Outlaw Ranch

What You Need to Know

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We can’t wait to welcome you!

As you prepare for a faith-filled experience at Outlaw Ranch, here are some tips and information to assist in the process. Medical information and scholarship forms are submitted online to assure security and privacy. To fill out the health information, please log-in to your registration account (use the login button at the top of the website.) More fun and helpful information is found below. Please contact us if you have any questions about you or your child’s faith experience.

Please know you and your child’s safety and faith development is our chief concern. Our goal is for each camper to have fun, grow in leadership, develop and nurture friendships, and to strengthen their faith. We promise to do all we can to make that happen. Please call with any questions you have about this faith-filled adventure. And thank you for sharing your precious child and time with us.


Summer Staff

Our staff includes 30 college-age or older people who serve as counselors, cooks, program directors, and wranglers. Counselors and staff will lead campers through daily activities centered around Christian community and outdoor adventures.

Schedule & Activities

Your activities and daily schedule is going to depend on the camp session you attend. Morning devotions, meals, worship, Bible study, skits, and campfires are integral parts of our daily routine. Other activities may include trail rides, hiking, arts & crafts, games, canoeing, ranch chores, variety show, and campouts for children 5th grade and older. Horse rides are for campers 9 and older, younger campers get to experience staff-led pony rides.

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Packing List

Please be sure to label everything!
☐ Bible, notebook and pencil
☐ Sleeping bag, good to 30 degrees & pillow, both securely rolled and packed in waterproof stuff sack
☐ 2 pairs of Sturdy shoes (close-toed & close-backed for hiking and horseback riding)
☐ Camping clothes for warm days/cool nights
☐ Plenty of socks
☐ Warm jacket/fleece/sweatshirt
☐ Rain gear (we keep going rain or shine!)
☐ Towels
☐ Cowboy boots & long jeans (sturdy tennis shoes are acceptable for horse rides.)


☐ Personal toiletries
☐ Flashlight
☐ Camera (no camera phones, please)
☐ Cap, hat, or bandana for sun protection
☐ An old swimsuit for water games
☐ Medications, if needed (Please be sure inhalers/epipens are filled and all medications are in original containers)
☐ Sunscreen & Bug spray
☐ Water bottle
☐ Money for the Camp Store

Family Camp only:
☐ Western Wear for BBQ Night
☐ Power strip for extra outlets


Not allowed at camp.

☒ Cell phones or other electronics such as iPods, hand-help video games, or laptops.
☒ Pets
☒ Weapons
☒ Alcohol or drugs
☒ Valuables. If you have a valuable that would cause disappointment if it were broken, ruined, or lost at camp, please leave it at home.


Please help us make your time more comfortable, we would like to be prepared for you. Meals are served in the Dining Hall, or the great outdoors. If you have special dietary concerns or food allergies, please notify the camp at 605-673-4040 at least one week ahead of time so we can accommodate your needs.

Contact Your Camper

Subject: Camper’s Name

Physical Address:              
Outlaw Ranch
Attn: Camper Name
12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd
Custer, SD 57730

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Cabins sleep up to 8 people with one queen bed and three bunk beds. Some cabins are divided for couples or very small families to share a cabin. Electricity and heat are included in each caving, with a shower house and toilets nearby.

Lodge rooms sleep up to 4 people with a shared bathroom between two rooms and a sink in each room. Rooms have a variety of queen and single beds. Family Camp: Pack ‘n plays are available for those with some children, please check with our registrar on availability.


Arrival: Check-in is at between 3 and 4 pm. Please wait to arrive until that time as our staff will be preparing for your arrival prior to registration.

Departure: Our time comes to a close with closing worship at 11 am on your final day of camp. Closing worship generally starts at 10:30 and is done at 11 am.


Camp Store

Campers will have an opportunity to purchase food, drinks and souvenirs at the camp store each day. T-shirts, sweatshirts and other clothing range in price from $10-$40. The store will also be open following closing worship on the last day of the camp session for families and friends to enjoy.

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Questions or Concerns?

Contact Registrar Erica at (605) 274-5326 for information about registration.
Contact Program Director Taylor Wiese at (605) 673-1014 for information about programming and facilities.