The Wanake Ranch Summer Camp

The Wanake Ranch Summer Camp

9463 Manchester Ave. SW
Beach City, OH 44608
[email protected]


Do horses fill your child’s mind and imagination?  Offer your child (grades 1-12 in the fall of 2019) opportunities to connect and build friendships with horses, peers, and mentors this summer.  The Wanake Ranch, located in Beach City, Ohio, offers week-long horse adventures for children and teens of all ages.  Campers learn safe horsemanship while having fun through daily adventures with the horses in the arena and equine science classroom.  Older, experienced riders also enjoy trail rides.  Progressive instruction is led by a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor and includes horse care: feeding, grooming, tacking, chores, and more. Campers are challenged to practice decision-making, leadership, and responsibility in a safety conscious, well supervised and encouraging environment.

Campers living in the ranch bunkhouse feed, groom, and tack their horses, and then spend the morning in the riding arena for progressive horseback riding lessons and the equine classroom for horse science.  After lunch campers go swimming or take part in horse related activities and have fun studying the Bible.  After supper campers enjoy games, snack, worship, and campfires.  Horseback trail rides on Wanake’s trails through the rolling hills are a highlight of this week immersed in horses. 

Activity/Program Ranch Camp Splash and Saddle Wrangler Week Horse Day Camp
Horse Contact Hours 20+ 4 30+ 5
Number of Lessons 5 4 7 5
Horse Science – # of Lessons Yes – 4 Yes – 2 Yes – 4 Yes – 4
Arena Games Yes Yes Yes Yes
Arena Obstacles & Challenges Yes Yes
Feeding Yes Yes
Grooming & Tacking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trail Ride* Yes Yes

*Vary in length and intensity depending on the skill level of the riders and are weather dependent.

The Wanake Ranch also offers week-long programs for campers who live in the main part of camp and visit the ranch once each day.  Splash and Saddle (grades 4-6) features time in the saddle and time in the pool with four horseback riding lessons and horse science lessons, plus extra pool time daily.  

Unique to Wanake is the small group de-centralized model of camping, allowing children to live in a family-like group with counselors and campers who eat, live, worship, study, work and play together in a Christ-centered environment situated in the out-of-doors.

Full week (Sunday- Friday), partial week, and day camp programs are available over a seven week summer starting Sunday, June 16 and ending on Friday, August 2, 2019. If your child is registered by May 1, 2019 you will receive a $20.00 Early Bird discount and a one-of-a-kind Early Bird t-shirt not available anywhere else! Sibling discounts and Camperships are available. Register for camp at Get details, descriptions, and dates at  Questions? Need more information? Call Wanake’s office at (330) 756-2333 or e-mail [email protected].

The Wanake Ranch also offers trail rides year-round and horseback riding lessons each spring and fall.

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