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Weekend Ranch Programs

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.

A Day On The Ranch (1 day)

Walking The Horse

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 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on select weekend dates throughout the non-summer months.

HOMESCHOOLERS, GIRL SCOUTS, and other groups can schedule their own “Private” Ranch Day by contacting Emily by 859-586-6181 or email.

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Ranch Weekend (2 nights)

Boy Trail

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, campfires, 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. Ranch Weekend is held once in the spring and once in the fall.

Dates & Rates
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