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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 

info@snidermountainranch.ca

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.

  • Do I need a discount code?
    Yes! The Early Bird Pricing is available to the first 200 campers. You will need to apply this discount by using the code EARLYBIRD. The Sibling Pricing is applied automatically to your cart if you are registering two or more children simultaneously. Early Bird Pricing and Sibling Pricing are mutually exclusive. The following pricing applies for summer camps only: Early Bird Pricing: $10/child (applies to the first 200 bookings) Sibling Pricing: $15/child
  • What is the tuck shop?
    The tuck shop (or canteen) is an optional add-on offered for your camper's booking. This flat fee of $21.75 will allow your camper to choose two treat from our tuck shop each day for the entire week. Treats include slushies, ice cream, Skittles, chocolate bars, candy bags, chips, and more!
  • What is included in the Ultimate Rancher kit?
    You'll be styling like a cowboy and ready for the sun with this ultimate rancher kit. This kit includes: -a choice between a Cowboy hat or a Snider Mountain Ranch baseball cap -a Snider Mountain Ranch water bottle -an embroidered Ranch patch -and a FREE bandana You have the option of adding this kit to your camper's booking. The cost of this kit is $39.95 *Note: The water bottle, ball cap, and bandana come in a variety of colours.
  • What is included in the Camp Memories kit?
    This sweet combo has been updated for the 2024 season to include: -a Snider Mountain Ranch plush toy -a custom-made pewter horse necklace (NEW!) -Snider Mountain Ranch stickers -a Snider Mountain Ranch journal You have the option of adding this kit to your camper's booking. The cost of this kit is $34.95. *Note: Campers can choose from a variety of animals for their plush toy. Campers will also choose from a variety of sticker designs.
  • How much is the deposit?
    A 25% deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit amount varies depending on the price point of the camp you choose.
  • Can I pay in installments?
    Yes, installment plans are available for summer camps! All our camps also have a "Pay Deposit Now" option, which will allow you pay the deposit only, and return to pay the remaining balance at a later date. If you have a remaining balance 5 days before the start of the camp, it will be charged to your credit card automatically.
  • I would like to return to make a payment. How do I do that?
    To make a payment, you can log into your account here: https://snidermountainranch.campbrainregistration.com/ From your home screen, click "View my Submitted Applications". Under "Amount Due" select "Make a Payment" and you will be prompted for your payment details.
  • How can I review the details of my bookings?
    You can review your booking details by logging into your account here: https://snidermountainranch.campbrainregistration.com/
  • How do the waitlists work?
    To add your child to a waitlist, you will follow the registration process (snidermountainranch.ca/register). Once you click submit, you will be on the waitlist. There is no deposit required to be on a waitlist, and you can add yourself to multiple waitlists to increase your chances of getting into camp. If a space should become available, we will contact you by phone or email to offer you the spot.
  • I would like to make another booking for a season which I am already registered in. How do I do that?
    To make another booking in a season you're already registered for, you'll need to follow these steps: 1. Log into your account here: https://snidermountainranch.campbrainregistration.com/ 2. From your home screen, click "View my Submitted Applications". 3. Under the "Summary" section, click "Add people, sessions, or options"
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    There is a $15 administration fee charged for any cancellations made two (2) weeks prior to the start of the registered camp. If the cancellation occurs less than two (2) weeks before the start of the camp, the deposit will be non-refundable.
  • What should I do prior to the first day?
    Ensure you received a confirmation email when you registered your child(ren). If you did not, it is possible those emails are going to spam. Please contact us (info@snidermountainranch.ca) if you do not receive a confirmation email, so that we can ensure your booking has been submitted. Check out our pre-arrival page for a complete to-do list, as well as a packing list for your camper's week at camp.
  • Where can I find the medication form to fill out for my child?
    If your child is bringing medications or vitamins to camp, we ask that you fill out the form prior to arrival. This form will be available in the parent portal on these dates: Winter Camps - February 1, 2024 Spring Camps - April 1, 2024 Summer Camps - June 1, 2024 Fall Camps - September 1, 2024 We have the following medications available as needed: -Acetaminophen (Tylenol) -Ibuprofen (Advil) -Gravol -Antihistamines (Benadryl, Reactine) -Cough Syrup (Benylin) -Tums -Pepto-Bismol -Imodium It is not necessary to include and pack these items unless your child has a preferred flavour or brand.
  • What are the arrival procedures? What will happen once I get there?
