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!

We will announce our schedule for Summer Camp 2022 by mid-January. 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.

For planning purposes, our 2021 Camp Cost are listed below.

The cost in 2022 is subject to change. 

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

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 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: 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,  and hold a treasure hunt.
2:15 – 2:45: Barn Chores – Campers can 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.