NOT YOUR ORDINARY SUMMER!

 

Get information here from packing your gear to getting onsite for your camp session.

 

Summer Camp Activities

 
Our vast range of programs and activities makes Circle Square Ranch appealing to children and teens. We encourage campers to try new and exciting activities that are challenging and fun. Exploring the beautiful outdoors with friends are a part of each fun-filled day at camp. Through high energy and interactive campfire times, daily cabin devotions and the example of our staff, campers will have the opportunity to discover what the Bible has to say about Jesus and our relationship with God. Campers participate in a variety of instructional and recreational activities based on their preferences.

  • Horses: Barn & Tack Care
  • Horses: Horse Science (theory & practical)
  • Horses: Pleasure Riding
  • Horses: Vaulting (ages 12+)
  • Open Kayaks
  • Petting Zoo
  • Sports & Wide Games
  • Swimming
  • Theme Meals
  • Trampolines
  • Wall climbing
  • Zip-line

Print Packing List and General Camp Information

 

Detailed information will be sent with confirmation of your camp registration.

This package will include camp specific drop-off and pick-up times, a packing list, and other important information that you will need for your child’s week of camp.

If you do not see an answer to your question, check our FAQ page or contact us. We are more than happy to help!

 

Horsemanship Program

 
We offer a five-level horsemanship program for our Wagon Camps and a basic level of instruction for Junior Camp.

Campers will be put into a level according to their past experience and current riding ability. Once their riding instructor thinks it is safe and the camper has passed a theory test, they may move on to the next level. Every camper will go on at least one trail ride each week.

Junior Camp

Campers learn the basics of horseback riding and horse handling. They will learn to lead, mount, walk, stop and steer safely and correctly.

 

Wagon Camp

 
Riders begin with 1st Star where they will learn how to ride and control their horse at a walk and trot, while maintaining proper riding position. They will also begin their theory lesson which at this beginner level is basic horse sense (what you should and should not do around horses), the parts of the horse and saddle.
Ranchers will learn how to ride and control their horse at a trot while maintaining proper riding position. When the riding instructor feels they are ready they will introduce loping. In their theory lessons they will learn how to groom, saddle and bridle their horse, parts of western tack and horse, as well as the horses hoof and bridle, horsemanship terms, and markings.
In 3rd Star, riders will be introduced to proper leads and learn the pole bending pattern. Also they will experience bareback riding and learn how to turn on the forehand and hind. Theory knowledge will continue as ranchers learn how to read a horse’s body language and behavior, how to identify gaits of the horse, and proper care of tack.
Riders will become more comfortable at a lope as they begin to learn how to control different parts of the horse by using their legs, hands, and weight. They will learn how to sidepass to demonstrate their control and understanding of the natural riding aids. In the theory aspect of 4th Star, campers will learn common health problems in horses and basic first aid, horse breeds, different bits, and the movement of horses.
This is the final level that we offer. In 5th Star, riders will review side passing as well as the turn on the hind and forehand. They will learn lateral work in greater depth, including bending and flexing. They will also continue to ride bareback, increase their knowledge of leads, and learn how to make simple and flying lead changes. Theory knowledge will cover nutrition for the horse, body conditioning, teeth, and common terms for blemishes and unsoundness.
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