**Our Equestrian Camp is now full. In order to be added to the waitlist please submit a registration and waiver form to email@example.com. Alternatively, if your child is 11 yrs old or older, please check out our LiT program for the month of August!**
Yes our camps are running! Please view our Health & Safety Protocols Summer Camp 2020 for updated procedures.
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 *Early and late care available for an additional fee* every week of the summer break.
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. To complement our schedule of horsemanship and riding lessons, children will be given the opportunity to express themselves creatively through arts & crafts, games, scavenger hunts and nature hikes.
Camp Dates and Pricing
The following is list of the camp days and spots remaining:
2020 camp dates:
Week 1: June 29th – July 3rd Short week. No camp on Canada Day (ages 7 – 14) (*full*)
Week 2: July 6th – 10th (ages 6 – 10) (*Full*)
Week 3: July 13th – 17th (ages 10 -16) (*Full*)
Week 4: July 20th – 24th (ages 6 – 10) (*Full*)
Week 5: July 27th – July 31st (ages 7 – 14) (*full*)
Week 6: Aug 4th – Aug 7th short week (ages 7 – 14) (*full*)
Week 7: Aug 10th – 14th (ages 7 – 14) (*full*)
Week 8: Aug 17th – 21st (ages 7-14) (*full*)
Week 9: Aug 24th – 28th (ages 6 -10) (*full*)
Week 10: Aug 31st – Sept 4th (ages 7 – 14) (*Full*)
Last updated: June 24, 2020
The cost of camp is $325+HST.
The short weeks are due to Canada day and 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 refundable.
Payment can be made by etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. please provide a note in your transfer indicating your child’s name and program/dates.
Registration forms will not be processed until we have received the deposit
We have limited spaces available so please register soon to assure your spot in camp. ￼
Our new policy for helmets means no more sharing! We will still have helmets available for use during the week at camp, however, there will be a $30 fee 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.
For families interested attending multiple weeks of camp or looking to make a long term investment, we do have new certified helmets available for sale on site for $150 taxes included.
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. 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 email@example.com 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. Our counselors are experienced in teaching children the joy of learning in a safe environment that emphasizes cooperation and respect. Our riding instructors are accomplished riders and teachers, with 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. In addition to one hour of riding each day, campers groom and saddle their own horse to allow for more bonding time with their equine friend. Horse theory is 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.
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.