For over 50 years, Teen Ranch has provided life-shaping experiences for thousands of youth. Built on the foundation of the Christian faith and an hour from TO, Teen Ranch offers top-notch summer camp sports programs to campers from all faiths. Your camper will develop their skill, grow as a person, forge wonderful friendships and have one of the best weeks of their lives.
The 2020/21 Experience at Teen Ranch
Due to Covid-19, and apart from these Teen Ranch Activities, Teen Ranch is closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We look forward to serving you with more activities as restrictions continue to loosen.
Tim Stevens, Director
50 Years of Camping Experience!
Aim Higher at Teen Ranch
Teen Ranch is here to provide a great life changing experience for your kids ages 5 – 18. In an environment with positive role models built on a foundation of Christian faith and morality, campers are given the opportunity to learn skills and make wonderful friendships that will last a lifetime. Committed to excellence in safety, people, programs and facilities, we guarantee to give your kids a fun camp experience they will never forget.
Visit us anytime we'd love to meet you!
Tim Stevens | Director
Mel Stevens | Founder
"Thank you ALL for making this the most wonderful summer ever. My daughter has grown so much in who she is and how she sees not only herself, but others as well. She has built incredible friendships and a stronger belief in God." - Parent
More details about accommodations: With a capacity of over 140 guests for overnight trips, we offer an assortment of accommodations for your students/camper through all seasons of the year. Our rooms are winterized and have self contained washrooms. Students/campers are supervised by their teachers/bunkhouse leaders either from an adjacent bunk house or a separate room so that supervision is always available for the guests.
Are meals provided? Yes
Is Teen Ranch technology free? Yes
Not only can expensive cell phones and other electronics be lost or stolen, but their usage can interfere with a child’s overall positive experience at camp. A camper that spends excessive time immersed in technology or communications, does so at the expense of getting to know fellow campers and bunkhouse leaders, missing out on the beautiful surroundings or going without sleep. Constant contact with home only worsens any feelings of homesickness and may sadly result in a camper’s stay being cut short. With the director’s permission, campers are permitted to use TR public phones anytime from Wednesday night on. This is the ‘magical’ day for helping a homesick camper (or kid sick parent) have a successful week.
Cost: $320 to $1,125 /week
|Deposit required with acceptance||Yes|
|Credit card payment||Yes|
|Maximum installments available||5|
|Discount if paid early||10%|
|Discount for 3rd child||15%|
If you are new to Teen Ranch or have never heard about us here is an introduction of who we are and what we do.
In 1961, Mel Stevens went to Australia with his first wife, Janet, and baby boy, Tim along with four other couples from a gospel music group to start Teen Ranch Australia. Mel and Janet directed the camp there drawing no wage for six years before returning to Canada to start a Teen Ranch Canada. With 10 dollars in their pockets, two more children and faith in God’s leading and proven goodness, the Lord provided. The Lord continued to be faithful in Mel's life when Janet got cancer and eventually passed away at the age of 49. In 1985 Mel remarried to his now wife Betty. They both continue to live happily on site at Teen Ranch Canada.
What you see and experience here today is a result of the faithfulness and obedience of this couple and their family to start Teen Ranch Canada which has been operating for over 45 years. The first summer camp started in 1967 with 6 kids and has now grown to 130 per week. There are also now Teen Ranches in Scotland, France, Romania, Poland, Kenya and Indonesia.
Besides summer camps, Teen Ranch is host to weekly school groups, church groups, business people, soccer and hockey teams - local as well as Olympic, International and NHL teams. Our summer camps offer horse, hockey, soccer, BMX, and extreme camps
This place is here for you to enjoy and we trust you will sense God’s presence and goodness while you are here. So if you've never heard of us or been, feel free to contact us and book a tour! We would love to connect with you.
At Teen Ranch we take the well-being of our guests very seriously and work hard to ensure that our staff provides a safe, fun and challenging experience for your children and youth to thrive in. Convinced that this begins with hiring the right staff, each summer applicant is hand-picked after going through our extensive selection and training process. Potential staff members commit themselves to be part of the vision of Teen Ranch in aiding in the development of youth physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Canadian applicants are then required to prove themselves first as weekend staff. International applicants are recommended through their home camp or church. Selected individuals are then invited to fill out an application package including three reference checks and volunteer screening check. They also complete a nine-part Bible study correspondence course. Our hired staff gets a jump start through a comprehensive, pre-camp, highly acclaimed Expert On-Line training designed by child psychologist Dr. Chris Thurber to aid in developing their knowledge in effective relationship building and safe supervision of children and youth. Riding instructors go through a vigorous four day evaluative training and certification with Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Each staff also participates in six days of intense training including health and safety, Teen Ranch service standards, job specific training and solid Biblical teaching. We are convinced that God has used this process to bless us with outstanding, trained and qualified summer staff. Rest assured your children are in great hands!
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