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InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River
1645 Colborne St. E.
Brantford, Ontario,
N3T 5L4

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InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River
 

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River

1645 Colborne St. E., Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5L4
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Type:
Day camp, Overnight camp
Categories:
Traditional (multi activity)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
Cost:
$220 to $990/week
Age:
5 to 16
Gender:
Coed, All Girls, All Boys
Capacity:
Varies
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About this camp

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Circle Square Ranch is a Christian summer camp providing overnight and day camp experiences for children and youth ages 5-16. We offer a variety of programming options including full horsemanship activities for the beginner to advanced riders. Our leadership training camps have programs for teens from 13 - 16 years old. We also offer tons of other exciting programs like swimming, high/low ropes course, climbing tower, archery, evening campfires, wide games and many other activities. One of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada, we provide a fun-filled and safe environment where children and teens from age 5-18 grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. We love developing young leaders!


The Our Kids review of InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River

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InterVarstiy Circle Square Ranch Grand River was founded in the 1970s as a program of Crossroads Christian Communications TV program, Circle Square. The popularity of the show created an initial interest in the camp programs, though in time the quality of the camps themselves were the draw independent of it. In 2011 Circle Square was bought by InterVarsity, becoming one of nine camps that organization runs across the country. Begun 1929, the InterVarsity camps contribute to the goal of creating unique opportunities to bring young people together around the personal challenges that a camp setting can provide. At camp kids unplug and turn their attention to the community they find there. The activities facilitate a greater understanding of campers’ talents and abilities, as well as the Christian values that inform the programming. The equestrian programs at Circle Square date back to the camp’s founding four decades ago; as strong as ever, they are a particular draw for many of the families that enrol here.

Camp Address
1645 Colborne St. E., Brantford, Ontario, Canada

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Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $460
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $840
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $560
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 15 - 16
CIT/LIT Program $1,050
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|CIT/LIT Program|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $210
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $250
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 14 - 15
Leadership training $505
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 14
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $680
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
All Girls
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 14 - 15
Leadership training $505
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 9 - 14
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $480
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $680
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 14
Leadership training $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $680
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $480
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $480
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $210
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $250
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 14 - 15
Leadership training $505
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 9 - 14
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
All Girls
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 6 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $480
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 14 - 15
Leadership training $505
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Leadership training|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 12
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 14
Traditional (multi activity) $580
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Hiking|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 12
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $990
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Basketball|Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 10
Traditional (multi activity) $260
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $310
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 5 - 9
Traditional (multi activity) $210
Archery|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Swimming|Trampoline|Rock Climbing|Gaga|Arts & Crafts|Rope courses
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Traditional (multi activity) $250
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 10 - 13
Horseback Riding/Equestrian $300
Rope courses|Zipline|Arts & Crafts|Archery|Badminton |Gaga|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Rock Climbing|Soccer|Swimming|Trampoline|Volleyball|Zip Line

Upcoming Events January 31, 2019

upcoming events
  • February 09, 2019: Visit this camp at the Toronto Camp Expo RSVP for free tickets
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Saturday, February 09 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo, at Roy Thomson Hall, is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes, such as day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, and education.


  • January 31, 2019Early Bird Discounts End!
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River, 1645 Colborne St. E.,, Brantford, Ontario
    Register by Thursday, January 31 from 11:55 pm - 11:55 pm

     Save Money 

    Camp is awesome in and of itself, but it never hurts to save! When you register early, you qualify for a limited time lower registration fee!


  • May 26, 2019Open House 2019
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River, 1645 Colborne St. E.,, Brantford, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, May 26 from 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Camp tours, meet our staff, pony and wagon rides, climbing activities, archery, and snacks!

    No need to RSVP. Just show up for an afternoon of fun!

     

    If you cannot attend the open house but would like a camp tour, please contact us. We would be happy to give you a tour at another time.



Director's Message

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Steve and Andrea Richardson, Executive Directors

Steve and Andrea Richardson have worked at Circle Square Ranch since 1993, becoming co-directors in 1999. They live on the camp property and are raising their family here. Steve and Andrea bring a wealth of camp experience, including horsemanship, administration, program development, and site maintenance and development expertise. They love kids, love God and love creating community.

Email Steve at [email protected]

Email Andrea at [email protected]


Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Dorm or Building

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range
  • Basketball Court
  • Climbing Wall
  • Horseback Riding Arena (indoor/outdoor)
  • Rope Course
  • Soccer Field
  • Swimming Pool

Landscape

  • Forested Area
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Cost & Financial Aid

highlights

Cost: $220 to $990 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 6

Discounts

Discount if paid early $15

Scholarships & awards:

  • Circle Square Ranch Scholarship Program

    Amount: 50% Deadline: June 01, 2018 annually
    Type: Need based
    Details: Please contact our office at [email protected] or by calling 519-754-0171 to receive a scholarship application.

    Application Details: Completed application form, proof of income, letter from child wishing to attend camp.

Stories & Testimonials

News

We grow great leaders!

Camp is the perfect place to develop leadership skills.

Our leadership development camps help young people to determine what they enjoy, identify skills, and recognize areas that they need to develop.  

Being given the opportunity to lead in a supportive environment is a crucial ingredient to our success. 

Be sure to check out our leadership opportunities.

Route 4:13 for ages 13-14

Leadership in Training for ages 15-16

Volunteer Opportunities for ages 16+ 


Smuck or Schmuck?

Is it smuck the staff or schmuck the staff?

Either way, Circle Square Ranch staff and volunteers have been getting whip cream pies to the face every week for the last three decades.  

It's always a highlight of the week when campers play an elaborate game of hide and seek with the staff.  The sounds of laughter, squeals of delight, and campers asking each other, "Did you catch anyone?" can be heard all over the campground.  

The staff are good sports, and at least 20 get a whip cream pie to the face every week.  

It's definitely a camp favourite....now we just have to figure out what it's called.

 


Happy 30th Birthday!

It's our birthday!  30 years and 20,000 campers!

Founded in 1985, Brantford Circle Square Ranch is part of a network of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada.

Over the past 30 years, we have welcomed more than 20,000 campers to our 135 acres of beautiful, rolling countryside in southern Ontario. We offer many activities including horseback riding, swimming, high ropes and zip line, archery, skateboarding, campfires and Bible studies.

During the summer months, we offer both residential and day camps for children and youth between the ages of 5 and 16. In this camp community, where leadership and faith development is encouraged, children and youth are comfortable asking tough questions about life and faith. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ and an understanding of God’s love leads to a life full of purpose and meaning. 

Camp is a fun and safe place for campers to make new friends, experience new things, develop skills and challenge themselves to grow and change.  We promise, it will be the highlight of their summer. 


In the News

News

December 7, 2018 - 5 REASONS TO REGISTER EARLY FOR SUMMER CAMP

See why registering for camp early makes camp even better! ...


November 22, 2017 - Registration is Open for 2019!

Early bird registration is open! Save money by applying early! ...


March 14, 2016 - Bring a Friend to Camp!

Earn a rebate or credit for each first-time camper that you refer to Circle Square Ranch. Refer five friends and your week is free! ...



Associations

  • Christian Camping International Associations
  • The Ontario Camps Association Associations
  • The Ontario Equestrian Federation Associations

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