HORSEMANSHIP LEVELS | AGES 8-15
Summer Camps for Horse Enthusiasts!
Horse specialty camps are designed for horse enthusiasts. These programs offer progressive lessons through several levels of horsemanship. They are perfect for campers who are just starting their horse experience, or for campers who’ve ridden for years.
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Our Horse Lovers Camp gives campers two hours a day to develop their Western Riding skills and work on our Four Star horsemanship program on top of all the regular camp activities of Discovery Camp. Swimming, crafts, archery, zip-line, wall climbing, high ropes, initiative course, theme meals, group games, campfires and cookouts also await you! Through interactive campfire times, Bible devotions, and the example of our staff, campers will have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith. We also offer specialty Horse Lovers Camp during Girls and Teen Week camp sessions.
Horse Lovers Day Camp is offered from August 26th-29th. In this program, campers will be part of a horse-focused group and will spend each morning horseback and taking part in horse related activities. Campers will be placed in level horseback riding classes and will receive a certificate at the end of the week. During other parts of the day, campers will participate in daily swimming, Bible devotions, and have the opportunity to try out the zipline, high ropes course, climbing wall, and initiative course.Campers may be dropped off between 8 and 8:45 am and picked up between 5 and 5:15 pm. Lunch meal plans may be purchased in advance at an extra cost or you may bring your own lunch. All campers should bring nut-free snacks from home.
The Equestrian camp programs’ small size make it an excellent choice for those who love horses. There is one hour of Western Instruction, one hour of English Instruction and one hour of recreational riding a day. That’s over three hours of horse activities daily! Campers will also participate in regular camp activities like Bible study, swimming, archery, high ropes, etc. Campers will be accepted into the level they request based on their current horsemanship skills. Please contact the office by phone to discuss which camp would be best for you.
- Foundation Riding Camps are suitable for riders who are just getting started and who are developing their skills. Campers will learn to catch, groom and saddle their horse. They will build confidence as they work on equitation at a walk and jog. Riders will also have the opportunity to learn how to jump their horses and participate in games on horseback.
- Intermediate Riding Camps are suitable for riders with at least 50 hours of previous riding instruction. Riders should be confident with walking and jogging as we will work on polishing skills at a lope/canter, working on simple lead changes, leg yielding and more. Campers will work toward jumping a two-foot jump. Campers must be accepted into this level of riding camp. Please contact the office by phone or email to discuss if this is the right camp for your child.
- Advanced Riding Camp is intended to polish the skills of accomplished riders who are already confident at a walk, jog/trot and lope/canter. Campers will fine-tune their communication while riding, working on extension and collection, learning trail patterns, and up to 2′ 3″ jumping courses. Campers must be accepted into this level of riding camp. Please contact the office by phone or email to discuss if this is the right camp for your child. A video of your child riding may be necessary if you live too far away to come in for a riding assessment.