Young Riders Rodeo Camp

Grades 2-7

Sky Ranch offers a variety of exciting and challenging camp experiences. Young Riders is the perfect program for the inexperienced rider who is just beginning to learn the basics of roping, barrels, poles and goat tying. Led by World Champion Steer Wrestler Rope Myers, Sky Ranch’s Young Riders program welcomes campers who are interested in learning the fundamentals of horseback riding and some basic rodeo skills.


Van, TX

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Phase 1: Learn


Grades 2-7

Based upon grade entering in fall of 2019

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Even if it’s your child's first time to attempt rodeo events, the Young Riders Camp has a place for them! Not only will campers learn basic horseback riding principles, but all rodeo participants get to enjoy activities like ziplines, water slides, and “The Blob.” It’s the same life-changing Sky Ranch program that has been impacting lives since 1955.

Example Daily Schedule
8:00 am
8:30 am
Arena Time
12:10 pm
12:50 pm
Bible Study
2:00 pm
Cracker Barrel
3:10 pm
Activity 1
4:20 pm
Activity 2
5:30 pm
6:45 pm
Night Event


There's never a dull moment at Sky Ranch.

Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel is a time for campers to visit the camp store during the day and have structured free time to play games and hang out with friends and counselors, all while enjoying their favorite snack or purchasing a camp keepsake from the store to take home.

Crazy Pool

Cool down at the Crazy Pool, complete with a Wet Willie Superslide, basketball goal, water cannons, 9-Square in the Air, and an Aqua Zip’n!


The Marina at Sky Ranch is a waterfront activity area that has plenty to do! AquaTrikes, Canoes, Corcls, and Stand Up Paddle Boards provide the opportunity for a remarkable experience.

Party Pool

Kick your feet in the shallow end, play water polo, or challenge yourself on the trapeze!

Mat Racers & Water Slides

Have a thrilling race down the four-lane mat racers, and then go cruise through the three different water slides.


Gather around the campfire with friends to roast marshmallows, share stories, and laugh.


Speed down our multi-line ziplines with your friends. A high-flying adventure you'll never forget!

Gaga Ball

The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder gentler version of dodge ball, Gaga Ball is played with a ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. Fun and easy, everyone gets a serious workout.


Sky Ranch offers a full-sized basketball court.


Sky Ranch offers a full-sized volleyball court.

Nights Events

Each night of the week is packed with an awesome theme night created with your camper's age in mind. From the unforgettable Carnival & Rodeo for Sky 1 & 2 to the tradition of Mission Impossible for Sky 3 all the way through Leadership camps, campers are sure to have a blast.

The Block - Activity Center

The Block is our air-conditioned activity center, which provides a way for guests to beat the heat by playing games indoors like Basketball, Gaga, Volleyball, and Ping Pong.