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.
Misty Meadows Ranch
Located in Conroe as part of the Treelake Complex, Camp Misty Meadows welcomes girls of all skill levels and expertise. At Camp Misty Meadows, we offer a quality horseback riding and ranch program in a summer camp setting. Our program features various levels of horseback riding. 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 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.
2020 Sessions at Misty Meadows Ranch
Me & My Gal
Attention all Girl Scouts! This session is your chance to experience everything camp has to offer with your favorite lady. Try all the exciting activities at camp together and create memories to last a lifetime. Spend your days making cool crafts, swimming, hiking and more. This session is for pairs only—each camper must have a female adult family member or mentor accompanying her. Participants in this session will stay in cabins. This session is Sunday through Thursday.
Week: 1, 2, 4, 7
Do you have just a little or no experience riding horses but 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 our horse at a walk. Prepare to participate in the horse parade at the end of the week. No riding experience needed.
Calling all nature lovers. Does digging around in the garden and learning to plant your own food sound fun to you? Do you want to learn why bees dance and why chickens don't? Join us for this fun-filled week to do just that and so much more on your visit to a real farm. Round out your week with camp songs, crafts and swimming.
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 our horses and go on a pony ride. This is a half-week session offered either Sunday through Tuesday or Wednesday through Friday.
Week: 2, 5, 6
Ready to get into your own magical mess? Recreate your favorite Potter moments at camp. Get slimy during the Tri-Wizard Tournament, partake in a water color duel, mold your own hippogriff and more. Finish the week up by challenging your friends to a game of Quidditch - camp style.
Week: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Do you dream of riding a horse but don't know where to start or haven't ridden in a while? 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 and control a horse at a walk. Get ready to enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery as well. No previous riding experience necessary.
Week: 1, 4, 5, 6
You’ve ridden a few times, and now you're ready for more. Brush up 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. If you’ve ridden before with a troop, during a workshop or have had just a few lessons, this session is for you.
Week: 1, 4, 5, 6
Is ranch life your style? Join us for this new session just for Juniors. Your days will be filled with riding and learning about horses and enjoying fun traditional camp activities like swimming, archery and hiking. Later in the week, visit a working ranch and their animals to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to care for them. You must be able to control a horse at a walk to be in this session.
Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Week: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
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.
Week: 1, 2, 5, 7
Calling all SPURS and STARS girls who are ready to bring their equestrian skills to the next level. Gain more equestrian knowledge in a classroom setting before having a blast in the barn and trying new things. Celebrate your new skills with a night ride. You must have completed the STARS PA training (Level IV) or SPURS training and participated in at least one activity weekend for either program prior to joining this session.
Field to Fork
Week: 1, 6, 7
Where does the cleanest food come from? The dirt, of course. Visit a working farm and learn about soil health, tackle food waste and more. You will get hands-on farming experience while gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from. Round out your week with an optional horseback ride.
Week: 1, 2, 4, 7
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.
Week: 2, 5, 6
Ready, aim, shoot! Improve your skills in traditional target sports like archery and rifle shooting while also participating in fun games such as slingshot paint ball, paint balloon darts and more. You will also try your hand at orienteering to sharpen your seeking skills. Don't forget the about swimming, hiking and other camp activities.
Do you enjoy riding and working with horses and want to share that joy with other girls? Spend a few days at camp learning the theories and hands-on skills needed to join the SPURS program at Misty Meadows Ranch. Girls will receive their level one SPURS scarf and be ready to work with the weekend riding program during the school year.
Week: 4, 5, 6, 7
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 star. Girls must be able to control their horse at a walk to remain in this session.
Home on the Range
Week: 2, 4
Spend the night at Misty Meadows Ranch before hitting the road to the Texas Hill Country. Work on your riding skills while visiting the Dixie Dude Ranch. Days filled with western entertainment and chuckwagon meals will leave you longing for more nights on the trail.
Cost: $230 ($155 for week 3)
Week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Would you love to help teach riding skills to younger girls? Are you at least a level three SPUR or have completed STARS? Spend the week at the barn working as an Equestrian Aide (EA). Girls will earn leadership and service hours. Girls must achieve level three SPUR or completed STARS by January 1, 2020 in order to be eligible to be an EA. Note: week 3 is Sunday through Thursday.
Seniors and Ambassadors
Get certified in saving lives. Come to camp to embark on your lifeguarding certification journey while enjoying all that camp has to offer. Enjoy a night zip at the challenge course and an evening swim at the pool while you're at it. Your success in completion is determined by fully completing prerequisites to the standards, ability to execute lifesaving skills and critical thinking in a highly stressful situation and score 80 percent or above on the written tests. Once a lifeguard, always a lifeguard. Join the club! Prerequisites for this session are : Must be 15 years of age by the first day of camp, are able to continuously swim 300 yards of both front crawl (freestyle) and breast strokes, tread water for two minutes without the use of hands and have the ability to retrieve heavy objects in water more than seven feet deep.