Equestrian Day Camps

2014 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 and the Pony Pals camp is only a half 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 2014 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.  Download the 2014 Parent’s Letter and Horsemanship Questionnaire


JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP / DAY CAMP

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

June 23-27 (AM session)
June 30 – July 3 (AM session) – no camp on
Friday, July 4.  Cost $308
Full. Accepting wait-list applicants.
June 30 – July 3 (PM session) – no camp on
Friday, July 4.  Cost $308
July 7-11 (AM session)
July 21-25 (AM session)
July 21-25 (PM session)
July 28 – August 1 (AM session)
August 4 – 8 (AM session)
August 11 – 15 (AM session)
August 11 – 15 (PM session)

Cost $385 for the week, half day at the barn, half day participating in traditional camp programs

 

 

TWO DAY JUNIOR HORSEMANSHIP CAMP

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

Two sessions offered:

June 16 & 17 (Monday & Tuesday)
August 25 & 26 (Monday & Tuesday)

Cost $140, 9am to 4pm     

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

 


Pony Pals*

Ages 5 – 7 (by the first day of camp)
Half day Junior Horsemanship Camp offered on Thursday, June 12 & Friday, June 13.
AM Session is 1/2 day only from 9am to noon
PM Session is 1/2 day only from 1pm to 4pm

Two sessions offered:

June 12 & 13 – AM Session – 9am to noon
June 12 & 13 – PM Session – 1pm to 4pm

Cost $100 per session.

*Pony Pals mini-camp does not include swimming and is our ONLY camp that is offered half days only.

 


HORSEMANSHIP

Ages 9-14

July 14-18

Cost $475

 

June Horsemanship mini-camps*
June 18 – 20 (3 days only) Cost $295
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

August Horsemanship mini-camp*
August 27-29 (3 days only) Cost $295
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

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 23-27  Full.  Accepting wait-list applicants.
July 7-11  Full.  Accepting wait-list applicants.
July 28 – August 1
 Full. Accepting wait-list applicants.
August 4 – 8

Cost $375
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

Ages 9-14
August 18 – 22
Cost:  $575

Limited to 8 per session FULL

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 – Jessie Bosse.  Jessie may be contacted by calling the barn at 883-8977, ext. 110 or emailing barn@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