Summer Activities for Kids at Black Butte Ranch

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, ceramics and more!

Many activities will take place at Lakeside Activity Center, located just west of the Lodge.  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 and fly-fishing equipment. Kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards are available at the Lakeside pool during the summer.

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

Kids Activities
Day Camp | Classes | Workshops

Open Summer and Holidays

Activity Guide & Schedule

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

Arts & Crafts

Ages 4+;  Prices vary. Lasts about 30 minutes; crafts like pine cone owls, pine cone roses, watercolor painting.



Ages 4 and older; class is 45 minutes, depending on project; prices vary, $5-$20. All art pieces must be picked up the next day after 11am.  (Preregistration required)

Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Ages 4 and older; scale our 24 foot portable climbing wall; $8 per climber.

(Waiver required)

Day Camp

Day camp is offered Monday through Friday during the summer with morning or afternoon sessions available.

Parental Guidance

Day Camp is the only activity where children under 10 can be dropped off and left without an adult supervisor. Children must be able to put on their own sunscreen or come with it pre-applied. Preregistration recommended. Ages 4-12. Waiver required. Please preregister at 541-595-1282.

For all other activities, please 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.


Open Daily

Ping Pong | Shuffleboard | TV | WIFI | Board Games | Hours

Security Cameras in use


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

Paddling Lesson

Stand Up Paddling / Kayaking

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

Tie Dye

Tie Dye Shirts

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


Seasonal activities only. Check the schedule in the Activity Guide

June 15-30


Open Daily starting 6/17 | 10am–8pm | Security cameras in use.

12938 Hawks Beard | 541-595-1282 | Activity Guide


Just a short walk from GMRC is the Family Recreation Area. Follow the path from the playground behind Glaze Meadow green #6. The area offers a full-court basketball court, four pickle ball courts, two bocce ball courts and two horseshoe pits.  Pickleball and bocce ball sets can be rented and courts reserved on the hour through GMRC.  Call 541-595-5881 for details and information.


The Sports Field is located at the Y near Big Meadow Golf Course.  Activities include basketball, sand volleyball, soccer and a playground. The picnic pavilion at the south end may be rented for special events (Contact Catering at 541-595-1267)  Sports equipment (soccer balls, frisbees, volleyballs, basketballs, footballs, softballs & croquet equipment),  games and other activities are available for rent or checkout at the Lakeside Activity Center.