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Rocky Ridge Ranch

10486 5th Line Nass. RR #2
Rockwood, Ontario, N0B 2K0
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Rocky Ridge Ranch  

10486 5th Line Nass. RR #2, Rockwood, Ontario, N0B 2K0

  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
  • Ages:
    5 to 15
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
  • Programs:
    0 available; 8 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    Rocky Ridge Ranch answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    A year-round interdenominational Christian Ranch; family-oriented & personal; providing youth with a safe & suitable Christian environment. Western horseback riding, swimming, archery, cooperative games, low ropes course & more! Highly motivated & caring staff (2:1) whose patience & good humour instill a sense of well being & a spirit of cooperation. 3rd generation campers!

    • Special needs: Not available
    • Religious affiliation: Christian, Faith Based

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    This information is not available.

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    This information is not available.

    What do families need to know about registration?

    This information is not available.

    COVID-19 Response 

    We’re Offering a Few Opportunities Now!

    for FULL DETAILS please check out our website at https://rockyridgeranch.org/

    TRAIL RIDES *Price incl HST $55.00/person – 10 years & up

    FAMILY DAY OUTINGS *All prices include HST The Family Day Outings are for use of the grounds and facilities (i.e. swimming pool) as well as the horseback riding. Prices have been broken down into components. Should you have any questions please contact us. Horseback Riding – $55.00 per person (10 years and up) Pony Ride – $15.00 per person (under 10 years old) Day Use/Facilities (per person) 5 and under – N/C Child (6 – 13 years) – $5.00 Adult (14 and up) – $10.00

    DAY CAMPS Day Camps are offered during the Christmas and March Break times. We are offering an "April Break" Day Camp. Please contact us at [email protected] for availability.

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Rocky Ridge Ranch currently has 0 program available; 8 TBD.

    Filter activities :

    Day Camp
    Ages: 8 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Archery|Basketball|Hiking|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Gaga|Ropes Course
    Ages: 1 - 18+
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $15 to $60
    Nature/Environment|Archery|Basketball|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Volleyball
    Day Camp
    Ages: 8 - 14
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $65 to $325
    Archery|Basketball|Dodgeball|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Volleyball
    Ages: 2 - 18+
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $20 to $55
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Ages: 2 - 18+
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $25 to $65
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Day Camp
    Ages: 8 - 14
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $65 to $195
    Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Overnight Camp
    Ages: 8 - 15
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Nature/Environment|Swimming|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Dodgeball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Volleyball
    Day Camp
    Ages: 8 - 15
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Nature/Environment|Swimming|Archery|Baseball/Softball|Basketball|Dodgeball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Volleyball
    Day Camp
    Ages: 5 - 7
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Basketball|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Gaga|Ropes Course
    Day Camp
    Ages: 8 - 17
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Archery|Basketball|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Gaga|Ropes Course
    Day Camp
    Ages: 5 - 7
    Traditional (multi activity)
    Basketball|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Gaga|Ropes Course

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes


    Discount if paid early $20
    Discount for 2nd child $20
    Discount for 3rd child $20
    Discount for 4th child $20
    Discount for resident base 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Rocky Ridge Ranch

    our take

    Rocky Ridge has been run by the same family for over 50 years at the same location. That means something, namely that the program remains consistent with the ideals that it was created with all those years ago. If you’re looking for dedication, this is an example of that in spades. The property is very large—indeed, it would be difficult to get a plot of this size and feel in this part of Ontario today—and it's absolutely accessible to families throughout the GTA. For them, it delivers all the hallmarks of an overnight camping experience, yet still being able to be home at night in their own beds.  Another hallmark of Rocky Ridge, and one that is a principle draw, is the Christian focus. For the kids that attend it provides a welcome opportunity to engage with peers of a like mind, and who share a faith tradition.

    Editor's Review

    Editor’s Top 3: Rocky Ridge Ranch

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Rocky Ridge Ranch

    Questions for the Director

    We interviewed Rocky Ridge Ranch. Here are their answers to:

    • [00:20] - What is unique about your camp?
    • [00:45] - What type of child is successful at your camp?
    • [01:06] - Is the schedule structured or is it more open?
    • [01:45] - How do your staff deal with behavioural issues?
    • [02:36] - What do campers value most about their experience at the camp?
    • [03:06] - What advice would you give to a new camper?
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    Insider's Perspective: Parent

    • 00:43 - What’s unique about this camp?
    • 02:54 - How did you know that this camp was the right fit?
    • 04:47 - Was there any noticeable personal growth in your child after time at camp?
    • 05:40 - How can parents overcome hesitancy to send their children away overnight?
    • 07:18 - What does your child say about this camp?
    • 08:23 - Final thoughts?
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    User reviews of Rocky Ridge Ranch  — Read all 8 reviews

