At Hidden Pines Ranch, children discover endless opportunities for new adventures. They choose activities individually and in groups with friends. The natural setting stimulates the urge to invent, explore and learn about nature. Lesson rotations, afternoon choice activities and special events on Fridays are highlights to be expected throughout the summer. Our Traditional program is for campers entering 2nd to 5th grades in the Fall of 2021. 

A typical day includes:

​​8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Campers arrive*
8:30 a.m. Raise flag, songs and announcements
9:00 a.m. Five scheduled lesson activities per day
12:00 p.m. Bag lunch (from home) and reading time
12:50 p.m. Announcements and songs at the tennis court
1:00 p.m. Three afternoon activity choices
3:00 p.m. Snack (provided)
Large group games/Small Group activities
Capers
3:45 p.m. Lower flag, sing songs and awards
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pick-up time*

Campers rotate through morning lessons with their counselor group.

Extended hours are available in the morning, starting at 7:15 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.**

*This summer, due to potential COVID restrictions, we may have to expand our drop off and pick up window to allow for reduced numbers of campers arriving and departing at the same time. Once we receive updated guidelines in the coming months we will update registered families.

**Due to potential COVID restrictions, we will open our extended day registration in the spring once we have received updated guidelines for summer 2021.

​Children have the chance to participate in activities such as:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Tennis
  • Canoeing
  • Science
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Character/Team Building
  • Drama
  • Skits
  • Nature
  • Team Sports
  • Biking
  • Camp Crafts
  • Music

What sets Hidden Pines Ranch apart from other summer programs is our focus on skill development. Campers progress through established skill levels at their own pace and are rewarded for their achievements at our daily flag ceremonies. Whether it’s an old favorite or a skill just learned, when campers experience success and are celebrated for that, they develop confidence. Confidence breeds more success, and this positive cycle repeats itself daily in HPR’s Traditional Camp program.

Available sessions and fees available on the Traditional Camp pricing page.

Overnights:
An important component of the Traditional program for our all summer 4th and 5th grade campers is an overnight at camp.  We will plan to evaluate our ability to do overnights once we receive guidance for summer 2021 from the Minnesota Health Department. 

HPR will be closed Monday, July 5th