The 2013 camp season was a huge success and many of our campers are continuing on with lessons and joining our 4-H group, the Red Ribbon Club! We’d like to thank all the children and parents that came out to join us and the horses this summer for our 10th year of camp, and we hope to see you all next year!
Each summer we host several one week sessions of an equestrian day camp for children ages 4-13. Ages are a guideline, as every child is different. If you have questions as to which camp would suit your child, please email or call us. There is swimming, arts and crafts, riding and lessons in barn management and horse care. We invite parents to a mini show on Friday where the children can demonstrate what they have learned all week. We also end the week with a family lunch and awards for the campers. We have a very small camper to counselor ratio for more personal one on one attention.Click here for information on what a typical day is like and what your child should bring with them.
We offer one week per summer of junior camp for children that are between the ages of 4-6. We offer one on one attention in the ring, and no more than 1 to 2 children per counselor in the barn lesson or at lunch. The children ride in two shorter riding lessons to accommodate smaller camper’s attention spans. We also offer them more frequent breaks and a snack in the middle of the day to let the younger children rest. The junior camp days run from 9am- 2pm, Monday through Friday.
The majority of the weeks offered are of regular camp. Regular camp is for children between the ages of 7-13. The children are broken into different groups based upon their riding experience and ability. The regular camp day runs from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Thursday, (although campers are done riding for the day by 3:30 and may be picked up any time after that), and 9am- 1pm on Friday.
We offer one week per summer of teen camp for children between the ages of 12-18. To qualify for teen camp, campers must be able to walk, trot, canter and should be able to fetch horses and tack without assistance. The counselor to camper ratio is not as low for this week due to the fact that the children are older and should be more responsible and not need as much one on one attention. Camp hours for Teen camp are the same as regular camp.
Previous campers who are at least 13 and have passed Pony Level Three or higher may be asked to be counselors in training. CITs are expected to be at camp from 8:30 to 5 for the weeks they are signed up for. They help get horses ready and assist in teaching newer students the basics of riding and horse care. CITs must have patience, a good attitude, the ability to handle horses, a genuine fondness for children, as well as horse care knowledge. There is no cost for being a CIT, but like campers they are responsible for bringing their own lunch. CITs will be compensated for their time with 2 riding lessons per week for every week they volunteer their time.
The cost of camp is $250 per week with discounts for families as well as multiple weeks of enrollment. Early drop off as well as late pick up can be arranged for an extra fee.