Summer Camps

2019 Calendar

Time: 9:00am-5:15pm-ish with a show on the last day of camp from 3:30pm-5pm. If you’re a working parent and arrange with me (so I’m aware of what’s happening) then you’re welcome to drop your child off early and pick them up later.

Cost:

Foals Camp – June 24-26, 2019: $295 for a 3-day session

Fillies Camp – July 22-26, 2019: $395 for a week long session

Mustang Camp 1 (pending; waiting for Meijer Gardens Dates): $425 for a week long session

A $100 NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required to secure a spot in the camp. (This deposit is counted toward the total cost of the camp.)

There is a $25 discount per item listed below. If the student meets multiple criteria they get multiple discounts.

  1.    Have taken at least 8 lessons with me during the year they plan to attend camp.
  2. Are enrolled in more than one camp with me during the same summer.
  3.  Are currently volunteering at the barn toward riding lessons (A “Minion”).

 

Summer Camp at Firefly Farm is perfect.*

(*Yes, I’m biased–but just because I’m biased doesn’t mean I’m wrong.)

We play with horses all day.

Here, at Firefly Farm, every child has their own horse for the duration of the camp.

This day camp is not for children who have a passing fancy in horses–this is for true horse lovers. We do chores, play games with the horses, and ride. Not every activity will be a riding activity, but everything we do will be completely centered around horses or our farm animals in some way. We don’t have swimming or boating–we have horses.

There’s fun homework every night–usually a worksheet related to what we learned during the day, and sometimes there’s a research project. The kids learn as if they’re in school because this camp is run by a certified teacher.

Summer Camps

Foals–for kids 8-11:

This camp is specially made for kids who love horses but have no experience. We start off slow, learning how to safely approach a horse; then how to groom, saddle, and bridle a horse. Afterward we discuss English vs. Western riding, how to ride bareback, and what to do in emergencies. We also have fun horse-related trivia. It is mandatory that the camper have at least one private lesson before camp begins so the instructor can place the camper with an appropriate horse.

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Fillies–for kids 11-13:

This camp is made for kids who are ready to move at a faster pace. We breeze through grooming, saddling and bridling (don’t worry–we help each other) and move on to more exciting features of riding. This camp explores saddles, bareback riding (at a jog) and the beginning stages of jumping. We ride both English and Western, and may have the opportunity to go on a trail ride in the meadow. It is mandatory that the camper have at least one private lesson before camp begins so the instructor can place the camper with an appropriate horse.

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Mustangs 1–for kids 12-15:

This camp is made for kids who learn fast and work hard. Horse-crazy kids are the kind we want for these sessions. We’re going to do in in-depth study of riding many ways: English (Jumping and Dressage), Western (Gymkhana and pleasure), and bareback. Don’t be spooked by all of the above–beginning riders are welcome in this camp, but it is mandatory that the camper have at least one private lesson before camp begins so the instructor can place the camper with an appropriate horse.

If you believe your child may be interested in attending a camp, please email Ridefireflyfarm@hotmail.com to schedule a private lesson. Remember, it is mandatory that the camper have at least one private lesson before camp begins so the instructor can place the camper with an appropriate horse. We also require a $50 down payment at time of sign-up which goes toward the cost of the camp.

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