Join our SUMMER CAMP 2021!

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 14-18
  • Week 2: Jun 21-25
  • Week 3: Jun 28-Jul 2Camp2019
  • Week 4: Jul 5-9
  • Break
  • Week 5: Jul 19-23
  • Week 6: Jul 26-30
  • Week 7: Aug 2-6
  • Week 8: Aug 9-13
  • 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.


Camp Cost 2021

Pay by Cash or Check   Pay Online
Per Week on or prior to 4/30/2021 $395 $405
Per Week on or after 05/01/2021 $420 $430

  • Once you have registered, you will be billed for the appropriate amount.
  • A deposit of $100 ($105 online) is due and payable immediately.
  • Your registration is not complete until we receive payment.

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: Your deposit is non-refundable, but fees paid in excess of your deposit are refundable up to a maximum total of 50% of all fees. Credit card fees will not be refunded.
  • 14 days or less before your camp week starts: No refunds unless you have a documented case of Covid-19 in your household or a documented exposure.

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 2021 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.

You will be billed for summer camp.

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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