join our SUMMER CAMP 2020!

As of 6/8/20: Registration is full in all weeks

Eight Weeks of Summer FuN

Our camp is the perfect fit for kids who have no previous horse experience, as well as those who are currently riding. By the end of the week, it’s fun to see how much progress our campers have made in this concentrated riding opportunity!

Camp will run the following weeks:
  • Week 1: Jun 15-19
  • Week 2: Jun 22-26
  • Week 3: Jun 29-Jul Camp2019
  • Week 4: Jul 6-10
  • Break
  • Week 5: Jul 20-24
  • Week 6: Jul 27-31
  • Week 7: Aug 3-7
  • Week 8: Aug 10-14
  • Each session runs Monday – Friday, from 9 AM – 3 PM
  • One hour-long riding lesson each day
  • Horsemanship lessons to learn about safety, grooming, tacking, & caring for horses
  • Arts & crafts
  • Games in Harper’s Meadow
  • We accept campers ages 7 to 13

Click here to read about our Health and Safety Guidelines.

Download updated information for families, including pricing.

We understand that it has been hard to plan and so we have altered our refund and cancellation policy to reflect the changing situation.

Refunds

If you feel uncomfortable having your child in a camp setting, you may request a refund according to the following schedule:

  • Up to and including 15 days prior to the start of your camp week: Receive a full refund less any credit card fees.
  • Between 8 and 14 days prior to the start of your camp week: Receive a 50% refund of camp fees. Credit card fees will not be refunded.
  • 7 days or less before your camp week starts: No refunds unless you have a documented case of Covid-19 in your household.

Cancellations

If we are forced to cancel camp in the course of the summer, you have a choice:

  • Elect to credit your fees toward next year’s summer camp or Fall 2020 lessons
  • Receive a refund
  • Donate all or a portion of your fees to help us continue to care for the horses

To ensure the highest quality program, and to provide the best in personal attention, we accept a limited number of campers each week. Our program is staffed with full-time adult professionals and additional counselors for each week.

About the riding lessons: Children will be grouped according to their riding level. Beginners will be in a “leadline” class, with one half hour on the horse and the second half hour leading the horse. Both activities help the children learn the basics of leading, steering, walking mounted, and stopping the horse. Advanced beginner and intermediate classes will be mounted the entire hour, and will learn the gaits of trot and canter. When riders are comfortable at all three gaits, they will learn to jump.

REGISTRATION

Current Northwestern Stables riders: Register through your Equilesson account.

New campers: Create an account with our online registration system, Equilesson, at this address: https://www.equilesson.com/northwesternstablesinc

Download instructions for Equilesson.

Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

Sample Activity Schedule

Here’s a time line example of a day in the life of camp at Northwestern Stables.   Of course, activities vary to provide variety and a complete horse experience.  Children are arranged in groups based on their riding level.

9:00 – 9:15 am: Campers arrive, parents sign-in and get organized into their Group A, B or C.
9:15 – 9:30 am: Groups A and B – Prepare their horses for the riding lesson.  Group C – Camp Room Activity
9:30 – 10:30 am: Groups A and B – Riding Lesson, Group C – Barn Lesson; Activities with horses such as bathing, show grooming, braiding, polo wraps, lunging etc.
10:30 – 11:30 am: Group C – Riding Lesson, Group A and B – cool out their horses then participate in a Barn Lesson
11:30 – 12:00- Group A and B continue Barn Lesson, Group C – cool out horses and put their tack away.
12:00 – 12:15: Campers have the option of changing into shorts and sneakers.
12:15 – 12:45: Lunch in the meadow.
12:45 – 1:30: Camp Room Activity – Arts and crafts like painting horseshoes, creating frames, molding clay, etc.
1:30 – 2:15: Games in the Meadow – A popular time of day where the campers play games like horseless horse show, elbow tag, sardines and hold a treasure hunt.
2:15 – 2:45: Barn Chores – Campers can assist with feeding the horses their grain, sweeping the barn and straightening the tack room.
2:45 – 3:00: Snack time and wait for parents to arrive to sign the Camper out for the day.

Can’t wait to ride?  Join our lesson program here.

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