    Thoughts and Memories - Rocky Ridge Ranch
    Corinna (Fetter) Patterson (Camp alumni)

    I was a camper at the Ranch from 8 – 14 years of age, and also worked at the Ranch from 14 to 18 years old. I found out about the Ranch from a friend in grade 3 and we went together, and when she stopped going, I continued. There were always so many campers to meet that even going alone was not a problem. -Playing “Capture the Flag” or “DC”. I loved dressing in camo from head to toe and trying to infiltrate the other side and find their flags or pegs was something I always looked forward to. -I liked hanging out beside the pool. It was refreshing on a hot day. -I usually went to the Ranch on the week that my birthday fell in. As a summer birthday, many of my friends at home were away so celebrating at the Ranch was always fun and special. -The large water fights were always fun too. -As a staff member, I felt like part of the Ranch family. I went up on weekends to help with groups, and also other holidays. I worked out or swam at 6 am with Karen, Kirsten taught me how to knit and make my first sweater, and Bill made me feel comfortable in the barn. Everyone was so caring. Meeting good friends, many of whom are now Facebook friends as we keep in touch, as well as one very close friend who I see when I come home to ON, and who flies out to visit me. Camp friendships are special. Camp was my first time away from home overnight for a week and it helped show me that I could do this. I learned more about my faith and many individual lessons of how to live my life as a Christian. I learned not to be afraid of horses, and to love them by the time I stopped working at the Ranch. I went from riding a pony bareback to teaching others how to groom, saddle, and ride horses. I will never forget “head, tail, sky, ground” when it comes to tying a knot to hold the cinch. I learned that having the Ranch kids on your team for Capture the Flag usually resulted in winning, they knew all the good paths through the playing area. I am very grateful for the years that I attended camp at RRR. I have happy memories that involve horse back riding, swimming, walks in the woods, yummy meals, and just an over riding feeling of being welcome and safe. Camp helped deepen my faith. When my daughter is old enough, she will definitely attend camp. I think it is an essential life experience for children/teens ... Read More

    Can't Wait!
    Dave (Camp alumni)

    The love and attention the owners and staff put into the young lives here is nothing short of amazing. I loved going here as a camper and was encouraged and molded into a man as a teenager and when my kids are of age I will not hesitate to send them here!!!!!! ... Read More

    Jessica (Camp alumni)

    Went here as an early teen, was such an amazing experience

    Camp 2019
    Matt (Parent)

    My girls went to sleepover camp here for 1 week. They loved it! We were blown away how really nice and rustic this place was, and never even knowing it was so close to home. Very friendly owners/operators. Girls loved learning about, and riding their horses ... Read More

    Camp 2019
    Carolyn (Parent)

    Our daughter had a wonderful time at this camp. Lots to do and see, and meet new friends. The camp days are filled with so much fun! The staff are simply wonderful, but in control for safety. The moment our daughter came home after the camp, she wanted to go right back. We were unsure at first because it was a new camp for us, but when our daughter came home from camp she had nothing but great things to say, and upon attending the Rodeo on the final day of camp and meeting the staff first hand, we were convinced that we would send out daughter back again and again. We would highly recommend this camp for anyone! We don't usually write reviews but we felt that this camp earned it ... Read More

    Richard (Parent)

    Always an amazing experience. Fantastic staff and stories. Beautiful scenery on the rides, and great accommodations. An awesome family tradition.

    Thank You!
    T. L (Parent)

    Just wanted to let you know that S had a blast at the camp this past week. She, like many kids, has spent the past 2 years in our dining room doing grade 9 and 10 with little physical interaction with her friends and family due to covid. This camp did what we hoped it would do and that is to give her some sense of interaction, bonding and a spiritual lift. I think we can all use some that right now....so thank you. ... Read More

    SQ (Parent)

    So, a few things...my kids raved the entire 2 hour drive home about their amazing week so much so that they would like to come back for another week this summer. Let me know if you have any openings for the weeks for older kids. N understands that his friends AZ and AM are there all summer and S believes that her friend SV is back for another week this summer as well. Also, I'm told that I must ask for the meatloaf and cookies recipes because my kids claimed they were the best they ever tasted!!! Hahahaha ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details


    10486 5th Line Nass. RR #2, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada


    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins


    • Electricity in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Rocky Ridge Ranch technology free? Yes We ask campers to leave cell phones, ipads, tablets, etc. at home. Safety issue plus we do not accept responsibility if any electronics go "missing". Cell phones must go home with parents or are handed in at the office to be returned upon departure. Landline is available for emergencies, etc.

