Our Ciqala program is for campers entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the fall of 2018. Ciqala translates as “Little One” in Dakota and offers our youngest campers all that our Traditional Camp program provides within a schedule that is developmentally appropriate for their age group. Monday through Thursday mornings, Ciqala campers will rotate around to a variety of morning lessons designed for their age group such as canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, nature camp craft, science and sports. We offer a mid-morning snack for these campers to keep them going strong until lunch. In the afternoon, they join the rest of the camp in afternoon choice activities. On Friday mornings, campers enjoy fun and games associated with a specified theme (such as Super Hero Day, Decade Day or Olympic Day).

​​8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Campers arrive
8:30 a.m. Raise flag, songs and announcements
9:00 a.m. Four scheduled lesson activities per day
11:30 a.m. Bag lunch (from home) and reading time
12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Hiking, Exploration and Nature Camp Craft
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
3:45 p.m. Lower flag, sing songs and awards
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pick-up time*

*Extended hours are available in the morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.

​​​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 programs.

Available sessions and fees available on our Traditional & Ciqala Fees page.