Registration for 2024 Summer Camp:
Begins in February
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.
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. Intermediate and advanced riders receive a full one hour lesson from NWS’s experienced instructors. Riders comfortable trotting and cantering can learn to jump. Afternoons include barn chores, crafts, and water play.
Sample Activity Schedule
Here’s an example of a day at camp. 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 for a one-hour lesson with a senior instructor. Following the lesson campers cool down 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.