Programed Retreats at Cran-Hill Ranch


Girls Horsemanship Weekend   Sept. 26-28; Oct. 3-5; Oct. 10-12; Oct. 17-19

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Come spend time with the Wranglers as we Saddle up for a weekend of Horsemanship fun!

Meet new friends on Friday night and tour the Ranch on our Hay ride wagon. Saturday will see you meeting your horse, grooming & saddling before heading out to the Arena for horsemanship lessons, and hitting the trails. Later in the day learn about horse training and enjoy some rodeo games. Sunday morning starts bright and early as you tack up and ride out for our Chuckwagon Breakfast on the trail. Campers stay in our Saddle Ridge cabins, will have daily devotions with our staff, and are supervised by our Counselors throughout the weeknd.

Girls Ages 10-17

Cost: $99 per person

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Deer Hunter’s Retreat    Nov 14-16

Place: Cran-Hill Ranch

Date: November 14th - 16th

Cost: $150

Start firearms deer season off right at Cran-Hill Ranch.
Be one of 20 to hunt on Cran-Hill Ranch or hunt the nearly 5,000 acre state game area that borders Cran-Hill Ranch to the north. Come up the day before and site in your rifle and enjoy Christian fellowship before the big hunt.
Let us take care of every detail while you focus on bagging the "big one".

Click Here to register for the Deer Hunter's Retreat

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Winter Youth Retreats
Make this the best winter retreat ever & leave all the details to us!
We want you to do what you do best - minister to today’s youth. Let us take care of all the details; a great speaker, an awesome worship band, all the meals and activities. This allows you to spend more time building relationships with your youth and leaders.
Saddle Ridge Meeting Room
2015 Dates
FULL - January 16-18, 2015 - Fuel
  (Jr. High Retreat 6th - 8th gr.)
Speaker: Ryan Kimmel PASTOR RYAN KIMMEL
Pastor of family and next generation ministries at Peace Church, Middleville

Pastor Ryan has worked in local church ministry as both a volunteer and staff for nearly 15 years. Youth and teenagers give him a lot of hope, so Ryan has a passion to see students come to know and grow in Christ, and for families to center their home on the Gospel. Pastor Ryan is a Middleville native, and a Thornapple-Kellogg grad. He attended Kuyper College and Calvin seminary. He and his wife, Tiffany, have been married since 2006 and now reside in Wayland with their daughter Kennedy.
Worship: Adam Locker Band We are pleased to feature as our 2015 House Band;
The Adam Locker Band

While at Hope College, Adam began sharing his original music while also leading worship with the Chapel Band. While in college, Adam began traveling around North America sharing his original music and leading groups in worship through singing.
While most of his travels were as a solo musician, the Adam Locker Band was formed when in the Spring of 2006, Adam was asked to be the first ever musician to perform at Hope College's DeVos Fieldhouse.
Together with Alex Prins (lead electric), Paul Eshenaur (drums) and Chris Rylaarsdam (bass), The Adam Locker Band has shared the stage with Christian artists like Jars of Clay and AG Silver, while also sharing the stage with some hard rock musicians like The Guess Who, Pop Evil, and Richie Nix. The band recently headlined a show Holland, MI as a part of a two-day event that also featured actor/singer Jeff Daniels.
Adam released an acoustic album in 2006 that can be found on iTunes and the band is planning on releasing its first full-length album in the Spring of 2015.
       
January 23-25, 2015 - Momentum
  (Sr. High Retreat 9th - 12th gr.)
Speaker: Jeff Huisjen Jeff Huisjen - Student Ministries Coordinator at MPCC

Jeff is on staff with StudentLife, teaches at the college ministry, and is a part of the Sunday morning teaching team at Mount Pleasant Community Church.

"I'm a Christ Follower, father, husband, and youth minister.
I have tattoos and piercings and plan on getting more.
I'm a grown man who loves disney movies, shopping for shoes and hats, and my laugh is a high pitched giggle.
I both love and hate golf."
Worship: Adam Locker Band We are pleased to feature as our 2015 House Band;
The Adam Locker Band

While at Hope College, Adam began sharing his original music while also leading worship with the Chapel Band. While in college, Adam began traveling around North America sharing his original music and leading groups in worship through singing.
While most of his travels were as a solo musician, the Adam Locker Band was formed when in the Spring of 2006, Adam was asked to be the first ever musician to perform at Hope College's DeVos Fieldhouse.
Together with Alex Prins (lead electric), Paul Eshenaur (drums) and Chris Rylaarsdam (bass), The Adam Locker Band has shared the stage with Christian artists like Jars of Clay and AG Silver, while also sharing the stage with some hard rock musicians like The Guess Who, Pop Evil, and Richie Nix. The band recently headlined a show Holland, MI as a part of a two-day event that also featured actor/singer Jeff Daniels.
Adam released an acoustic album in 2006 that can be found on iTunes and the band is planning on releasing its first full-length album in the Spring of 2015.
       
