Just an all around excellent experience. I’ve been a trail guide and worked with many. It’s hard to hit that balance of confident rider, good with kids and the general public but White Pines staff are top shelf. They’ve got this outfit nailed down so get out there and enjoy what is left of fall. It’s gorgeous out there.
-Our family would like to wish White Pines an excellent 2023 season!
My daughter has gone to their summer camp for several years and is a junior counselor this year. She has made so many friends here that she sees even outside of camp. They don’t allow electronics so kids can spend time with nature and talking instead of staring at their phones.
We loved the entire adventure between the hiking, fossil hunting, archery, horseback riding, and learning about the horse maintenance including how to groom and take care of them! Our guides were funny and very knowledgeable which made it a very fun experience for our girl scouts. 🙂
I went here over 30 years ago on a school field trip and can still remember some of the experiences clear as day. Looks like the bunk house and mess hall haven’t changed a bit. Was a great place to be for the week as a young kid.
Beautiful ranch, fantastic staff, great activities!!! Awesome trip!!!!
Went with my Girl Scout troop for a day program at White Pines and we had a blast. I think everyone was exhausted from all of the outdoor fun we had during the day. Of course their favorite part was the horseback riding. The staff really take the time to make sure everyone is comfortable with the horses. Even some of my more timid girls wanted to ride again. The fossil hunting was really cool and if you follow the leaders instructions you will probably find something. The long hike through the woods and the canyon was beautiful.
My 12 year old daughter went to the mystery week of camp and loved it. This was her first experience at an away camp and she said she was so busy during that she barely had time to miss us. She made some great new friends that she is keeping in touch with and already planning for next year’s return.
We had so much fun at adult weekend! The food was good and the staff was fantastic. We had a blast horseback riding and participating in group activities such as a minute to win it archery and crafts. This is a rustic environment with rustic activities. The cowboys we’re very friendly and helpful. Loved sleeping in the bunkhouse with all the girls. The No-Frills atmosphere was very relaxing. It was like summer camp for grown ups.
My two girls loved this place. Literally cried when picking them up. I felt they had been so stuck on technology. They unplugged for the week, made new friends, and had a blast. We will be back for sure.
Perfect for Troops or groups. Staff is amazing and plans educational activities. The horseback riding trails are beautiful, and safety is number one priority with the Staff. My Troop cannot wait until next year’s visit!
Great wholesome outdoor horse camp! Had our three Chicago children there every summer from 2006 to 2018. Kids come from several states and the three sisters who own and operate this summer camp are hands on owners with attention to details. It’s been in operation since 1958 ~~5 stars!!!!!
Great guides at a clean well-kept ranch. They even had lunch cooking for some campers and it smelled delicious! The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable.
Staff is like family, and do whatever it takes to leave you with a positive experience.
My scout troop absolutely loved every minute of our time here.
Outstanding. Went for Adults weekend and had a blast.
Lovely staff! Beautiful horses! Such a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon trailride! Highly recommend!