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Misty Meadows Ranch

Located in Conroe as part of the Treelake Complex, Misty Meadows Ranch welcomes girls of all skill levels and expertise.

At Misty Meadows Ranch, we offer a quality horseback riding and ranch program in a summer camp setting. Our program features various levels of horseback riding skill and instruction. The emphasis in all program levels is on skill development, progression and expanding knowledge of horses and horse care. Campers will have a riding test the first night of camp. Campers unable to meet the requirements of their program will be placed in an alternate program or may not be able to ride. Classes are kept small with a ratio of at least one instructor to six campers. 

Accommodations

Girls staying at Misty Meadows Ranch live in dormitories and cabins. Girls are assigned units based on their session, and units are assigned based on how many girls are in a session. Campers enjoy most meals in the air-conditioned comfort of the Wortham Lodge, which also features a stage, craft/activity rooms, and a large covered patio.

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Check-In and Check-Out

Camp check-in is on Sunday between 2 – 4 p.m. An exact check-in time for each cohort will be sent the week before camp. Check-out is on Saturday at 9 a.m. Please note that for half-week sessions, check-out is on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and check-in is on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 

2022 Sessions at a Glance

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2022 Sessions at Misty Meadows Ranch

NOTE: Sessions are designed for girls entering their next grade level in the fall. Misty Meadows Ranch is divided into several program sessions each day. The activities listed in the catalog will comprise part of the day. The rest of the time is filled with traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, riflery, arts and crafts and more. ALL sessions have an opportunity to do program in the barn in some capacity. Please note that planned activities may be altered due to a variety of factors such as weather, girl choice or ability to meet prerequisites.

Brownies are girls entering grades 2 - 3 in fall 2022.

Little Bits
Weeks 1, 3, 5 - $395  (mini session; Sun-Wed or Wed-Sun)

First-time campers - this one's for you! This is a great introductory session for Brownies who are not quite ready for a full camp session, but still want a taste of what Misty Meadows Ranch is all about. You will tour the barn, try your hand at feeding and grooming the horses, and go on a led pony ride.  This is a half-week session, offered either Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday

Pony Tails
Weeks 2, 4, 6 - $675

Do you have just a little or no experience riding horses, but really want to learn more? Then this session is for you!  You will learn all about the basics of grooming and caring for horses, how to properly mount and dismount, and how to control your horse at a walk. Prepare to participate in the horse parade at the end of the week! No riding experience needed.

Juniors are girls entering grades 4 - 5 in fall 2022.

Campin' Cowgirls
Week 3 – $495; Week 5 - $725

Love horses AND camping? Join us for one of our most popular sessions! Work on your riding and outdoor skills, then put it all to good use on a trail ride to your campsite, where you will sleep under the stars! Girls must be able to control their horse at a walk to remain in this session. 

Giddy Up
Week 1 - $675; Week 3 - $475; Week 5 - $675

Do you dream of riding a horse, but either don't know where to start or haven't ridden much? Build your confidence in working with our favorite four-legged friends while riding in the comfort of a covered arena. Learn to groom, mount and dismount, control a horse at a walk, and earn the Horseback Riding Badge in the process. Get ready to enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery.  No previous riding experience necessary.

Saddle Up
Weeks 2, 4, 6 - $695

You’ve ridden a few times, and now you're ready for more! Come brush up on your skills at Misty Meadows Ranch! Enjoy riding in the comfort of the covered arena, learn more about taking care of a horse, review your riding skills and more. You can also look forward to earning your Horseback Riding Badge. If you’ve ridden before with a troop, during a workshop, or have had just a few lessons, this session is for you!   

You Can't Do THAT at Camp!
Weeks 2, 4, 6 - $675

Stay up late and sleep in the next morning, make gourmet food for your cookout, listen to music, make messes, swim, ride horses at night, and more as you bust the myths of what you may *think* you can't do at camp!

Cadettes are girls entering grades 6- 8 in fall 2022. 

Cadette Entrepreneur
Weeks 1, 5 - $675; Week 3 - $475

Entrepreneurs are innovative problem solvers. During this session, you'll test out your business savvy by completing the new Cadette Entrepreneur Badge! You'll have the opportunity to do all of your favorite camp activities while looking at camp through the eyes of an entrepreneur. Come up with an idea that solves a problem or makes an improvement, design a prototype and business plan, and then create a one-minute pitch video for your idea that will be enterred into GSSJC's virtual pitch event in the fall.  Your video could be the grand prize winner!

Crafting Cadettes
Weeks 2, 4, 6 - $675

Are you bursting with design ideas? Get ready to DIY your heart out this week as you sew, knit, paint, crochet, pound, and create! Take inspiration from the outdoors and take a break from crafting to enjoy an evening riding lesson, a dip in the pool, or a round of archery.

