Equine Science Camp Summer 2017!!
NEW THIS YEAR: We will be providing after care for children at $5.00 per child per hour they are there from the end of camp (3 p.m.) until picked up.
Ages 7 - 14 Camp Dates:
May 22nd - 26th
June 26th - 30th
July 17th - 21st
Mini Camp Dates:
What is a day at horse camp like?
Campers will arrive at 9:00 a.m. (or 1:00 p.m. for mini campers), and begin with introductions to each other and learning something new about their fellow campers and helper staff! We will take a tour of the barn and meet the horses we will be using in camp. After, we divide the campers up (depending on how many campers there are) and send them to different horses to learn how to be brushed and tacked properly with a helper.
Once the horses are ready to go, we have one of the groups grab helmets and the other go with a helper to learn educational and fun things about our horses and their care; each week the educational topic will change. Or they will participate in the craft.
When the first group is done riding, we switch and the second group will ride while the first is learning. Or do the craft (again, depending how many campers there are). When everyone has completed their ride, we then untack and take care of the horses and recess for lunch.
After lunch, we generally will group out again and get new horses ready; each camp rides twice a day, except for mini - campers. During this time, instead of learning, the campers then work on their crafts or do barn chores depending on time.
When the second ride is completed, campers again help with putting away horses and then begin to receive their snack and can finish their crafts or take time to help with other tasks; such as feeding, tack cleaning, and more!
After, a long day it is then time to be picked up and our normal lessons commence!
Bringing the passion of American Saddlebreds, and excitement of saddleseat riding to one place in a family friendly environment.
Why participate in Camp?
Our day camps are an excellent way for your child to become more familiar with horses; with educational sessions before and after riding that differ topic wise each week and are tailored to the age group of the day, and riding twice a day we are able to show children the excitement of horses and the true value of being with and caring for these magnificent animals.
Is my child too young or too old to participate?
We are now offering THREE (3) week long camps, from Monday to Friday for 7 to 14 year olds. And, Mini Camp on the Friday's of the camp weeks provided.
What time does camp start and end?
7 to 14 year old camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (See Dates!)
Mini Camp begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. (See Dates!)
I'd like to register my child, is it too early?
It's never to early to register your child for camp! In fact, for those who do register early, we offer a discount for each day you register.
Click the link below to pay for Equine Science Camp! (Ages 7-14)
Click the link below to pay for Mini Camp!
Four Willows Farm