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Joy Ranch

2019 Summer Camp Schedule

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Experience Joy Ranch

Joy Ranch is specially-designed to be fully barrier free, allowing people of all abilities to "experience Christ's love in community and creation." Joy Ranch hosts specialty medical camps and programs for people with special needs, and is also an extraordinary place for youth and families. Joy Ranch is not just a place for people with special needs; it is a place that includes all people.

 

 

JR Explorers Grades 1-3

 
 

July 7-9

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 23-26
July 21-24

At Kids & Horsees, you’ll have opportunities to learn about riding and caring for horses. You will play “games” with your horse, learn how to communicate, and participate in guided riding. Campers will also participate in worships, Bible study, and traditional camp activities.

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

Advanced Kids & Horses Grades 7-9

 

July 14-19

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

CampABLE Ages 11-17

 

June 26-28
August 4-6

Camp-ABLE is for youth ages 11 - 17 years old with disabilities. Are you ABLE to do camp? You bet! 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 Bravo Ages 9-21

 

June 16-21

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 a Celebration Showcase performed for family and friends. Campers will also get to participate in fun camp activities such as 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 may be available at up to a 1:2 ratio and nurses on site to accommodate special medical needs.

Before February 15: Price $450
Between February 15 and April 15: Price $475
Register after April 15: Price: $500

New Explorations Ages 18 & Up

 

July 1
July 26

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 few obstacles to the new explorations awaiting you!

PARTICIPANT: $55
CAREGIVER: $45

Vacation Destination Ages 18 & Up

 

July 10-12
August 7-9

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 outdoor setting.

PARTICIPANT: $300
CAREGIVER: $200

Old West Getaway 18 & Up

 

July 14-19

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

Participants must be able to independently (or with minimal assist) toilet, bathe, and clothe themselves.

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

“We Get It” Family Camp

 

July 21-24

This camp is for families with a parent or child with a disability. Enjoy your time in community 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 you look across the campfire flames to the faces of new friends, you’ll feel supported and understood in the unique challenges navigated by your family.


Pricing:

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

Grandparent Camp

 

June 23-26
June 30-July3
July 7-10
August 4-7

Grandparent Camp is for grandparents and their grandchildren, 5th grade and younger—strollers are welcome! Make life-long memories with your grandchildren. Your camp adventure will be far from “campy;” you will stay in creatively-designed thematic rooms with comfortable queen beds and a private bathroom. You and your grandchildren will 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!


Pricing:

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