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Cowpoke Camp

Introductory Horse Camp For First Time Campers

Personal Development

Positive first-time camp experience. Have fun!

Relational Development

Make new friends!

Spiritual Development

Discover who God is and why the Bible is important.

Cowpoke Camp Details

Is Your Child New To Camp Or Riding Horses?

Send them to this unique and shorter, camp week called Cowpokes. They’ll learn the basics about horses from our highly trained staff in a safe and fun way. Your camper will enjoy riding lessons every day, great campfires, awesome activities, and get introduced to the Wild West at Paradise Ranch!
Activities Include

Basic Horse Care, Arena Lessons, Cowboy Cooperatives, Wagon Rides, Waterfront, Water Towable, Free Time

Camp Dates and Rates

Session 1

Sunday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 13, 2024

(Girls Wait List! Boys Sopts Open!)

Session 2

Wednesday, August 14 - Friday, August 16, 2024

$ 359.00

Activities Arena Lessons

Learn proper horsemanship from our highly trained and friendly staff.

Activities Wagon Rides

Sing songs and take a nice ride on the wagon!

Activities Towables

Experience the thrill of tubing behind the speedboat on the Banana!

Activities Waterfront

Cool off with plenty to do at our waterfront!

Activities Chapel

Gather around the campfire as we worship and learn about God during daily chapel times.

Quality Horsemanship

Paradise Ranch will teach your child quality horsemanship while connecting it all to their relationship with God. But your child doesn’t just learn horsemanship, they will live it out. Every camper will spend caring for, feeding, and riding their assigned horse every day. Through a combination of classroom teaching, riding lessons, and horse games your child will ride multiple hours each day for a true western experience.

Whether your child is new to riding horses or competes in shows, the staff at Paradise Ranch will improve their skills and appropriately challenge your camper to grow while having fun.

Typical Day At Camp

Day 1

Welcome/Expections/ Village
Barn & Horse Orientation
Ranch Activity
Bunkhouse Time

Day 2

TAWG (Time Along With God)
Horsemanship/Wagon Ride
Horsemanship/Wagon Ride
Rest and Relaxation
Bus to Grace Adventures
Free Time
Bus to Paradise Ranch
Bible Study
Cowboy Co-op
Campfire + Chapel
Cabin Time

Day 3

TAWG (Time Along With God)
Arena Games Rotation
Check Out

Packing List

Get prepared for the best week of the year!

See a complete Packing List here

Photos and Camper Emails
You can view photos of your camper by logging into your account and from your Account Dashboard select “View Photos”. You’ll be sent to our photo albums where you can choose your campers particular camp, day of the week, and even select via facial recognition.

You can also send One-Way emails to your camper during their week of camp by logging into your Account or visiting and logging in using your Grace Adventures login information.

One-Way Emails are generally delivered around dinner time each day.

Bunk Mate Information

Campers can request Cabin Mates on the registration form. We will house up to 4 friends together in a cabin. There is even a discount if the friend has never been to Grace Adventures before! See our Bring-A-Friend discount!

Safety Information

Safety is our #1 priority for your child while at Summer Camp!

We know that we can only be effective at building relationships and ministering to campers when they feel safe, valued, and cared for. Our staff undergo multi-week training to understand how to best relate to your child, how to keep all kids included in the camp experience, and to how to relationally solve any problems that come up.

You can view more about our training and safety practices by visiting our Camp Safety webpage.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $100 non-refundable deposit when you sign up your child for camp.

Canceling your campers’s camp registration within 14 days of the camp, you are obligated to the full camp fee.

Mailing Letters/Packages
If you would like to send mail to your child while at camp, please mail letters and packages using this format so that we can ensure it reaches your child.

“Your Camper’s Name and Cabin (if known)”
c/o Grace Adventures
2100 N Ridge Rd
Mears, MI 49436

Please send mail early enough in the week so it arrives during your camper’s week of camp.

Camper Scholarships

We never want finances to get in the way of your child experiencing a life-changing week at summer camp.

Through the generosity of many donors, a partial scholarship of camp could make possible to send your child to camp. For more information and an application, please visit our Camp Scholarship page.

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Facilities Bunkhouse

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