Teens & Leadership Summer Camps are memorable! They feature tons of activities, great food and epic adventure! Geared toward teenagers, they are full of energy and all the best that Circle Square Ranch has to offer! We’ve got amazing facilities for you to explore horseback riding, wall climbing, archery, swimming, sports, and much more! In addition to all of this, there will be great opportunities to learn more about God’s love and discuss what a relationship with Him could look like.
We also run leadership training programs for teens who want to grow in character and leadership ability as well as to learn how to make a difference for Christ in their home communities.
Our Leaders In Training (Junior Staff) program is for teens ages 15 and 16 who are interested in learning to become leaders at camp, in their home, school or church communities.
LIT (Junior Staff) is a three week program. The focus of the first two weeks of the program is for LITs to build community with one another through participation in fun camp activities, an out-trip, and interactive sessions. Sessions focus on both spiritual development and practical training. These sessions and character-building activities help teens deepen their faith and explore their questions about God while they learn how to provide excellent customer service, about the qualities of a greater leader, how to communicate effectively, how to provide care and mentorship to a younger child, and more.
Activities included in the first two weeks are wall climbing, high ropes, initiative course, two horseback riding sessions, archery, crafts, option activities, swimming, and more. LIT’s will also go on an out-trip, participate in campfires, theme meals, and job shadowing.
During the third week of the LIT (Junior Staff) program, participants will be placed in a support role at camp and be able to put into practice what they have been learning. If the LIT (Junior Staff) participant is unable to complete their placement week in the week following the in-course portion, alternative dates may be arranged.
After a successful placement week, most LITs are encouraged and invited to volunteer at camp.
Because space is limited in this camp, LIT’s must complete an additional application and be accepted into this program. Here is the link to our online application.
Please contact our office for information about our Camper Scholarship Program if finances are a barrier in your child attending LIT (Junior Staff). There are scholarship funds available specifically for the LIT (Junior Staff) program, and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to participate.
The 252 Crew program offers youth ages 14 to 15 a unique opportunity to be a camper and learn what it’s like to work at camp. This unique program is designed to combine fun and develop leadership abilities as teens participate in camp activities and spend three hours a day serving at camp from a ‘behind-the-scenes’ vantage point.
Campers will serve in food preparation, housekeeping and maintenance. Campers earn 15 hours of community service, which counts toward the OSSD’s required volunteer hours. Crew Campers will also enjoy a variety of camp programs, including climbing activities, swimming, archery and other recreational activities, as well as a horseback riding session.
The Wrangler Crew program offers youth ages 14 to 15 a unique opportunity to be a camper and experience the barn from a whole new perspective. This unique program is designed to combine fun and develop leadership abilities as campers work alongside the horse staff for three to four hours daily and help with round-up, daily routines, and assist with lessons.
Campers earn 15 hours of community service, which counts toward the OSSD’s required volunteer hours. Wranglers will also enjoy a variety of camp programs including one riding period daily, swimming, climbing activities, and recreational activities.
Teen Week is a high-energy camp featuring crazy wide games, late-night activities, relevant discussions and campfires, along with all of the great activities and excitement of Discovery Camp!
You will have the opportunity to enjoy all of our classic camp activities like horseback riding, swimming, archery, crafts, high ropes, initiative course, rock wall climbing and more! Create lasting friendships over crazy theme meals & outdoor cookouts. Campers will participate in daily devotionals and interactive campfire time where they will learn about various topics from the Bible.
Teen Week Campers must be at least 13 and no older than 15 by session start date.
Teen Week is a high-energy camp featuring crazy wide games, late-night activities, relevant discussions and campfires, and awesome camp activities. Our Teen Week Horse Lovers Camp gives campers two hours a day to develop their Western Riding skills and work on our Four Star horsemanship program on top of all the regular camp activities of Discovery Camp.
The small size of our Equestrian Programs make these camps an excellent choice for teens who love horses. There is one hour of Western Instruction, one hour of English Instruction and one hour of recreational riding a day. That’s over three hours of horse activities daily! Equestrian Teen Week is a high-energy camp featuring crazy wide games, late-night activities, relevant discussions and campfires, and awesome camp activities. 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.
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.
We also offer Foundation and Intermediate Equestrian Camps during other weeks of the summer.