Since 1962, girls have come to “the BR” to have fun with friends and horses and enjoy a variety of camp activities in a safe and stress-free environment. The BR is a family- owned and operated camp, offering one, two, three and four-week sessions and mother-daughter weekends.
At Black River Farm and Ranch you will be able to experience being a horsewoman. Each camper will share in the duties of bringing in the horses, feeding, grooming and saddling them. The BR has more than 80 horses. You will have an opportunity to go on trail rides, mounted lessons, ground lessons and vaulting.
The activities program at Black River is full of adventure, creativity and fun! During the afternoon, the girls are free to go swimming, boating, visit the small animals, play field activities, jump on the trampolines and so much more.
Black River hires only exceptional girls who exhibit leadership potential, caring personalities and positive attitudes. All riding instructors are Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certified instructors.
The BR is licensed by the state of Michigan, American Camping Association accredited and certified by the Camp Horsemanship Association.
Horse Camp Activities
Mounted lessons, ground lessons, vaulting, training, halter class, barn chores, trail rides.
Other Camp Activities
Crafts, boating, swimming, field activities, tennis, basketball, volleyball, archery, and more!
At a Glance
A summer horse camp for girls who love horses and want to become horsewomen, which has been welcoming campers for over 50 years.
The Thumb Area of Michigan, a short drive from Detroit
Riding Style/ Ability
Beginner to advanced. Western, Vaulting, Bareback
Season/ Sessions 2015
1st session, Starter Camp: June 21-24th
2nd session, 1 week: June 28- July 4th
3rd session, 2 weeks: July 5- July 18th
4th session, 2 weeks: July 19th- Aug 1st
5th session, 2 weeks: Aug 2- Aug 15th
6th session, 1 week: Aug 16- Aug 22nd
1, 2, 3 or 4 week camper sessions available. Combine sessions for a 3 or 4 week stay.
Camper sessions have early registration discounts – REGISTER early for the best pricing.
$650-1,500 per week