Camp

Get immersed in horses at CAMP!

Camp Registration 2017

 

img_20160727_125552

img_4980

 

✬ Full-day camps for riders aged 7 to 14 years, beginner* to intermediate 

NCCP certified instructors

✬ Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

 Early drop off/Late pick-up available 8:15 am/4:45 pm 

✬ Two daily riding sessions + horsemanship activities

✬ Weekly “Fun & Games” afternoons + swimming

Friday horse show and  afternoon demonstration for family

✬ Teen Week (July 24 – 28) 11 – 14 yrs, includes one optional sleep-over night

*In order to get the most fun and learning from the camp experience, those who have never been exposed to horses should book at least one introductory lesson at our special Introduction to Camp rate of $30 (tax included) for a 45 minute session. nearly 50% off our regular rate.

 

Previous Riding Experience

Level 1: little or no formal instruction, up to a week of camp

Level 2: formal instruction or multiple riding camp weeks ~ walk, trot independently and maybe done some cantering

Level 3: walk/trot, canter and jumping

 

2017 Camp weeks

All camp spaces sold out for 2017

Week Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
1: July 3 – 6* (4 day camp) Full Full  
2: July 10 – 14 Full Full  
    July 17 – 21 no camp this week
3: July 24 – 28 (Teen Week) Full Full Full
4: July 31 – Aug. 4    Full Full
    Aug. 7 (holiday Mon.) – 11 no camp this week
5: Aug. 14 – 18 Full Full  
 If your preferred week is full, choose an alternate week or ask to  join the waiting list. Sometimes a space comes open  before the start  of camp.

 

IMG_3012 (2)

 

 

img_20160729_155531349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees  Please add hst to all fees listed

5 Day Camp: $400        4 Day camp (July 3 – 6): $320

Teen Camp: $450 with sleep-over night ($400 ~ no sleep-over night)

Before/After Care: 8:15 am – 9:00 am/ 4:00 – 4-:45 pm

All fees payable in full at time of registration. Payment can be made by cheque, cash or e-transfer. Please so not send cash through the mail. If mailing registration, please contact us to confirm availability. Space will be held for a maximum of 5 days from confirmation.

Discounts

* Early Bird Payment: Register by February 28, 2017 and receive $20 off.

* Multi-week/Multi-rider: Book 2 or more sessions for one rider or 2 riders from same family in one session and receive $10 off per rider, per week.

* Maximum discount per child: $30       * Max. discount per family: $50

 

IMG_3138

 

img_20160718_121828 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Camp:  Open to all riders 11 or older as of June 1, 2016. There will be one sleep-over night (Wed. – Thurs.) where riders will camp-out under supervision. Meals will be provided (dinner, breakfast and lunch Thursday). Note: Night will switch only if necessary due to weather.

 

What to Wear and What to Bring

What to Wearimg_20160729_155342297

Riding pants or comfortable stretch pants (jeans aren’t comfortable for riding)

Riding boots (long boots or paddock boots) or garden rubber boots with a small heel

Riding helmet (can be rented for $10/week)

You can get new equipment at area tack shops Vision Saddlery (Bells Corners), Encore Equestrian (Merrickville), Greenhawk Harness and Supply (Nepean) or Apple Saddlery  (East Ottawa) Horseworld (Ashton) or you can find many items second hand. Always buy a  helmet, new and not used to be sure it is still in good shape.

 

 

What to Bring

Change of clothes appropriate for weather: shorts and t-shirt for hot weather, running shoes and socks (no sandals or flip-flops)

Lunch, snacks, drinks, extra water

Sunscreen, bug spray, raincoat if rainy

Overnight (Teen Camp)

Sleeping bag, pillow, pjs, toothbrush, towel, change of clothes. 

 

Sample Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00   grooming/tack up

9:30 – 10:30   ride

10:30 – 11:00 untack/put away

11:00- 12:00   horsemanship

12:00 – 1:00   lunch

1:00 -1:30      tack up

1:30 – 2:30    ride

3:00 – 4:00    horsemanship or games

Riding:  Riders are grouped according to level of experience using exercises and games designed for fun and skill development. Those with little experience will practice starting, stopping and steering at the walk and trot, while those who have mastered those skills will move on to cantering, steering over poles and small jumps as appropriate.

Horsemanship sessions will introduce riders to the topics of horse health and care, feeding, tack and a safe environment for horses and people.

Unmounted activities may include group activities such as building a model of a horse, jumping a horse course on foot, swimming, obstacle courses or other fun games to develop knowledge and understanding of horses, plus build lasting friendships.