FULL - February 13-15, 2015 - Fuel
  (Jr. High Retreat 6th - 8th gr.)
Speaker: Happy The Dog Happy the Dog
HTD partners with Christian organizations in leading meaningful worship experiences which both bring people to Christ and nurture that lifelong relationship. We work with churches, schools, camps, retreats, and any other Christ-centered organization. Our Team is made up of gifted speakers, and praise and worship leaders who are committed to serving the Lord while serving others. Happy the Dog’s official Bible verse for the ministry is Acts 4:20 - “As for us, we cannot not keep quiet about the things we have seen and heard.” We would love the pleasure in joining with you in “not keeping quiet”.

What's with the Name??
“When my dad was just a kid, he had a pet rat terrier that was the meanest dog on earth. The dog would growl and snap at anyone nearby. He’d attack and kill any animal in his path. This dog was nuts. What name did my dad choose for the dog? Happy. My dad named him Happy the dog. When I asked him why he gave such a nasty dog such a good name he said that when he got the dog it was the happiest day of his life. We at Happy the Dog believe that this is how God looks at each one of us; not for who we truly are but for who we are to Him” – Jason Taylor
Worship: Happy The Dog
       
February 20-22, 2015 - Momentum
  (Sr. High Retreat 9th - 12th gr.)
Speaker: Aaron Mora Aaron Mora - Director of Student Ministries at MPCC

Aaron is a father of two sons, husband to his high school sweet heart, ministry leader, and lover of life. He currently works with junior and senior high students as Director of StudentLife at Community Church in Mount Pleasant, MI. He and his wife also own a nutrition company. Aaron is dedicated to helping Junior and Senior High students develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them to serve!
Worship: Adam Locker Band We are pleased to feature as our 2015 House Band;
The Adam Locker Band

While at Hope College, Adam began sharing his original music while also leading worship with the Chapel Band. While in college, Adam began traveling around North America sharing his original music and leading groups in worship through singing.
While most of his travels were as a solo musician, the Adam Locker Band was formed when in the Spring of 2006, Adam was asked to be the first ever musician to perform at Hope College's DeVos Fieldhouse.
Together with Alex Prins (lead electric), Paul Eshenaur (drums) and Chris Rylaarsdam (bass), The Adam Locker Band has shared the stage with Christian artists like Jars of Clay and AG Silver, while also sharing the stage with some hard rock musicians like The Guess Who, Pop Evil, and Richie Nix. The band recently headlined a show Holland, MI as a part of a two-day event that also featured actor/singer Jeff Daniels.
Adam released an acoustic album in 2006 that can be found on iTunes and the band is planning on releasing its first full-length album in the Spring of 2015.
       

 

Activities
3 Sledding Hills, Broom Ball, Snow Shoeing, X-Country Skiing, Game Room, Ice Climbing Wall,
Trail Rides* & Archery Tag* (*Additional cost)

Cost
Only $93 per youth and $50 per adult leader

Online Registration

Forms & Information

 

PAST RETREATS

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Daddy / Daughter Roundup   May 17, 2014

This is a Boots & Blue Jeans event only for Dads and their Daughters.
The Roundup starts at 1pm and concludes with a "gourmet" chuck wagon dinner.
Make this a special day for Dads and their Daughters to enjoy time together in Gods creation while having fun with a wide range of Ranch activities.

Activities include:
• Trail Ride (10 years and older)
• Arena Ride (Under 10)
• Wagon Ride
• Nature Trails
• Climbing Tower
• Canoeing/Boating
• Archery/Riflery
• Dinner with games

May 17th, 2014

Cost: $50 per couple / $20 for each additional daughter

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Man Camp 2014   June 27-29, 2014

Man Camp 2014

This year we are partining with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) OutdoorsSportsmans Retreat at Cran-Hill Ranch FCA for our Man Camp.This is a great weekend campfor both the big and "little" men of the family to come to camp together.
This special time away gives fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, grandpas and grandsons (8 and up) a new opportunity to grow closer together and with God in our adventure camp setting.
They will enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, campfires and boding that will leave lasting memories for years to come.

