PHONE:         757.566.1775

E-MAIL:         info@dreamcatchers.org

Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center enriches the lives of children, adults, and families through equine assisted services offering education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

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Camps

Summer Inclusion Camp

2022 Summer Camps have ended. See you next year!

Looking for an extraordinary camp experience for your child this summer? Look no further than Dream Catchers’ Inclusion 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 help to build positive relationships with fellow campers, our equines, staff, and counselors.  The benefits of inclusion are numerous and help children with and without special needs. When we include all children in our programs, they learn acceptance of other people, and that each person has unique abilities. Children learn from each other. Inclusion allows children with special needs an equal opportunity to participate in the same types of programs and activities as children without special needs. Some of the benefits of inclusion for children with (or without) disabilities are friendship skills, peer models, problem solving skills, positive self-image, increased understanding, and acceptance of diversity and respect 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.

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

Dress Code:  Please dress for riding, working outside and in the barn. Riding or long pants are preferred as well as closed toe shoes or tennis shoes.

Riding Helmets:  We require each participant to bring their own ASTM/SEI certified helmet. Expired helmets will not be permitted (must be within 5 years of the manufactures date). Please contact our Programs Team at 757-566-1775 if you are unable to provide your own helmet.

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