Mini Camp

Mini Camp allows adults to create their own custom summer camp experience that’s as active or relaxing as you would like. We’ve got lots of activities to choose from, so every day you can do something different! You can hone your horsemanship skills the whole time, or you can ride in the morning, go for a bike ride in the afternoon, and try something new the next day. The choice is yours!

Available Activities

Horse

  • Basic skills
  • Trail rides
  • Advanced skills (former Cowboy/Cowgirl activities)
  • Working cattle
  • Gymkhana events
  • Cowboy mounted shooting

Mountain

  • Hiking
  • Peaking 14’ers
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Rock gym
  • Ropes course

Water

  • Swimming (lake and pool)
  • Canoeing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Fly fishing

General Camp

  • Road cycling
  • Archery and riflery
  • Van trips to local sights
  • Reading by the fireplace
  • Relaxing and enjoying the mountain vistas
  • Group Bible Lesson study

 

Mountaineering Reunion NOW 2021

As part of Mini Camp next year, come to the Mountaineering Reunion, where we’re welcoming home past and present alumni (campers and staff) who hiked, peaked, backpacked, rock climbed, navigated the ropes course, caved, mountain biked and more.

 
 


Be sure to check out Adult Programs 101 for the packing list (and Mini Camp road cycling planning guide) so you know what to bring to make the most of your experience at the A/U Ranches.

“[We] had a great time participating in so many activities offered in the loving, supportive atmosphere of a Christian Science community. We hiked, biked, rode horses, peaked Huron and loved the flag ceremonies each day…. It was great to reconnect with camp.”
–Mini Camp participant

Adult Program Highlights

2021 Adult Programs

Spring Service Weekend

May 28–31 | Adults $45; Youth $35

Family Camp
Week 1: June 24–30 | Half Sessions: June 24–27 and June 27–30
Week 2: July 1–7 | Half Sessions: July 1–4 and July 4–7
Week 3: August 14–20

Cost: Adult $995; Youth (8-13) $845; Child (1-7) $695; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315
Half Session Cost: $635 adult; $540 youth; $445 child; $200 infant

Stay the night between weeks 1 and 2, or the night after week 2 to attend your camper’s end-of-session banquet, for $150/night

 

Adult Mini Camp

Full session: August 22–28 | $900
Half session: August 22–25 or 25–28 | $575

Fall Service Day
October 8–10 | Adults and Youth $35

Bible Study
TBD | $695

Christmas Camp
TBD
Adult $975; Youth (8-13) $770; Child (1-7) $635; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315

There is now financial support for all adult and family programs through the Campership Fund!
Apply for Adult Campership


Deposit
$100/person

Deluxe Housing Requests
  • $50/special requests
  • $75 for a private room
  • $100 for an apartment
  • $125/person Deluxe double
  • $200/person Deluxe single
  • $150/person Super Deluxe double
  • $225/person Super Deluxe single

The Adult Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, phone number and email address
  • An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
  • Payment information – either credit card or echeck

Adult Program Registration

Adults 18 yrs+; all our Adult Programs are open to Christian Scientists, their adult family members and friends of all faiths. Note: Adults are also invited to attend all our Family Programs.