Participants will spend a portion of their day on our working ranch learning horse care and riding techniques. Each will be given their own horse to ride and care for under the close supervision of our staff. Lessons, ring work, trail rides, games and special events will fill your week. Riding lessons will take place "in the ring" and "on the trail" to help the camper learn the ways of a horse and develop confidence and riding skills. There is also ample time to enjoy all the other activities at Anokijig.
This program is for younger campers who want to spend their time with our horses. Just as with the Ranch program, these campers will get to go on trail-rides, play games, and learn how to take care of these beautiful animals. Circle-A is held in the afternoons, so these campers will get to attend morning skill periods, too!
Have you ever watched one of the dozens of Survivor-like shows on the air and said, “I could do that!” Now is your chance! “Barrel Boat Building”, “Human Foosball”, “Fire hose Lanyards”, and “4-Way Tug-O-War”, are just a few of the events that have thrilled Adventure Challenge Campers in the past. Any of these and more awaits your arrival. If you crave excitement, and are ready to be challenged both mentally and physically, you won’t be disappointed.
Plus, when not on a challenge, you can enjoy the activities of Resident Camp.
Youth Shooting Sports
Youth Shooting Sports
This is an exciting one-of-a-kind opportunity for the budding hunter, weekend plinker, or future clay shooter enthusiast. Spend your mornings at The Highlands Sportsman’s Club, just a short bus ride from Anokijig. Designed for the novice shooter, you’ll learn safe, effective target shooting with .22 Rifle, 5-stand clay shooting, and Sporting Clays. Individual instruction from our team of 3 experienced instructors will get you the skills to succeed in this sport. All shooting sports instruction takes place at the off-site location, however when not at the range, you can enjoy all of the other great activities of Resident Camp.
This is an exciting program that will be filled with variety, adventure, and a fishing good time. We will learn to fly fish and then travel to a premier trout area where we always catch our dinner. We’ll night fish from a pontoon boat or in our private fishing hole looking for Northern, Bass, and Pan Fish. Experience using a variety of baits, both live and artificial while trying new techniques. We will fish from shore, docks, and boats. Then top off the week with a Lake Michigan Charter trip (weather permitting) to bring home the real big ones. If you like to fish or want to learn, this will be the highlight of your summer. Come get hooked. Plus, when not wetting your line, you can enjoy the activities of Resident Camp.
Check out our Sylvania Backcountry Canoe Fishing Adventure Trip Too!
Do you enjoy watching a good sword fight in your favorite adventure fantasy show or the thrill of competing in a battle in your favorite gaming platform? Why not do it for REAL! Fencing just might be what you've been looking for! In this thrilling specialty program participants will spend the skill period portion of their day on our very own fencing "piste" learning foil and épée fencing techniques. Through drills and practice bouts campers will learn technique as well as the rules and etiquette of this ancient sport. Thrust, parry, riposte are just a few of the techniques you'll practice. After the morning skill period time the piste will be available during free periods also to allow those fencing aficionados a multitude of opportunity to practice and hone their skills or step off the field of battle and take time to enjoy all the other activities at Anokijig. A full complement safety equipment is provided and required.