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

In addition to our summer camp program we have Mother Daughter Retreats, Family Retreats, and Alumni Weekends so that there is something for everyone.


Camper Sessions 2023

We have a Starter Camp for first-time campers or younger girls, one and two week sessions which can be combined for up to a 4-week stay.  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!


Starter Camp*

June 18

June 21
Starter camp is not required
for 1st year campers but is limited
to campers who are less
than 10 years old.


 1 Week*

June 25

July 1
Campers cannot stay
overnight at camp between
sessions 2 & 3


 2 Weeks

July 2

 July 15


 2 Weeks

 July 16

 July 29


2 Weeks

July 30

 August 12
Campers cannot stay
overnight at camp between
sessions 5 & 6 


1 Week*

 August 13

August 19

*Sessions with an *asterisk are currently wait-listed   

Registration opens for:

Returning Campers Tuesday, November 1st at 10am EST through November 7th, 2022 at 10am EST.

Reopens for everyone Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at 10am EST.

Campers can combine sessions for a 3 or 4-week stay. However, we do not allow campers to stay overnight at camp between sessions 2 & 3 or 5 & 6. Register using this link “Register for Camp”  or the link at the top of the page. 


Mother-Daughter Retreats

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! Open to girls 6-16 years old. See the tuition tab for rates. 

Dates for 2023

MD #1 –  June 15th – 17th (Thurs – Sat) *WL
MD #2 –  June 22nd – 24th (Thurs – Sat) *WL
MD #3 –  August 19th – August 21st (Sat – Mon) *WL

*WL – Session is wait-listed.

Registration opens online Wednesday, January 18,2023  at 10am Eastern Standard Time. These retreats typically sell out in the first minute.  A waitlist will become available online as soon as the sessions are full. Register using this link “Register for Camp”  or the link at the top of the page. 

Family Retreats

Because camp isn’t just for the kids! Bring your whole family, however you define it, and enjoy an unforgettable weekend on the ranch.  

Black River Farm and Ranch’s family camp takes you away from your normal routine. Do as much or as little as you like, spending quality time with your loved ones and making new friends. Fill your day with horses and our farm animals, boating, swimming, crafts, archery, hiking, and more. It’s your weekend, spend it however you’d like! 

Trail rides for this weekend are al a carte and you will be able to sign up for a trail ride when you register. There will be opportunities to interact with the horses from the ground during the retreat for no additional cost. 

During family weekend, adults are responsible for supervising the children in their group. BR staff will be facilitating barn activities and trail rides, but other activities are self-led. 

There are a few different types of accommodations available and tuition is based on the accommodations your group selects. Our bunkhouses have 8- and 12-person bunk rooms that are semiprivate and share dorm-style bathrooms. There is one 6-person private cabin or a few 2-person rooms with private bathrooms available. 

Registering for your group: If you plan to share a cabin with another family, please have one individual register on the entire group’s behalf. During registration, you will provide additional family names and we will add those families to your reservation. Then each family will be able to login to the reservation system to complete forms and make payments. 

Dates for 2023
August 25th – August 27th

Registration opens online Wednesday, February 1,2023  at 10am Eastern Standard Time. Space is limited for this event and a waitlist will become available online as soon as the weekend is full. Register using the link at the top of the page.

Alumni Weekend

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!

Alumni Weekend 2024 – TBD

Registration opens November 1, 2023