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PROGRAMS

Registration for summer 2018 will open November 6, 2017. 

Please use the dates below for planning your next summer camp adventure.

Please call 800-888-1464 with any questions.


  • Advanced Kids & Horses - Grades 7-9

    July 15-20

    Advanced Kids & Horses is for middle school-age kids (completed 7th - 9th grades). If you own your own horse and ride regularly or have attended Kids & Horses before—this is the right program for you. Each day, you’ll have opportunities to learn how to “talk” to a horse, learn proper horse-care techniques, and improve your riding skills.

    Before February 15: Price - $525
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $550
    Register after April 15: Price: $600

  • Camp-ABLE - Ages 11-17

    July 11-13


    Camp-ABLE is for youth ages 11 - 17 years old with disabilities. Joy Ranch will make sure the camp experience is accommodated so that all kids may have the full camp experience - waterfront, horses, games, campfire, new friends, and faith formation. A one to two counselor to camper ratio means each camper's needs are thoughtfully met. Camp is an experience every kid should have, and Joy Ranch is going to make sure it happens!

    Before February 15: Price - $310
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $335
    Register after April 15: Price: $385

  • Camp Pals - Ages 6-10

    July 18-20

    This program is designed for youth ages 6 - 10 years old with disabilities who would like to experience camp and share that experience with a sibling or friend. Campers participate in all the fun camp has to offer like swimming, boating, crazy campfires under the stars, games, and crafts with the security of a familiar face. Joy Ranch will make sure activities are accommodated so all kids may have the full camp experience. So grab your favorite sidekick and head 'em up to Joy Ranch!

    Before February 15: Price - $285
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $335
    Register after April 15: Price: $385

  • Camp Bravo - Ages 9-21

    June 17-22

    The LifeScape Center for the Arts and Black Hills Playhouse Jr. are excited to offer this unique camp, designed for children of all abilities to spend the week exploring their performing skills, having an exciting camp experience, and making memories to last a lifetime! Campers will participate in theatre classes where they will explore movement, music, performance – all which can be adapted to meet the needs of each participant. The week will culminate with an Celebration Showcase performed for family and friends. Campers will also get to participate in fun camp activities like: horse riding, covered wagon rides, pontoon rides, fishing, camp fires, and playing games with new friends - all of which are accessible to all of the campers! Staffing will be available at up to a 1:2 ratio and nurses on site to accommodate special medical needs. Family accommodations and programming is available upon request – for more information contact Jamie Richardson at (605) 444.9631 or Jamie.Richardson@LifeScapeSD.org.

    Pricing: TBD

  • Grandparent Camp - All Ages

    June 24-27
    July 1-4
    July 8-11
    July 15-18


    Make life-long memories with your grandchildren! Grandparents and grandchildren will live an old west adventure while sitting around the campfire under a blanket of stars or taking a buggy ride. Other activities include: Bible study, worship, crafts, swimming, pony rides and more.

    Adult (12 and up) Price - $325
    Child (3-11) Price - $225
    Child (under 3) - FREE
    Family Maximum Fee - $1,000
    Extra Lodging Room - $550

  • JR Explorers - Grades 1-3

    June 27-29

    This half-week program is for kids who are ready to explore as a first time camper. Kids will experience the deeply meaningful parts of camp like making friends, discovering gifts, succeeding in new challenges, and growing in faith. Campers will also partake in good ol’ camp fun like swimming, campfires, games and crafts.

    Before February 15: Price - $310
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $335
    Register after April 15: Price: $385

  • Kids & Horses - Grades 4-6

    June 24-27
    July 8-11 - ALL ABILITIES!


    Each day at Kids & Horses, campers will have the opportunity to learn about riding and caring for horses. The time will start with playing “games” with your horse, then learning how to communicate, then move on to guided rides.

    Our second session this year will be specially designed so youth of all abilities can participate.

    Before February 15: Price - $310
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $335
    Register after April 15: Price: $385

  • Middle School Mania - Grades 6-8

    August 5-10

    This camp provides youth with an environment to explore new adventures and grow in faith. Each day, campers will dig into something new – horsemanship, campfire cooking, kayaking, and much more! There will also be Bible study, campfire worship, games and other camp favorites.

    Before February 15: Price - $500
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $525
    Register after April 15: Price: $575

  • New Explorations - Age 18 and Up

    June 7
    July 19 (Optional overnight to the 20th)


    New Explorations is for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities living in group home settings. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. Take the day off, step back in time, and explore new adventures. Joy Ranch’s barrier-free design means everyone is welcome and there are no obstacles to the new explorations awaiting you!

    Participant:
    Day Only - $55
    Overnight Bunkhouse - $130
    Overnight Retreat Room - $155
    Caregiver:
    Day Only - $45
    Overnight - $55

  • Old West Getaway - Age 18 and Up

    August 5-10

    The Old West Getaway is for adults who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities who come without a caregiver. Joy Ranch staff will pair with groups of 2-3 participants to ensure the vacation is the perfect "old west getaway". Choose from horseback and buggy rides, fishing, pontoon rides, crafts, campfire, karaoke, street dances and more!

    Before February 15: Price - $525
    Between February 15 and April 15: Price $550
    Register after April 15: Price: $600

  • Vacation Destination - Age 18 and Up

    July 25-27

    This opportunity is for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Folks may come to Joy Ranch with a care giver, be that a family member, spouse, or staff person. Come away to Joy Ranch for a multi-day vacation to rest, to play, and to make memories in an old-west setting.

    Participant - Bunkhouse: $266 or Retreat Room: $300
    Support Person - Bunkhouse: $166 or Retreat Room: $200

  • "We Get It" Family Camp

    July 22-25

    This camp is for families with a parent or child with a disability. Campers will step back in time to live an old west adventure as you sing around the campfire, take a buggy ride, and dance at the hoedown while exploring faith in the great outdoors! Have unhurried conversations with other families who “get” what it means to have a family member with a disability. As campers look across the campfire flames to the faces of new friends, families will feel supported and understood in the unique challenges of daily life.

    Adult (12 and up) Price - $325
    Child (3-11) Price - $225
    Child (under 3) - FREE
    Family Maximum Fee - $1,000
    Extra Lodging Room - $550