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We are looking forward to having you at camp this summer! Here’s all the information you need for a great time at camp.


Please be sure to check that you are looking at the correct information as some is specific to overnight camps and some is specific to day camps.

Preparing for Camp

From arrival & departure information, to packing lists and medication forms, click here for everything you need to help you get ready for camp!


Summer Camp Activities

Our vast range of programs and activities makes Circle Square Ranch appealing to children and teens. We encourage campers to try new and exciting activities that are challenging and fun. Exploring the beautiful outdoors with friends is part of each fun-filled day at camp. Through high energy and interactive campfire times, daily cabin devotions and the example of our staff, campers will have the opportunity to discover what the Bible has to say about Jesus and our relationship with God. Campers participate in a variety of instructional and recreational activities based on the camp that they are registered for.


  • Initiative Course
  • Gaga ball
  • Out trips
  • Recreational Activities: Various
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sling shots
  • Team Building Games
  • Tetherball
  • Theme meals
  • Tomahawks
  • Trampolines
  • Volleyball
  • Water games
  • Zipline

Please note that activities vary for each camp session

Print Packing List and General Camp Information


Detailed information will be sent with confirmation of your camp registration.

This package will include camp specific drop-off and pick-up times, a packing list, and other important information that you will need for your child’s week of camp.

If you do not see an answer to your question, check our FAQ page or contact us. We are more than happy to help!


Information Packages

2022 Camp Information Packages will be posted here in the spring

Theme Meals

2022 Theme Meals will be posted here in June

Horsemanship Program


Explore Day Camp

Explore Day Campers will spend an hour each day in “The Outback”, where they will take part in horse care lessons, go horseback riding, and interact with our petting farm animals. Over the course of the week, campers registered for a 5-day session will have the opportunity to ride four times, and campers registered for a 4-day session will have the opportunity to ride three times. Campers are taught to safely lead their horse and to start, stop, and steer their horses while riding. This introductory program builds confidence in riders.


Extreme Day Camp & Discovery Camp

Extreme Day Campers and overnight Discovery Campers will have 4 one-hour sessions at the barn. During these sessions, campers will participate in horse care activities and three one-hour sessions of recreational horseback riding.


Wrangler Crew

Our overnight Wrangler Crew is a leadership camp where participants will spend 15 hours volunteering at the barn by helping with round-up, daily barn routines, and assist with riding lessons. Wrangler Crew campers will also have the opportunity to ride recreationally three times during the week.


LIT & 252 Crew

Campers in LIT & 252 Crew Camps will have the opportunity to ride recreationally at least once during their session. Riding may consist of either a lesson or a trail ride.


Horse Lovers Camps

Campers in both our overnight and day camp Horse Lovers Camp will spend two hours a day at the barn developing their Western Riding skills and taking part in horse care activities. Campers are placed in one of the riding levels below based on their current riding ability. Riders can progress through the levels and will receive a certificate at the end of the week.

Overnight Horse Lover Campers will spend 8 hours riding during the week, while Day Camp Horse Lover campers will spend 7 hours riding over the course of the week.

Introductory Program

Explore Day Campers who have purchased the riding add-on will learn the basics about horseback riding. They are taught to safely lead their horse and to start, stop, and steer their horses while riding at a walk. The Introductory Program builds confidence in riders.


Recreational Riding Program

Campers in our Extreme Day Camp and Leadership Camps will have the opportunity to ride during their week of camp. This recreational riding program consists of a lesson or may also include a trail ride.

Levels & Trail Riding Programs

Riders in our Discovery Camp may choose to participate in our Level or Trail Riding Programs.

Campers who choose Level Riding are placed in a level based on their current riding ability. Riders progress through the levels from beginner to learning advanced skills. Campers learn new skills in an arena and participate in one trailride during the week.

Campers in our Horse Lover’s Camp will also take part in the leveled riding program below based on their current skill level.

Campers in our Horse Lovers Day Camp will also participate in our Level Riding Program
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Riders learn to lead their horse safely on the ground. They learn to mount and dismount. Riders learn to stop, start and steer their horses at a walk. Once a rider has good control at a walk, they will be introduced to jogging on their horse. As their skills develop, they will learn proper balance and control at a jog.
Riders learn how to post while jogging and continue to develop their control at a jog. Campers will also learn to lope, working on proper cues, balance and position.
Riders begin to develop better control at the lope, learning simple lead changes. Riders learn extension and collection at all the gaits. The importance of good equitation is emphasized and campers are encouraged to begin riding with finesse.
Riders learn how to work together with their horses to complete more advanced tasks. They will work on flying lead changes, turning on the haunches, smooth transitions between gates and square halts. Good equitation continues to be emphasized and riders are encouraged to ride with subtle and accurate cues.

Circle Square Ranch Grand River is located in Brantford, Ontario on a 135-acre countryside property.