NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2012 CAMPING SEASON
The 2012 application form can be completed and printed online by clicking on the
following link. To print the form, right click anywhere on the body of the form
and select print. If you wish to complete the form by hand, just print without
completing the form online. Signatures are required regardless of the method that you choose.
Bates Bar J Ranch is a year-round working ranch and riding camp located in the foothills of the
Rockies, 64 kilometers northwest of Calgary, Alberta.
The aims of the camp are to promote good fellowship, appreciation of outdoor beauty, wildlife and
domestic animals and to strengthen high standards in moral character. Young people should develop
new skills, make new friends, improve character, assimilate the beauty of mountains, hills, streams,
wildlife and woodland, all the while having good fun.
2012 is our 51st camping season and we look forward
to welcoming our new and returning campers.
Covering 3000 acres, the ranch is nestled in a beautiful valley where Grease Creek flows into the
Little Red Deer River.
The ranch has registered Paints, Percherons and Quarter horses as well as the usual farm pets plus
a resident herd of not so wild mule deer.
The ranch is tucked into the foothills away from public roads and traffic. You can hike or ride
for miles through the open valleys, ford rivers, climb hills, and stop at pure fresh springs for a
The lodge has a modern kitchen, dining room, two large sitting rooms, one with a stone fireplace.
Bedrooms and dormitories can accommodate approximately 80 guests. A balcony across the front of
the lodge overlooks the river.
We have added a 2000 square ft. recreation center near the lodge. This is ideal for group
activities, dances, games and band practices, etc., etc.
We wish to meet and enjoy people who love the beauties of the natural outdoors and who cherish
wholesome ideals and standards.