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 many 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
  • Minimum 5 guests 
  • Ages: 7+
  • Fees:
    5-9 people: $40/person
    10+ people: $30/person


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
  • Minimum 5 guests  
  • Ages: 7+
  • Fees:
    5-9 people: $28/person
    10+ people: $20/person


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+
  • Fees
    1-5 people $25/person
    6-11 people $20/person
    12-18 people $15/person 


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: 9+
  • Minimum 6 people
  • Fees: $90/person


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: 9+
  • Minimum 5 guests 
  • Fees: $50/person

Trail Rides

Bar W Ranch Horseback Lessons

Join us and learn to ride on our fabulous lesson horses and ponies! We offer both english and western lessons. See the flyer below for more details.  


Type Single Lesson Lesson Package
30 Minute Private (1 rider)  $40.00  5 for $180.00 
45 Minute Semi-Private (2 riders)  $30.00/Rider  5 for $135.00/Rider 
1 Hour Group (3+ riders)  $20.00/Rider  5 for $90/Rider 

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