All of EVR had successful overnights! The 4 weekers were surprised when they saw the lean-tos that they could sleep in, yurts 3 and 4 created tarp city (shelters made out of tarps) and yurts 1 and 2 slept under a tarp at the barn! All came back feeling like experts when it came to living in the wild. Today the girls have deserved a more chill day. They have rode in their lessons, gone boating and learned about horse movement. They have also made up dance routines in their yurt groups for a surprise flash mob. For evening programme tonight, the girls have a challenge night! They will be split […]

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We kicked off our weekend with bareback day! This is when the girls ride horses without any saddles on. They find it very cool to be able to feel all the horses movements underneath them, and practice their balance and posture. On Saturday afternoon, they had Wacky Water Saturday- where they play water games and slip and slides. The evening ended with a trashion show- where they dress all the counsellors up in any trash they can find, and then the counsellors need to walk down the runway in their lovely outfits. Sunday was theme day! As a tradition to fourth session at Frost Valley, we did make the world […]

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What an amazing day we have had! Today, the girls had their horseback riding lessons, and also took a hay ride down to farm camp, where they went boating for half of the day. Down at the pond, they can go in funyaks (non capsize-able kayaks), corcyls ( circle shaped boats that spin) or canoes. They also have nets and went fishing for newts. Before dinner everyday, half of the girls do Hangout, where they can play gaga ball, tetherball, volleyball, or just read a book and make friendship bracelets. The other half of the girls do turnout in the barn. This is when they need to poo pick and […]

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The girls have their horses! They had their first lesson today, learning the basics of walk, stop and steering. Over the next 9 days, the will groom, tack and love their horses- with the needed extra of horse cuddles. Today we avoided the rain! Everyone managed to ride, we played ultimate kickball- what makes it ultimate? At each base, there is a challenge, such as do the Macarena, ball into bucket toss, spin round a pole and walk in a straight line. For Evening Program, we played Wells Fargo. This is when there are two teams, and each need to steal coins from each others bank. The team with all […]

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Hello Family and Friends of our EVR campers. Last night, we had our last EVR Opening Campfire of summer 2018! The girls performed skits in their yurts, and campfire songs. Then we had our campfire talent show where the girls perform their talents. We had gymnastics, weird body movements, singers, snd much more. At the end, they roasted marshmallows over the fire, and had yummy s’mores. At the end of every night, before the girls go to bed, they do something called Devotion in their yurt. This is when they all sit on the floor in a circle, and discuss a topic. For example, last night they did expectations of […]

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At EVR we have Wranglers in Training, and they gave me a letter to blog to you all; Hey Everybody, Some of you may be wondering what W.I.T’s are. We are wranglers in training, which is a counsellor in training program, with a horse aspect. This week is our “service week”. We have been working with the camp historian, Anna Morelli, to put together a historical exhibit for East Valley Lodge (the big white house)  about the history of the house and how Frost Valley acquired it. Last week, we learned how to assist in horse riding lessons, trail safety, and how to plan/teach a ground lesson. Although last week […]

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Our first ever Theme Weekend was a great success! Our theme was The Greatest Showman! On Saturday the girls were told that they were in training for the circus, and so they had a bareback lesson, which was a first for many. Then the girls split off into groups and did top hat making, vaulting; where you can do tricks on a horse such as spin around, lie backwards, they also tie dyed. Then for their second part of the training for the circus was to go to low ropes and balance on the tightrope. Then we saved the best till last.. we had an outdoor movie night and watch […]

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We have been so busy at EVR!!! The rain cannot stop us. We have managed to ride every day, rain or shine, and the majority of riding groups have now done their first hand trots! We have been doing lots of different activities; Ultimate Kickball: This is when the girls play kickball but at each base there is a challenge that they need to complete, such as doing the Macarena, tossing balls into a bucket, spinning around a pole and walking in a straight line. Non Horse Horse Show: This is when the girls set up a show jumping course, and they pretend to be the horses and compete in […]

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Hello, welcome to the blog! This is written by me, Laura Stirling (Assistant Director) and I will try and blog as much as I can over the next 10 days! I also will be uploading photos to SmugMug daily. Once the girls were all checked in, they went on a tour of their wonderful camp. They went and saw where we went creaking, our ropes challenges, arts and crafts barn, and horse barn. After dinner, all the girls went into their yurts and prepared for our Opening Campfire. They came up with skits, and performed them to everyone. We also sang lots and lots of campfire songs, and had a […]

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The 4 Weekers wrote their own blog for me to show you all:   On Friday night, all the 4 weekers went on their annual Overnight on Horseback! They rode up to the hayfields at sunset through one of Frost Valleys amazing trails. The 4 Weekers were surprised by the brand new “lean toos” and the stunning golden hour view. Songs, secrets, and s’mores were shared at a once in a lifetime experience. After falling asleep under the stars, the girls woke up to sun rising and hiked their way back down to EVR. Throughout Session 2, all the 4 weekers have been working and planning the perfect Drill Team. […]

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