Time: 9:00am-3:30pm-ish with a show on the last day of camp from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
Foals Camp: $200 for a 3-day session
June: Monday through Wednesday June 26-28 2017: Foals Camp–NO LESSONS.
Fillies Camp: $290 for a week long session
Monday through Friday July 17- July 21 2017: Fillies Camp 1–NO LESSONS
Monday July 31 through Friday August 4th 2017: Fillies Camp 2–NO LESSONS
Mustang Camp 1: $325 for a week long session
Monday August 14 to Friday August 18: Mustang Camp 1–NO LESSONS.
Mustang Camp 2: $350 for a week long session
Monday August 21 to Friday August 25: Mustang Camp 2–NO LESSONS. People must apply for Mustang Camp 2 and have attended at least one previous session of Mustang Camp.
A $50 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 for campers who meet one of these criteria: have taken at least 8 lessons with me, or have volunteered at the barn toward riding lessons (“minion”).
Summer Camp at Firefly Farm is perfect. 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 archery–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.
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.
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.
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.
Mustangs 2–for kids 12-15:
This camp studies everything. We look into the science and anatomy of horses, genetics and colors, English, Western, Jumping–the sky is the limit. We will practice drill team maneuvers, teaching horses tricks, watch and analyze some professional jumpers or dressage riders on a DVR’d broadcast of the Olympics and watch an in-person session of Join-Up. It it is mandatory that the camper have attended a previous session of Mustang 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.