December 2023 Newsletter

As the holiday season is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of the Black River family. We are looking forward to another camp season in 2024, and we are excited to welcome you all back to BR this summer.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, warmth, and the magic of the new year.

Registration Round Up

Camper Sessions

Registration this season was crazier than ever! With so few spots left in the 2024 season, we don’t want you or your friends to miss out. Here are the dates for the 2024 camp season:

Session 1: June 16 – 19

Session 2: June 23 – 29

Session 3: June 30 – July 13

Session 4: July 14 – 27

Session 5: July 28 – August 10

Session 6: August 11 – 17

*Sessions in bold are full and have a waitlist*

Registration Portal

Mother-Daughter Retreats

MD1: June 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday)

MD2: June 20-22 (Thursday-Saturday)

MD3: August 17-19 (Saturday-Monday)


Registration for Mother-Daughter Retreats will open on Wednesday, January 17th, at 10 am EST.

These sessions do fill within seconds of them going live. Please update your household account information to make the registration process smoother.

Mother-Daughter Info
Family Weekend Trail Ride

BR Family Weekend

August 25th – 27th


Because camp isn’t just for the kids!

Bring your whole family, however you define it, and enjoy a relaxing weekend at the ranch. Explore camp independently and fill your day with horses, boating, swimming, crafts, archery, hiking, and more!

Registration for Family Weekend opens Wednesday, January 31st at 10 am EST

Family Weekend Info

Alumni Weekend

September 13th – 15th


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

Alumni Weekend Information
Fall Weekend Table

Private Events & Retreats

Fall 2024


Want to avoid the craziness of MD registration? Book a private retreat with you and your closest friends and family at BR this fall. The laid back, customizable experience offers you the opportunity to unplug, reconnect, and do everything you want or nothing at all.

Our dedicated team will quietly ensure that your experience is unforgettable and work with you every step of the way to curate your adventure. Call or email us today to being planning your perfect retreat! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Camper Corner

December 2023 Newsletter Craft
December 2023 Newsletter Craft

Stitched Horse Decorations

If you are looking for a fun craft to do this holiday season or while you’re on winter break, look no further! This Swedish-inspired project is easy and can be done in any color combination you would like!

You will need:

  • Felt
  • horse-shaped cookie cutter
  • scissors
  • Stuffing
  • Embroidery thread
  • A needle with an eye big enough to accommodate the embroidery thread


  1. Trace the cookie cutter onto the felt. Cut two horse shapes out.
  2. Using the photos of the horses to the left as your guide, stitch designs onto each piece of felt.
  3. Once you’re finished decorating them, use a blanket stitch to sew the decorated piece together with its corresponding back piece, adding stuffing as you go. 
  4. Once you’re finished, thread a loop of gold metallic thread through the horse’s shoulder and hang them in your room, in your locker, or on your tree!

Horse Talk

Reminders and Updates

Important Dates

December 15th – 10% and 5% off discounts end
December 22nd through January 2nd – BR office closed for Holidays
January 17th – Mother-Daughter Retreat Registration opens
January 31st – Family Weekend Registration
March 1st – Camper Health History form and Rider Profile Form opens
March 31st – Last day to receive a full refund on tuition and deposits when you cancel a session. For our full refund policy, click here.
May 1st – All Camper session forms and Mother-daughter tuition and forms are due.
June 1st – All Camper Session Tuition is due.


  • The BR office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Thursday.
  • The BR General Store is closed until the Spring
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