    Property Details

    Sports facilities

    • Archery Range
    • Basketball Court
    • Soccer Field
    • Swimming Pool


    • Forested Area
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: Multi-Purpose Complex, Mini-Putt, Low elements ropes course, Large Park Area

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Book a birthday party! Choices include a pony/horseback ride and/or hayride. Other activities include tetherball, use of the ball-court, volleyball court, outdoor chess/checkers/connect four etc. Meal options are available; bring your own cake if you wish. Call or email for further information.

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Throughout the school year, Rocky Ridge Ranch offers Outdoor Education with a variety of programs and activities tailored to the needs and expectations of your group. No matter what area of the Ontario School Curriculum you are striving to meet we have the capability to assist you. We have a retired elementary/middle school Principal with expertise in Outdoor Ed, Special Needs and Physical Education on our staff. We strive to build ongoing long-term relationships with School Boards and individual schools. This enables both parties to share wonderful experiences and meet expectations. We host a variety of public, separate, private schools, and programs at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. Schools can choose from day and overnight programs. Many separate secondary schools have used the Ranch for their one-day spiritual retreats, while all levels of private, public and separate schools have spent time in outdoor education meeting curriculum criteria, bonding and/or celebration experiences and team building. Rocky Ridge is a family-run operation; our full time staff lives on site and are available to assist you with both day and evening programming, which are listed on our website. Sports equipment is provided and safety gear i.e. helmets (also provided) must be worn for riding. We believe that the experiences each and every student has at Rocky Ridge Ranch will have a direct impact on their relationships and results back at school, in the classroom and the community. They will understand more clearly the importance of life-long learning, safety, cooperation and collaboration, etc., combined with enjoyment and their role in each individual’s overall life’s experiences. An outdoor educational trip to Rocky Ridge Ranch is the perfect opening to provide students with opportunities to develop new friendships, enhance old ones and work together as a team achieving a common goal. It also gives students and teachers time to interact in a recreational and fun experience outside of the classroom setting.

    Available for private rentals: Yes
    Mini-Conferences: You choose how much time. We’ll provide the facilities and food. Three indoor locations are available for meetings, seminars, etc. Retreats : These can be one day, two days, a full weekend – whatever length of time required to meet your needs. We can assist you in tailoring a program. Please call for further assistance or information. Music Workshops: Our facilities can accommodate vocal and instrumental groups, including sectional practice areas. Choirs and orchestras rave about our complex’s acoustics. Corn/Weiner Roasts/Hayrides/Campfires: Call for further information.


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  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Dan Kearns, Director/Facilitator

    Rocky Ridge Ranch is a family-run operation with its prime goal - sharing Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, by example with everyone who comes through our gates.

    The Ranch has operated year-round coming up to our 50th year!!.  We invite you to visit our website to become more familiar with our multi-dimensional programming.

    Our summer Ranch camping season offers a new lifestyle adventure for our special guests.  We include them in balanced activities for their personal development  -  physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social.  Each week has a theme developed by campers and staff.  Friendly competition culminates with the winners capturing the "Bob Hardy Memorial Cup".  The ending of each week is celebrated at our rodeo where campers demonstrate the skills they have learned in a fun "gymkana" event. 

    Parents register their camper with anticipation.  The campers enjoy an enriched experience.  They depart with indelible memories and immediately plan their next visit to Rocky Ridge Ranch!  

    In the News

    October 22, 2020

    Missing BBQ's. That's what we've heard all summer! Quench your appetite at Rocky Ridge Ranch's DRIVE THRU Fundraising BBQ!!... Read More

    November 20, 2015
    Giving Tuesday

    Black Friday? Cyber Monday? How about Giving Tuesday to give back? RRR is a Giving Tuesday partner. Check our website & FB page!... Read More


    • Advice for Camp

      I posted this article on our website but thought it would be a good addition here as well!!

      I was reading Erin Davis’ blog (CHFI 98.1) about their time broadcasting from Tim Hortons for the Tim Hortons Camp Day.  Erin writes, “We also got to spend time with the amazing Hannah Alper, who shared advice for kids going to camp for the first time. Her opening tip was the one that touched me most, like the line from the Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram song Somewhere Out There’: if a child is missing his or her parent, simply look at the moon and know that they're both looking at the same thing, seeing the same moon. A lovely thought, isn't it? If you'd like more of this 13-year-old's incredible wisdom (she really is phenomenal) - go to www.callmehannah.ca.”  So I looked up Hannah’s blog and here’s what I found.  Good ideas even for repeat campers!!


