InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River

1645 Colborne St. E., Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5L4 (view map)

Ages:
5 to 16 (Coed, All Girls, All Boys )
Type:
Day camp, Overnight camp
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$220 to $635
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)

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InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River
 

Circle Square Ranch is a Christian summer camp providing overnight and day camp experiences for children and youth ages 5-16. We offer a variety of programming options including full horsemanship activities for the beginner to advanced riders. Our leadership training camps have programs for teens from 13 - 16 years old. We also offer tons of other exciting programs like swimming, high/low ropes course, climbing tower, archery, evening campfires, tomahawks, and many other activities. One of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada, we provide a fun-filled and safe environment where children and teens from age 5-18 grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. We love developing young leaders!


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InterVarstiy Circle Square Ranch Grand River was founded in the 1970s as a program of Crossroads Christian Communications TV program, Circle Square. The popularity of the show created an initial interest in the camp programs, though in time the quality of the camps themselves were the draw independent of it. In 2011 Circle Square was bought by InterVarsity, becoming one of nine camps that organization runs across the country. Begun 1929, the InterVarsity camps contribute to the goal of creating unique opportunities to bring young people together around the personal challenges that a camp setting can provide. At camp kids unplug and turn their attention to the community they find there. The activities facilitate a greater understanding of campers’ talents and abilities, as well as the Christian values that inform the programming. The equestrian programs at Circle Square date back to the camp’s founding four decades ago; as strong as ever, they are a particular draw for many of the families that enrol here.


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Activities available at this camp: (Currently showing 54 of 54 sessions)

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Type/Specialty
Gender/Age
 
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 9 - 14
Archery|Basketball|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Rock Climbing|Ping Pong|Gaga|Badminton |Zip Line|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses|Zipline
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
CIT/LIT Program
Coed
Ages: 15 - 16
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Leadership training
All Girls
Ages: 14 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Girls
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Leadership training
All Boys
Ages: 14 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 9 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Leadership training
Coed
Ages: 13 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 5 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 5 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Leadership training
All Girls
Ages: 14 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Girls
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Girls
Ages: 6 - 9
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
Leadership training
All Boys
Ages: 14 - 15
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 5 - 9
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Traditional (multi activity)
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Horseback Riding/Equestrian
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line

Camp Address
1645 Colborne St. E.,, Brantford, Ontario

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Reviews & Testimonials

  • Registration
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Telephone support and answers before registering were very helpful, encouraging and informative.

  • Counsellors
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Such Happy Counsellors that welcomed my boys!!! Made such an impact

  • Day Camp
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Again, I found the explore counselors to be energetic, extremely welcoming and deliberate in their attempts to get to know my daughter (And my son who wasn't even a camper yet) and us as parents. They made sure to welcome the kids warmly, using their names and made a point of greeting us as parents too and let us know what was going on for that day. Very well done!

  • Riding
    Camper Parent — Parent

    We like that our children had a positive experience for their first time at any camp. We liked how excited our children were to learn horse back riding.

  • Day Camp
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Watching my daughter grow and change over the week is camp. She was glowing every day when I picked her up. She would spend the whole car ride home gushing about all of the activities she participated in.

  • Activities
    Camper Parent — Parent

    My kids loved the opportunity to try horseback riding, archery & wall climbing

  • Extreme Day Camp
    Camper Parent — Parent

    My boys have been pretty particular in the past when it comes to summer camp and they have not always enjoyed themselves but this year they had a blast! They loved the Extreme camp options; the archery tag, the zip lines and the ropes course.

  • What do you like about camp?
    Camper Parent — Parent

    [The] number and variety of activities... Made the kids forget about electronic devices!

  • Location
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Affordable camp with amazing activities, spiritual content and a convenient location

  • Day Camp Experience
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Songs and games during lunch. A true camp experience that they come away feeling like they've gone to "camp" without actually sleeping away from home if they're not ready for that step yet.

  • Full days!
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Learning about Jesus twice a day and no other camp has horseback riding, swimming and adventure all in the same day and in the same camp!!

  • Boys
    Camper Parent — Parent

    Action packed! My son loved all of the new things he got to try!

