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IN THE IRONS 18TH ANNUAL
SUMMER HORSE CAMP 2021
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM:
Camp is a great place for kids to start to ride or practice their skills.
When kids get the chance to ride on a daily basis the learning curve shoots up! Weekly lessons tend to include some review each week, when kids can ride several days in a row, we are able to pick up right where we left off the day before. Meaning, its possible for campers to go from total beginners to confidently posting the trot or from solid walk-trot riders to experiencing the first steps of cantering!
Our camp is mainly focused on riding but we have lot of other activities planned, too. Learning the art of horsemanship is key to becoming a well rounded, educated rider. There's so much to learn! We want our students to not only be brilliant riders, but also know how to practice safety around horses and have the knowledge and skills to take care of a horse's general needs.
In addition to daily riding the campers will learn:
* Safe Practices Around Horses
* Safely Haltering and Leading a Horse
* Correctly Saddling and Bridling
* Grooming Techniques
* How to Recognize Health Problems in Horses and Horse First Aid
* Correct Names for Color and Breed
* Correct Names for the Parts of the Saddle and Bridle
* How to Take Care of Tack
* How to Correctly Wrap a Horse's Legs for Protection When Riding
* Bathing (for smaller children this will all be done with the help of a camp counselor)
AND, it's going to be HOT so be prepared to get wet and cool off! We will be playing water games to beat the heat during the last portion of the day (time permitting).
Camps run Monday through Friday 9am - 2pm.
Beginner/Intermediate Horse Camp Dates:
Session I - June 7-11
Session II - June 28 FULL/CLOSED
Session III - July 19-23 FULL/CLOSED
Session IV - August 9 - 13
IEA Team Camp Dates:
Intro Camp - June 14-18
Advanced Camp - July 12-16
Beginner/Intermediate Camp: $550
IEA Camps: $600
Will you be screening for fever?
Yes. Each day upon arrival, we will be checking temperatures. If your child has a temperature of 99 degrees or above they will not be able to participate in camp until they have been tested for COVID with a negative result and have been 48 hours fever free.
We expect you will follow common sense practices and not send your child to camp if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus.
What is your COVID-19 protocol during camp?
Our camp is held in the wonderful, outdoor, fresh air! When the campers are indoors, we will do our best to encourage them maintain 6ft. social distancing. We will have hand sanitizer located throughout the barn, at the arena gate, bathrooms, office and tack shop. Campers will be reminded to wash hands throughout the day.
What will my child need to wear?
Riding breeches are preferred but jeans or leggings are acceptable. Campers MUST wear a sturdy boot with at least a 1" - 1.5" heel. We have helmets for campers to borrow. We have a full scale tack shop onsite. We will be offering a basic camp package which will include a helmet, boots and breeches for a discounted rate. These packages are somewhat limited, please indicate your would like one and what sizes on your camp registration. We can only guarantee pre-orders.
What will my child need to bring?
*A sack lunch, snack and a water bottle. We have a water cooler from which they can fill their water bottles.
*Swimsuit and a towel with your name on it.
*Apply sunscreen at home.
*An eager and positive attitude!
What about bad weather?
The only thing that will stop us from riding is heavy rainfall and/or lightening. We have LOTS of activities to do until the sun comes out again.