Horse Camps

Horse Camps for 2016

Please note that checkin times for all events begin at 3:00 pm unless noted on the program description.  Check out is after the ice cream social (9:30 am) and closing worship (10:00 am). Be sure that you check out with your counselor.

 Tenderfoot Horse Camp    Wrangler Horse Camp
 Horse Servent Event     Mother and Daughter Horse Camp
Young Adult Horse Weekend
  Beginner Horse Camp Weekend (and other adults and childre)

Click here to download horse camp brochure 



 Click here to register on-line


  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.

Ages: 8-12


#1-June 17-19   5 spaces available

#2-June 24-26  This event is now full.

#3-July 15-17 6 spaces available

#4-July 29-31  8 spaces available

Cost: $180

Deposit: $50

To Register on-line click on Buck

     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 19-24 2 spaces available

# 2- June 26-July 1   5 spaces available

# 3-July 10-15  4 spaces available

#4 July 17-22  4spaces available

# 5-July 24-29  8 spaces available

#6 August 7-12. 7 spaces available

 Rate: $495.

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.   

Ages:12 and older 


#1-June 12-17 ($395) 3 spaces available

# 2-July 3-8(Kids may stay in Cabin or ERC) $425 10 spaces available

# 3-July 31-August 5 $425  6 spaces available

#4-August 14-19 $495.  10 spaces available

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 10-12  12 spaces available

Cost: $120 

Deposit: $100

To Register on-line click on Buck

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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 2016. 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:  

May 29-June 3 (Sunday-Friday)    $250 

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Mother and Daughter Horse Camp

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 experience required. If this weekend doesn't fit your schedule, we'll find another one for you.

Ages:12 and older. We are opening this weekend up to other adults and children. Give us a call!

Dates and Costs:June 10-12 (or call for availability) $120 (lower price) per person.  9 spaces available.

Deposit:$75 per person

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