Activities include:
• Climbing Tower
• Wagon Ride
• Nature Trails
• Tomahawk Throwing
• Canoeing/Boating
• Archery/Riflery
• Meals cooked over the fire


June 27-29, 2014

Cost: $89 per person

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Senior Fall Dinners Sep. 23-Oct. 9 Tuesdays & Thursdays

Senior Fall Dinners

Whether you attend as part of a group or on your own, this will be an unforgettable day of good, old-fashioned fun at Cran-Hill Ranch.
Enjoy a wonderful homestyle meal complete with our famous homemade Cran-Hill Ranch salad dressing.
Afterwards we will tour Cran-Hill Ranch via horse drawn wagon and celebrate our amazing creator as He paints the landscape with beautiful fall colors.

Activities include:
•Wagon rides
•Crafts
•Camp Songs
•Bon Fire
•S’mores
•Target Sports
•Zip line
•Climbing tower
•Hiking trails

Cost: $15 per guest

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Fall Sportsman's Retreat   Oct. 3-5

You will not want to miss this special event sponsored by Cran-Hill Ranch, FCA Outdoors, and the Promise FM. Come and enjoy skeet shooting, pheasant and grouse hunting, steak dinner and spend time in God's word with our director and avid sportsman, Scott Barger.

This will be a great opportunity to spend time in God's creation, doing something you enjoy and spend time in fellowship with other Christian men. We are looking for-ward seeing you this fall at Cran-Hill Ranch for our Sportsman's Retreat.

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The retreat includes 2 Options;

1 Night: Friday - Saturday. ($75)
Includes; Friday Snack, Friday night lodging, skeet shoot, guided pheasant hunt, Sat. breakfast, lunch and steak dinner. Departure is after dinner on Saturday.

2nd Night: Saturday - Sunday. ($50)
Includes ALL 1 night options PLUS; Sat. snack, Sat. night lodging, Sunday breakfast, lunch and guided grouse/woodcook hunt on state game area adjacent to Cran-Hill Ranch. Departure is late Sunday afternoon.

See the Registration Form for full pricing details.

A Special Thanks to Our Ministry Partners:

Sportsmans Retreat at Cran-Hill Ranch FCA
Sportsmans Retreat at Cran-Hill Ranch Promise FM

 

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Pastor Ryan has worked in local church ministry as both a volunteer and staff for nearly 15 years. Youth and teenagers give him a lot of hope, so Ryan has a passion to see students come to know and grow in Christ, and for families to center their home on the Gospel. Pastor Ryan is a Middleville native, and a Thornapple-Kellogg grad. He attended Kuyper College and Calvin seminary. He and his wife, Tiffany, have been married since 2006 and now reside in Wayland with their daughter Kennedy.

Cran-Hill Ranch is pleased to feature as our 2015 House Band;
The Adam Locker Band

While at Hope College, Adam began sharing his original music while also leading worship with the Chapel Band. While in college, Adam began traveling around North America sharing his original music and leading groups in worship through singing.
While most of his travels were as a solo musician, the Adam Locker Band was formed when in the Spring of 2006, Adam was asked to be the first ever musician to perform at Hope College's DeVos Fieldhouse.
Together with Alex Prins (lead electric), Paul Eshenaur (drums) and Chris Rylaarsdam (bass), The Adam Locker Band has shared the stage with Christian artists like Jars of Clay and AG Silver, while also sharing the stage with some hard rock musicians like The Guess Who, Pop Evil, and Richie Nix. The band recently headlined a show Holland, MI as a part of a two-day event that also featured actor/singer Jeff Daniels.
Adam released an acoustic album in 2006 that can be found on iTunes and the band is planning on releasing its first full-length album in the Spring of 2015.

Happy the Dog

Happy the Dog partners with Christian organizations in leading meaningful worship experiences which both bring people to Christ and nurture that lifelong relationship. We work with churches, schools, camps, retreats, and any other Christ-centered organization. Our Team is made up of gifted speakers, and praise and worship leaders who are committed to serving the Lord while serving others. Happy the Dog’s official Bible verse for the ministry is Acts 4:20 - “As for us, we cannot not keep quiet about the things we have seen and heard.” We would love the pleasure in joining with you in “not keeping quiet”.

What's with the Name??
“When my dad was just a kid, he had a pet rat terrier that was the meanest dog on earth. The dog would growl and snap at anyone nearby. He’d attack and kill any animal in his path. This dog was nuts. What name did my dad choose for the dog? Happy. My dad named him Happy the dog. When I asked him why he gave such a nasty dog such a good name he said that when he got the dog it was the happiest day of his life. We at Happy the Dog believe that this is how God looks at each one of us; not for who we truly are but for who we are to Him” – Jason Taylor