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as of May 15, 2020
Still Waters Equestrian Academy is looking forward to our 2020 Summer Camps. Schedule will be available and registrations will be live beginning in the middle of January 2020. Please contact us if we can provide any information before that time!
Camps are targeted towards youth ages 6 – 12 with a half day camp for younger riders and a full day camp for riders 8 and older. We also offer a special Mother-Daughter camp experience.
Day camps teach horse care, anatomy, design and horse behavior while emphasizing the character building skills that horsemanship develops.
All camp sessions must be secured by a $100 non-refundable deposit ($50 Pony Pals) with reservation form. Although each session of summer camp is customized for the group attending, all sessions include:
Safety - On the ground and on the horse.
Grooming - Hands on - keeping horses clean and healthy.
Tacking - Learning how to identify, use, and care for equipment.
Riding - All styles of riding introduced throughout the week-long experience for beginner through advanced riders.
Feeding - Learning about the nutritional needs and taking part in feeding the horses.
Games - On and off the horse.
Crafts - Horse inspired crafts to create and take home.
Anatomy, Breeds and Markings
Maintenance - An overview of what is involved with horse ownership.
Demonstrations and visits
Health care - Learning how to keep your horse healthy and happy.
Training - Lunging, ground work, and starting young horses.
Riding Styles – Different riding disciplines demonstrated
Family and friends are invited for the last hour of the last day (1/2 hr for Pony Pals) for a demonstration of camp riding lesson by students, light refreshments, and a student guided tour of the ranch.
Closed toed shoes or boots with a smooth sole and a low heel for the safety of the rider. Long pants. No bare bellies. Sunblock. Water and snacks provided. Refrigerator available.
NEW THIS SUMMER! For ages 7-15
“Healthy as a Horse” Equine Assisted Youth Wellness Program
A collaboration between Take Flight Farms, Still Waters Equestrian Academy, Capital City Fitness & Melanie Mitchell, MS, RDN
This summer we are excited to offer your child a unique opportunity to learn about living a balanced and healthy life through the perspective of a horse. This multi-disciplinary program will utilize horses to assist youth in learning about healthy lifestyles by incorporating aspects of nutrition, fitness, psychology and more. Your child will participate in a variety of games, activities and equine - assisted experiences led by professionals including certified personal trainers, dietitians and mental health providers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to help your child become “healthy as a horse.”
Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 3 pm – 5:30 PM, Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
Monday: Defining Safety, Health & Wellness
Tuesday: It’s All Connected-The Balance Between Mind, Body and Spirit
Wednesday: Self-Esteem & Self-Care
Thursday: Developing Strength & Resiliency
Friday: Staying Connected- The Importance of a Support System
Friday: 3 – 6 PM Family Day (Parents/Guardians are invited attend – meal included).
*Minimum of 6 and maximum of 16 per camp.
2020 Summer Day Camp Schedule
PONY PALS $150
9am – noon
A mini 3 day camp for students ages six (6), seven (7), and eight (8).
May 26 - May 28
June 9 - 11
HORSES: HEAD TO HOOF $375
9am – 3pm
A great opportunity for new or infrequent riders to learn and advanced through a week of basic horsemanship skills. No previous experience required. Participants must be eight (8) or older.
HEALTHY AS A HORSE - For ages 7-15 Extension of Head to Hoof Camp: $100 Healthy as a Horse Only: $150
Mon-Thur 3 pm- 5:3 0pm Fri 3pm-6pm
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CAMP $200
A special time for mothers and daughters to bond and grow in their relationship while sharing in the experience and fun of horses and riding together.
Session 1 - Monday, Tuesday June 29,30 9 am – 2 pm
Session 2 (if #1 is full) - Wednesday, Thursday July 2,3 9 am - 2 pm
Online Registration opens Wednesday, January 15 2020 at 8 a.m.