RIDING CAMP MEANS OUTDOOR FUN! ~ Join us for summer camps in July and August

Summer CampSummer was once a time filled with outdoor adventure for children. When the school year ended, most children couldn’t escape the confines of four walls quickly enough. The sun, wind, rain and fresh air were a welcome change, where they were free to express themselves with sheer exuberance, explore the environment, and form new or stronger friendships. Exercise, sports, teamwork, and self-reliance were the order of the day, enriching young lives for healthy, well-adjusted futures.

These days, kids seem to be caught up in technology almost to the exclusion of everything else, keeping them indoors too much of the time. The television set is probably wide screen, featuring surround sound and digital image, connected to a satellite dish or cable system, often offering one hundred or more channels at the click of a button, on a multi use remote control. Computers, the internet, email, chat lines, gameboys, mp3s, CDs, DVDs, cell phones, videos, cassette tapes, stereos, etc, etc, the list of electronic attractions seems endless, and growing day by day. These things are wonderful and can be tremendous tools for young minds, but should they be the only things that children are truly familiar with?

Camp can be a great way to introduce today’s youth to a lifestyle that they may not otherwise see. Sports camps, outdoor camps and riding camps are the perfect way for children to get fresh air, supervised exercise, and a new perspective on life while making new friends and learning interesting, new life skills.

Wolfden Farm offers a series of summer riding camps for children from six years of age and up. The farm is located within 10 minutes of Kingston, just off highway 401, at Odessa. There are several fenced outdoor sand riding rings, jump courses and a dressage ring as well as a large indoor riding arena, so inclement weather is no problem.

The farm owner is Mary De Wolfe, a certified riding coach, specializing in both dressage and hunter disciplines. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the summer camp program, through 30 years of coaching, competition and management experience.

We want riding camp to be a positive, safe experience where kids can learn new skills, make friends and have FUN. Working with horses requires teamwork, camaraderie, and patience. Children will develop confidence in themselves and form a special bond with the animals as well as the councilors and other campers.”

At the beginning of the camp session, each child is assigned a horse or pony, and is responsible for basic care of the animal and equipment. They learn what farm life is all about, while developing a sense of responsibility and respect for their new equine friends. During the week they will participate in riding exercises, safety practices, theory,creative projects, games and just plain fun!”

A staff of experienced councilors provides a safe, happy, and enriching holiday for all the campers. Arrangements for early drop off and late day pick-ups can be arranged.

This years summer camps are running:

  • July 7 – 11
  • July 21 – 25
  • Aug. 11 – 15
  • Aug. 25 – 29

Contact us for more information, or download your Registration form, complete it and email or drop it off to us today!

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