SUMMER HORSE CAMP
Summer Horse Camp Schedule Registration and Information
Week 1 - June 11 thru June 14
Week 2 - June 18 thru June 21
Week 3 - June 25 thru June 28
Week 4 - July 02 thru July 05
Week 5 - July 9 thru July 12
Week 6 - July 16 thru July 19
Week 7 - July 23 thru July 26
Week 8 - July 30 thru August 02
Week 9 - August 06 thru August 9
All counselors are adults and have extensive experience with horses. Kastlerock Ranch provides well trained horses who have experience working with children and novices. Campers receive daily instruction, both on horseback and around horses, learning proper etiquette, safety, and care of the animals. Each session has a limited number of students to ensure plenty of personal attention. The camps are designed to be fun and educational. When dressing for the outdoors please plan for the sun. Closed toed shoes or boots with a slight heel are required.
The True Unity and Willing Communication between the horseand me is not something that can be handed to someone - it has to be learned. It has to come from the inside of a person and the inside of a horse. I believe the horse has tremendous trust in the human being.
Summer Horsemanship Camp Days Cost: $260 per week for 4 hours per day for 4 consecutive days or any combination of days Daily is $75.00 for 4 hours in one day. Deposit: 50%. Deposit will not be refunded. Sign up a friend or another family member and save. We accept Check, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover. Balance must be paid Monday morning before camp. We provide helmets, tack, grooming supplies and the horse.
Mail forms along with 50% deposit or bring registration form to the facility with deposit. Please make checks payable to Cathy Fallon, 5050 Edgewood Lane, Paradise, CA 95969. We are located at Kastlerock Home Ranch on 19 acres in Paradise.
Cathy Fallon will call or email confirmation by the information you entered on your child’s Camp Registration Form. Your space is held when we receive your deposit. Camp space is limited to 4 campers per day. Sign up early, space is limited. Ratio of counselors to campers is always 1 counselor to two children or lower for the safety of the campers and horses. Campers must be 8-17 years of age and love horses and want to explore the world of horses. Should have health/medical coverage - we do not provide this coverage. Check in at 9:00 AM Pick up 1:00 PM Monday - Thursday (Please be on time).
Outline of Activities: Horses are matched with campers based on their personality and experience. Barn management and stable chores are also a part of the daily schedule.
Groundwork: Campers will learn to groom, saddle and lead a horse. Campers will learn what it takes to care for a horse-everything from trimming their hooves to nutrition and exercise. Campers will do some arena riding each day to learn control and balance on horseback.
Trail Riding: Campers will have the opportunity to trail ride based on their riding skill where they will use the skills they have learned in the arena to negotiate natural trail obstacles.
Actual time with the horses: Campers will spend the majority of the camp day working with a horse either on the ground or in the saddle. We are committed to providing a safe, positive and fun environment for kids to explore the world of horses through horse camps and horse lessons.
Our lessons can offer your child a fun recreation that not only teaches the skill of riding, but also offers great life lessons such as confidence in oneself, patience, discipline, respect, compassion and goal-oriented solutions. Being involved in riding horses is unlike any other activity or sport. Horses are not only fun, they are mindful teachers. Campers are teamed with an animal which they learn to understand and respect.
Beginners: An introduction to general horsemanship, campers will learn many needed skills such as how to lead, groom, tack, bathe, riding at the walk and trot, horse anatomy and safety. Some lessons throughout the program do not include riding and are intended to improve overall horsemanship skills. They will learn about the basic needs of horses including feed, foot care and vet care. This is the perfect way to find out if your child or grandchild is going to be interested in horses before having to purchase any tack and/or commit to horse ownership
Advanced Beginners: For kids who have done some riding. They will continue to learn care of the horse and to ride at the walk, trot, and some loping or cantering. They will learn all the things taught in the beginners class as well as the cost of horse ownership and ways to ride and be with horses without owning a horse.
Beginning Intermediates: For kids ready to canter and lope. The students will be working on courses, small jumps, and trail obstacles and good control at the lope or canter. They will continue to build on their horse knowledge by learning about the conformation of the horse and what can happen when the parts don’t go together right. They learn that some horses have limitations, but can have a happy life if we respect that. They will also learn about types of shoes and why some horses need different shoes or others don’t need any. The students will also learn about basic first aid and how to bandage a horse and much more.
Expectations: ** Treat people, animals, and equipment with respect. To promote training in responsibility and self sufficiency, campers clean up - this includes manure, and participate in barn management and other chores as necessary. Part of horse ownership is picking up and cleaning up. **Use or possession of tobacco or drugs is not tolerated, nor is stealing, vandalism, endangering others, or bullying. The right is reserved by the director to dismiss any camper who is judged detrimental to the general welfare of the group. In such cases, no refund will be made. **We don’t encourage bringing cell phones, ipods, or gameboys etc.. Please do not send campers with computers or delicate electronic equipment, expensive jewelry, or inappropriate clothes. This is supposed to be an outside adventure, so please encourage your child to unplug from technology and enjoy being in nature with the animals.