Equestrian Camp

Health & Safety Protocols Summer Camp 2020

Looking for something fun and exciting for your children (7-12) to do over summer?

Equestrian Camp days are organized to give children a well-rounded equine education that includes hands-on horse care, stable activities, as well as an English or Western riding lesson. Campers are put into riding groups depending on level. 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. Camps get sun tents to allow time out of direct sunlight in addition to our other buildings.

Hours:
9:00am-4:00pm
Early and late care available for an additional fee. Please book ahead with the office.  

Pricing & The finer Details:
5 days of camp= $375.00 HST included
Payment can made via e-transfers to info@horsebackadventures.ca
Registration forms will not be processed until a deposit is made.
registration form

For more information please call the office: 1-519-888-6503
To reserve a spot please email the office: info@horsebackadventures.ca

2022 CAMP DATES:

Week 1: July 4th-8th  (12 spaces)

Week 2: July 11th – 15th (5 spaces)

Week 3: July 18th – 22nd  (12 spaces)

Week 4: July 25th – 29th  (15 spaces)

Week 5: August 2-5 – Short Week  (20 spaces)

Week 6: Aug 8th – 12th  (19 spaces)

Week 7: Aug 15th – 19th (12 spaces)

Week 8: Aug 22nd – 26th  (16 spaces)

Week 9: Aug 29th – Sept 2nd  (18 spaces)

Updated: January 26th, 2022

 REGISTRATION: 

Registration forms will not be processed until deposit has been paid. A $25.00 deposit per each day of camp with registration form is required. This deposit is non refundable.

registration form

Camp Check List

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Please note that in 2021 our camps were fully booked 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 use 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.

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. 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 info@horsebackadventures.ca that includes your child’s name.

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 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 alike with thoughtfulness and respect.

Other Activities
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 their favorite horse and themselves together, stamps, fun foam, leather crafting key chains etc., 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, 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. Campers need to must bring their own footwear with a 1/2 to 1 inch heel like a hiking boot or rubber boot or your go to your local equestrian tack shop will have riding boots and helmets. Non see threw pants for riding (Shorts can be worn when not riding. NO sandals please! 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 camp experience! It is required to pack both riding clothes & summer type civvy clothes. The kids do get dirty! Pack more water then you think could possibly be needed!

For more information please call the office: 1-519-888-6503
To reserve a spot please email the office: info@horsebackadventures.ca

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