Camps

Camps

July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019:  Camp Resilience           

Camp Resilience provides children ages 7 to 13 of military families with an unforgettable experience with a four-day horse camp. Camp Resilience gives these children hope, patience, and courage all through connecting with our amazing equine partners. This camp will allow them to just be kids again! Through therapeutic interventions and equine-based activities, certified PATH Intl. Instructors and Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning teach children how to cope with their changed world due to military service, deployment, relocation, injury or loss of a family member as a result of their service in our country’s military. 

Camp Resilience offers a week of summer fun for military kids with parents who are active duty military or who have been, are currently, or will be deployed.  Children who are connected through the military often have unique needs and share similar experiences that include frequent moves, prolonged separations, and deployments of family members.  This camp will also focus on the strengths that military children possess that will in turn improve their coping skills.  Each day will center around a theme that highlights the strengths of military children and will be intertwined into the equine riding and ground based activities.

Camp Details

  • Dates:  Monday, July 15, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
  • Ages:  7 to 13 years of age
  • Cost:  $570.00
  • Registration Deadline:  July 1, 2019
  • Please contact Beth Yurkovac at byurkovac@dreamcatchers.org to resister

Dream Catchers offers camps that can be purchased through an organization or business.  These camps are customized to meet the needs of the organization/business based on the learning objectives and criteria provided to us.  Our camps are taught by our qualified team of PATH Intl. Instructors putting safety and best practices at the forefront of every camp.

Community Partners: 

One Child Center for Autism Siblings Camp:  August 5, 2019 to August 8, 2019

This camp is in collaboration with One Child Center for Autism and is being provided with the generous support of the Richard & Mary Ann Sleece Foundation.  Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun!  The camp will center around helping to build positive relationships with our equines, staff, and counselors.  This customized camp for 10 siblings affected by autism will provide unique learning opportunities for the siblings to develop healthy coping strategies, develop healthy ways to express frustrations and needs, as well as to develop special partnerships with equines.  The goal is to provide support for the siblings, which will ultimately be beneficial for all of the family members because of improved family dynamics. 

 

Kidz’ N Grief 

This camp is being held in collaboration with Kidz’ N Grief.  Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun! Each day will also incorporate grief activities that will allow each camper to share about the loss of their loved one.  The camp will center around helping to build positive relationships with our equines, staff, and counselors.  Campers will also learn healthy coping strategies for dealing with grief.

Camp Details

  • Dates:  Monday, July 22, 2019 to Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
  • Ages:  7 to 13 years of age
  • Cost:  Call for details
  • Registration Deadline:  July 8, 2019
  • If you are part of the Kidz’ N Grief Program and would like to register for this camp please contact Beth Pile at 757-737-2287

We are grateful for grants and private foundation funding for prior summer camps which have been received from Kidz' N Grief, Community Knights, and a private family foundation.

Inclusion Camps

Camp 1:  July 29, 2019 to August 1, 2019 (Ages 5 to 8)

Camp 2:  August 12, 2019 to August 15, 2019 (Ages 9 to 13)

Looking for an extraordinary camp experience for your child this summer? Look no further than Dream Catchers’ Inclusive Summer Camps. Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun!  The camp will center around helping to build positive relationships with fellow campers, our equines, staff, and counselors. 

Inclusion gives families the opportunity to choose recreational programs that are right for them and offer them the ability to be a part of a diverse, rich community. Inclusive options often make it possible for children with special needs to recreate and play with other children from their neighborhood, and they give siblings a shared experience. Inclusive programs provide places where children, regardless of ability, race, or language are integral members of a community, feel a connection to their peers, have access to meaningful educational activities, and receive the collaborative support to succeed. In inclusive programs, children are not segregated or separated or excluded or sent to separate programs because of a special need; rather, services and supports are brought directly to them.

Camp Details

  • Campers must be able to follow verbal directions, have an interest in learning about horses and horse care, and be toilet trained
  • Dates: 
    • Camp 1:  Monday, July 29, 2019 to Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 (Ages: 5 to 8)
      • Registration Deadline Camp 1:  July 15, 2019
    • Camp 2:  Monday, Aug 12, 2019 to Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 (Ages: 9 to 13)
      • Registration Deadline Camp 2: July 29, 2019
  • Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm each day
  • Food:  Snacks and drinks are provided, but campers will need to pack a lunch
  • Cost:  $670.00

Please contact Beth Yurkovac at byurkovac@dreamcatchers.org to resister