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Enjoy an Amazing Weekend

Scouts & Youth Groups

Youth groups of all types have been enjoying  White Pines Ranch for over two generations! Boys, girls, and teens from Scouts, Church, Park District, and other groups, along with their leaders, experience our real western dude ranch from mid-August to June every year.
We lead the activities from Horsemanship (an interesting and required program to ensure safety on the trails) until your departure. And we’ll make sure the dorms (carpeted, heated, and air-conditioned) and modern bathrooms with individual showers are kept spic and span.

$250 per person for an overnight stay (Saturday-Sunday)
Arrival 8:00-8:30 AM Saturday/Departure by 3:00 PM Sunday.
Includes two horseback rides, a variety of activities, all meals, and lodging.
Book online below.

$100 pp- Day Trip Program (2024 dates include: May 31st and June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th)
Arrival 8:30-9:00 AM/Departure by 5:00 PM.
Includes one horseback ride, a variety of activities, and a noon meal.
Book online below.

$55 pp- Ride & Badge
Times vary. Call White Pines Ranch to check availability (815-732-7923).
Includes a 45 minute grooming and saddling class, horsemanship instruction, and a 45 minute ride.

$40 pp- Horseback Ride
Call White Pines Ranch to arrange a group horseback ride (815-732-7923).

Book your scout/youth group overnight or day trip to WPR

You aren’t going to want to have your group miss out on the experience of a lifetime!

Download our Weekend Orientation Documentation

Learn everything you need to know for your weekend away.

Download our Weekend Menu

Please note that the menu is subject to change.

Download our Weekend Packing List

For overnight groups: Check-in is between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  After check-in we will have an orientation meeting and horsemanship class. Your group will enjoy 2 gentle, scenic horseback rides during your stay. When you are not riding, there will be two activities to choose from each hour with a break for lunch at 12:00 and dinner at 5:30. Evening activities start at 6:30 and go right up until bedtime at 9:00. Dorms go “lights out” and quiet at 10:00. Up-time on Sunday morning is at 7:00. Sunday includes a wholesome breakfast, lunch, and activities until 3:00.

Activities led by WPR staff include horseback riding, grooming, saddling, wilderness survival, fossil hunting, hiking, compass work, team building, archery, and more!