Weekend Ranch Programs


The Rockin' E Ranch with The Stables at YMCA Camp Ernst, funded by the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Foundation is equipped with a 28 stall barn, two riding arenas, a fluctuating herd of 25-30 horses, and miles of trails!  All of our ranch programs are lead by our CHA certified director and her team of knowledgeable and experienced wranglers. 

RANCH DAYS (1 day)

This is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills before summer or it can be a great introduction into the Ranch Camp program.  Groups will rotate between arena riding, trail riding and ground training.  Programs are one day and run from 9:45am to 3:15pm.  The cost is $50.

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RANCH WEEKEND (2 nights)

Campers enjoy all of the fun of ranch camp packed into just one weekend.  All campers and counselors stay in Lakeview Lodge (which is heated).  Activities include barn rotations like ground lessons and arena and trail rides. Evening programs include traditional Camp Ernst fun, s'more making, and more!

Campers are dropped off at 7 p.m. at Lakeview Lodge on Friday night. Please be sure that your camper has had dinner before they arrive. Pick up is at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.  The cost of the Ranch Weekend is $135 for members, and $150 for non-members.  Packing List

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