Ranch Camp
Entering Grades 4-12

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. All horsemanship activities are overseen by a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor. Our  campers enjoy special housing close to their horses, and many activities specific to Ranch Camp. 

 Grades 4-6

June 18-23 

July 9-14

July 23-28

 Grades 6-9

June 25-30

July 16-21

July 30 - Aug 4

High School Ranch Camp

July 2-7

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

Pickup - Friday 11:00

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.