Registration is now open for our single-day day camps during school holidays. Cost is $59 per camper per day for 9am to 3pm with optional aftercare until 5:30pm for an additional $20. Space is limited. Click below for more info and the registration link. Upcoming days:
Monday Nov 21, 2022 Tuesday Nov 22, 2022 Monday Jan 2, 2023 Tuesday Jan 3, 2023 Monday Feb 20, 2023 Monday April 10, 2023
At John Knox Ranch, we foster experiences of Christian community in the beauty of God's creation. JKR is the camp and retreat ministry program of Mission Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church USA. We've preserved this special place for people to gather, to learn, have fun, and grow. Reconnect and recharge with us at John Knox Ranch!
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Seven Ways You can Support John Knox Ranch this Summer!
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Get To Know Us
Summer camp is the heart of our program. We offer resident camp for students entering grades 2 – 12 and day camp for kids ages 4 – 8. Campers enjoy swimming, archery, rappelling, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature discovery, ropes challenge course, Bible study and spiritual formation, canoeing, sharing homemade family-style meals, overnight campouts, and more. JKR is a place where love, acceptance, grace, and FUN flow freely.
Rent a single cabin, the whole ranch, or a campsite under the stars. We've preserved this special place for people to gather, to learn, have fun, and grow. Reconnect and recharge with us at John Knox Ranch!
Work outside, make life-long friends, positivley impact kids lives, grow in your faith
Are you searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of children and youth? Are you longing for a tangible way to grow in your faith and to share it with others? Do you love the outdoors and do you have a sense of adventure? Are you flexible, creative, patient, fun loving, kind, and responsible – to the best of your ability? Do you want to wear shorts and t-shirts to work every day this summer?
"John Knox Ranch is such a special place. I love that my kiddos can experience the world in a different way while out at camp. They are given the freedom to run, explore, play, ask questions, and discover their own spirituality. While at camp, our children learn responsibility and scripture in a way that is inviting and fun. I know that when I'm sending my kiddos to JKR, they will come back better in one way or the other than when I dropped them off."
"Camp is the highlight of my kids' year. They come home changed, more confident, happier, more open to new things, and full of stories."
"Thank you for building a community around my daughter while she was there. She needed that time, and she needed you. You guys hit it out of the park. I cannot thank you enough, but I can try. . . THANK YOU!!!"
"Our camper is shy and introverted. It was a big deal for her to be away from home for 6 days. She returned enthusiastic about her time at camp and rambled on and on about the things she did and the friends she made! It was awesome! Our camper is also a very picky eater and she said all the food at camp was delicious! Her eating was one thing I was really worried about, but now that she's home she's even more open to variety in our food!"
"He loved every minute of the activities. He liked the food and made new friends. Being remembered from last year made him feel good. Thank you to everyone involved for making my grandson feel special and helping him have a good, wholesome time. He's already talking about next year.
. ..You are a blessing to every child that attends."
John Knox Ranch has offered Summer Camp opportunities for children and youth ages 4–18 since 1962.