We offer week long summer horse camps for children ages 4-16 for the Truckee Reno Tahoe area. Camp is a great way for children and teens to learn about horses and to learn how to ride or advance their riding skills. We offer quality instruction, well behaved horses, and a fun environment. The summer program is structured so that your child can progress through the summer if you would like to enroll them in more than one camp. All camps are online registration by clicking on one of the buttons below. If you have any questions please call us at (530) 582-6780 or email email@example.com
Many of our camps are filling up, so we encourage signing up as soon as possible.
Our horse camps emphasize safety and solid horsemanship fundamentals. Each student will work with their own horse for the week whenever possible. We match riders based on size and ability, and your child could riding mini horses, ponies or full size horses. Horse camp is for students ages 6 to 14 and the camp will be divided by ability level. Camp is offered Monday through Friday from 9am -12pm and 1pm-5-pm, with campers spending 1.5 hours per day in the saddle. The price for one 5 day session is $550 per camper. Motivated students are welcome to sign up for both the morning and afternoon session.
Pony & critter camps
For the younger ones, we offer camps that focus on kids getting exposure to horses and other farm animals. While campers will have the opportunity to take pony rides, this camp is much more focused on hands on learning and adventure for ages 4 to 10. Camp is offered in a morning session from 9am-12pm and the afternoon session from 1pm- 4pm. The price is $450 per camper per session.
cross country camps
Intermediate to advanced camp for kids looking to improve their hunter jumper and cross country skills. This is an all day camp with a minimum of 3 hours of riding instruction per day out on the trails, or in one of our arenas. In addition to riding, kids spend time learning about equine care and doing farm chores such as grooming, cleaning stalls or other work.
Jr. Counselor program
For those kids who are advanced riders and want to take more responsibility, our Jr. Counselor Program is for them. Starting at 9am, the Jr. Counselors help our counselors with the other kids enrolled in camp by instructing, supervising, and helping with chores around the property. Jr. Counselors ride about 3 hours per day in an advanced setting either in a group of other kids or their own private group depending on the day.
AFTERNOON CRITTER CAMP
For children who want to learn more about life on a farm. Children will learn how to safely handle and care for a wide variety of animals. They will have arts and crafts and a snack. Ages are 4-14. Hours are 1pm-4pm. Pony campers can come to critter camp in the morning and pack a lunch for a full day of fun! To hold this camp, we must have a minimum of 4 campers, we reserve the right to cancel camp based on low enrollment.
Summer Camp Information
2017 Camp Dates
- Week 1 - June 12th to 16th
- Week 2 - June 19th to 23rd
- Week 3 - June 26th to 30th
- Week 4 - July 3rd to 7th
- Week 5 - July 10th to 14th
- Week 6 - July 17th to 21st
- Week 7 - July 24th to 28th
- Week 8 - July 31st to August 4th
- Week 9 - August 7th to 11th
- Week 10 - August 14th to 18th
- Week 11 - August 21st to 25th
What we provide & what you need to bring
We provide the horses (nice perk right?), tack, a light snack, water, sunscreen, band-aids and energetic counselors.
You need to provide a well adjusted child who has closed toed shoes (riding boots highly recommended), long pants (breaches, jeans, or leggings), snack (for the picky eaters) and a water bottle.
All day campers should pack a lunch.
booking & cancellation
We encourage you to make your summer camp reservations online through our online booking portal. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold your spot for camp at the time of booking. The balance for camp will be charged one week prior to the first day of camp.
Once booked, the deposit is non-refundable. All cancellations made at least one week before the start of camp will not be charged the balance. For any cancellations made within a week of the camp start date, or after the camp has started, will be charged the full amount and no refund will be provided.
Inherent risk of equine ACTIVITIES & release of liability
By enrolling your child in our summer camps, you understand that there are certain risks related to equine activities that cannot always be avoided. While safety is a priority in all of our programs, accidents do happen.
Subject to availability:
Some weeks, we have last minute cancelations or only one spot available. In these instances, we can offer flexible pricing on camp for last minute sign ups. These spots are first come, first serve and only open the Saturday before camp starts. We cannot make any guarantees. Please call (530) 582-6780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the Saturday before the camp date you would like.