Total Equestrian Experience

For lessons, equine training, and THE Horse camp in the classical English style

THE Horse Camp Goals

THE Horse Camps Measurable  Goals

  1. Introduce campers to safe horsemanship

    1. Teach Correct Handling of horses

    2. Teach correct grooming and tack up

    3. Teach riding skills according to riders level

    4. Provide innovative ground lessons to further campers knowledge

    5. Measured by:

      1. Use of a skills level pin program

      2. Campers progress through the levels as they accomplish skills and can show their knowledge

  2. Develop community awareness, leadership skills, and empathy

    1. All campers help each other in the tack up/grooming process

    2. More advanced riders help lead line less advanced riders

    3. Measured by:

      1. Competency in assisting in the lead line and tacking process

      2. Assigning campers different horses to work with and evaluating the leadership development

      3. Written evaluation from parents

  3. Develop a work ethic along with Diversity Awareness

    1. All campers take part in the care of the horse daily including the less glamorous chores

    2. All campers work with a variety of horses exposing them to the different personalities each horse has

    3. Measured by:

      1. Written parent evaluation forms

      2. Observation of the attitudes when doing horse chores

      3. Written questionnaire asking campers after their camp experience what horses they liked best and asking them to describe those horses personalities

  4. Innovative recreation programming with and without horses

    1. All camp special events to provide life skills learning situations

    2. Optional activities involve a choice of horse and non-horse activities

    3. Measured by:

      1. Written camper and parent evaluation

      2. Observation of the choices that campers make

  5. Appreciation for the environment

    1. Programming with environmental specialists

    2. Developing a recycle program

    3. Learning how horses behave in the wild

    4. Measured by:

      1. Written camp/parent evaluation

      2. How much money is raised through recycling!

Behavioral Goals and Objectives

To promote the following:

  1. Zest

    1. Defined by

      1. Active

      2.  participation

      3. Enthusiasm for what one is doing

    2. Taught by

      1. Example from staff

      2. Offering creative, exciting programming

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interacting with campers

      2. Observing campers

  2. Self Control

    1. Defined by

      1. Keeping emotions in check

      2. Being polite to others

    2. Taught by

      1. Example from staff

      2. Offering programming that creates winners and losers

      3. Offering programming that creates a physical challenge such as Horseback riding and assigning horses that are not always “easy” to ride

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interacting with campers

      2. Observing campers

  3. Gratitude

    1. Defined by

      1. Shows gratitude and appreciation to others

      2. Without prompting

    2. Taught by

      1. Example from staff

      2. Offering programs that are challenging where campers need to ask for help

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interacting with campers

      2. Observing campers

  4. Curiosity

    1. Defined by

      1. Eagerness to explore new things

      2. Asks questions

    2. Taught by

      1. Offering new innovative experiences

      2. Encouraging Questions

      3. Offering leading questions

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interacting with campers

      2. Observing campers

  5. Optimism

    1. Defined by

      1. Gets over frustrations quickly

      2. Makes an effort to get better at doing things

    2. Taught by

      1. Providing challenging and problem solving activities

      2. By example as staff engages in challenging activities: riding lessons

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interacting with campers

      2. Observing campers

  6. Grit

    1. Defined by

      1. Doesn’t give up

      2. Focusses on task at hand

    2. Taught by

      1. Providing challenging activities

      2. By staff example: riding lessons

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Progress in riding lessons

      2. Observation

  7. Social Intelligence

    1. Defined by

      1. Finding solutions with conflicts with others

      2. Shows respect for others feelings

    2. Taught by

      1. Creative programming that requires team work

      2. Help from staff with conflict resolution

      3. By example of staff conflict resolution

    3. Evaluated by

      1. Interaction with campers

      2. Observation of campers

         

         

 

 

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