Western Camp

Entering Grades 4-9

$350 - $400

Ranch Camp offers concentrated riding and horsemanship training along with the best of Base Camp activities. Riders will have at least 20 hours at the Ranch developing their basic riding skills, learning horse safety, training in horsemanship, and western riding under the direction of our riding instructors. Our Tenderfoot and Buckaroo campers enjoy special housing close to their horses, and many activities specific to Ranch Camp. Ranch Campers are housed by age (Tenderfoot and Buckaroo), but ride according to their skill level as determined by the Ranch Staff.

Tenderfoot Grades 4-6

Buckaroo Grades 6-9

2019 Dates Coming Soon

Registration Coming Soon

Trail Camp

Entering Grades 9-12


Campers looking for a way to expand their riding skills, and try something new will love Trail Camp. Trail Camp is designed for campers entering 9-12 grade, who have completed a week of camp at Center Lake Ranch or have permission from the Ranch Manager. Beginning on Sunday campers will spend one night at CLBC then three nights on part of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail, and return to Center Lake Thursday evening for closing on Friday. 

Activities Include: off camp trail riding, tent camping, river tubing, swimming, campfires, Horse Parables, games, and much more. 

Registration Coming Soon

Parent Resources

ALL Center Lake Staff have gone through an extensive hiring process that includes; background checks, interviews, reference checks, etc. 

Have your staff gone through background checks?

Center Lake is committed to giving both the campers and parents a great experience. We believe that it's important for campers to be fully invested into their week at camp. We encourage parents to write letters, send emails, and packages to their campers during their week at camp. 

Click on Send Mail for more information.

Can I contact my camper during the week?
Drop off and pick up times? 

All registered campers will receive emails from the camp with registration and closing information. 

Our standard registration and closing times are as follows

Registration - Sunday 3:30-4:30

Closing - Friday 12:00

Camper Safety is our number one priority at Center Lake! We take steps and work hard to ensure that all campers are physically, emotionally, and socially safe while at Center Lake. 

  • Staff Background Checks

  • Camp Licensing

  • Camp Inspections

  • Camp Rules and Emergency Procedures

  • Trained and Caring staff

  • Staff are never alone with one camper

What safety measures do you take? 
Do you have scholarships?

Yes, Center Lake has a limited number of scholarships that are available for those in need of financial aid. 

Click on Scholarship Form above. 

Is the camp licensed?

Center Lake is licensed by the State of Michigan and all staff members go through an extensive training and background check process.