Dear CranHill Campground and Cottage Friends,
It is with great sadness that I am writing this email to you today. If you’re like me you’ve been looking forward to coming to CranHill for your stay. Well, that stay is, unfortunately, going to have to wait just a little while longer.
Yesterday, Governor Whitmer announced that the Stay-At-Home order will remain in effect until May 28th. With this order, she has essentially required CranHill’s Campgrounds and Cottage Rentals to remain closed until at least May 28th. As difficult as this is for us, we rejoice because as a Christian organization we get to represent Christ in honoring the authorities over us (Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2:13).
Believe me, we really want to be open, and we really want you here. We not only desperately need the revenue, but we simply love the ministry that happens while you’re here. You’re not just like family… you are family.
You are entitled to a full refund without cancellation fees because we are required to cancel your reservation.
You may choose one of the following options:
DONATE your received payments to CranHill to help support the current financial needs of this ministry. In this case, you will receive a tax receipt for 100% of the funds donated and you can then make another reservation for a future date.
REBOOK your received payment for a future date during the 2020 camping season. In this case, we would love to help you find another date this summer.
REFUND Your received payment will be 100% refunded to you. Refunds will be processed within two weeks of your reservation date and credited back to your credit card or sent by check.
If you choose Option 1 or Option 3, we will process your request and you will receive the proper communication showing your donation or your refund.
If you choose Option #2, we will give you a phone call to assist your rebooking. Or feel free to give us a call during normal office hours at your convenience.
We are still planning to open the campground and cottages this season just as soon as we can. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for further updates. You might also want to catch a new weekly update video called “The Porch.”
Thank you so much for your partnership and prayers during these unique days. We continue to pray for all our guests, that the Lord would make these days a great time of family connectedness to each other and to the Lord regardless of all that is happening around us.
Blessings, and we look forward to seeing you soon here at the Ranch.
FOR 15 –17 YEAR OLDS
The Ranch Hand program has roots in our Horsemanship camp programs, but this year it is expanding into new areas of CranHill! Designed to build up the next generation of servant leaders, the Ranch Hand program will focus on developing Christian character through service opportunities. The program will have a 1-week orientation where they will receive leadership training and be equipped with hands-on ways to meet needs at camp. Campers will then return to camp to complete up to 2 service weeks* where they will apply the hands-on training they received.
Ranch Hands will learn new skills, have fun, and enhance the experience of other campers & guests. The program will use Christian Camping experiences and service opportunities in three areas:
i) Barn Ranch Hands (Previous horse experience required)
ii.) Program Ranch Hands- These will serve in helping with games and serving as Junior Cabin Leaders during their service weeks. (Must have completed 1 year of regular Ranch Hand prior or be 17 to be eligible for this option) An interview with the Program Director will be required.
iii.) Special OPS (Kitchen, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Barn Store)
Ranch hands will learn about teamwork, the impact we have on others, and how to follow Christ and lead others through service.
Price includes 1 orientation camp week and up to 2 service weeks*
Campers can elect to return for extra service weeks(beyond the initial 2 weeks) for a small additional $125 fee to cover food and housing.
*Each Ranch Hand will schedule their service weeks at the discretion of CranHill.
"The ranch hand program provides many opportunities for kids to grow in maturity as they journey towards adulthood and in their relationship with Christ."
- Dan & Katie W.
WHEN IS PICK UP?
FRIDAY AT 2PM
Typically registration starts at 4PM on Sunday, and pick up is at 2pm on Friday.
Please be sure to throughly read all email communications regarding your camp, as pick up and drop off times may differ for some specialty camps!
WHEN IS PICK UP?
Campers do not carry cash!
All campers turn in spending money during registration or before .
This allows campers not to have to carry cash, eliminates the possibility of theft, and simplifies the process for our store staff.
Campers may purchase store items or donate to our summer missions fund from their account.
Parents can send camp store money ahead of time or deposit at registration.
You can add to your camper's store money account through your ONLINE CAMP ACCOUNT, via phone, or with a check.
CAN I SEND MONEY?
CAN I SEND MONEY?
CAN I SEND MAIL?
When you come to registration, there will be a place for you to leave mail that will be delivered each day of the week. Campers can also send mail home!
Please send pre-stamped and
pre-addressed envelopes if your child desires to write letters home.
You can also send emails that we will print and deliver to your camper, if you selected the option to do so at the time of sign up.
In case of emergency, parents will be notified.