each camper will choose one of five Paths: Adventure Team, Archery, Horsemanship, Outdoor Skills, or Riflery. Campers also look forward to guest speakers, skit night, campfires, and hayrides. For more information on specific camp activities, including Skill Tracks and Bible Round-Up, read this description. You may also want to read about our Photo Packages. Here is a sample of our daily schedule.
Tenderfoot Round-up #5 is designed with our younger campers (and their parents) in mind. By considering the needs of the children in this age group, we give campers a “well rounded” taste of camp life.
Pre-Junior campers sample activities such as horse rides, challenge course activities, Bible Round-Up, swimming, archery, and more. Group activities, freetime events, and Bible lessons are all aimed at meeting the needs of our younger campers in a 3-Day/2-Night stay.
More about Pathfinder
Junior and Teen Camps (6-Day/5-Night Camps)
Round-ups #2 and #4 - (Gr. 3-6) Junior
Round-up #3 (Gr. 7-12) Teen
WLD Ranch’s Junior and Teen Camps give campers a full week of Skill Tracks (descriptions here from summer camp 2020), Bible Round-Up, swimming, games, and more! Campers also look forward to skit night, campfires, and hayrides.
Each evening, Junior Camps feature guest speakers (Brennan Plucknett Round Up #2 and Daniel Helmbrecht Round Up #4) who know how to connect and interact with junior campers. Come hear what the speakers share about God this summer.
Our Teen Week speaker is Steve Pettis (Round-up #3). Steve understands the challenges that today’s teens face and he is able to connect and communicate in a way that offers hope in an uncertain world.
During Teen Week, campers and staff enjoy four Theme Nights. We encourage campers and staff to dress appropriately for supper on each Theme Night. The camp game each night coordinates with the night's theme. Themes for 2021 are Lord of the Rings, Fables, Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes, Wild West and Christmas in July. Check out Round-up #3 on Facebook for pictures from last year's theme nights.
Day Camps (Round-ups #2D, #3D, #4D & #5D)
Our Day Camps offer an alternative for those who would like to experience camp without staying the night. Day camps run concurrently with Round-ups #2 and #5, so day campers will join our overnight campers in the camp program from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
More about Trailblazer:
Round-up #1 (Gr. 6-9) Junior High
Round-up #7 (Gr.8-12) Teen
Each camper will specialize in one of three options: Wrangler Week, Adventure Camp, or Target Sports Camp.
Wrangler Weeks appeal to the ultimate horse lover. This camp’s emphasis is on horses – learning more about them and improving riding skills with more horse time than a regular week of camp. Campers continue to progress through WLD Ranch’s Horsemanship Program during their specialty week. (Please note: Round-up #7 is for campers who have already taken Horsemanship classes or Horse Riding Lessons at WLD Ranch.)
Adventure Camps include challenge courses, bouldering, canoeing, harnessed tree climbing, and more. Junior High Adventure Camp (RU#1) is based entirely at WLD Ranch. Teen Adventure Camp (RU#7) includes lively adventures on and off WLD property: TBD continue watching until we have determined where we will be having our adventure this year.
Target Sports Camps focus on developing skills in archery (recurve bows), tomahawk throwing, and riflery (.22 bolt action rifles). Campers will learn safety and proper handling procedures, improve their aiming and accuracy, and enjoy hands-on demonstrations from guest presenters. Guest presenters will discuss topics such as arrow making, atlatls, and a variety of actions and calibers of firearms.
Family Camp (Round-up #6 - July 23-25)
Bring your whole family to summer camp! Enjoy loads of WLD Ranch style family fun for the weekend of July 23-25.
Weekend activities will include hayrides, horse rides, family electives (may include canoeing, lasso and trick rope demonstrations, team challenge course, outdoor skills, and more), freetime activities (such as swimming and archery), singing and devotions (speaker: TBD), and more. Family Camp includes three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday.
Saturday evening's Theme Night for Family Camp 2021 is the Wild West, so strap on your spurs and get along little doggies! Dress your whole family up in your best western wear for some appropriately themed cowboy meals and games.
Explorer Day Camp (Round-up #8D - August 9-12)
For those of you who would like to try something a little bit different than our typical week of camp, this week may be for you! As a Day Camp only option, campers will arrive at 9:00am to begin activities and depart at 4:00pm. Throughout the day, campers will enjoy a unique focus on Skill Tracks by choosing two of six Skill Tracks (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). They will also have a morning Bible lesson, lunch, and free-time activities.
Morning Skill Tracks:
Trail Riding – Learn how to groom, saddle and care for your horse with the intention of taking your horse out for a trail ride on our many trails throughout the week.
Disc Golf – Learn proper techniques in driving, approaching, and putting to improve your disc golf score. There will be a combination of open field distance throwing, wooded precision throws, and putting practice along with playing on our 18-hole course.
Canoeing – Learn how to canoe beyond simply paddling around our pond. You will learn various techniques of paddling and water safety while having fun on the water.
Afternoon Skill Tracks:
Hiking/Running Trails – For those of you who don’t get enough time to run around camp, this track will allow that very possibility. There will be a combination of hiking and running through various terrains as well as over, under or through various obstacles. Think of it as a week-long Stampede!
Pioneer Crafts – Have fun making items pioneers would have made as well as enjoying modern day crafts with a nature theme. You can take your projects home at the end of the week.
Roping – Build your western skills by learning how to tie knots, how to throw a lasso, and how to spin a trick rope.
Frequently Asked Questions
Parents, here is some information you need to know in order to send your camper to summer camp at WLD Ranch. What Parents Need to Know has information about check-in and check-out times, contact information, general information about WLD Ranch, and more. You can also view our policies for campers, including our policy on cell phone use.
For information about our COVID-19 response read here. Please know that as expectations change, we will continue to adjust our plans and expectations accordingly.