Session Rates & Camp Program Overview

4-H members receive a $40 discount on all sessions

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

A $110 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.

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

Camp Dates 2023

Session Dates
Bring Your Own Horse Camp June 18 – June 24
Mini Camp June 21 – June 22
Week 1 June 25 – July 1
Week 2 July 2 – July 8
Week 3 July 9 – July 15
Week 4 July 16 – July 22
Week 5 July 23 – July 29
Week 6 July 30 – August 5
Week 7 August 6 – August 12


Horse Activity Add On - $140

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!

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