Welcome to the Bar W Ranch at YMCA Camp Willson where we specialize in quality horseback riding experiences. The Bar W Ranch has more than 25 horses and 500 acres of land to enjoy and explore. The Ranch offers horse program options for both youth and adults of all ages and abilities.



Horse Lover

Equestrian 1

Horse Lover

Spend the day with a horse matched to your riding ability! Groom and saddle your furry friend, then enjoy a ring lesson and trail ride! All ages welcome.

  • 3 hours
  • Ages: 9+
  • Fees:
    $30.00/person (group ≥ 10 riders)
    $40.00/person (group < 10 riders)


Equestrian 3

Horse Buddy

In this two-hour lesson for all ages, you’ll pick a horse that matches your ability and comfort. Then groom, saddle, and enjoy a ring lesson with your new pal.

  • 2 hours
  • Ages: 7+
  • Fees:
    $20.00/person (group ≥ 10 riders)
    $28.00/person (group < 10 riders)


Equestrian 4

Trail Rider

This one-hour option is great for those who want to get a glimpse of the best views at the beautiful YMCA Camp Willson. Saddle up for a staff-led walking trail ride around our lovely property.

  • 1 hour
  • Ages: 7+
  • Fee: Varies; call/email for quote


Willson in the Wild

Willson in the Wild

Ride out to our remote campsite and enjoy a cowboy dinner and breakfast, plus we’ll ride more in the morning. Our staff transport your gear, help set up and provide great evening entertainment.

  • Ages: 12+
  • Fees: $90/person (group 6-12 riders)


Trail Lessons

Lunch/Dinner Trail Ride

This afternoon ride takes you to our remote campsite to relax while we cook a mouth-watering meal over the fire. Finish with a ride back to the barn. This is a unique way to spend time together.

  • 4 hours
  • Ages: 12+
  • Fees: $50/person (group 6-12 riders)

Trail Rides

Bar W Ranch Horseback Lessons

Lessons will be given in our indoor or outdoor arena, depending on weather conditions. Private lessons are given on a 1 to 1 basis. Semi-Private lessons consist of up to three riders and Group Lessons will accommodate up to six riders. The classes may be purchased individually or as a package. Please contact the Office at 937-593-9001 for scheduling of lessons.

Type Individual Lesson Lesson Package
Private $39.99 6 for $199.98
Semi-Private $29.99 6 for $149.95
Group $19.99 6 for $99.95