Life at Camp
Overnight Camps: Each full day of camp, Discovery Campers will ride for one activity period, Horse Lovers will ride for two activity periods, and Equestrians ride for three activity periods. Junior Campers will spend a period each day at the barn riding or taking part in horse care activities. Our specialty Boys Camp and Leadership Development camps (252 Crew, Route 4:13, LIT) do not feature daily riding, but they will have the opportunity to ride recreationally at least once during their camp session. Discovery Camp offers trail or level riding programs, optional barn & tack care, and optional horse science classes. Horse Lovers & Equestrian Camps offer a level riding program. All other campers ride in a non-level recreational riding program.
Yes. To help reduce lost and found items we ask that all possessions brought to camp be labelled. We attempt to help care for the camper’s clothing, but often considerable amounts get left behind. Clothes will be accessible at sign-out at the end of each camp session.
We will retain lost and found for one month following camp. If not claimed by then, we will donate appropriate items to a local charity. Medication will be disposed of within two weeks following the camper’s week of attendance. Calls to the camp regarding lost and found will be handled as time permits. We can only look for labelled items. Any found items will be sent C.O.D. (at your expense).
Campers are encouraged not to bring valuable clothing or possessions. Circle Square Ranch is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
We will do our best to post as many photos as we can, two or three times during the week. We think it is important for you to remember that while photos can be a great insight into what is generally happening at camp, a single snapshot should not be used as an assessment tool as to how your campers are doing at camp.
Your child will have a devotional time during the day plus an evening campfire for overnight campers that will focus on predetermined topics as laid out in the Circle Square Ranch general program. These are times of introduction to Christian values and beliefs presented through small and large group discussions, skits, songs and Bible study.
What to Bring
Beside all the normal, camp clothes, there are extra items to bring depending on your child’s camp session. Click here for camp specific packing lists & information. We will also send you a confirmation package once registration is complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Campers should bring enough clothing for their one week or two week camp session. Please label all clothing and luggage! (Labels or indelible markers)
*Circle Square Ranch is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Please do not bring chewing gum, electronic devices (cell phones*, iPods, mp3 players, portable game systems, etc.) or inappropriate reading materials as they are not permitted at the ranch and, if brought, will be held in the office for the week. Do not bring anything valuable to camp, as occasionally things do get lost or broken.
Absolutely no alcohol, drugs or tobacco are permitted at camp. Campers who fail to cooperate with this may be sent home. Circle Square Ranch is a non-smoking facility. Please discuss this with your child prior to camp should you consider this to be a concern.
*Please see camp specific information pages for policies on cell phones & electronic devices for Teen Week, Route 4:13, 252, and LIT campers.
Days at camp are very busy and technology can sometimes get in the way of creating meaningful experiences and developing new friendships. Campers may also lose or break their phones while they are at camp. If your child regularly uses their cell phone for an alarm clock or camera, we recommend bringing a cheap camera and alarm clock instead.
*Please see camp specific information package for policies on cell phones & electronic devices for Teen Week, Route 4:13, 252, and LIT campers.
Arrival and Departure Days
Communication during Camp
Our Caring Staff
Our summer leadership team consists of individuals with previous camping experience as well as specific skills and training in their area of responsibility.
Health and Safety
- Swim 2 widths of the pool continuously. Head must submerge at least one time, and breath must be taken after each submersion.
- Tread water for 1 minute. Ears must be out of the water and swimmer must stay in one spot.
Due to the structure of our program, Circle Square Ranch requests that medications required throughout the year be sent with your child to camp. All medication brought to camp MUST be kept by ranch staff, including vitamins, puffers and Tylenol. They must be labelled properly with medication name and directions for use. Prescription medication MUST be in the original container with user’s name printed on label. If you want your child to carry their puffer or epipen with them please bring a fanny pack for that purpose. We also request that a second puffer or epipen be checked in with the camp nurse.
Please do not use the week of camp as a break from medication.
All medications left behind after camp will be disposed of after two weeks.
Details regarding medical/behavioral concerns are to be communicated in writing. Please call to discuss any concerns/special needs by phone.