Equestrian Camp

Yes our camps are running! We have been able to consistently offer camp non stop for 28 years.

Please view our Health & Safety Protocols Summer Camp for updated covid procedures.

Looking for something fun and exciting for your children (6-13) to do over summer? Conestogo River Horseback Adventures offers camp that runs daily, from 9am-4pm *Early and late care available for an additional $8 fee*.

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. Campers are put into riding groups depending on friends then riding level then age. BEGINNERS are WELCOME! 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, nature hikes alike. Camp is focused mainly around the arena. This is sheltered from the elements but is still an outdoor setting.

Hours:

9:00am-4:00pm
Early and late care available for an additional fee of $8 per time.

Pricing & The finer Details:
5 days of camp= $375.00 HST  included                                                     short week is $325 (Aug  2-5)

Payment can made via e-transfers to info@horsebackadventures.ca
Registration forms will not be processed until a deposit is made.
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2022 CAMP DATES:

Week 1: July 4th-8th (FULL)

Week 2: July 11th – 15th (FULL)

Week 3: July 18th – 22nd (FULL)

Week 4: July 25th – 29th (FULL)

Week 5: August 2-5 – Short Week (FULL)

Week 6: Aug 8th – 12th (FULL)

Week 7: Aug 15th – 19th (FULL)

Week 8: Aug 22nd – 26th (FULL)

Week 9: Aug 29th – Sept 2nd (FULL)

Updated: February 23rd, 2022

Note: As of April 27th, 2022, our waiting list has already reached 25+ spaces. Equestrian Camp in 2021 had zero cancellations.

REGISTRATION:

Registration forms will not be processed until deposit has been paid. A $125.00 deposit with registration form is required. This deposit is non refundable.

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Camp Check List

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Please note that in 2021 our camps were approximately 90% full by the first week of June, and we have limited spaces available so please register soon to assure your spot in camp.

Helmet Policy
Our new policy for helmets means no more sharing! We will still have helmets available for rent during the week at camp that will be assigned to the camper for the duration of the week to ensure we are doing our part to help stop the spread of covid-19, however, there will be a $15 non-refundable rental fee required for each helmet for the week. Each child will have their name on their helmet and they will be responsible for that helmet. 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 $150.00 taxes included. Or we can suggest some local tack shops. Bike helmets do not qualify. ASTM certified helmets are required. These helmets go down the back of the head, like a skateboard or skiing helmet.

Registration Details
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. LATE fees could be applied. 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. If you require additional receipt for your camp payment please send a request email to info@horsebackadventures.ca that includes your child’s name and the week that you are attending. If you are receiving alternate resources funding, we can create an invoice that reflects the 2 parties involve. Ie invoice to you and billed to the funding agency. We must have their full contact information including phone number and email.

Horses & Riding
We want your child to have a fun camp experience that you can feel comfortable about as well. With a fun-filled daily itinerary and a dedication to safety, our camp counselors are experienced in teaching children the joy of learning in a safe environment that emphasizes cooperation and respect of each other and the animals alike. Our riding instructors are accomplished riders and equestrians themselves and are excited to share their knowledge!
Daily riding is a favorite part of each camper’s experience. Children receive individual attention aimed at their personal ability level, and 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 we also have non staff assistance. In addition to riding once a day, campers groom and saddle the horses to allow for more bonding time with their equine friend. Horse theory is taught daily. Topics such as what horses eat, how to tell if a horse is sick, how to look after your own horse, and movements of the 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 alike with thoughtfulness and respect.
Other activities
Crafts are a much loved part of every day. They change daily and range from friendship bracelets to share with new camp friends, frames for a picture of their favorite horse, stamps, fun foam, leather crafting key chains etc., the sky is the limit! Supplies are included in the camp fee. If we are doing tie die, we may ask for items contributed.

Games feature both on and off horse games to keep children interested and entertained. Children participate in games such as Red Light, Green Light, poles 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 for a fee if they don’t have their own. Families must supply their own footwear with a 1/2 to 1 inch heel like a hiking boot or rubber boot or your local equestrian tack shop will have riding boots and helmets, and long pants. NO sandals please around the horses! Only closed-toe footwear permitted to protect little toes! Children are never left unsupervised with horses and precautions are taken to make sure everyone has fun without getting hurt! It is required to pack both riding clothes & summer type cool clothes. The kids do get dirty so nothing too precious! Oh & pack more water and snacks then you think could possibly be need!
For more information please contact the office:
Email: info@horsebackadventures.ca.
Phone: 1-519-888-6503

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