2018 Summer Horsemanship Camps
Week 1: June 11 – June 15 – FULL! Week 2: June 18 – June 22 – FULL! Week 3: July 9 – July 13 – FULL! Week 4: July 16 – July 20 – FULL! Week 5: August 13 – August 17 – FULL! Week 6: August 20 – August 24 – FULL!
If you are interested in being added to our wait list, e-mail Shelly.
- Week long camps run from Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm daily at Locust Lane Riding Center.
- Cost: $325 per week
- Campers bring a bag lunch. Water and daily snack will be provided.
- Each camper will make a scrapbook to take home as memorabilia of their week at camp.
- Optional before/after care is available for an additional $20/day (additional $10 for before and $10 for after, not discounted), just inform us of this need when registering.
- Share God’s love through horses.
- Build confidence and self esteem.
- Provide foundational knowledge and skills necessary for good horsemanship.
- Provide campers the opportunity to increase acquired skills through practice – working toward independence.
- Promote better physical fitness as well as overall balance and coordination.
- Encourage campers to take on responsibility and experience the benefits of a relationship with a horse
Topics Covered, “Horse Basics”:
- Basic care & feeding of the horse.
- Tack & tacking up.
- Learning to communicate with the horse (verbal and non-verbal).
- Numerous riding skills to be practiced during daily ride time.
- Emergency Care.
- Demonstration by an equestrian professional.
- 9:00am Arrive/Welcome
- 9:15am Horse Care Basics
- 10:30am EAL activity/Groundwork
- 12:00pm Lunch/Bible Lesson
- 12:30pm Groom/Tack-up
- 1:00 Mounted activity
- 2:45pm Scrapbooking
- 3:00pm Dismiss
- (Before and after care is available for $10/day each) Please inform us at time of registration if you are in need of this service.
The Life Enhancing Benefits of Horses
Handling, riding and caring for a horse or pony develops responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self discipline.
The perseverance needed to ride a horse well can translate into improved performance in the classroom
Riding is great exercise. Apart from its aerobic benefits, riding also helps children develop balance, coordination and flexibility. In addition, activities involved in caring for a horse—grooming, hauling buckets, saddles, and cleaning stalls makes for a great upper body workout.