Summer Camp

Mini Resident Camp

Same great program only shorter! 4 day spend the night camp for children entering 2nd - 5th grade
At John Knox Ranch, we foster experiences of Christian community in the beauty of God's creation. JKR is a place where love, acceptance, grace, and FUN flow freely.

Mini Camp is our 4 day, 3 night resident camp program, perfect for a first or second time camper.

Attending camp at JKR helps children and youth develop social and interpersonal skills, a sense of self, and an understanding of our place in and responsibility for this pretty planet. JKR is a place where all are welcome; where identity is formed through self-awareness and service, where differences are celebrated; where children grow into counselors, counselors become leaders, and leaders bring patience, inclusion, and excellent servant leadership to their own professions and communities.
  • A mini version (4 days, 3 nights) of our amazing resident camp program. Perfect for your camper's first (or second) time at a sleepaway camp
  • 4 days June 1 - 4
  • 4 days June 9 - 12
  • Cost $320 per session
Rising 2nd - 5th grade

Campers are grouped by age, usually in clusters of six to ten. Resident Camp counselor staff are college age young adults.
Food is part of our program! We are proud to serve homemade, delicious food at every meal. Your camper is going to ask you to cook our recipes once they get home.

We provide snacks and deserts as well. Please do not send or mail candy or food of any kind. Food in the cabins attracts ants and other critters.
Ropes challenge course, disc golf, hiking, Bible stories, arts & crafts, canoeing, fishing, swimming, archery, tie-dyeing, rock climbing, rappelling, and more!
What to Bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing Suit
  • River shoes
  • Clothes for your stay that can get dirty
  • This is a time to disconnect. Please do not send phones or any electronics.
  • When you register, we will send you a complete suggested packing list.
Wait List
Registration is open until camps are full. When camps fill up, we do offer a waiting list. Please contact us to inquire if a camp session you are interested in is full.

Sign up today to secure your child's spot!
Swim Checks
On the first day of camp, we do a "swim check" for each camper to assess his/her ability and comfort in the water. If campers aren't yet comfortable or strong enough to swim, we require that they wear a life-jacket. All campers wear life-jackets when canoeing and certified lifeguards are always present and on duty for all water activities.
Financial assistance is available. Together with our donors we are committed to making sure that financial challenges will never be the reason a child can't attend camp. The scholarship application can be found in the registration portal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have additional questions or a special request?
Please visit the Contact page.
Camp Gear
Check out our online camp store!