NOT YOUR ORDINARY SUMMER!

 

Get information here from packing your gear to getting onsite for your camp session.

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 are a 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 their preferences.

 



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

 
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!

 

Packing List

 

Packing lists will be emailed to registered campers in the Spring and will also be posted here, stay tuned!

 

Theme Meals

 

2021 Theme Meal Calendars will be posted in mid-June, stay tuned!

Horsemanship Program

 

Explore Day Camp

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 at a walk. This introductory program builds confidence in riders.

 

Extreme Day Camp, Discovery Camp & Wrangler Crew

Discovery Camps and Extreme Day Camps include recreational horseback riding. Campers in these programs will take part in a combination of arena riding and trail rides for a total of four hours of riding time over the course of the week. *New for 2021* Campers wanting to participate in levelled horseback riding lessons should register for Horse Lovers Camp instead.

 

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.

 

Equestrian Camp

The Equestrian camp program’s small classes make them an excellent choice for those who love horses. There is one hour of Western Instruction, one hour of English Instruction and one hour of recreational riding each day. Campers will be accepted into the level they request based on their current horsemanship skills. Please contact the office by phone to discuss which camp would be best for you.

 

Foundation Riding Camps are suitable for riders who are developing their skills at a walk and jog. Campers will build confidence as they learn fundamental jumping skills, participate in games on horseback, and polish their equitation. If campers are ready, they will be given the opportunity to learn to canter. This camp is appropriate for riders who have had 0 to 50 hours of lessons.

 

Intermediate Riding Camps are suitable for riders with at least 50 hours of previous riding instruction. Riders should be confident with walking and jogging as we will work on polishing skills at a lope/canter, working on simple lead changes, leg yielding and more. Campers will work toward jumping a two-foot jump. Campers must be accepted into this level of riding camp. Please contact the office by phone or email to discuss if this is the right camp for your child.

 

Horse Lovers Camps

Campers in Horse Lovers Camps are placed in one of the riding levels below 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 trail ride during the week. Overnight Horse Lover Campers will spend 8 hours of 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
 
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. Campers can choose to participate in our ‘Horse Science’ classes on how to care for their horse.
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. In ‘Horse Science’ they will learn parts of the horse, parts of the saddle and bridle and how to pick up horses’ feet.
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. ‘Horse Science’ topics include horse colors and markings, horse body language and horse behaviours.
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. ‘Horse Science’ will cover basic horse first aid, common health problems in horses and horse breeds.
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