Horseback Riding Summer Camp

Kids painting a ponySummer  Camp 2019 

Summer Camp 2019

 

Horseback Riding Camp – June 25 to Aug 3th
Six, one week camps. Sign up for one or all 6. Open to all horse loving kids between the ages of 8 to 15 who want to learn about horses and how to ride. Daily activities include equine education, fun and a great foundation in horseback riding and care. Campers learn about safety, teamwork, responsibility, animal husbandry, barn management, and animal behavior. On Friday of each week parents are invited to watch (10AM or 2PM) their kids exhibit their skills on horseback. Campers will enjoy a packed week which is sure to fulfill all their horsy needs.

Little Kids Specialty Camp Ages 5 to 7
June 17 to June 21
August 5 to August 9     

Horseback Riding Camp Ages 8 to 15
June 24 to June 28
July    1 to July 5
July    8 to July 12

July  15 to July 19

July 22 to July 26

July 29 to Aug  2

$325.00 full day , 175.00 – 1/2 day
Half day 9am to 12 or 1pm to 4pm
Full day 9am to 4pm

Polo Camp – Aug 12 to Aug 16
Polo Camp is for youth who would like to try the sport or for the experienced player who would learn more and improve skills. The AM session is for riders that can walk, trot and canter under control. Focus on arena strategy, field positioning, offensive and defensive strategies, penalties, conversion and riding. The PM session is for riders that can walk and trot comfortably under control. Riders learn the basics of polo, hitting, equipment, rules and safety. Open to anyone over the age of 8 yrs old.
$225.00 for AM or PM
$10.00 discount for each additional sibling $10.00 discount off total payment before April 15
SORRY, NO REFUNDS  $10.00 fee to change/move week

                                                      Camp FAQ

What do they do at camp? 

In addition to daily riding and horse care instruction, camp includes arts & crafts, outdoor games and nature walks in Fairmount Park.

What should my child wear and bring to camp?

~ long pants~ closed-toe shoes, preferably with a heel, no crocs~ a change of clothes for water games~ a packed lunch~ water~ snack optional ~ we do have a wonderful fountain that dispenses tasty Philadelphia water.

How many campers are enrolled?

Weekly enrollment is limited to 20 campers per week. Riders are grouped according to ability.

Are there any days that camp is canceled? 

No, camp runs rain or shine. In case of inclement weather activities will be held inside. We will be holding camp on July 4th.

What does a normal day look like?

Campers arrive by 9:00 am and assemble at the picnic table for roll call. They are then divided into groups. One group gathers for equine education sessions and the other group goes to the barn for horse/pony assignments. Riders are paired for the day and groom and tack their horse/pony and ride. Riders typically ride for about an hour per day.