SUMMER CAMP 

Eight Weeks of Summer Fun – June 20 to August 19, 2022

2022 SUMMER CAMP IS FULL

MORE ABOUT CAMP:

Camp is limited to children ages 7 to 13. To ensure the highest quality program, and to provide the best in personal attention, we accept a limited number of campers 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.



Sample Activity Schedule

Here’s a timeline 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 groups based on experience.
9:15 – 12:15 am: All groups prepare their horses a one-hour lesson with a senior instructor. Following the lesson campers cool out their horses, put away tack, and participate in a equine activity, such learning how to bathe, groom, braid and wrap horses.
12:15 – 12:45: Lunch in the meadow.
12:45 – 1:30: Arts and Crafts – Hands-on activities include tie-dying, painting horseshoes, creating frames, and molding clay.
1:30 – 2:15: Meadow Madness- A popular time of day where the campers toss horse shoes, go on hikes, or cool down with water play.
2:15 – 2:45: Barn Chores – Campers assist with feeding the horses their grain, sweeping the barn, and caring for the tack.
2:45 – 3:00: Snack time and wait for parents to arrive to sign the Camper out for the day.

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