2020 Summer Riding Camps

Horse camps at The BARN combine qualified, experienced staff, competent, versatile horses, and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where young riders can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends in a safe environment.
Camps are available for a variety of riding levels and include students ages 5-13.

PLEASE NOTE: These camps fill up quickly! Your registration and payment in full for the Introduction to Horses Camps will hold your spot. For all other camps, your registration and $100 deposit will hold your spot. We will refund in full up to 48 hours before the first day of camp. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the first day of camp will be refunded less a $50 late cancellation fee.

CAMP DATES

2020 Summer Horse Camp Dates:
Please note that previous experience is not required for participation in our camps. Riders will be grouped by experience and comfort level, and lessons will be tailored to each group's specific needs. 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 info@imatthebarn.com if you are interested in sponsoring a rider or receiving financial assistance.

Introduction to Horses Day Camps (ages 5-13)
Limited to eight participants.
Morning session: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 per session.
Riders will practice grooming, leading, barn chores, & riding.

MAY Intro. Camp: Saturday, May 9th
Morning session: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

JUNE Intro. Camp: Saturday, June 20th
Morning session: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

JULY Intro. Camp: Saturday, July 18th
Morning session: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon session: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Weekend Immersion 2-Day Camps (ages 7-13)
Limited to ten participants.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $300 per weekend.
Riders will groom, tack up, ride and care for different horses and practice skill progression.

MAY: Saturday & Sunday, May 16 - 17th
FULL - WAITLIST ONLY - JUNE: Saturday & Sunday, June 13 -14th THIS CAMP IS FULL!
AUGUST: Saturday & Sunday, August 15- 16th
SEPTEMBER: Saturday & Sunday, September 19 - 20th

3-Day Camps (ages 7-13)
Limited to twelve participants.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $450 per session.
These camps fill up quickly! 3-Day camps allow for riders to build knowledge and skills, create lasting memories, and practice a lot of riding. We often coordinate a riding demonstration for parents, siblings, and family members on the last day. An excellent way to develop a long-lasting skill set, and create confident, capable riders.

FULL - WAITLIST ONLY - JUNE 3-Day Camp: Tuesday - Thursday, June 16 - 18th FULL!
JULY 3-Day Camp: Friday - Sunday, July 10 -12th
AUGUST 3-Day Camp: Tuesday - Thursday, August 11-13th

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.

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!

Registration…

Introduction to Horses Camps are suitable for ages 5-13. Weekend Immersion and 3-Day Camps are suitable for ages 7–13. Completed registration and payment is required to hold your spot!  Please contact us if you have questions.

Want to help with Horse Camps?

We have some work for riding lessons and volunteer/community service opportunities available for horse savvy teens and adults interested in helping with our camps.  Please contact us if you are interested in any of these opportunities at The Barn.

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Additional Questions…

For additional information and/or to register please contact us via email info@imatthebarn.com
or by phone 206-992-3377.

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