Kids Camps – Summer

2022 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 20 – 24, 2022  WAIT LIST ONLY
HC II  August 15 – 19, 2022  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 I  June 27 – July 1, 2022 WAIT LIST ONLY
KC II  July 11 – 15, 2022 WAIT LIST ONLY
KC III July 25 – 29, 2022 WAIT LIST ONLY
KC IV August 1 – 5, 2022 WAIT LIST ONLY
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Designed to address the individual needs of beginning and advancing students. Classes are 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 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.

Everyone will also express their love of the horse through fun, innovative art projects that teach patience, focus, and creativity–key skills when working with horses.

Wrangler Camp

Ages 10 – 16
WC I  July 18 – 22, 2022  WAIT LIST ONLY
WC II August 8 – 12, 2022 WAIT LIST ONLY
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This camp is for advanced 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. Those who wish, can also join in camping out with the horses on Thursday. night.

Covid Safety

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

  • Unvaccinated children will need to wear a mask or have proof of negative Covid test within 4 days of camp.
  • All campers and staff will have their temperature taken each day with a noncontact thermometer.
  • Everyone will be encouraged 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.
  • Grooming tools, bathroom fixtures and door handles will be sanitized daily.
  • Anyone with the sniffles, sore throat or a cough, is asked to stay home.

Covid procedures may change based on updated Washington state and CDC guidelines at the time of camp..

Camp Staff

Jim Hutchins, Camp Director

Susann Hussels, Equine Director

Chris Greene, Art Director


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