This page should answer the majority of your questions, but if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at
or by phone at (506)432-6362.
We will be sending out an email 2 weeks prior to your camp with all the information you should need, including packing list and directions.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
What are the arrival procedures? What will happen once I get there?
Arrival is on Sunday between 5pm and 6pm. Upon your arrival on Snider Mountain, you will follow signs for the Main Entrance where you will be greeted. Our horses will help you bring your luggage up to the main lodge via wagon ride. The main lodge is where you will be sleeping. When you enter, you will receive a lice check first thing. You will then be directed towards the registration/check-in table and will sign in any medications with our first aid attendant. Upon registering, you will make your way to the bunkhouse, where you will meet your cabin leader and fellow campers. Once you're settled you can join in your first field game session in front of the Hotel!
Can I drop my child off early?
Our gates are closed prior to drop-off time; therefore, we are not able to take early campers. Sorry for any inconvenience.
When do I pick up my child? What are the pick-up procedures?
On Friday (pick up day) the kids will put on a Rodeo show for all of the parents, showing off their improved horsemanship abilities! The Rodeo starts at 5:30 and we would love all parents to attend and cheer the kids on. Sign out and pick up will be after the Rodeo is finished. Following the Rodeo there will be a complimentary BBQ for all campers and their families. Please remember to sign your camper(s) out before leaving.
What if my child has a dietary restriction? Ex: Gluten Free, Celiac, Vegetarian, etc
Dietary concerns should be expressed when registering your child for camp in our booking software. If have any questions about the menu, feel free to give us a call. We can accommodate most all dietary restrictions given proper warning.
What kind of food are campers fed? Do they receive a snack?
At Snider Mountain Ranch, we make good food a priority. We also make sure that kids don't go hungry. This means generous meal portions and consistent snacks. Here is an example of what campers will be fed on an average day:
Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns,
Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup,
Crackers, Veggie Sticks
Spaghetti, Caesar Salad,
Garlic Bread & Dessert
Apples, Crackers & Cheese
What should I pack & send with my child to camp?
Bedding- pillow and sleeping bag or blankets
Towels and Toiletry Items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
Bathing suit (swimming attire should be modest and/or child may swim with t-shirt on top)
Rain jacket and boots (just in case)
Warm sweater for evening outdoor campfires
Long pants for horseback riding
Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too)
What should I NOT let my child bring to camp? Great question. Let's avoid the following items to keep camp as a positive outdoor community focused experience!
Cell phone (if a camper brings a cell phone it will be stored in the office for the week)
Valuables: hair straighteners, jewellery, etc
Please note that we are a peanut-free facility. We ask that campers do not bring any snacks that may contain peanut ingredients.
FURTHER CAMP DETAILS
Is Snider Mountain Ranch a Christian camp? What does that mean for camp?
Yes, we are a Christian based camp. During our cabin chats after lunch and our evening campfires we talk about what we believe. We keep this to the basics of our faith, our approach is never pushy or forceful. Our core values here at the Ranch are love, hospitality, excellence and fun. We have had kids from all walks of life and in keeping with our values our goal is simply to show them love and an amazing time in a safe and healthy environment. If you have further questions we'd be more than happy to discuss this with you!
How can I sent mail to my child throughout the week?
If you want to send mail to your children you can do so! Just drop off any mail during registration. Make sure to write your camper's name and cabin, as well as the day you want the mail delivered, on the envelope. You can also send emails by clicking the button "Camper Mail" on the top right corner of our website.
Every lunch time we have a "Pony Express" where our horsemanship coordinator rides by the front of the hotel and drops the mail off before we hand it out.
Are there any unique events that my child should be prepared for?
We do have fun theme meals and other similar events throughout the week of camp, so don't hesitate to pack some silly clothing items so that you'll be prepared for the unexpected! There's no telling what this year's theme meals might hold, but in the past we've done stuff like "Rodeo Meal" , "Wacky Wednesday" , "Twin Meal" , and much more. Campers receive cabin points for best dressed!