In 2018, we will be offering 2 day camps! The 2 camps will run: Monday July 30th- August 3rd & Monday August 20th – 24th at 9am-4pm. Early drop-off/ late pickups available at an additional fee, contact for details. Camp includes: many hours with the horses consisting of instruction, grooming, riding on our many acres of beautiful trails, as well as swimming, games, hay ride, and hiking. Morning & afternoon snacks will be provided, please send your child with a bag lunch every day except for Friday, when a barbecue lunch will be provided.
In 2018, we will be offering 2 one night family camps: Saturday June 23 – 24 and Saturday September 1 – 2. Bring your family, lawn chairs and come enjoy some “horsing around” fun on the Ranch! Provide your own tent or camp out in one of our cabins or covered wagons, which are available on a first registration basis.
Enjoy some trail riding, swimming, a hayride, some outdoor fun and games, a campfire and / or movie in the barn. Meals are included: barbecue dinner of hotdogs and hamburgers on the Saturday night and a pancake breakfast on the Sunday morning.
If one of these weekends does not work for your family, please inquire about getting your own group of friends together to plan an overnight stay at a more convenient time. The cost per person is $85 + HST. This includes some horse instruction followed by a 1 hour trail ride (or hand-led pony ride for those under the age of 6). To reserve your family vacation on the ranch, please complete the FAMILY CAMP Registration Form for 2018 and send it along with a deposit of $100 to the Horseshoe J Dude Ranch.
This year, the ranch is offering 4 different week long camp experiences for girls and boys ages 5 – 18 years. Once again in 2018 we are offering 2 3 night camps. The 3 night camps are July 5 – 8 and August 9 – 12. Week camp dates are as follows: July 8 – 14, July 15 – 21, July 22 – 28, and August 12 – 18. For those wanting to extend their stay, may opt for a 3 night camp followed by a week and/or 2 weeks back-to-back.
Our “dudes” are given a choice to sleep in a cabin or get the full camp experience and sleep in one of the Conestoga covered wagons.
The camps are limited to approximately 25 “Wranglers” per session thereby allowing for maximum personal attention. Each “Wrangler” is assigned their own horse for their stay on the ranch. Our camp program revolves around the horses. The “Wranglers” learn basic horsemanship, grooming, saddling, and caring for their horse. Along with the many hours spent on the beautiful trails the “Wranglers” participate in a complete camp program of swimming, hayrides, campfires, skit night, movie night, barn parties, outdoor games, cook-outs, archery, and much more. Our indoor riding arena is a great addition to camps for some lessons and indoor riding in case of rain.
Horse camps at the ranch have been creating many fond memories for the past 60+ years.
Day Camp: $375 + HST
3-Night Camps: $435 + HST
Family Camps: $85 + HST per person
Week Camps: $792 + HST