Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp
- What are the age groups for each camp?
For the age group of a camp, check the specific page for that camp, found under our Summer Camps Page.
- What should I pack for each camp?
For a general list of important items to bring, check out our What to Bring page.
- Do you perform background checks on your counselors?
Yes; we do perform background checks on our counselors and our summer staff.
- What is your staff-to-camper ratio?
We have a high staff-to-camper ratio! There is one fulltime counselor for every nine kids, then several layers of support staff to help that counselor, making it close to a 1 to 1 ratio.
- Do you follow safety precautions?
Yes. We take special care to look out for the safety of our staff as well as our guests. On our staff are several firemen, several CPR certified staff, and other personnel that are available for medical emergencies should they arise. We also have two to three nurses each week of camp to maintain the safety and care of the campers.
- When should I arrive for each camp?
Campers should arrive to register between 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Sunday in order to register for all camps except Buckaroo Camp 1 registration is between 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Wednesday.
- When does each camp end?
All camps end on Friday evening at 5:30 PM except Buckaroo Camp 2, which ends at 5:30 PM on Tuesday. A closing program follows each, and concludes no later than 8:00 PM.
- When should I arrive to pick up my child?
Our closing program begins at 5:30 PM in the Town Hall (where you registered them when you arrived), it is good to get here by 5:15 PM to get in and get seated. If you dropped off medications to the nurse when your child arrived, you should get here by 5:00 PM or a little before to pick up the medications. This will be much easier then picking them up after the closing program.
- Do you provide any confirmation when I register for a camp?
Yes. You will receive a confirmation that the registration form was completed and forwarded to MMR, we will send an official confirmation of your registration via email and regular mail to confirm that your child is formally registered. If you don’t receive any confirmation within 2 weeks after sending your registration, please contact us to confirm that we have received it. We cannot be held responsible for any lost emails or mail.
- How much does it cost?
For the price of an individual camp, check the page for that camp, provided under our Summer Camps Page.
- How much is required to reserve a spot for camp?
Each camp requires a $75.00 deposit per person 10 days before camp. This deposit should be included with the registration form.
- Do you accept credit cards?
We accept checks, cash, and credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and Discover).
- Do you give refunds?
We don’t give refunds for an uncompleted stay unless it’s in a case of illness. A full refund (except for the non-refundable $75.00 deposit) is provided for cancellations made 5 days in advance and a 50% refund for cancellations made any later (including ‘no shows’).
- What kind of clothes should I pack?
In general, pack casual clothes, like jeans and T-shirts; but bring some finer clothes for chapel. Concerning footware, it is strongly suggested that you pack heeled boots for horse camp. Covered shoes is a requirement for riding horses, and long pants is a requirement for any horse activity. Also try to be prepared for any hot, cold, or wet weather.
- What are your modesty codes for dressing?
All clothes should be modest. Girls are asked to bring a one-piece bathing suit for swimming. We recommend shorts that come to the knees , and dresses must cover the shoulder and extend below the knees when sitting.
- What if my child has food allergies or special dietary needs?
Because we’re serving so many, it’s not always possible for us to meet special dietary needs. However, sometimes we can make an exception. If your child has any kind of food allergy or dietary need, please contact us before registering to see if we can meet your child’s needs.
- Do you have medical insurance for my child?
Our insurance only holds secondary coverage on those coming here, which doesn’t cover illness. Any medical expenses due to injuries must be handled by the parents’ insurance company.
- How do you respond to homesickness?
In the case that a child becomes extremely homesick, we will contact the parents to let them know and decide on how to handle it. Understand, though, that we don’t give refunds for early departures due to homesickness.
- How do you handle gender when it relates to housing and changing areas?
Sex-specific changing areas, housing units, restrooms, and showers are to be used by members of the designated biological sex only.
"I learned more skills about riding horses." - Summer Camp Rancher
"...She also benefitted greatly from continued education in God's love for her and learning to have faith in His plan for her life." - Parent of a Rancher
"Friendships, relationships with Jesus, life skills, positive influences." - Kerri on Summer Camp
"The staff has great, great focus on God with the horses" - Rancher's Mother
MMR is one of the best places I have ever been. I love it so much!! The staff there are amazing, Godly people and I learn and grow Spiritually every time I set foot on the Ranch..." - Kaylee, Summer Camp Rancher
"MMR is an AMAZING place...the staff are courteous and know their stuff...I am proud of the friendships that were developed there and sooo look forward to my next visit" - Joey