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Ekone Ranch...a place for children of all ages!

401 Ekone Rd. | Goldendale, WA | 98620

Summer Camp

at Ekone Ranch

Application Notes

Summer Camp Application 2020

Many sessions are now waitlisted--email summercamp@ekone.org to find out how to get on the waitlist or inquire about openings!

Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to apply and FAQs. 

Please note: CampDoc.com works much better on a computer browser than on a phone--please try accessing it on a computer if you are having trouble. 

Read the information below before clicking the 'APPLY HERE' link at the bottom!

Because of the high demand and demonstrated meaningful impact of Ekone Summer Camps on so many children's lives, we have shifted our first-come first-served registration process to an application process. The early application period is January 15-31, after this there will likely be waitlists for popular sessions. When you access the registration system through CampDoc, you will be asked a few introductory questions and session preferences and will not be required to pay a deposit. Once you have been approved for a desired session you will then be able to fill out the rest of the registration materials and pay a deposit to reserve the spot. Please email summercamp@ekone.org if you have questions!

 

In reviewing camp applications, we seek to create an excellent camp experience, with the following considerations:

  • Beginner riders:  To give all levels of riders the attention they deserve, we limit the number of beginner riders in each all-level horse camp session--if your camper is 8-11 years old, please consider applying for the Young Rider camp.

  • Scholarship applicants:  We hold a few spaces in each session for scholarship applicants until May, when we have a sense of how many scholarships we can award.  Please let us know if you are interested in applying for a scholarship!

  • Counselor-in-Training applicants:  We reserve four spaces in certain session for CITs, even if they don’t register until near the beginning of camp. 

  • Special-needs applicants:  With small sessions and a high camper:staff ratio, we are able to accommodate some moderate special needs into the camp community.  However, Ekone is not a therapeutic camp, and we sometimes must say no. Please contact us to see if your camper would be a good fit.

  • Camp community:  There is a special alchemy within the community created for each session of camp.  We may redirect campers if we feel that it would be best for the whole of the camp community.

Thank you for your understanding and support in creating the most magical Ekone experience possible, and please contact us with any questions!

A note about multiple sessions: While we encourage campers to attend more than one session of Ekone Summer Camps, staying between sessions requires special permission and may not always be possible. Please email summercamp@ekone.org to find out if we can make something work for your camper.

Generally we recommend campers be picked up between sessions for two reasons: we've found that only one or two campers staying between sessions and all other campers being picked up on Saturday leads to higher likelihood of homesickness taking root before the beginning of the second session. And, even though it doesn't seem like a long time, the hours between Saturday and Sunday are a truly important time for our staff to recharge and get ready for the next week of Ekone magic!  

Drop off and Pick up: Drop off for each session is between 3:00pm and 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon.  Parents are asked to help their campers get settled and depart (or participate in our guided parent hike!) by 4:00 pm so we can get our week together started.  But plan to spend more time at the ranch at pick-up on Saturday; join us at 12:00 noon for a delicious lunch at the Yummy Tummy Café, a slide show of the week’s activities, and, for horse camp sessions, a riding demonstration.  For more details about each session, please visit our 2020 Sessions page and click the session title.

Please note that sessions marked “A” and “B” run concurrently.

 

Tuition: please read our Financial Policies for information about available discounts and refunds for cancellation.

A note about credit cards: Because of the popularity of paying with plastic, we have included a surcharge to cover card processing fees in camp tuition. If you would like to pay with a check, please select the 'Check Discount' when registering your camper.

If you would like to be added to Ekone’s mailing list to receive invitations to other events at the ranch, as well as the early-registration notice for next season, please email summercamp@ekone.org. ​

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