Horse Camps

Track-out & Summer Camps!

Come be a part of our exciting Horse Camps! Our activities include: Horseback riding (every day weather permitting), grooming, tacking, learning safety around horses, working with our miniature horses, other horse-related activities, crafts, and games!


Standard Horse Camp is for children ages 7-14, Pee Wee Camp is for children ages 4-6, and Special Needs Horse Camp is for children ages 8-15. Pee Wee and Special Needs are ONLY from 9 am – 12 pm. We offer half day (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and full day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) options during our summer standard riding camp weeks, except where noted. Scroll down for camp week dates, pricing, and more information.


Click here to sign up for a camp weekYou do not have a spot until your deposit and registration forms have been received.

When our camps are full you can be placed on our waiting list for the week you want – things do change and folks may cancel or change camp weeks – so contact us to be placed on the list.


HORSE TRACK OUT CAMP WEEKS:

ATTENTION: All track-out weeks are 1/2 day camps and run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  We must have a minimum of 5 riders to have track out camps. If we get volunteers to help during track out camps, we can open additional spots to a maximum of 10 riders. **These dates are tentative at this time until we have 5 riders signed up.

3/23 – 3/27 Track 1 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

4/13 – 4/17 Track 4 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

4/27 – 5/1 Track 3 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

5/18 – 5/22 Track 21/2 day ONLY **

8/24 – 8/28 Track 2 – 1/2 day ONLY **

9/21 – 9/25 Track 1 – 1/2 day ONLY **

10/5 – 10/9 Track 4 – 1/2 day ONLY **

11/2 – 11/6 Track 3 – 1/2 day ONLY **


SUMMER HORSE CAMP WEEKS:

6/15 – 6/19 Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

6/15 – 6/19  Standard Riding Camp

6/22 – 6/26  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

6/22 – 6/26 Standard Riding Camp

6/29 – 7/3  Standard Riding Camp

6/29 – 7/3  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

7/6 – 7/10  Standard Riding Camp 

7/6 – 7/10  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

7/13 – 7/17  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

7/13 – 7/17  Standard Riding Camp

7/20 – 7/24  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

7/20 – 7/24  Standard Riding Camp

7/27 – 7/31  Standard Riding Camp 1/2 day ONLY

7/27 – 7/31  Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

8/3 – 8/7 Pee Wee Camp for ages 4-6

8/3 – 8/7   Standard Riding Camp  

8/10 – 8/14  Standard Riding Camp

8/17 – 8/21  Special Needs Camp for ages 8-15  


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

Our mailing address is: 5301 Umstead Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


Prices are as follows:

$225/week – half day (8 am–12 pm) Standard Camp beginner & intermediate riders.

$400/week – full day (8 am – 4 pm) Standard Camp beginner and intermediate riders (full day camps must have at least 4 full day campers to hold a full day camp week).

$180/week – (9 am – 12 pm) Special Needs Camp and Pee Wee Camp.

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 is not secure until your deposit is received.  The balance is due 30 days before the start of the first day of your confirmed camp week.  Parents must complete and return all forms prior to the camper’s first day (hard copies). Spots are limited – campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration forms and deposit (per week/child) can be mailed to 5301 Umstead Rd, Fuquay Varina NC 27526. If you need to cancel your reservation, we will refund all but the registration fee up to four weeks before the beginning of the selected camp week.


Campers are expected to arrive at camp in long pants (jeans, leggings or riding pants) and smooth sole boots with heels (suitable for riding). Campers should expect to get dirty – so they need to bring a change of clothes, shorts and tennis shoes.  Please bring bug spray and sunscreen as needed. Snacks and water are provided. Lunch is not provided.


A typical camp day (for the standard riding camp) can 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 away 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

12:30-1:15 Campers RIDE bareback Monday, English Tuesday, Western Wednesday, choice Thursday, Trail Friday

1:15-1:30 Cool down and clean up horses – clean and put up tack

1:30-1:50 Lunch

1:50-2:30 Mini horse activities and driving a mini horse

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

On rainy days we do games, arts & crafts and watch horsey movies.  On Tuesday and Thursday riders will ride on the trails.  On Fridays there is fun riding and mini horse competition with ribbons (family and friends are encouraged to attend the ribbon ceremony).


Volunteers are needed every week! We need one volunteer per rider for some weeks, and at least 4 per week. Please email Deb for more information: volunteer@horsesforhope.org or visit our sign-up link!

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