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Dream Catchers enriches the lives of children, adults, and families through equine-assisted services offering education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

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Camps

Summer Horsemanship Camps

2024 Summer Camp Registration is now open!

9am-3pm, Mon-Thur.

July 8 – July 11  (Ages 7-10) (FULL)
July 15 – July 18  (Ages 11-14)
July 22  – July 25  (Ages 7-10) (FULL)
July 29, 2024 – Aug 1, 2024 (Ages 11-14)

$495

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

Inclusive activities and experiences help children with and without special needs. When we include all children in our programs, they learn acceptance and understanding of other people, and that each person has unique abilities and perspectives. Inclusion allows children with special needs equal and equitable opportunities to participate in the same types of programs and activities as children without special needs. Some benefits of inclusion are friendship skills, peer models, teamwork and problem-solving skills, positive self-image, acceptance of diversity, and respect and empathy for others.

Campers must be able to follow verbal directions, have an interest in learning about horses and horse care, and be toilet trained. Age considerations may be granted upon a case-by-case basis.

Price: $495 per camper per session.

Food: Snacks and drinks are provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Dress Code: Please dress for riding, working outside and in the barn. Closed toed shoes or tennis shoes are required. Riding pants or long pants are preferred.

Riding Helmets: We require all participants to wear an ASTM/SEI certified helmet during mounted activities. Expired helmets will not be permitted (must be within 5 years of the manufacture date). We do have helmets available for campers who do not already have helmets of their own.

Weight Limit: In order to ensure the welfare of our herd, our maximum rider weight limit is 220 pounds. Please understand we may have difficulty accommodating applicants over 180 pounds due to limited availability of horses that can safely accommodate such weight combined with individual rider needs.