Summer Ranch Camp

Welcome to Rockin’ E Ranch with The Stables at YMCA Camp Ernst, funded by the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Foundation. The ranch is equipped with a 28 stall barn, two riding arenas, a fluctuating herd of 30+ horses, and miles of trails!

All of our ranch programs are led by our CHA certified directors and their team of knowledgeable and experienced wranglers.

Full Week And Half Week Specialty Ranch Programs

Arena Lesson Daisy

Equine Adventure

(Ages 9-15; Available select weeks and half weeks)
This program is perfect for your camper that wants to spend the majority of their time at the Ranch! This program includes riding lessons, trail rides and daily chores. In the evenings, your young equestrians will head back to the main camp for evening programming with the rest of their age group.


Advanced Ranch Camp

(Ages 11-15; Available one week in August)
This camp is for those serious young equestrians in your life! It will involve progressive riding lessons, challenges with horses and longer trails. You can also expect for them to experience some clinics from some local equine professionals such as trainers, vets, and equine therapists.

Dates & Rates

Ranch Day Camp

LIT Arena Lesson

Ranch Day Camp

(Ages 9-15; Available in one week (M-F) sessions)
Calling all horse lovers! This camp will follow a schedule where your camper will learn the fundamentals of riding and horse care through ground/arena lessons and trail time each day! Pack your lunch, a water bottle, closed toe shoes, jeans, and giddy-up!

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