Winston Churchill once said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.”
We couldn’t agree more! Ranch Camp is one of the most unique experiences we have at Camp Gray. In the mornings at the Stables, you’ll take riding lessons and learn about horse care. Typically, campers are paired up, and then together they’re assigned a horse for the week. With many hours spent with the same horse, campers develop a close bond with their horse. Campers are able to learn the skill of horseback riding quickly, because there’s a consistency throughout the week atop the same horse.
Ranch campers spend the afternoons during their session on Main Camp in the Trailblazer or Pathfinder rotation. In the evenings, you’ll be mixed between the ranch and main camp activities (like the Cassidy Games!).
A Ranch Camp tradition, from the very beginning, is the famous, good old fashioned, Ranch Camp mud fight (goggles included!). Is there a better way to wrap up a session of Ranch Camp? We say, Nayyy!
Learn more about Ranch Camp, and learn more about our ranch hands, Jim and Nicole, by reading this Camp Gray blog post.
We offer three one-week traditional Ranch Camps for female campers in 7th-9th grade, and one all-boys session for our cowboys in 7th-9th grade!
Additionally, we’re offering once more, Advanced Ranch, which is a ten-day program for female campers in 8th-11th grade with previous Ranch/riding experience. They also have the chance to get real experience by visiting a horse farm for the weekend.
Try your hand at Ranch Camp – a specialty program that is truly special!