Fun adventures and enriching experiences await your child at Hoofers! Our youth day camps build confidence and self –esteem through a positive and fun learning environment! Kids will have the opportunity to engage in several horse related activities each day. These activities include daily horseback riding taught by experienced instructors, as well as horse care lessons, in which they have the chance to learn from expert professionals in fields such as veterinary medicine and our barn director. They will also get to spend extra time with our friendly horses doing activities like grooming contests and natural horsemanship demonstrations. Camp wraps up on Friday with a mini horse show for parents to see what their children have learned!
In addition your child will be able to enjoy the warm weather outside (weather permitting) while partaking in sports, arts and crafts, and nature related activities! One day a week we will also play water games (weather permitting.) Our goal is for campers to have fun while developing a life-long appreciation for our equine partners.
Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm with after camp care available until 5pm. Summer camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Experienced riders should consider our Advanced Summer Camp and applying to be a Counselor in Training (CIT).
Advanced Summer Camp
Our Advanced Camp runs during two different weeks of the summer and is open to riders comfortable riding canter patterns and cantering in a group. Advanced camp is very horse intensive. Students ride twice per day and non-riding time is filled with guest lectures, discussions on riding and opportunities to practice horse care like braiding and wrapping. Throughout the week, Advanced Camp students will practice jumping, dressage, bareback riding, and riding outside the arena.
Students are encouraged to register for the Hoofer Horse Show at the end of each session. (Horse show fees are not included, but instructor fees for the weekend will be waived.)
Boarding is available on a first come first served basis for riders who want to bring their horse to camp.