Horse Camps

Our 2017 Horse Camps are now accepting reservations – email for information on reserving your spot. For most weeks we have half and full day options. 

Horse Camps: Horseback riding and other horse related activities including miniature horses are provided for campers.  The standard horse camp is for children ages 7-15, the Pee Wee camp is for children ages 4-6 and the special needs camp is for children ages 9-15.  Crafts and games are also part of our summer camps.  Scroll down for camp week dates, pricing, and more information.

Horsemanship Camps: Natural Horsemanship is a method of training horses that uses pressure and the release of that pressure to teach the horse rather than pain and fear.  In this camp students will learn how horses use body language to communicate with each other.  They will then learn how to use their own body language to communicate with the horse.  This style of training gets the horse to relax and feel safe with it’s handler.  As the bond between horse and handler grows the results can be amazing.  This camp consist of groundwork and riding.  Due to the advanced nature of this camp the minimum requirement is age 10.

Track-out Camps!

If you are interested in signing up for Fall Track-out camps please email us with the track your child is on and we will email you the Fall camp schedule once it has been set.

Summer Camps!

Our 2017 Summer Horse Camps are now accepting reservations – email for information on reserving your spot. For most week we have half and full day options. We now have 2 weeks of Pee Wee camp for ages 4-6 years old and 1 week for special needs riders.

When our camps are full you can be placed on our waiting list for the week you want – things do change and folks may have to cancel – so email to be placed on the list.

2017 ABLE-BODIED HORSE CAMP WEEKS:

6/12 – 6/16  (1 spot open)

6/19 – 6/23  (4 spots open)

6/19 – 6/23  Horsemanship Camp for ages 10 and up (FULL)

6/26 – 6/30  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6 (FULL)

6/26 – 6/30 (FULL)

7/3 – 7/7  Half-Day Only (4 spots open) 

7/10 – 7/14  Jumping Camp (8 spots open) 

7/17 – 7/21 (8 spots open)  

7/24 – 7/28  (8 spots open) 

7/24 – 7/28  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6 (FULL)

7/31 – 8/4  (6 spots open 

8/7 – 8/11  (6 spots open) 

8/14 -8/18  Special Needs Camp for ages 9-15  (3 spots open)

8/21 – 8/25  (7 spots open)

Campers will ride every day (weather permitting) as well as activities with our miniature horses, crafts and games.  Age limit is 7-15 for most camps except the Jumping Camp week which is 7-16.

Prices are as follows:

$195/week – half day (8 am–12 pm) beginner & intermediate riders

$375/week – full day (8 am – 4 pm) beginner and intermediate riders (full day camps will be limited)

$240/week – (8 am – 12 pm) Jumping Camp intermediate and advanced riders

$150/week – (9 am – 12 pm) Special Needs Camp and Pee Wee Camp

Our facility is located in southern Wake County at:
2909 Banks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 

Please send an email today to reserve your spot – please specify which week you desire and whether your child has had prior riding experience.  Send your e-mail to summercamp@horsesforhope.org and put Summer Camp in your subject line – classes are limited and they will fill up fast so don’t wait!

A typical camp day (for the able-bodied camps) will be as follows (schedule is subject to change):

7:45-8:00 Campers arrive

8:00-8:30 Groom horses and tack up for riding.

8:45-9:30 First group RIDES!  Second group does mini horse activities. 

9:45-10:30 Second group RIDES!  First group does mini horse activities. 

10:30-10:45 Cool down and clean up horses – clean and put up tack

10:45-11:00 Break and snack time

11:00-12:00 Crafts, games and learning about horses

12:00-12:15 Half-day Campers go home

12:00-12:30 Full day Campers groom and tack for their second ride of the day

12:30-1:05 Campers RIDE bareback Monday, english Tuesday, western Wednesday, choice Thursday, Trail Friday

1:05-1:15 Cool down and clean up horses – clean and put up tack

1:15-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Mini horse activities and driving a mini horse

2:30-4:00 horsey games, trivia, movies and popcorn 

 

On rainy days we will do games, arts & crafts and watch horsey movies.  On Tuesday and Thursday riders will get to ride on the trails.  On Friday there will be a fun riding and mini horse competition with ribbons.

Campers are expected to arrive at camp in long pants (jeans or riding pants) and smooth sole boots with heels (suitable for riding). Campers should expect to get dirty – so they will need to bring a change of clothes, shorts and tennis shoes.  Please also bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed.

The cost of camp includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee.  The $50 registration fee is due within one week of your reservation due to the high demand for our camps – your spot will not be secure until your deposit is received.  The balance will be due 30 days before the start of the first day of your selected camp week.  Parents of campers must complete and return all forms prior to the camper arriving on the first day.   Camp will be limited – campers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis – registration and forms can be mailed to 3213 Banks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 or you can drop it by the barn in the evenings when a Horses for Hope representative is present.  If you should have to cancel your camp week we will refund all but the registration fee up to four weeks before the beginning of the selected camp week.