F.A.Q's

After more than 50 years in business, we've been asked just about everything imaginable.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

Questions about Summer Camp

Q. Who are the counselors and how old are they? 
A. Our summer camp counselors are some of our Outdoor Education instructors, college age students, former campers, and junior level ranch hands in training. Our counselors' ages range from 15 to 25. 

Q. Where do the kids sleep? 
A. They sleep in large carpeted dormitories.

Q. Camper to staff ratio?
A. 10 to 1

Q. If a camper is staying more than one week do we have to pay for Saturday night? 
A. No, Saturday night is a free-bee and a lot of fun! 

Q. Is there a discount for more than 1 child? 
A. Families paying for 3 or more weeks receive a $25 discount per week.

Q. Are you accredited?
A. We have been a member of the Certified Horsemanship Association for over 40 years. They specialize in horse camp safety. We are also approved by many, many Girl Scout councils for their troop outings AND over 40 years experience in the summer camp business should leave you feeling confident that we have a safe, fun camp. 

Q. How is spending money handled? 
A. We set up a bank account system for the kids. All they need is their name tag (and a smile) and they can check out their money at the candy counter. We can even put a limit on how much they are able to spend each day.

Q. Can friends be in the same activity group?
A. Yes, but they must be the same age or very close. We don't allow 8 year old dudes in with the 12 year old dudes. It's not fair to either one.

Q. What about children on medication? 
A. On check-in day, there will be a medication table. Make sure all medication is labeled and turned in. We will make sure your child gets his or her meds according to your directions. 

Q. Can we come see the camp?
A. YES! We encourage you to see the facilities and meet some of our staff before their camp dates. The ranch is hardly ever closed between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.

Q. How do you handle homesickness? 
A. Keeping kids busy is a major deterant to homesickness. There is an activity scheduled every hour of the day (except for meal times) from 8:00 am until 9:00 or 10:00 depending on bedtime. Counselors and other campers work together in an effort to let the homesick camper know that camp wouldn't be the same without them. We rarely have anyone go home because of homesickness - there's too much to do. 

Q. Have you had many injuries and how serious? 
A. Of course we have had injuries over the past 50 years, but very few serious injuries. 

Q. Is there a nurse on duty and how do you handle injuries? 
A. No, we do not have a registered nurse on duty. Most of our staff is Red Cross certified and at the beginning of camp each year we review. On each activity, a counselor carries a first aid fanny pack with them. We are very safety conscience.

Q. Do you provide helmets?
A. Yes, we have helmets for our guests to use.  Helmets are shared with other guests.  If you want to bring a shower cap, bandana or baseball cap to wear under your riding helmet that's fine with us. 

Q. Can you bring your own helmet?
A. Yes, BUT it must be a certified horseback riding helmet - bicycle helmets are NOT allowed.

Q. Do you have handicapped accessible dorms? 
A. Yes we do.

Weekend Group Questions:

Q. Girl Scouts - How many adults per girl?
A. If you are with the Girl Scouts, you need to follow their rules. They have proven to be sound rules. 

Q. Will we miss supper if we check in later? 
A. Friday night check in is usually between 5 pm and 7 pm. If you need to arrive later and still would like supper, let us know. 

Q. Do the adults pay the same? 
A. Yes, all of our activities are offered to the adults too.

Q. What time is departure on Sunday? 
A. Our activities are over at noon, 12:30 at the latest.

Q. Do you provide helmets?
A. Yes, we have helmets for our guests to use.  Helmets are shared with other guests.  If you want to bring a shower cap, bandana or baseball cap to wear under your riding helmet that's fine with us. 

Q. Can you bring your own helmet?
A. Yes, BUT it must be a certified horseback riding helmet - bicycle helmets are NOT allowed.

Q. Do you have handicapped accessible dorms? 
A. Yes we do.

If you have questions that have not been answered here, please email or call us directly and we would be happy to help.