Our camps are perfect for an eager horse-crazy kid who wants to learn about all things horse! Our camp program is designed to be a “full picture” of what it’s like to care for horses- grooming, feeding, tack cleaning, mucking stalls, equine first aid, and of course riding!
Registering is easy! You have two options:
2023 Dates and Cost
Please see sections below for descriptions to determine an appropriate camp for your child.
2023/2024 Saturday Young Rider Camps
“Bad weather” dates are only in effect for very severe weather- blizzard, polar vortex, etc. Our camp activities are all in the barn and we have no issue holding a great camp even in less than ideal weather!
January 20th (bad weather date January 27th)
February 17th (bad weather date February 24th)
Saturday camps are from 2:30-4:30pm and $60.
Saturday Young Rider Camps are held on select Saturday afternoons during the school year, as listed above. Riders ages 5 – 12 may register for as many of these dates as they want. Young Rider Camp is best for children who have seldom ridden and are looking for an introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment. The riding portion of the camp is on a leadline with an instructor giving one on one direction throughout the ride. The camp is focused on learning about horses and their care, and is very introductory in the riding portion.
Campers are organized into groups of up to 5 and rotate through four stations:
- Horse chores
- Craft activity teaching horse care
2023 Summer Young Rider Camp
Thanks for a great summer!! We will post 2024 camp dates in January.
Young Rider Camp is from 9:00-11:00am and is $199. There is an optional 3rd hour to extend the camp till noon (additional $99).
These camps are best for children who have seldom ridden and are looking for an introduction to riding basics, horse care, and responsibility taught in a safe and fun environment. Riders ages 5 – 12 will come to the stables for 5 days (Monday through Friday) to learn what it’s like to own and ride your own horse. There is an optional third hour (Lunch with Horses) where campers participate in bonus activities such as obstacle courses, bareback riding, and a costume parade!
Each rider learns basic horse care skills, such as grooming, hoof cleaning, tack care, barn chores, and how to maintain the well being of horses. Each child will ride every day and they will receive individual attention while riding. The instructor stays with the rider and horse, on a leadline, and helps them maintain proper position while guiding the horse. The emphasis of this camp is on safety and respect for the horse and his care, and offers a full picture of life around horses, and is very introductory in the riding portion.
Campers are organized into groups of 5-6 and rotate through four 30 minute stations:
- Horse chores
- Craft activity teaching horse care
Register for a week long camp today!
Equestrian Camp (ages 9-14)
2024 Equestrian Camp Dates posted in January!
Additional hour to extend till 1pm available
Equestrian camp is best for a beginner rider who is interested in taking riding lessons and more independence than the Young Rider Camp. Campers will receive a lesson each day and learn care of the horses. Campers are grouped by ability and riders will develop their skills, whether they’ve never been on a horse, or have taken lessons. In camp we will teach valuable horsemanship skills such as bathing, braiding, horse anatomy and equine first aid.
This camp is designed for a rider who is interested in developing their riding and horsemanship skills, and pursuing weekly riding lessons. Please call or email Mackenzie if you have questions about your child’s riding level.
Optional Lunch with Horses hour Noon – 1pm additional $99
2023 Field Trip/Eventing Camp
This camp is best for campers with some familiarity and background with horses looking to learn more about Eventing & the equine industry. Campers will ride each day with a focus on Eventing and learn care of the horses. Some days we will travel to a destination or be visited by a professional to learn about different aspects of the equine industry. Offsite visits may include: a breeding farm, riding demonstrations, an equine therapy program, veterinarian demonstration, an Eventing barn, Dentistry, etc.
This camp is designed for a rider eager to learn about the equine industry from professionals outside of the standard lesson program. Please call or email Mackenzie for questions about this camp.
Camp participants will please wear the following:
- Long pants
- Sturdy boots (or sneakers)
- Riding helmet
Riders may borrow a helmet from Twin Oaks if they don’t have one! Bike helmets are not permitted.
More Registration Details
For online registration, follow the prompts which will lead you to pay via Paypal. You may sign up multiple children for multiple days/weeks on this form. You will receive an auto-generated confirmation email upon completion. We will email you a few days before your camp with any other information you need! No refunds or credits.
For paper registration, download, print, and fill out the form. Check which camp session(s) you would like to attend, fill in the student information, sign and date the release, and attach a check payable to Mackenzie Parks or Twin Oaks for the amount shown above for your camp(s). You are not officially registered and your spot is not reserved until your form and check are received by Twin Oaks. You will be sent an email when your check as been received. No refunds or credits.