Provides ANY child the chance to have fun with horses and make new friends!
All Abilities Summer Day Camp is a short-term integrated experience designed to provide campers with special needs and campers with typical needs the chance to bond with one another over their common love for horses. There are several different themed and ability options to meet the capabilities and interests of the different campers. In addition to learning basic horsemanship and riding skills, campers are encouraged to explore problem solving, communication, leadership skills and how to better relate to others (including those with different abilities) while developing positive perception of self and others. Horse Camp is an excellent opportunity to gain self-confidence, learn basic riding skills, as well as experience hands on horsemanship, and horse care in a safe, fun and friendly camp atmosphere! Camp is designed for kids of all abilities and ages 5 and up with beginning to intermediate riding skills.
Campers with disabilities must be able to feed themselves and use the restroom without assistance or else be accompanied by caregiver. They also must not possess any medical diagnosis that would make it unsafe for them to participate in equine activities and must be cleared to participate by a licensed physician.
Things to Bring:
- Sack lunch (stored in fridge)
- Sports bottle for water
- Swimsuit and Towel (for water games)
NHR will provide snacks and water. If you would like to provide a snack to share please inform the staff. Dietary concerns should be identified with your application and discussed with staff prior to camp.
New Horizon Ranch is excited to provide a fun and educational day camp experience to help campers develop a broader knowledge of horses in a safe, fun and challenging environment. Campers will be encouraged to explore problem solving, communication and leadership skills while developing positive self-image. NHR offers the benefits of a small class size, PATH certified professional instructors, EAGALA trained facilitators and safe, well-trained horses.
Camp Activities include:
- Grooming, saddling and riding
- Daily care of horses
- Experiential learning ground activities designed to foster
- self-confidence, communication and responsibility
- Horsemanship activities
- Fun creative art activity
- Learning horse anatomy
- Identifying horse breeds
- Horse nutrition
- Horse first aid
- Bathe horses
Campers are encouraged to attend each day of camp to ensure maximum benefit.