Horse Camps

Horse Camps for 2014

 Tenderfoot Horse Camp    Wrangler Horse Camp
 Horse Servent Event     Mother and Daughter Horse Camp
Young Adult Horse Weekend
  Games Horse Camp
Cowboys Wrangler camp
  Beginner Horse Camp Weekend
    Adult Horse Camp

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  Official Notice

Limitation of Liability

Please be advised that any activity with livestock, including horses and ponies, has an inherent risk that may cause damage, injury, or death.  This notice is in compliance of Minnesota Statute 604A.12 which limits liability of not for profits. Lutheran Island Camp is not liable for the death or injury to a participant resulting from the inherent risks of livestock activities.


Beginner Horse Camp Weekend:

This event is for our younger campers who want to be a horseback rider but aren’t yet ready to participate in a weeklong event. Participants will spend time getting to know their horse and learn the basics of horsemanship including grooming, groundwork, respect, and riding. We’ll use some of our smaller and wiser horses. Most of our time will be spent in an arena. Campers may stay at Christ Serve Ranch.

Ages: 8-12


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#2-July 11-13  3 spaces left

#3-July 18-20 5 spaces left

#4-July 25-27 8 spaces left

#5-August 8-10.  This event is now full

Cost: $180

Deposit: $50

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     Great Event for Kids Who Want To Find out About Horses!!!

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Tenderfoot Horse Camp:

This is one of the best experiences that you can have at camp! Learn how to ride, groom, and feed a horse. By the end of the week, you'll be able to saddle your own horse; take it out on a nice trail ride, and perhaps do a few games on horseback. You'll wish the week would never end!    

Ages: 10-14 


# 1-June 15-20 Please call befor you sign up

# 2-June 22-27 4 spaces left

# 3-July 6-11  Please call before you sign up

#4 Tenderfoot level 2 (most have some experience) July 13-18 7 spaces left

# 5-July 20-25 6 spaces left

#6-July 27-August 1. 5 spaces left

Rate: $450.

Deposit: $100

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Wrangler Horse Camp:

Those campers with a little more riding experience will want to take advantage of this week! Wrangler Horse camp offers more time in the saddle than the Tenderfoot version, plus you ride on more advanced trails, camp out one night with your horse, and experience what you and a good horse can do with some gaming.  Our Rustic week will provide a weeklong camping experience for the participants that will rival the wild west. 

Ages:12 and older 


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# 2-June 29- July 4 (Rustic) 5 spaces left

# 3-August 3-8 (Rustic) 8 spaces left

# 4 August 10-15 (Advanced Wrangler – must have attended at least 1 previous wrangler camp).

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Deposit: $100

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Teen Trek/Young Adult Horse Camp Weekend:

For older teens and young adults who love horseback riding but just can’t get away for an entire week, this weekend will be ideal. You will arrive Friday evening and pick out your horse, spend time riding in our arena, and sit around the campfire that evening. The next morning you’ll head back to the Ranch, saddle up and head off for a beautiful ride. You’ll have lunch out on the trail, spend some time in Bible study, then enjoy the camp’s many other facilities. That evening you’ll take another ride after a steak dinner cooked on the open fire.  On Sunday, you’ll have one last ride, pack up and join other campers for 10:00 a.m worship.

Ages: 16 and older

Date: June 13-15

Cost: $180 (Lower Price)

Deposit: $100

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 Horse Outreach Program- Servant Event

We are looking for at least one group to help us get our Horse Outreach Program ready for the summer of 2014. Participants will help groom horses, clean-up our tack, build campsites, clear trails, and generally help us get the horses ready. There will be at least an hour or two of riding each day. The cost is higher because of more travel, offsite meals, and horseback riding.

We will have Bible study, devotions around the campfire, and our head wrangler will share God’s gift of creation as demonstrated through the horses and natural surroundings the servants will experience. They will also come to understand the importance of our Horse Outreach Program to several hundred youth who participate in it.

Dates and Rates:  This event is now full.

June 1-6 (Sunday-Friday)    $250 

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     Mother and Daughter Horse Camp
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This great weekend starts at the Island Friday evening for devotions and a good night's sleep in preparation for a full day of riding. You'll camp out Saturday night, take a moonlight ride. Sunday Morning you'll ride to worship before returning to the Island. Previous riding experiencerequired. If this weekend doesn't fit your schedule, we'll find another one for you.


Ages:12 and older.

Dates and Costs:June 6-8 (or call for availability) $200 per person.

Deposit:$100 per person

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Games Horse Camp:

At Christ Serve Ranch we have some great horses that would like to play some games with you.  This weekend event will provide experienced riders with the opportunity to develop or enhance their gaming. We will be doing barrels, poles, jumps, and O-mok-see (pattern riding).  We will also spend some time doing other camp activities, have a campfire devotion, and cook a meal or two over the campfire. Limit of 10 participants.

Ages: 12 and older with experience (including adults).

Dates and Cost: June 20-22, $200.


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Cowboys Wrangler Horse Camp:

This is an all boys horseback riding camp that will take campers back 100 years.  Participants will be camping out two nights and three days during which we will be living off the land (well almost).   We will be loading up some of our best trail horses and will be heading to a state park for at least one night and help a rancher sort cattle (depending on weather and availability). Limit of 8 campers

Ages: Boys 12 and older

Dates and Cost: August 3-8. $450

Deposit: $100

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Adult Horse Camp:

This is a great weekend spent with our head wrangler, Marvelous Marvin Swyter. You will have multiple opportunities to spend time with our horses. Included will be time spent riding, harnessing and driving our team and mule, working with our new foals and yearlings, doing arena and round pen work with our two and three year olds, and learning about our Equine College programs. Campers will also spend some time with other riders in other camp activities, devotions, and outdoor cooking.  Limited to 10 participants.

Ages: 18 and older.

Dates and Cost:  June 20-22 $200

Deposit: $100

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