Overnight Summer Camps

Overnight Summer Camp

Pack your bags because you do not want to miss this trip to the Wild Wild West!!  The scent of the mountain air mixed with oiled leather, the soft whinny of a horse calling out a greeting and long days in the saddle are waiting for you.  Mountain Creek Ranch is a home away from home and our overnight camps are a wonderful opportunity to disconnect and recharge with our 250 acres of beautiful wilderness.

All of our lovable farm animals from horses/ponies and foals to sheep, lambs, baby donkey, bunnies and more make it hard to not fall in love. All of our animals are family and it shows as they thoroughly enjoy and openly love their young riders, taking good care of them. It is a frequent sight to see the lambs and miniature pig, Charlotte following the children around the Ranch as they are all so tame and gentle.

The ranch will take you on a trip back to the past to experience the simpler pleasures of yesteryear and the excitement and adventurous spirit of the western way.

Our facility is the only place in Ontario to specialize in ponies and Natural Horsemanship. A summer of fun and making memories and friends that you will cherish forever is just a trail ride away.

Please NOTE: Arrival time is on Sundays at 4p.m. and Pick up Time is Saturdays at 2p.m.

Campers might be separated into smaller groups according to age and skills levels.

(The activities may differentiate slightly between the groups)

TRAIL CAMP

July 12th-18th, 2020

July 19th-25th, 2020

August 9th-15th, 2020

August 16th– 22nd, 2020

The breathtaking wilderness awaits you on the trails at Mountain Creek Ranch.  Campers will delight in long trail rides daily, exclusive early evening trails, and short night time trails out to our field to gaze at the beautiful stars and constellations in the nigh time skies. Throughout the week campers will work on lessons in trail safety, techniques and skills required, what to do and how to overcome obstacles, crossing bridges, and exploring different terrain, small stream crossings and trail wisdom. Campers will learn proper saddle and tack care for the trails and some survival skills in case they were ever to get lost on the trail or in the woods at some time in their lives.  Other activities include lessons in the ring, Natural Horsemanship activities, mounted games, petting farm time, bonfires, swimming, canoe/kayaking, archery and optional activities during free time.

  We are home to a vast array of wildlife. Riders are often treated to sightings of deer and their young, elk, owls, eagles, hawks, song birds, beaver, muskrat, rabbits, grouse, wild turkey, fox, raccoon, mink and even otters have been spotted.   We set out daily, often with lunches, cameras, binoculars and fishing rods packed along. You never know what we may find along the trails.

 This is a fun filled week that gives campers the chance to explore the great outdoors on horseback in our 250 acres of beautiful wilderness.  Our property’s frequent sightings and signs of wildlife are always a thrill. Campers will have a fantastic week of trail riding, making friends and memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Nature is calling you here at Mountain Creek Ranch, where:

“It’s Always a Good Day to Ride!”

ADVENTURE CAMP

July 12th-18th, 2020

July 19th-25th, 2020

August 9th-15th, 2020

August 16th– 22nd, 2020

The thrill of a lifetime is waiting for you at Mountain Creek Ranch’s Adventure Camp!  Who’s ready for a wild time!

Here at Mountain Creek Ranch the adventures await with a week of exploring the northern wilderness and exceptionally scenic and well groomed trails for riding the wild. Campers will become horse/pony owners for the week. They will learn the responsibilities of living on a ranch and owning farm animals. Campers will be given daily lessons English or western and spend the week exploring our 250 acres of wilderness and trails on horseback.  They will learn outdoor survival skills, safety, and bush craft with hands on activities. We offer campers the opportunity to expand and advance their riding and training skills and knowledge.

Other activities during the week will include swimming, fishing, hiking, canoe/kayaking, mounted games, man tracker, roping, petting farm time, bonfires, swimming with your horse/pony and more! During the week we will also take campers on an overnight trail excursion where they can showcase their new found outdoor survival skills and bush craft.

We guarantee a safe, enriching, fun filled week of horseback riding, and adventuring in the Great Northern outdoors with all that nature has to offer, here at Mountain Creek Ranch where

 “It’s Always a Good Day to Ride!”

EXTREME COWBOY & COWGIRL CAMP
August 21st, 2020 – August 25th, 2020

***Experienced riders only***

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls for Mountain Creek Ranch’s Extreme Cowboy/Cowgirl Camp. This is a chance for you to indulge yourself in the western way and satisfy your quest for adventure on the back of a fast horse or a large mountain pony. Campers will receive daily coaching on trial and an introduction to the exciting sport of endurance racing and competitive trail competitions. During the week they’ll enjoy lasso lessons by Mountain Creek Ranch’s very own regional roper Cowboy Harry, have some cookout/western style meals, hear real adventure stories about Cowboy Harry’s days of ‘Riding the Range’ in Alberta and B.C.

 An evening swim and nightly bonfires will help to unwind after long days on the Ranch and exploring our 250 acres of wilderness. Other adventures will include an overnight trail camp out, off property challenging trails, swimming with your horse/pony, mounted games, man tracker, and western jumping. This is a week of extreme western style fun and adventure here at Mountain Creek Ranch where,

“It’s Always a Good Day to Ride!”