Horse Sense
Weeks 1, 6 - $750

If you’re an older girl who is interested in learning to ride or has only ridden a few times, this is a perfect introductory session!  Girls in this session will learn how to groom and tack a horse, how to mount and dismount, and how to control a horse at a walk.  This session includes riding in the arena and on shorter trails. No previous riding experience necessary. 

Horse Whisperer
Week 4 - $750

Do you have some riding experience but want to go further? Immerse yourself in horses during this session and review basic skills (start, stop, steer), learn to reverse, play arena games, and be introduced to trotting. Girls must be able to control their horse at a walk to remain in this session.   

Live from the Ranch: MEdia Star
Week 1 - $695; Week 3 - $475

Do you love creating videos, blogs, and social media posts? Show off (and improve) your photography, videography, and presentation skills as you create daily news feeds of all that's going on at camp. Create, edit, and publish videos, stories, and photos of the camp community! And since a good reporter should try out the activities she's covering, strap on the GoPro and go for a ride, take a trip to the riflery range, or a swim while you're here! Girls in this session will complete the MEdia Journey.

Reins and Ribbons
Week 3 - $515; Week 5 - $750

Are you a more advanced rider, ready to show off your equitation skills? Spend the week riding twice a day to polish your riding skills, then finish by starring in a horse show! Prerequisites: Must be able to comfortably control a horse at a trot.

Saddles and Six Strings
Weeks 2, 6 - $725
Grades 6 - 12

Spend the week learning to play the guitar, riding horses, and making music ,and memories at Misty Meadows Ranch! No riding or musical experience needed.

SPURS Training
Week 2 - $725

Do you enjoy working with horses and want to share that with other girls? Spend a week at camp learning the theories and hands-on skills needed to join the SPURS (Super People Using Riding Skills) special interest group at Misty Meadows Ranch. You'll also enjoy classic camp activities such as hiking, archery, swimming, and more. Girls will receive their level one SPURS scarf and be ready to work with the weekend riding program during the school year.

Vaulting
Weeks 1, 4 - $750

Do you love acrobatics AND horses? Why not put them together? Spend the week learning basic vaulting moves on the ground, on the barrels, and on horseback. No previous riding experience needed, but participants must be physically able to jump, bend, and move into various acrobatic positions.

 

Seniors are girls entering grades 9 - 10 in fall 2022 and Ambassadors are girls entering grades 11 - 12 in fall 2022.

Horse Sense
Weeks 1, 6 - $750

If you’re an older girl who is interested in learning to ride or has only ridden a few times, this is a perfect introductory session!  Girls in this session will learn how to groom and tack a horse, how to mount and dismount, and how to control a horse at a walk.  This session includes riding in the arena and on shorter trails. No previous riding experience necessary. 

Horse Whisperer
Week 4 - $750

Do you have some riding experience but want to go further? Immerse yourself in horses during this session and review basic skills (start, stop, steer), learn to reverse, play arena games, and be introduced to trotting. Girls must be able to control their horse at a walk to remain in this session.   

Live from the Ranch: Social Media Manager
Week 5 - $695

Use your social media skills to get a taste of what it's like to run a social media campaign for The Ranch! You'll get to do all your favorite camp activities through the lens of a real social media manager! You'll get to swim at the pool, take hikes all over camp, and catalog all your experiences - then share them on our website! Because you're already pretty savvy with social media, we'll have you sit down with a GSSJC Marketing team member so you can swap ideas on how to improve our social media presence.

Reins and Ribbons
Week 3 - $515; Week 5 - $750

Are you a more advanced rider ready to show off your equitation skills?  Spend the week riding twice a day to polish your riding skills, then finish by starring in a horse show!  Prerequisites: Must be able to comfortably control a horse at a trot.

Saddles and Six Strings
Weeks 2, 6 - $725

Spend the week learning to play the guitar, riding horses, and making music and memories at Misty Meadows!  No riding or musical experience needed.

SPURS Training
Week 2 - $725

Do you enjoy working with horses and want to share that with other girls? Spend a week at camp learning the theories and hands-on skills needed to join the SPURS (Super People Using Riding Skills) special interest group at Misty Meadows Ranch. You'll also enjoy classic camp activities such as hiking, archery, swimming, and more. Girls will receive their level one SPURS scarf and be ready to work with the weekend riding program during the school year.

Vaulting
Weeks 1, 4 - $750

Do you love acrobatics AND horses?  Why not put them together?  Spend the week learning basic vaulting moves on the ground, on the barrels, and on horseback. No previous riding experience needed, but participants must be physically able to jump, bend, and move into various acrobatic positions.