Lakeside Activity Center

At Black Butte Ranch, we take the fun of our junior guests seriously, so young ones can play, dream and experience a memorable and fun vacation too. We deliver a wonderful selection of kids classes, programs and camps with arts and crafts, sports and games as well as a playground activities. Try your skill at our 25-foot climbing wall during the summer or enjoy slack-lining, archery, letterboxing and more!

Many activities will take place at Lakeside Activity Center, located just west of the Lodge. (This project, completed in 2015, won three awards for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.) Sports equipment (soccer balls, Frisbees, volleyballs, basketballs, footballs, softballs & croquet equipment),  games and other activities are available here.  The Lakeside Activity Center also rents Wheel Fun bikes, fly-fishing equipment, kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards during the summer.

Programs are offered for kids three years of age and older, teens, adults and families during the summer. Come join the fun! Check the Activity Guide for the current schedule.


Game Room*

Ping Pong | Shuffleboard | TV | WIFI | Board Games
Daily 9am-9pm

Kids Activities*
Day Camp | Classes | Workshops

Activity Guide & Schedule | Daily 9am-9pm | 855-254-8043

*Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult supervisor and may not be left unattended.

Day Camp

Day camp is offered Monday through Saturday during the summer with themed activities including crafts, games and time at the pool!  Children need to bring a bathing suit and towel, and be able to change on their own. Must be able to put on their own sunscreen or come with it pre-applied. Preregistration recommended. Ages 4-12. Waiver required.

Half-day $40  |  Lunch $10  |  Full-day $80 (includes lunch)

Parent’s Night Out

Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is our evening camp option offered during the summer. Includes games, a movie and an ice cream sundae, plus a dinner option. Ages 4-10. Preregistration recommended. PNO may be cancelled the day-of by 4pm if there has not been sufficient enrollment. Call 855-254-8043 for more information.

$25 w/o dinner  |  $30 w/dinner (pizza from Lakeside Bistro)


Stand-Up Paddleboard, Kids Kayak and Canoe, Outdoor Skills Workshops, Letterboxing, Slacklining, etc., are all offered at various times throughout the week. Prices vary and classes run approximately 45 minutes-1 hour.  Please respect the listed age requirements for each class and check with the instructor before signing up someone younger than is recommended. These classes all are limited to a specific number of participants, and often fill up fast, so preregistration is strongly recommended. Call 541-595-1282 for more information and to sign up.

Arts and Crafts

Ages 4+;  $3-$5; lasts about 30 minutes; simple crafts like pine cone owls, pine cone roses, watercolor painting.

Craft Workshop

Ages 7+; $5-$10; lasts about 60 minutes; more involved crafts like felt woodland animals, star weaving, colorful coasters, luminaries. (Preregistration encouraged)

Stand Up Paddling

Ages 10 and older; basic instruction class about 45 minutes; $15. (Preregistration required)

Kids Kayak & Canoe

Ages 10 and older; basic instruction class about 45 minutes; $15. (Preregistration required)


Ages 10+; basic instruction class about 60 minutes; $15. (Preregistration required)


Ages 7 and older; class about 45 minutes; $5. (Preregistration encouraged)

Climbing Wall

Ages 4 and older; scale our 24 foot portable climbing wall; $8. (Waiver required)

Ranch Photo Hunt

Ages 4 and older with adult help; purchase Passport for $5—find the pictures and return completed sheet for a prize.

Scavenger Hunt

All ages with parent help; list provided; free.


Ages 4 and older; class is 1-4 hours depending on project; prices vary, $5-$20. (Preregistration required)

Wacky Science

Ages 6 and older; fun science experiments like giant bubbles, rainbow slime, erupting play dough; $5. (Preregistration encouraged)

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Ages 4 and older with parent help; $10 with shirt | $5 without shirt.

Lawn Games

Ages 7 and older; play various lawn games like bocce ball, croquet; free.

Kids Cooking Classes

Ages 6+; prices vary. Culinary techniques will be explored through baking various desserts, snacks and hors d’oeuvres. (Preregistration required) $5+

NOTE:   Day Camp and Parent’s Night Out are the only activities where children under 10 can be dropped off and left without an adult supervisor. Please preregister at 541-595-1282. Check with the instructor for finish time for activities that last an hour (i.e., pottery, archery, culinary kids, boating classes, etc.). Once the class is over, participants are free to leave.

A/C: Arts and Crafts for ages 4+

CW: Craft Workshop for ages 6+

WS: Wacky Science for ages 5+; pre-registration required

KC: Kids Cooking for ages 5+; pre-registration required

Ceramics: ages 4+; pre-registration required; 2 one-hour sessions offered; all art pieces must be picked up the next day after 11am.

Extra Sessions & Extended Times

Planning a Monday night movie without the kids? Hoping for an afternoon of golf on a Saturday? Contact the staff at Lakeside Activity Center! We will gladly schedule extra day camp and PNO sessions, or extend the time of an existing program to suit your needs. Arrangements must be made at least one day in advance, and are staff dependent. Minimum number of participants required.

Equipment Rental

Glaze Meadow Rental Shop

  • Bike rentals
  • Racket sports rentals
    Pickle ball and bocce ball sets are available for rent from GMRC for $5 per set; tennis rackets are available to rent from the GMRC rental shop for $2 per hour.

Lakeside Family Activity Center*

  • Sports Equipment  | Basic sports equipment (balls, croquet sets, etc.) is available for free checkout |  Disc Golf sets are $5.
  • Fly Rods Rentals: $10 per hour, $20 per half-day (four hours), $40 per full-day (6 hours).
    Flies are for sale at the LAC Desk for $3 each.
    Free fly-fishing clinics are offered on Saturday mornings, June 29-August 31 | 9-10:15am |  Ages 12+.
  • Wheel Fun Bikes:  regular rates apply—generally no reservations allowed.
  • Water Sports | Weather permitting | 9am-7pm | No reservations
    Canoes $8 / 30 min
  • Kayaks,  SU Paddle Boards $13 /30 min
  • SU Pedal Boards $18 / 30 min

Group events (with reservations are only) available at 9:00am (i.e., no group events in the middle of the day when all the equipment is already in use.)

Yoga Room Rental

Yoga Room: available during non-class times which are generally 8:30am-9:30am daily in the summer and 9:00-10:00am on Saturdays the rest of the year; $75 per hour if group provides their own instructor, otherwise classes are per person.

*Activities and prices are subject to change.  Please call to confirm.


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13695 Hawks Beard
Kids welcome after 10am
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