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 (Kindergarten – 12th grade) or select one of our day camp options (Kindergarten – 6th grade) 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 2019
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 16-21 Junior Trailblazer (gr. 6-9)||$379.00|
|Round-up #2||June 23-28 Junior Pathfinder (gr. 3-6)||$344.00|
|Round-up #2D||June 24-28 Junior Pathfinder (Day Camp) (gr. 3-6)||$249.00|
|Round-up #3||June 30-July 5 Teen Pathfinder (gr. 7-12)||$344.00|
|Round-up #4||July 7-12 Junior Pathfinder (gr. 3-6)||$344.00|
|Round-up #5||July 14-16 Tenderfoot (K-gr. 4)||$189.00|
|Round-up #5D||July 15-16 Tenderfoot (Day Camp) (K-gr.4)||$144.00|
|Round-up #6||July 19-21 Family Camp (all ages)||see registration|
|Round-up #7||July 28-August 2 Teen Trailblazer (gr.8-12)||$379.00|
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 off 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 Cowboy Lunch and Photo Packages. Here is a sample 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), Bible Round-Up, swimming, games, and more! Campers also look forward to skit night, campfires, and hayrides.
Each evening, Junior Camps feature guest speakers (Daniel Helmbrecht Round Up #2 and Brennan Plucknett 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 2019 will be Color War (boys bring outfits of blue and green, girls bring outfits of red and purple; the team colors will be determined by cabin), Toy Story, Night at the Museum (come as any historical figure) and All-American Picnic. Check out Round-up #3 on Facebook for pictures from last year's theme nights.
Day Camps (Round-ups #2D, #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 19-21)
Bring your whole family to summer camp! Enjoy loads of WLD Ranch style family fun for the weekend of July 19-21.
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 (featuring guest speaker David Melin), and more. Family Camp includes three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday.
Saturday evening is Theme Night for Family Camp! This year's theme is: Color War - Dress your whole family up in a team color.
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.