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Summer Horse Camp

**Covid-19 Update**

Due to Covid-19 our summer camp will abide by all state requirements. The following are new guideline set in place. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival with an infrared thermometer. In addition to a snack, campers should bring masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. The farm is disinfected regularly and riding equipment will be sanitized after each use. Sharing of food, drinks and personal items will be prohibited. Campers will practice social distancing in groups of four. Our first time campers are advised to tour the farm before their scheduled camp week to ask questions and sign up. We know these guidelines are strict but the health of our campers, staff and their families is of our utmost concern. We hope this puts parents at ease. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance.


Our Summer Horse Camp has been in operation for over 35 years. Nominated for favorite summer horse camp in years passed, parents and campers continue to enjoy the safe, fun and nurturing environment we provide.

Whether your child has never experienced the world of horses, is "Horse Crazy" or currently taking riding lessons, our camp offers something for all ages and ability levels. Beginner campers will learn the basics while more advanced riders will be challenged and discover something new. We want your child to have a memorable camp experience full of horses, riding and hands on learning.

Whitney Trotting

Camp Activites

• Daily riding lesson

• Basic horsemanship

• Barn safety

• Horse care & first aid

• Feeding & nutrition

• Horse anatomy

• Grooming & tacking up

• Equipment

• Games

• Arts & Crafts

• Demonstrations

• Contests


2021 Summer Camp Sessions:

Session 1: June 21 – June 25

Session 2: June 28 – July 2

Session 3: July 5 – July 9

Session 4: July 12 – July 16

Session 5: July 19 – July 23

Session 6: July 26 – July 30

Session 7: August 2 – August 6

Session 8: August 9 – August 13

Session 9: August 16 – August 20

Session 10: August 23 – August 27

Session 11: August 30 – September 3


Age Groups:

Little Britches ........................ 3-6 years

Short Stirrups ...................... 7-10 years

Equestrians ........................... 11+ years


Fees:

Camper per week .................... $295.00

Riding Lesson:

Each day campers will have a riding lesson on a horse of their choice. Our closely supervised instruction will provide students with a solid riding foundation and the necessary skills to communicate properly with their horse. Beginner level riders will have a 1 to 1 ratio with a leader while intermediate and advanced level riders will have a 1 to 3 ratio. Our facility has 3 riding arenas, one of which is indoors for inclement weather.

Demonstrations:

Scheduled through out the week campers look forward to enjoying and learning from a number of demonstrations. During the farrier demonstration, campers will experience/witness a horse having his feet cared for and prepares for a new set of shoes. Campers will also enjoy watching professional riders.

Contests:

In an effort to make learning fun and exciting for our campers, we have designed a number of contests for campers to participate in and win prizes throughout the week. Some of our camp favorites are the horseless horse show, the grooming contest, the question and answer and the scavenger hunt.

Arts & Crafts:

Each day, campers will delight in a number of horse related artistic creations. Campers will also enjoy putting together and decorating a keepsake journal capturing their horse knowledge and special memories of their friends, horses and experiences.

Professional Photographs:

Each week a professional photographer will visit the farm to take pictures. Campers will embellish picture frames during our arts & crafts section.

Orientation

Orientation for new campers and parents will be held the Monday starting each camp week at 8:00am. If you want to tour the farm before orientation, please call to schedule a tour.

Requirements:

Campers should wear long pants, closed toed shoes with a heel and bring a snack & a drink. Brushy Hill Farm will provide the helmets.

Camp Hours:

Camp is held from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Extended camp hours are available upon request. Please contact Ev for pricing.

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For more information on our summer programs or to schedule a tour of our facility, please contact Ev at 203-470-4353 or email us at brushyhillfarm@gmail.com.