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Looking for something fun and exciting for your children to do over summer? Look no further! Conestogo River Horseback Adventures offers a camp that runs daily, from 9am-4pm, every week of the summer break. Come the whole week.
Every day camp includes a horseback riding lesson and a lesson in horse theory covering everything from proper horsemanship to horse care and feeding. Every day we do a horse related craft and spend some time playing games.
Camp Dates and Pricing
The following is list of the camp days and spots remaining:
2018 camp dates:
Week 1: July 3rd – 6th short week (ages 7 – 14) (9 spots)
Week 2: July 9th – 13th (ages 6 – 10) (2 spots)
Week 3: July 16th – 20th (ages 10 -16) (11 spots)
Week 4: July 23rd – 27th (ages 6 – 10) (9 spots)
Week 5: July 30th – Aug 3rd (ages 7 – 14) (8 spots)
Week 6: Aug 7th – Aug 10th short week (ages 7 – 14) (8 spots)
Week 7: Aug 13th – 17th (ages 10 – 16) (17 spots)
Week 8: Aug 20th – 24th (ages 6 -10) (FULL)
Week 9: Aug 27th – 31st (ages 7 – 14) (FULL)
Last updated: March 10th 2018
The cost of camp is $325+HST.
The short weeks are due to the civic holiday. The cost for our four day camp is $260
We require a $25 deposit per day of camp with registration form. This deposit is non +HST
We have limited spaces available so please register soon to assure your spot in camp. ￼
We are setting up a helmet program. No more sharing! We will still have free helmets available for use during the week at camp, however, there will be a $30 cash deposit required for each helmet. Each child will have their name on their helmet and they will be responsible for that helmet for the whole week. If the helmet is returned at the end of the week in the same condition, their deposit will be returned in full. This fee can also be deferred to pay off their tuck shop tab.
Camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for an additional charge. Please fill in the registration form and send it to us with a $125 deposit per week registered. The remaining balance is due the week prior to the beginning of camp. A post-dated cheque can be submitted. As soon as we enter your form into the computer, you will receive an email with a copy of the invoice in a PDF file. This can be used as a tax receipt. If you require additional receipt for your camp payment please send a request email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your child’s name.
Horses & Riding
You want your child to have a fun and exciting camp experience that you can feel comfortable about as well. Conestogo River Horseback Adventures pleases both parents and kids with a fun-filled daily itinerary and a dedication to safety. Days are organized to give children a well-rounded equine education that includes hands-on horse care, stable activities as well as English and Western riding. Our counselors are experienced in teaching children the joy of learning in a safe environment that emphasizes cooperation and respect. Our head riding instructors are accomplished riders and teachers, and have years of experience in the equine field. Daily riding is a favourite part of each camper’s experience. Children receive individual attention aimed at their personal ability level, and also participate in group rides where they learn by watching and helping others. During horseback riding, staff to camper ratio is 1:5, to allow for individual attention and instruction. As well as one hour of riding each day, campers groom and saddle their own horse each day, to allow for more bonding time with their equine friend. Horse theory is also taught daily, with topics such as what horses eat, how to tell if a horse is sick, and how to look after your own horse. The staff at Conestogo River Horseback Adventures will show your child the unique and beautiful relationship between horse and rider. We strive to give children the confidence and self-esteem that comes from riding and handling horses and ponies with thoughtfulness and respect.
To complement our schedule of horsemanship and riding lessons, children will be given the opportunity to express themselves creatively through arts & crafts time, and will enjoy games, scavenger hunts and nature hikes as a chance to just relax.
Crafts are a much loved part of every day, and range from friendship bracelets to share with new camp friends, photo frames with a picture of your favourite horse, stamps, fun foam, leather crafts, the sky is the limit! Supplies are included in the camp fee.
Game days feature both on and off horse games to keep children interested and entertained. Children participate in games such as Red Light, Green Light and obstacle courses that get more challenging as the week goes on. ￼
Safety! Any person under the age of 18 is not permitted on a horse without proper certified headgear! Helmets are provided by Conestogo River Horseback Adventures, but children must supply their own footwear with a 1/2 to 1 inch heel like a hiking boot or rubber boot, and proper riding pants or jeans for riding. No sandals please! Only closed-toe footwear permitted to protect little feet! Children are never left unsupervised with horses and precautions are taken to make sure everyone has fun without getting hurt!
Registration forms will not be processed until a deposit is made.