THE Horse Camp has all its Covid-19 safety plans in order and IS planning on running this summer. We are awaiting specific approval from the Health Department. While we at TEE would love to have a crystal ball to know if camp will be possible, we do not. We would not consider offering camp if we did not believe that THE Horse Camp will be a safe choice. Here is why:
*We have changed the dates of camp to give us a bit more time to get used to our new Covid reality. Camp will run from June 29-August 14th.
*We have limited the amount of campers making it an even smaller camp. No more then 10 campers per camp. This also means more horse time each day.
*Campers and staff will be placed into small “pods” that will remain the same for the week. This will allow them to interact within their own pods with less restrictions and without wearing a mask all day (Per CDC guidelines). When campers interact with other campers and staff outside their pod, they will follow social distancing as well as wear masks.
*Its easy to maintain safe distances when the main focus is about being with your horse!
*All activities are conducted outside with plenty of space to spread out.
*No food is shared at our camp. Campers bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottles.
*Campers will be able to choose a half day or a full day option.
*We provide tons of healthy, outdoor fun!
So hang in there, stay home and stay safe, and when it’s time to venture back into the community, we hope you will join our family for THE Horse Camp!
THE Horse Camp
Welcome to THE Teen Horse Camp 2020
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Our Mission: To enhance all teen campers with a sense of Harmony, Optimism, Responsibility, Spark, and Empathy through the love of horses; to instill a work ethic creating leaders of tomorrow.
Requirements: Teens must be entering 7th-10th grade and have either been to THE Horse Camp before or have taken lessons at TEE.
THE Teen Horse Camp is a small camp environment stressing cooperation, self-care, and leadership skills. This program may not be for everyone, therefore campers may choose to be in the regular Horse Camp until age 14. THE Teen Horse Camp hours are from 8:30am-4:00pm.
Teen Campers will participate as counselors In Training throughout the day. During this process Teen Campers will receive counselor training as well as an opportunity to intern as an instructor, equine trainer, and ranch manager. They will participate in some of the special events that run for THE Horse Camp, as well as design their own in addition to their own morning lesson time. Each afternoon a specialist will share their knowledge with this group of a variety of topics to help create our well rounded teen program. This small group environment is a great way for teens to bond and gain much needed self-confidence to help guide them through these challenging years.
Teen Horse Camp Hours: NEW 8:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday; Extended care available at no charge
Sorry, no partial weeks available
Session 1 All About Horses
June 29th-July 3rd
Time to learn all about our favorite animal, the horse! Learn more than just riding, learn what makes your assigned horse happy and healthy! Meet professionals that help us take care of our four legged friends and start caring for a horse of your own.
Session 2 Dreams of Horses Come True
Your dreams of owning a horse have now come true! Learn how to communicate with your horse and all you need to know to own a horse. Campers will learn about financial responsibility through our unique horse ownership game and will choose what horse they want to “buy to own” for the week!
Session 3 Hang out days
Spend your days at the ranch hanging with your favorite friends! Spend time leisurely grooming your horse, earning your horsemanship buttons, and choosing your favorite activities including an extra riding session each day.
Session 4 Super Hero Week
Join us as we learn how we can all become a real super hero and learn how we can “give back” to the world of horses! “That person who helps others simply because it is the right thing to do is a real superhero” The late Stan Lee. We will also try our hand at vaulting, Trick training, and more! We will conclude with a fundraiser planned by our campers to raise money for Horse and Pony Rescue Ranch Inc
Session 5 Hang out days Revisited
Campers will once again have a chance to choose what activities they want to do. This time around they will not only get to choose riding an extra time daily but trail as well! We will also learn about Liberty training and some fun new activities to do with our horses. Relax in our hammocks and join in the lazy days at the ranch.
Session 6 Wacky Team Play
Join the fun as we participate in wacky games all week and earn points for your color team including our famous gladiator! Our week will end with a Gymkhana competition!
Session 7 Olympic Week
Join in the Olympic activities and join in our own Torch Relay and Lighting Ceremony On Horseback! Experience all it takes to show your horse with bathing, clipping, braiding, and more. Compete in Dressage, jumping, and “Cross Country” on and off your horse in our very own Olympic Horse Show!