  • The Right Balance
    Camper Parent — Parent

    I love that my children get a variety of activities. To me Circle Square Ranch is what summer is all about. Being outside, riding, meeting friends, swimming, crafts and being with and learning about God.

  • Year after year
    Camper Parent — Parent

    My kids absolutely adore attending CSR. This is our second year and just like last year they are already excited to come back again next year.

  • Junior Camp
    Camper Parent — Parent

    [she] said her favourite thing about her first time ( won’t be the last ) at junior sleepover camp was “everything, especially the time she spent with the horses.”

  • Theme of camp.
    Camper Parent — Parent

    I think it's fun how its Ranch themed instead of regular wilderness themed camps and how it revolves around horses, Jesus, and god.

  • New Experience
    Camper Parent — Parent

    A new experience for my daughter that included a variety of activities, a comfortable atmosphere, safe/quality supervision, and close to home.


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Dorm or Building

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horseback Riding Arena (indoor/outdoor)
  • Rope Course
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Director's Message

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Steve and Andrea Richardson, Executive Directors

Steve and Andrea Richardson have worked at Circle Square Ranch since 1993, becoming co-directors in 1999. They live on the camp property and are raising their family here. Steve and Andrea bring a wealth of camp experience, including horsemanship, administration, program development, and site maintenance and development expertise. They love kids, love God and love creating community.

Email Steve at [email protected]

Email Andrea at [email protected]


Cost & Financial Aid

highlights

Cost: $220 to $635 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 6

Discounts

Discount if paid early $15

Scholarships & awards:

  • Circle Square Ranch Scholarship Program

    Amount: 50% Deadline: June 01, 2018 annually
    Type: Need based
    Details: Please contact our office at [email protected] or by calling 519-754-0171 to receive a scholarship application.

    Application Details: Completed application form, proof of income, letter from child wishing to attend camp.

Stories

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We grow great leaders!expand

Camp is the perfect place to develop leadership skills.

Our leadership development camps help young people to determine what they enjoy, identify skills, and recognize areas that they need to develop.  

Being given the opportunity to lead in a supportive environment is a crucial ingredient to our success. 

Be sure to check out our leadership opportunities.

Route 4:13 for ages 13-14

Leadership in Training for ages 15-16

Volunteer Opportunities for ages 16+ 

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Smuck or Schmuck?expand

Is it smuck the staff or schmuck the staff?

Either way, Circle Square Ranch staff and volunteers have been getting whip cream pies to the face every week for the last three decades.  

It's always a highlight of the week when campers play an elaborate game of hide and seek with the staff.  The sounds of laughter, squeals of delight, and campers asking each other, "Did you catch anyone?" can be heard all over the campground.  

The staff are good sports, and at least 20 get a whip cream pie to the face every week.  

It's definitely a camp favourite....now we just have to figure out what it's called.

 

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Happy 30th Birthday!expand

It's our birthday!  30 years and 20,000 campers!

Founded in 1985, Brantford Circle Square Ranch is part of a network of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada.

Over the past 30 years, we have welcomed more than 20,000 campers to our 135 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside in southern Ontario. We offer many activities including horseback riding, swimming, high ropes and zip line, archery, skateboarding, campfires and Bible studies.

During the summer months, we offer both residential and day camps for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 16. In this camp community, where leadership and faith development is encouraged, children and youth are comfortable asking tough questions about life and faith. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ and an understanding of God’s love leads to a life full of purpose and meaning. 

Camp is a fun and safe place for campers to make new friends, experience new things, develop skills and challenge themselves to grow and change.  We promise, it will be the highlight of their summer. 

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In the News

News

December 7, 2018 - 5 REASONS TO REGISTER EARLY FOR SUMMER CAMP

See why registering for camp early makes camp even better! ...

November 22, 2017 - Registration is Open for 2019!

Early bird registration is open! Save money by applying early! ...

March 14, 2016 - Bring a Friend to Camp!

Earn a rebate or credit for each first-time camper that you refer to Circle Square Ranch. Refer five friends and your week is free! ...


Associations

  • Ontario Camps Association Associations
  • Christian Camping International Associations


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