Life at Camp
For day camp the campers will be divided into cohorts of up to 20 for their safety with the same camp counsellors and activity leaders each day. Different program tracks are not offered during day camp and everyday activities include but are not limited to: swimming, horse rides and theory, adventure activities, crafts, archery and devotional times with snacks and water breaks.
Campers coming for day camp will not have sleeping accommodations, but they will be provided with a consistent space to put their things that are not currently being used.
For day camp we will be providing two snacks throughout the day, but parents are asked to pack a lunch for the campers. We will also provide space in a fridge for their lunch bags. We are a nut free facility so please do not bring any food items onsite that may contain peanuts or tree nuts.
Yes. To help reduce lost and found items we ask that all possessions brought to camp be labelled. We attempt to help care for the camper’s clothing, but often considerable amounts get left behind. Clothes will be accessible at sign-out at the end of each camp session.
We will retain lost and found for one month following camp. If not claimed by then, we will donate appropriate items to a local charity. Medication will be disposed of within two weeks following the camper’s week of attendance. Calls to the camp regarding lost and found will be handled as time permits. We can only look for labelled items. Any found items will be sent C.O.D. (at your expense).
Campers are encouraged not to bring valuable clothing or possessions. Circle Square Ranch is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
Your child will have a devotional time during the day plus an evening campfire that will focus on predetermined topics as laid out in the Circle Square Ranch general program. These are times of introduction to Christian values and beliefs presented through small and large group discussions, skits, songs and Bible study.
Your child will have an interactive devotional time based on the Bible and a Christian worldview during the day for day camp and an evening devotional campfire as well for overnight camp.
What to Bring
- electronic games, players, entertainment and communication devices (cell phones)
- jack knives, hunting knives, matches or lighters
- nuts and/or peanut products
- chewing gum
- inappropriate reading materials
- alcoholic beverages, narcotics or tobacco products (see note)
Do not bring anything valuable to camp as occasionally things do get lost or broken.
We reserve the right to send home any camper who fails to cooperate. Circle Square Ranch is a NON-SMOKING facility. Please discuss this with your child prior to camp should you consider this to be a concern.
- The use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics is prohibited and will be treated as a serious offense. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
- Circle Square Ranch is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.
We suggest a weekly amount of $10 for Teepee Village and $15 for Western Town to cover their tuck for the week. **New this year, each child will receive their allotted daily selections and no change will be given at the end of the week.**
The tuck shop will be open at the end of the week for all day campers. Regular camp fees for day camp will include two snacks one will include tuck items.
Please note: Regular camp fees do not include tuck shop purchases, clothing and souvenirs.
Arrival and Departure Days
1 TeePee Village July 2-6, Western Town July 1-6 and week 6: August
5-10. Please check your confirmation letter for precise registration times as not all our camps run on the same schedule. We are unable to take early registrations, so it is important to verify dates and time.
All campers must be signed out before leaving. Please notify the office if someone else will be picking up your child at departure as they will be required to sign them out.
Communication during Camp
Our Caring Staff
The camp directors have more than 15 years of experience in youth, student and camp ministries.
Our summer leadership team consists of individuals with previous camping experience as well as specific skills and training in their area of responsibility.
Health and Safety
Due to the structure of our program, Circle Square Ranch requests that medications required throughout the year be sent with your child to camp. All medication brought to camp MUST be kept by ranch staff, including vitamins, puffers and Tylenol. They must be labelled properly with medication name and directions for use. Prescription medication MUST be in the original container with user’s name printed on label. If you want your child to carry their puffer or epipen with them please bring a fanny pack for that purpose. We also request that a second puffer or epipen be checked in with the camp nurse.
Please do not use the week of camp as a break from medication.
All medications left behind after camp will be disposed of after two weeks.
Details regarding medical/behavioral concerns are to be communicated in writing. Please call to discuss any concerns/special needs by phone.
Registration & Camper Fees
Fees for day camp include two snacks, use of all recreational equipment and facilities, and instruction in activities.
The fee does not include lunch for day camp.
With that in mind, we encourage parents and family not to visit during the week. If a child is homesick, a visit by family is usually not helpful. As well, other campers who are feeling homesick and are aware of the visit may request similar privileges and in most cases, this is not possible. We encourage family to spend as much time on arrival as they feel necessary.