We offer a variety of different types of camp sessions at BR.

We have a Starter Camp for first-time campers and young girls, one and two week sessions which can be combined for up to a 4-week stay, Mother Daughter Retreats, and Alumni Weekends so that there is something for everyone. All of our sessions are all inclusive. There is never an extra charge for camp activities, horseback riding or trail rides.  Camper sessions have early registration discounts – so remember to register early for the best pricing. Get ready for a summer of fun!

Camper Sessions 2018


Starter Camp

June 17

June 20


 1 Week

June 24

 June 30


 2 Weeks

 July 1

 July 14


 2 Weeks

 July 15

 July 28


 2 Weeks

 July 29

 August 11


 1 Week

 August 12

August 18

1, 2, 3 or 4-week camper sessions available. Combine sessions for a 3 or 4-week stay.
Camper sessions have early registration discounts – Registration opens November 1, 2017. Register early for the best pricing.
See below for details.

Starter Camp

Starter Camp is the perfect opportunity for your daughter (and you!) to test the waters of P1040890a summer-camp experience. The experience has the same feel as the longer camper session it is just a mini version. 3 nights and 4 days is just right to get started! To be eligible for Starter Camp you must be 8 years old or younger – or – 10 years old or younger and attending for the first time. Space is limited for this session so that the girls have smaller staff to camper ratios. Register Early!

2018 – Starter Camp – June 17th


Mother / Daughter Retreat

Share all the wonderful things Black River has to offer with your mom! Do you want your mom to understand why you love it so much? Are you alumni who wants to show your daughter how special BR is? Are you thinking about sending your daughter to camp but want to check it out yourself first? Well, this is the weekend for you. Mother Daughter Retreat feels very much like our camper sessions so you will be able to share in the camp experience. Riding lessons, trail rides, swimming in the pool, paddle boarding, quality time together without interruptions of everyday life…priceless!

Dates for 2018 – Registration opens online January 10, 2018, at 10 AM 
June 14 – June 17 – FULL
June 21 – June 24 – FULL
August 18 – August 21 – FULL


Alumni Weekend June 8 – 10, 2018

*We only have an alumni weekend every two years.

All BR alumni are invited to the BR’s alumni weekend! This is your weekend. It can be action-packed or relaxing … it is up to you. We do ask that you help us get the horses cleaned up and ready for the summer, and if you dare show us what you’ve got and work a shift in the kitchen.

All activities are optional. Included in your weekend are your accommodations (are those bunks smaller or are we bigger?), meals at the ranch, horseback riding (small instruction & trail ride), and activities (swimming, boating, tennis, basketball, campfire with s ‘mores, crafts, Alumni Weekend T-shirt, and much more!

We are inviting all past campers and staff (21 years of age and up) that attended Black River, a.k.a BR GIRLS!

2018 Tuition & Discounts

Full Tuition Rates Before Discounts:   *See Discounts Below

  • Starter Camp – $750.00
  • One Week – $1,550.00
  • Two Weeks – $2,480.00
  • Four Weeks – $4,030.00
  • Mother Daughter Retreat – $415.00
    • (Discounts off a camper session for girls who attend both)
  • Alumni Weekend – $175.00

Early Registration Discounts

All tuition will be listed at full tuition rates. A discount will be reflected automatically if you are eligible.

November 1st – December 15th – 10% off Full Price tuition
December 16th – March 15th – 5% off Full Price tuition

Refund Policy

Black River Summer Camp & Mother / Daughter Retreat Refund Policy

  • All deposits and tuition are fully refundable until April 30th.
  • After May 1st deposits are no longer refundable.
  • After June 1st deposits and tuition are non-refundable. Deposit and tuition payments may be transferred to a new session in the current season if available.
  • Within two weeks of the session start date deposits and tuition monies are not refundable or transferable.

Cancelation due to injury/illness (with a physician’s note) can be rolled over to another session for the current season or for the next year.

Sibling Discount

If you have more than one child attending Black River Farm and Ranch, each additional child is eligible for a $50 sibling discount. Please note that your registration will be reviewed and your charges may be modified if you select this discount but do not qualify.

Referral Discount

BR does offer a referral discount. If you refer a new camper to BR and they list your name as the referral you will receive a discount of $50. That new camper must complete their camp session to be eligible for the discount. This discount will be applied by our office on your final tuition notice.

Register Online

To register for camp online, follow the link (button) above.

Camper Application

To register for camp, download this application, fill it out, and mail it to us with your deposit.

Mother Daughter Info

Schedule for Mother Daughter Retreat. To register go to the register online link. Parents will register as the parent and again as a camper.

Parents Guide

All the information you need to know! This parents guide has answers to your questions such as: what to pack for camp, how to contact your camper when at camp, how to contact our office, camp policies, food service and much more.

Health / Physical Form

You must have this form filled out and signed by a doctor before checking into camp. Camp Physicals must be current or within 1 year of check-in date. You can submit this form via mail or attach a PDF and send it to the email  to the address on the form. It is due by June 1st In addition, a Camper Health History form must be completed online in camper registration.

Letter to the Counselor

This is an optional form but it is very helpful for the counselor to get to know the camper and parents before you arrive at camp. You can mail it with your camp physical.

What to Bring

A list of materials your camper will need and what is not allowed

BR Ring List

BR Girls have an opportunity to earn a custom sterling silver BR Ring. Find out how…

Sample Menu

Camper with food allergies or dietary issues should contact the food service manager at least one week in advance to ensure there is a plan in place to accommodate the campers needs.