Equestrian Day Camps

HORSEMANSHIP PROGRAMS

Learn more about horses and riding from our experienced and enthusiastic equestrian staff and our talented lesson horses and ponies.  Our riding facility includes an outdoor riding ring, a 12-stall stable and several pastures and trails throughout our property. Campers must wear long pants and boots with a small heel when riding. All campers must have a signed equine release form on file for the current year in order to participate in horsemanship activities. An ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet must be worn by all campers participating in horsemanship and riding activities. If a camper does not have their own equestrian helmet, the Camp Ketcha barn has helmets which campers may borrow while they are at the barn. All personal riding helmets will be checked by the equestrian staff to ensure that they are fitted correctly. Please contact the barn for additional information regarding helmets.

Our horsemanship programs are designed for all skill levels including beginners (with the exception of our Jumping and Dressage camp). The Junior Horsemanship and Combination camps are 1/2 day at the barn and 1/2 day of traditional camp activities, Horsemanship and Advanced camps are full day at the barn. Campers will participate in hands-on activities as they learn about routine horse care, stable management skills, safety practices, general horse knowledgeable and grooming and tacking-up. During the week, campers will have the opportunity to participate in private or semi-private riding lessons with Camp Ketcha Riding Instructors and a mounted riding activity or staff led trail ride.

All campers must submit a signed 2015 Equine Release Form prior to attending camp.

**Please note that Horsemanship campers may not have the opportunity to participate in special events due to the horsemanship program schedule.  Horsemanship day camps do not include swim lessons.

Campers must wear long pants and boots with a heel in all horsemanship programs. Camp Ketcha provides helmets. Note that Horsemanship campers may not have the opportunity to participate in special events due to the horsemanship program schedule.  2015 Horse Parent Letter and Horsemanship Questionnaire

All Camps run 9am-4pm


JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP / DAY CAMP

Ages 6-8 (by the first day of camp)

June 22-26/June 29-July 3/ July 6-10/ July 20-24/ July 27-31/ August 3-7/ August 10-14

Cost $390 for the week
half day at the barn, half day participating in traditional camp programs

Designed for campers who are interested in an introduction to horsemanship but also enjoy other day camp programs.  The other half day includes swimming and traditional day camp activities.

 


 

TWO DAY JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP CAMP

Ages 6-8 (by the first day of camp)

Two sessions offered:

June 15 & 16 (Monday & Tuesday)
August 27 & 28 (Thursday & Friday)

Cost $145     

This half-day traditional camp/ half-day horse camp is designed for younger children with little or no riding experience as well as children who have riding experience. Campers will participate in hands-on activities as they learn about routine horse care and stable management skills, safety practices and general horse knowledge, grooming and tacking-up.

In addition to English riding lessons, campers will also participate in a trail ride or class focusing on mounted riding games.  The other half day includes swimming and traditional camp activities. This popular program fills up quickly!!

Limited to 12 per a.m./p.m. session
For all skill levels, including beginners

 


HORSEMANSHIP

Ages 9-14

July 14-17/ Cost $475
June 17-19/ Cost $300- MINI CAMP
August 24-26/ Cost $300- MINI CAMP

This overall program exposes campers to horses and English style horseback riding. Campers will participate in hands-on activities as they learn about routine horse care and stable management skills, safety practices and general horse knowledge, grooming and tacking-up. In addition to English riding lessons, campers will also participate in a trail ride or class focusing on mounted riding games.

Limited to 12 per session
For all skill levels, including beginners
*Horsemanship mini-camp does not include swimming


 

COMBINATION HORSEMANSHIP / DAY CAMP

Ages 9-14

June 22-26/June 29-July 3/ July 6-10/ July 20-24/ July 27-31/ August 3-7/ August 10-14

Cost $380
Half day at the barn, half day in traditional camp

This half-day day traditional camp / half-day horsemanship camp is modeled on our popular Junior Horsemanship program. Designed for campers who are interested in an introduction to horsemanship but also enjoy other day camp programs.  The other half day includes swimming and traditional day camp activities.

Limited to 12 per session
For all skill levels, including beginners


ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP CAMP
FULL- WAITLIST AVAILABLE

Ages 9-14
August 17-21
Cost:  $580

Limited to 8 per session

This program allows our more experienced riders to take their riding to the next level.  Riding skills will focus on equitation, dressage and jumping.  Un-mounted lessons will consist of grooming, preparing for a horse show, basic horse knowledge, clipping and braiding, horse health issues, conformation and lameness, different types of tack and equipment and how to care for them.  This camp is designed for  riders who are able to catch, groom and tack-up a horse independently and are currently riding at a level in which they are able to confidently canter off the lunge line.  Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in an overnight at the barn on Thursday, August 21st.   Includes swimming each day (weather dependent).

Advanced Horsemanship participants must get permission from the Horsemanship Program’s Director – Rosemary Baker. Rosemary may be contacted by calling the barn at 883-8977, ext. 110 or emailing rbaker@campketcha.org

Please contact the barn if you are interested in bringing your own horse.

 


 

 

Note: An annual registration fee is required for all summer programs