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Nature & Adventure

Campers explore nature, participate in new
adventures, and test their limits in a safe environment
surrounded by the grandeur of God’s creation.

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Develop Social Skills

Camp teaches children to communicate,
to work as part of a team, and to be a leader.

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Lifelong Friendships

Good friends who exert positive peer pressure
can make all the difference in a kid’s life. Relationships are forged
through shared experience and the compressed time at camp can last a lifetime.

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Temporary Community

In a setting separate from their daily routine, with an opportunity to shed the
expectations and pressures of others, campers are freed up to truly be themselves,
to live above artificial limitations, and blossom into who they were created to be.

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Try New Things

Camp pushes children out of their comfort zone and
exposes them to new activities and experiences.

Welcome!

Welcome to Circle Y Ranch! We have been serving urban youth in the Midwest for 50 years. We offer an immersive, life-changing camp experience.  Our campers escape city life and engage in outdoor camp activities. Fishing, archery, and horseback riding are just a glimpse of all that we have to offer. Our youth also engage regularly with scripture and learn practical ways to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Last summer, 60% of our campers accepted Christ as their personal Savior. At Circle Y Ranch, we believe we are changing a generation through camp ministry.

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Camp Explorers (ages 8-11)

Camp Explorers (ages 8-11)

Our young explorers enjoy arts & crafts and team competitions. We offer fun competitions for a chance to win prizes.

Camp Navigators (ages 11-13)

Camp Navigators (ages 11-13)

We take the team sports up a notch. Cabins compete against one another with talent competitions, team sports, and creative challenges.

Teen Trailblazers (ages 14-17)

Teen Trailblazers (ages 14-17)

Team challenges, cabin competitions, and deep small-group discussions make this one of the most exciting times of our summer.

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