Camp Dates 2024

Session Dates
Bring Your Own Horse Camp June 16 – June 22
Mini Camp June 19 – June 20
Week 1 June 23 – June 29
Week 2 June 30 – July 6
Week 3 July 7 – July 13
Week 4 July 14 – July 20
Week 5 July 21 – July 27
Week 6 July 28 – August 3
Week 7 August 4 – August 10


Horse Activity Add On - $145

Overnight campers have the option to sign up for Horse Activity while at camp. Horse activity is available as an add-on during registration at an additional cost. Campers that sign up for horse activity will get four horseback riding lessons during their week at camp. All ages and experiences are welcome!

Tiered Pricing Plan

With increasing financial pressures we have instituted a two-tier fee structure for summer 2024. We recognize that families have different abilities to pay for camp and have developed this voluntary structure to help keep Hartford County 4-H Camp in a sound financial position, yet still affordable. Simply select the rate appropriate for your family’s budget. Your selection is completely confidential and will not impact your child’s acceptance to our camp or their experience in any way.

Tier Options

Tier 1: Most accurately accounts for the true cost of operating Camp including food, staff salaries, supplies, wear and tear on equipment, capital improvements, and depreciation. Please pay this cost if you are able.

Tier 2:  A rate that covers the basic costs associated with attending Camp including food, staff salaries and supplies. If further financial aid is needed, please fill out a campership application.


4-H club members receive a $50 discount on full week sessions

A $250 deposit is due at registration for full week sessions

A $135 deposit is due at registration for mini camp 

Seeking financial aid this season? We have campership money available. Fill out an application to be considered for a full or partial campership this summer.

Mini Camp

2 Day (Weds-Thurs)

Tier 1:   $155
Tier 2:   $135

Mini Camp is for campers ages 7-9. Mini Camp is a once a summer event where campers stay at camp for two days and one overnight in the cabins. During Mini Camp, campers will make arts and crafts, explore nature, visit the horses at the barn, go swimming and play sports. There will also be a campfire and songs before bedtime. Arrival is at 10am on Wednesday and departure is Thursday at 7:00pm.

Bring Your Own Horse Camp

One Week (Sun – Sat)

Tier 1:   $720
Tier 2:   $630

Bring Your Own Horse campers need to be fully independent in horse care tasks as well as tacking and untacking. For ages 11-18. Horse campers will also need to supply their own hay since we will not have it in bulk as in previous years. Bring-Your-Own-Horse Camp will take place Sunday to Saturday. There are also camp horses available for lease at an additional fee for experienced riders. Arrival is staggered from 2 – 4pm on Sunday and departure is Saturday after breakfast at 9:30am.

Overnight Camp

One Week (Sun – Sat)

Tier 1:   $700
Tier 2:   $610

Overnight Camp is for youth ages 9 through 15 and is held in seven one-week, coed sessions. Campers participate in programs, campfires, and classes such as; Archery, Swimming, Boating, Nature, Arts & Crafts, Recreation, Outpost Camping, Soccer, Field Games, Street Hockey, Nature, Outdoor Cooking, Frisbee Golf, Biking and more. Combined with new and old friends, these activities give campers many choices for a wonderful camp experience.  Arrival is staggered from 2 – 4pm on Sunday and departure is Saturday after breakfast at 9:30am.

Sample Horse Camp Activities
  • Western, Hunt Seat, Driving & Dressage Instruction
  • Clinics from Professional Trainers
  • Trail Riding
  • Bareback Riding
  • Drill Team
  • Judging
  • Showmanship and In-hand Instruction
  • Stable Management
  • Horse Care
  • Tack Care
  • Swimming and Recreation
  • And much more! 
Horse Health and Condition

Horses so classified may be sent home at the discretion of the Horse Camp Director. Horses must be properly trimmed or shod. State law requires an updated rabies vaccination. We require a Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia and strongly recommend Strangles Immunization. Strangles was on the property in 2017 and there is conflicting information about the length of time it can survive in soil. Please consult your vet.

Please check with your veterinarian before coming to camp about the advisability of immunizations for Tetanus, Equine Influenza, and Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western).

What to Bring to Horse Camp

What to Bring for your Horse:  

  • Horse tack, tack box, halter and a lead rope
  • All grooming tools – including fly spray (labeled with your name) and bathing tools
  • Grain in a covered container (a garbage can, etc)
  • Hay (hay bags/nets/feeders are welcomed!) 
  • Water buckets & feed containers – including all equipment needed to hang them up
  • Manure fork, muck bucket or wheelbarrow

Note: 2 bags of shavings are provided. Additional bags of shavings can be brought from home.

What to Bring for Yourself:

Riding boots (no sneakers or wedge heels for riding), appropriate ASTM/SEI approved headgear (all forms of riding MUST wear a helmet), riding clothes, pillow, sleeping bag or four blankets & a sheet, clothing, rain gear, barn boots, swimsuit, towels, and lots of socks to ward away blisters.  A bag for dirty laundry is most helpful. Also, don’t forget bug spray and sunscreen!


Overnight Camp Schedule
7:00 Reveille/Morning Dip
7:20 Waiters report to Dining Hall
7:35 Flag Raising/Morning Exercise
7:45 Breakfast
8:30 Clean Cabin/Visit to Nurse
9:00 First Activity
10:00 Second Activity
11:00 Free Time (free swim, recreation, showers)
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Rest
1:30 Tribe Meetings
2:00 Third Activity
3:00 All Camp Afternoon Program
4:00 Free Time (free swim, boating, recreation, showers, planning evening activity)
5:50 Flag Lowering
6:00 Dinner
7:15 All Camp Evening Program
8:30 Snack, Newspaper, Vespers
9:30 Bedding Down
10:00 Taps

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