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!
Note we offer 3 different Summer camps:
Young Rider Camp – ages 5-12, best for a child with little or no experience!
Equestrian Camp – 8-14, best for a child who is interested in continuing their riding experience! Beginners encouraged!
Field Trip Camp – 8-14, best for a child with some prior riding experience!
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 Summer Young Rider Camp
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June 12th – June 16th (FULL)
June 19th – June 23rd (FULL)
July 10th – July 14th (1 spot left!)
July 24th – July 28th (6 spots left!)
August 7th – August 11th
August 14th – August 18th
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)
2023 Equestrian Camp Dates
June 26th – June 30th (1 spot left!)
July 31st – August 4th
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 Camp
July 17th – July 21st
This camp is best for campers with some familiarity and background with horses looking to learn more about the equine industry. Campers will receive a lesson each day and learn care of the horses. Each day campers 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.
2023 Saturday Young Rider Camps
June 3rd (FULL)
Fall/Winter 2023 dates will be posted no later than August 1st!
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
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
You can select at the top of this page “online registration” or “paper registration“.
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.