2021 Summer Horse Camp Dates:
Please note that previous experience is not required for participation in our camps. Riders will be grouped by age, experience, and comfort level. Riding and activities will be tailored to each group's specific goals. Camps fill up quickly so please reserve your spot! For safety and effectiveness we limit the number of participants to ensure a safe instructor to rider ratio and allow for maximum learning opportunities. Financial assistance may be available; please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsoring a rider or receiving financial assistance.
Intro to Horses: 5-8 years old, 8 participants, $100
Session #1: Friday, June 11th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Session #2: Friday, July 16th 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Session #3: Friday, August 6th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1-Day Camps: 8-13 years old, 12 participants, $150
Session #1: Saturday, May 8th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #2: Saturday, July 10th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2-Day Camps: 8-13 years old, 12 participants, $300
Session #1: Saturday & Sunday May 15-16th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #2: Saturday & Sunday, June 26-27th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #3: Saturday & Sunday, August 14-15th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #4: Saturday & Sunday, September 18-19th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
3-Day Camps: 8-13 years old, 12 participants, $450
Session #1: Tuesday - Thursday, June 8-10th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #2: Tuesday - Thursday, July 13-15th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Session #3: Tuesday - Thursday, August 3-5th 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHAT WE DO AT CAMP
Our camps are designed to be both stand alone and progressive so no matter what your child's experience, she/he will learn new skills and have fun. Instructor to rider ratio is usually 4 to 1. Your child rider will have the opportunity to learn basic horsemanship and safety, english or western riding skills, equine care, and stable management in a fun and safe environment. We believe in an encouraging and holistic approach to riding so we offer a number of creative and project based learning activities as well.
COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS & SAFETY:
Safety is always our number one priority here at The Barn and we will be taking additional precautions during camp. We will do our best to adhere to the State of Idaho's Youth Activity protocols, and the ultimate decision whether or not to send a child to camp is up to parents. If your child is sick, please keep them home.
Additional precautions that The Barn will be taking during our camps include:
Grooming kits will be sanitized at the end of each day. Hand sanitizer will be stationed at the riding arena entrance and in the barn. We will, as always, encourage participants to wash their hands frequently. Saddles and bridle reins will be wiped down with a safe disinfectant and/or sprayed with Lysol between each use. Helmets, riding boots, and other standard equipment for use by riders at The Barn will be wiped down with a safe disinfectant and/or sprayed with Lysol between each use. Participants will be reminded not to share water bottles, snacks, or other items while at camp and to practice safe distancing.
Lead instructors at The Barn are familiar with Idaho State's Youth Activity Safety Protocol, and are SafeSport certified. All of our instructors and volunteers and are committed to delivering a safe, fun, and educational experience for riders.
WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL NEED
Please send your child prepared for the day; we recommend putting your child's name on all personal items.
~ Close-toed shoes preferably with a smooth sole and small heel. (No flip flops, minimal tread if using hiking boots, sneakers are ok)
~ Pants or leggings for riding. Your child is welcome to change into shorts during camp but we require long pants or leggings while on horseback to protect legs and promote comfort.
~ Water in a refillable bottle. It is very important for young riders to stay hydrated.
~ Lunch and snacks. Please do not send your child with peanuts or food containing nuts in consideration of others who may have severe allergies. We do have refrigeration in the barn to keep food cool.
~ Sun screen to protect skin.
~ Personal items your child may need during the day.
~ Cell phones for family contact are ok but we discourage all other electronics; we'll be busy having fun with horses!