Summer Camps 2024

What could be better than summertime at Timberline Ranch?! Each day brings fun activities that many kids simply don’t get to participate in anywhere else. Campers will be challenged to learn and try new things, all while making new friends and experiencing the splendour of the outdoors. And when the day fades away, they’ll be in supportive community around the campfire, reflecting on the day, and enjoying hilarious skits, fun songs, and inspiration from the Bible. You don’t want to miss this!

How Summer Camps Work

Camp Length

There are 2 different lengths of camps to choose from:

  • Kick-Off Camps are 3 days long, offering an experience that is perfect for new campers and more affordable than the longer camps. The first of these camps runs from Saturday-Monday and the second one runs from Wednesday-Friday.
  • Week-Long Camps are 5 days long and include a variety of options for each camper. These run from Monday-Friday.
Camper Age

All of Timberline’s camps are offered according to age:

  • Summer Kick-Off camps are designed for those 9 to 14 years of age.
  • Junior camps are designed for those 9 to 12 years of age.
  • Middle camps are designed for those 11 to 14 years of age.
  • Teen camps are designed for those 13 to 16 years of age.

The age of each camper is determined by what age they will be at the end of the current year (Dec. 31).

Camp Type (Day or Overnight)

This year, campers can choose either the day camp or the overnight option for all camps.

We recognize that not all kids (or parents!) are comfortable staying overnight, so we are providing a day camp option for all camps. Day campers will arrive before breakfast and stay until after campfire, and they will also be put into a “cabin” group and an activity group. So they will experience the whole camp experience, only missing out on the overnight component.

Those who register for the day camp option will receive a discount on the base cost of their camp fees:

  • Kick-Off camp: $25 discount
  • Junior, Middle, or Teen camp: $40 discount

Please Note: Due to the significant disruption it causes and the challenge it can cause for the staff looking after your children, there will be a $25 surcharge for any and each drop-off or pick-up scheduled outside the regular times of 8:00-8:15 a.m. for drop-off and 9:00-9:15 p.m. for pick-up. To be fair to our hardworking staff, please do your best to be on time.

Activity/Program Options

When registering, campers also get to choose from one of the following Program Options:

Kick-Off Camps Options
  1. Adventure Plus (base cost)
    • 50 campers per camp maximum
    • Designed especially for campers who want to try a little bit of everything, this option includes our most popular activities, including ziplining, archery, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, and one trail ride.
  2. Combo (base cost + $25)
    • 50 campers per camp maximum
    • This option includes one trail ride, three additional horse-related activities, and some of the other most-loved activities Timberline has to offer.
  3. Saddle Up (base cost + $40)
    • 50 campers per camp maximum
    • For those who want a little more time with horses, six of the twelve activity blocks will be horse-related activities, including two trail rides.

Week-Long Camps Options
  1. Super Mix (base cost)
    • 80 campers per camp maximum
    • For the camper who simply wants it all, this option includes one trail ride, three other horse-related activities (e.g. vaulting and jousting) and a fantastic variety of Timberline’s best activities. Round that out with CYOA each day to choose another activity, and you’ll be set for an adventure!
  2. Trailblazers (base cost + $40)
    • 30 campers per camp maximum
    • Campers who want lots of time on the horses without the lessons are encouraged to sign up for this option. It includes at least three trail rides, three other horse-related activities (e.g. vaulting and jousting), and lots of other great activities. Plus, there’s CYOA each day to choose another activity.
  3. Horsemanship (base cost + $60)
    • 40 campers per camp maximum
    • This option has the most riding and horse activities of our summer options. Highlights include three group riding lessons, one trail ride, and four other horse-related activities, plus some of the other great camp activities. Of course, no day is complete without choosing another activity during CYOA.

Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA)

In addition to the fantastic array of activities that all campers get to enjoy, all of our Week-Long camps include one “Choose Your Own Adventure” block each day. Every camper gets to select from a list of the most popular activities so that they can do more of what they love! Please note, the order of choosing CYOA activities is mathematically calculated to make it fair for each cabin over the entire week. Some days your cabin will be high on the list; other days it will be lower.

Camper on challenge course obstacle

Camper rapelling

Campers on a trail ride

Camper on zip line

Important Notes

  1. Because the camps are so popular, we limit registration to one summer camp per person, until after June 1. Out of province sign-up begins May 1. This allows as many local children as possible to sign up for a camp.
  2. All summer camps end on the last afternoon with a short Closing Ceremonies at 4:30, followed immediately by a barbecue supper. Family and friends are welcome to come as early as 4:15 on the last day and stay for the barbecue (purchase), or they may come as late as 5:30 to sign out and pick up their campers.

Close up of a llama

A Typical Day at Summer Camp

Ever wonder what your child does all day at summer camp? The schedule below lists the typical times and activities that happen each day. Please note that times are based on a Junior Camp schedule. Middle and Teen camps will differ slightly in the evening.
Daily Schedule
8:00 Wake up and cabin clean-up / Day campers’ arrival
8:30 Breakfast
9:10 Morning Show1
10:10 Activity #1
11:15 Activity #2
12:30 Lunch
1:10 Siesta2
1:40 Activity #3
2:45 Activity #4
3:45 Tuck3
4:20 CYOA (“Choose Your Own Adventure” activity options)
5:30 Supper
6:10 Cabin Chill Time
6:35 Evening Game
7:35 Snack
8:00 Campfire1
9:00 Cabin time1 / Day campers’ pick-up
10:00 Lights out
Explanation of Activities

1These activities generally include some Christian content, including Christian songs and/or basic teaching from the Bible at the campers’ level. Campers are required to be present, and they are welcome to participate as much or as little as they are comfortable. The majority of campers (over 80%) do not regularly attend a Christian church.

2Siesta is a half-hour rest time in the middle of the day, which allows campers to get out of the sun and relax for a short time in their cabin with their cabin leader.

3The Tuck Shop is open each afternoon for campers to get a treat such as a chocolate bar, pop, or freezie. Tuck is included in their camp fees. Please do not send money with your camper as it is not allowed at summer camp and will not be accepted in the Tuck Shop.

Camper on slip and slide

Campers at a team-building activity

Campers playing in the swimming pool