      By Hannah Alper (http://callmehannah.ca/my-10-pieces-of-advice-for-kids-who-are-going-to-overnight-camp-for-first-time/)

      Last year I went to overnight camp for the first time. At first I was really nervous about being away from home for 10 days. I won’t lie and tell you that it was all easy. But I will tell you that after the first two nights I started to get comfortable at camp. I was supposed to be there for 10 days and then my parents were coming for Alumni Weekend (my mom went to the same camp) and the plan was that I would go home with them. But you know what happened? I loved camp so much that when my parents arrived, I asked if I could stay for another 12 days.

      Here is some advice for people who are going to overnight camp for the first time:

      1. Make friends with the people in your cabin. You will make new friends starting from the bus ride up there and have lots of people to hang out with. Also, introduce yourself to everyone. I always had not just my friends in my cabin but other people in my camp were my friends too. It is always good to have a lot of friends to get you through the lonely or homesick times.
      2. If it’s your first time at overnight camp, it’s probably also the first time for most of the kids in your cabin. You are not the only one. It will make you feel better to know that.
      3. I was mostly nervous about the nighttime. My Mom’s advice to me was “all you have to do is make it through the night and then you will have so much fun in the day.” The days are so much fun at camp. Remember this at night.
      4. Try talking to your counselors if you’re feeling homesick. It feels good and they can make you feel better. They were also first-time campers – a really, really long time ago, though!
      5. When you’re packing for camp, collect some pictures of your family and bring some tape so that you can have them on the wall at your bunk.
      6. You know the list of things they tell you to pack? When it comes to clothing, bring extra t-shirts BUT…
      7. Don’t take your favourite t-shirt. You will probably lose it.
      8. My Mom and I had a special deal that we would both go outside at 9:30 every night and look up at the stars and say goodnight. When I looked up, I knew that she was looking up too.
      9. Take a notebook so that you can write down the phone numbers and email addresses of your new friends to stay in touch until next year.
      10. Make the most of every day. It goes so fast you’ll be home before you know it and instead of wishing you were home you’ll be wishing you are back at camp.

      That is my advice for people who are going to camp for the first time. I am so excited to go to go back to camp and to see my friends. I’m not nearly as nervous as I was last year.  I am going to have so much fun and hope you do, too!

    • Weekend Retreat

      ~~Hi Bruce
      Sorry it has taken so long to write since our retreat weekend. As soon as I got home I had 2 weeks of studying for exams. But now I'm finished for the semester.
      I just wanted to say THANK YOU from my small group members and myself for a great weekend. My group really enjoyed our time with you and the message you shared with us!
      Thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcomed, and for the extra bonus for both the ladies and gentlemen to have attached bathrooms in our accommodations! This was a nice treat to have!
      Thanks to Bill for the extra ride we got in on Sunday, it was really nice to go out twice!
      Thanks to everyone who cooked, my group is raving about the delicious food served!
      We've really enjoyed coming up the past 2 years, and hope this will be a staple for years to come.

    • More Than Just Summer Camp

      Thanks so much for our relaxing and enjoyable time.  What a wonderful opportunity to renew and refill.  You all have been a blessing.

    • Thank You!

      Thank you so much for giving my children the time of their lives every summer.  Nothing can compare to the confidence and the independence they gain from going to Rocky Ridge Ranch.  All three of them were so sad to leave camp this year and they are already planning for longer stays next summer! : )  We feel so fortunate to have found this hidden gem!!  I feel such gratitude to each and every one of you for the experience you give our children. 

      Thank-you to you ALL!! 

      See you next summer!!

    • Testimonial

      ~~Hi Bruce
      I just wanted to say a big thank you for giving S such a wonderful week at the Ranch last week.  I have never seen her so excited about camp before and she has been to several.  S even cried going home ....I guess next year seems so far away. S really felt like she spent a week with her second family as you all made her feel at home and part of your family even though you all just met her.  She felt that she could really be herself.    Bruce...she especially enjoyed your talks during chapel every night and mentioned that it was one of her favourite parts of camp.  Kerstin treated S like one of her kids and took wonderful care of her special gluten free meals and everyone else was great as well....I could go on and on.  You all care deeply for all the campers and S really felt loved.  (She is a very sensitive girl)
      It was great seeing you all again and please pass on my thanks to the rest of your family, your wife and to the staff.  I will include your ministry in my prayers and S will of course be back next year.  She is even talking about volunteering there when she is older.  I have to say, the Ranch was the highlight of all my summers growing up and I'm pleased that my horse/animal loving daughter has a chance to enjoy some of what I experienced as a kid.
      All the best and have a great summer.


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