Kids Camps – Summer

2021 Natural Horsemanship Camps

Day camps for beginning and advanced students

Let your child experience the wonderful spirit of the horse and make a hundred lifetime memories at one of our summer camps. Our day camps are not just about riding. They are comprehensive programs that teach the responsibilities of horse ownership, how to be safe around horses and how to build a partnership with the horse through leadership; not fear and intimidation.

Your child will also learn how horses communicate with each other and how they can use that “language” to “speak to” and understand the horse. It all starts with playing seven games and progresses to riding with a centered seat and proper balance.

Your child will also express their love of the horse through innovative art projects that reinforce their learning and help them exercise their creative instincts.

Named one of the
“Great Northwest Horse Camps”
by Parent Map Magazine

“Horse Crazy” Camp

Ages 5 – 7
HC I    June 28 – July 2, 2021 WAIT LIST ONLY
HC II  August 16 – 20, 2021  WAIT LIST ONLY
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This is a half-day camp where youngsters can learn basic safety, care and handling of horses and experience riding in-hand.  They also will express their love of the horse through fun art projects. This camp prepares them for the more challenging all-day camps.

Horsemanship & Riding Camps (“Kids Camp”)

Ages 8 – 16
KC VI  June 21 – 25 WAIT LIST ONLY
KC I   July 5 – 9, 2021  WAIT LIST ONLY
KC II  July 12 – 16, 2021  WAIT LIST ONLY
KC III July 26 – 30, 2021  WAIT LIST ONLY
KC IV August 2 – 6, 2021  WAIT LIST ONLY
KC V  August 9 – 13, 2021 WAIT LIST ONLY
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Designed to address the individual needs of beginning and advancing students. Classes split by age groups and experience.

Beginning students learn the foundation for keeping themselves safe around horses and the horsemanship skills that they will use for a lifetime. They also learn the responsibilities of horse ownership and the basics of proper riding technique.

Advancing students spend the week refining their skills and then get out of the arena, into the round pen, and on to the trails.  This course takes riding and horsemanship skills to the next level and gives an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of recreational riding.

Wrangler Camp

WAIT LIST ONLY
Ages 10 – 16
WC I  July 19 – 23, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This camp is for students who are interested in a more intensive program.  Focus will be on the experience of owning your own horse with daily care responsibilities, perfecting riding technique, riding the trails and advancing their training skills.  Students get their own horse to care for and ride during the week. They must be able to take responsibility for preparing their horse to ride and ride with control in and outside the arena.

Covid Safety

In order to keep all the kids and staff safe at camp, we are instituting the following   procedures:

  • All campers and staff will have their temperature taken each day with a noncontact thermometer.
  • Asking everyone to actively participate in hand washing and/or sanitizing before and during camp. We have hand sanitizer and wipes available in common areas and soap in the bathroom and at the utility sink.
  • Implementing physical distancing recommendations and warning against close contact.
  • Encouraging the wearing of masks when a physical distance of more than 6 ft. is difficult.
  • Disinfecting common surfaces such as door handles, light switches, chairs, grooming equipment and tack, every day.
  • Disinfecting the bathroom fixtures and toilet every day.
  • Asking anyone with the sniffles, sore throat or a cough, to please stay home or go home.
  • Limiting horse and art activities to no more than six campers at a time and keeping them physically distant.

Camp Staff

Jim Hutchins, Camp Director

Susann Hussels, Equine Director

Chris Greene, Art Director

Tuition:

COVID-19 refund policy. So much is still up in the air regarding coronavirus orders here in Washington. However, we are committed to providing your child a safe and fun activity this summer. Should we be forced to close down camps, you have the options for a full refund or to use the deposit for future lessons or camps at the Center.

Horse Crazy Camp $300
$100 deposit required per half-day camp
Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list

Horsemanship & Riding Camps (“Kids Camp”) 
$550 Single Camp
$200 deposit required per all-day camp.
Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list

Wrangler Camp $600 Single Camp
Includes overnight stay on Thursday.
$200 deposit required per all-day camp
Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list

Scholarships for families needing extra help are available through the non-profit NWNHC Family Fund. Ask us for an application or donate so all kids can enjoy going to horse camp.

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425-222-3623 Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center 32925-A SE 46th St. Fall City, WA 98024