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Youth Horse Camps

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Open to the public, ages 7 to 13. Children will learn riding, grooming, care and tack as well as camp activities. All camps begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Drop off for camp begins at 7 a.m. and pickup begins at 4:30 p.m. All children must be picked up by 5 p.m. All camps require registration.


Camp Fees
Spring Break/Summer Break Weeklong Day Camp $300 (Military)
$325 (Civilian)
Winter Single Day Camp $60/day (Military)
$65/day (Civilian)

 

General Camp Information

Parents:

It is imperative that the information in this notice be followed with great care.

Arrival time for the mornings is between 7:00-8:00 a.m. please do not arrive prior to 7:00a.m. Pick-up time is from 4:30-5:00 p.m. Our staff comes off the clock at 5:00pm every day. If a child is left past this time, the person responsible for their pick-up will be fined $10.00 for the first 15 minutes. At 30 minutes past, $20.00 fine incurred, the emergency contact will be notified to pick up the camper. At one hour, $40.00 fine incurred, the Military Police will be called. Late fees start at 5:00pm and must be paid IN CASH at the time of pick up.

Camp starts at 8:00 a.m. with announcements. Activities start at 8:30 with a skillset evaluation in the arena, if your child misses the skillset evaluations, they will automatically be placed in the beginner group. This evaluation is done to assess individual camper’s knowledge of horsemanship to be placed in the correct group for activities. All skill levels are welcome to this horsemanship camp from beginner to advanced.

As a reminder to parents/guardians, when picking up and dropping off your child, they must be signed in/out. This is a policy of Hilltop Riding Stables to keep accurate count of all children in our care. If you pick up your child away from the stables, at an activity, please remember to sign them out with the staff member responsible for their care. Hilltop staff cannot leave an activity without an accurate count of all children. It is imperative that each participant is on time and willing to participate in each activity. Failure to do so will affect all participants in all groups. Horse camp is a high-risk activity, 100% cooperation and self-discipline are required.

Youth Horsemanship Camp is a full day activity, this program is designed to introduce youth to the equine world with basic horsemanship and farm etiquette. All children attending will learn grooming, Western and English saddle parts, bridling, body parts of horse, English and Western styles of riding, stall maintenance, bathing, horsemanship and safety, riding lesson in the arena and trail rides, outdoor recreation activities.

Each camper will be given 1 hour for lunch. It is encouraged to bring a large refillable water bottle and plenty of snacks. Hilltop does not provide refrigeration or microwaves. A cooler is recommended to keep lunches and drinks cool. Campers will have their own locker for storage during their attendance of camp.

All participants must wear closed toe shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. We do ride in light rain. Helmets are required and provided, however, if you would like to bring your own helmet that is ok. It is recommended to pack a change of clothes and bathing suit for Spring Break and Summer Camp sessions.

All registration forms and payments must be returned to this office two weeks prior to your reservation date. Camp reservations are first come first serve. If payment is not received by the requested date, you will be removed from the camp list and a camper on the waitlist will take your place.

Hilltop Riding Stables and staff will not be responsible for any lost or dropped valuables. We recommend that you leave your valuables at home.

Call Hilltop Riding Stables office if you have any questions or concerns.


Melissa Jacobs
Facility Manager

Upcoming Camp Dates

 Full Camp Weeks
 Single Camp Dates


2024

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Winter Camp Schedule (September 1 - May 25)
Spring & Summer Camp Schedule (May 26 - August 31)


Registration:

Youth Horse Camp Registration Form (PDF)

Please Note: Registration opens one month prior to camp dates.

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PLEASE NOTE: For New Campers, in addition to submitting this web form, please complete the following PDF and email it to Hilltop Riding Stable to complete your registration:

Download Registration Form for New Campers (PDF)


Sponsor/Parent Information:

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