    Summer Camps: Arrival happens on Sundays between 5and 6pm. (Half-Week Tumbleweeds that arrive on Wednesday will arrive at 5pm). After driving through the main gates, you will stop at the med tent, where you will sign in, drop off any medications, and have your child(ren) complete a lice check. You will then have two options from drop-off: 1) Authentic Ranch Experience: Enjoy a wagon ride up from the parking lot to the hotel. Once there, you can get your camper settled into their cabin, meet their leaders, and check out the tuck shop. You can also pick up any pre-ordered souvenir kits/t-shirts at this time. 2) Express Drop Off: Drive directly to the main building, where one of our staff will greet you and bring your child to their cabin. This way you can get back on the road quickly! Supper will be served after sign-in. Winter, Spring and Fall Children's Camps: Arrival will be on Friday between 5 and 6pm. (March Break Camp drop off on Sunday between 5 and 6pm). You will receive an email prior to the start of camp with detail on the sign-in process. Supper will be served after sign-in. Family Camps: Families will sign in between 6 and 6:30pm on the day of their arrival. Supper will be served after sign-in.
  • Can I drop my child off early?
    Our gates are closed prior to drop-off time; unfortunately, we are unable to take early campers.
  • When do I pick up my child? What are the pick-up procedures?
    Summer Camps: We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Rodeo & the Go Kart Rally. Rodeo starts at 5:30pm. ALL campers (except for Go Kart campers), participate in relay races to show you their new horsemanship skills. At 6:00pm there will be a Go Kart Rally, where the High Performance Go Kart campers will show you their new driving skills. There will be a BBQ up by the lodge after the Rodeo and Rally for you to enjoy before heading home! Winter, Spring & Fall Camps: Weekend camp pick up will be between 3 and 3:30pm on Sunday. March Break Camp pick up is between 5 and 5:30pm on Wednesday.
  • What if my child has dietary restrictions? e.g. gluten free, Celiac, vegetarian, etc.
    Dietary concerns should be expressed when you fill out your child's registration form. If you have any questions about the menu, feel free to give us a call. We can accommodate most all dietary restrictions given advanced notice.
  • What kind of food do campers eat? 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: Breakfast Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, Sausage, Fruit ​ Lunch Mac & Cheese, Ham, Veggie Sticks ​ Supper Chicken Balls, Rice, Eggrolls, Corn ​ Evening Snack Apples, Crackers & Cheese
  • What should I pack & send with my child to camp?
    SUMMER PACKING LIST Bedding- pillow & sleeping bag (or blankets) Towels Toiletry Items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) Toothbrush, hair brush Rain jacket & rain boots Warm clothes for evening outdoor campfires Water bottle Sunscreen & bug spray Sun hat Long pants for horseback riding Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too) Socks & underwear Clothes for your stay SPRING/FALL PACKING LIST: Bedding- pillow & sleeping bag (or blankets) Towels Toiletry Items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) Toothbrush, hair brush Rain jacket & rain boots Warm clothes for outdoors (sweater, jacket, toque) Water bottle Indoor shoes/slippers Long pants for horseback riding Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too) Socks & underwear Clothes for your stay WINTER PACKING LIST Bedding- pillow & sleeping bag (or blankets) Towels Toiletry Items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) Toothbrush, hair brush Appropriate winter-wear (multiple hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and warm socks, warm winter jacket, waterproof snow pants, winter boots, etc.) Water bottle Indoor shoes/slippers Skates and helmet Closed toe shoes for horseback riding (boot with a heel is preferable but sneakers work fine too) Socks & underwear Clothes for your stay (Bring more than you would normally pack, as things will get wet.) Sled, crazy carpet, toboggan, GT *Ranch has supply on hand Board games, books *optional
  • What should I NOT let my child bring to camp?
    Please do not bring the following items to keep camp a positive, outdoor, community-focused experience! Electronics Cell phone (if a camper brings a cell phone it will be stored in the office for the week) Valuables: hair straighteners, jewellery, etc We ask that campers do not bring any snacks. Snacks will be provided throughout the day, and this helps us ensure our facility remains peanut-free.
  • Should I pack medications separately?
    Yes, if your child takes medications or vitamins regularly, these should be packed separately for easy hand-in upon arrival. Be sure to fill out the medication form prior to arrival. This form will be available in the parent portal on these dates: Winter Camps - February 1, 2024 Spring Camps - April 1, 2024 Summer Camps - June 1, 2024 Fall Camps - September 1, 2024 We have the following medications available as needed: -Acetaminophen (Tylenol) -Ibuprofen (Advil) -Gravol -Antihistamines (Benadryl, Reactine) -Benylin DM/E Triaminic decongestant (ie. Cough Syrup) -Tums -Pepto-Bismol -Imodium
  • 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, and 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!
  • Are there any unique events that my child should be prepared for?
    We have fun theme meals and other similar events throughout the week, so it's always a good idea to pack some silly clothes 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!
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