Howdy Everyone! Hope you are all having a lovely day. It is raining here at Frost Valley but that doesn’t stop our fun! The kids have just got back from a wetter than usual waterfront and again had a great time, swimming, building sand castles and having water fights. For their activity yesterday Mustango played sock rugby, which is a take on flag rugby but with socks and not as much contact. Our other Durango counselor Hamish plays Rugby at home in the UK so he loved teaching them all and seeing them really get the hang of it!  Last night Mustang did Disco Yoga which they thought was the […]

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Howdy Everyone! Apologies for the delay in an update but as I am sure you can imagine, we have been pretty busy here at camp! The kids are all having the best time and are really bonding with their horses!  Waterfront has been a highlight every day so far, the weather has been great and despite the lake water getting shallower, the kids have not stopped having a great time. They particularly love the new floaties that the lifeguards have provided. There is a giant unicorn, lobster and chicken that have been the focus of many floaty/splashing wars! On that note, Night swim last week was the ‘BEST EVENING EVER’ […]

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Howdy Everyone, Hope you are having a lovely start to your week! We have had a busy few days here at Frost Valley!  The kids all had fun settling into their bunks and meeting their cabin mates on Sunday. Sunday night was the LAST OPENING CAMPFIRE of the summer! Counselors from each village perform a skit or a song so that everyone gets to see who they are. The Mustango (Mustang and Durango) staff did a very funny skit which all the kids loved. On Monday the campers all had their waterfront orientation and swim checks to assess which sections they can swim/boat in. They then played name games and […]

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Howdy Everyone!  Are you all having a good week? Mustango have been non-stop since the last blog so there is lots to update you on! Over the weekend the kids got to try out Bareback riding, which is with no saddle!! This is great for their balance and also for them to feel how the horse moves when they are riding. It sometimes feels a bit wobbly and unsteady at first but all of them got the hang of it really quickly and really enjoyed it! It is nice for our horses to not have to carry saddles round for the day too!  They also played a lot of water […]

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Howdy Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine! Mustango have been having a blast the last few days! They have been particularly enjoying waterfront the last few days, the trampoline is a firm favorite, as well as building sand castles and soaking the counselors!! Yesterday the campers really enjoyed theater games, which was run by one of our Durango counselors, Jacob, who is doing a degree in Drama. I have uploaded some photos to smug mug of this, for you to see! Their riding is all progressing really well and they are all creating great bonds with their horses. Because of this, we decided to do an activity last […]

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Howdy Everyone! Hope you’re all having a great day! We have had a busy few days here at Frost Valley. The weather has been stormy and wet but that has not stopped any of our fun. Yesterday morning after waterfront, the campers played a game of Geronimo/Boppers/SWAT which is a camp game created by one of our trustees who has been at Frost Valley forever (Al Filreis). It is a great way to learn each others names and laugh a lot whilst doing so! the campers found out who their horse for the session will be and they were all very excited! They get to help the staff take care […]

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Howdy Everyone! It is all systems GO here are Frost Valley’s main barn! Session 3 has begun and is already fun filled and busy! The campers all enjoyed opening campfire last night, which overlooks the lake at our newly built CIT point amphitheater. The staff from each village get up and do a skit or a song to introduce themselves to everyone, Mustang and Durango (Mustango)’s skit involved pouring water over Hamish (Durango Counselor)’s head…which the kids thought was hilarious…not sure Hamish felt the same! HA HA! This morning the kids are all at waterfront, enjoying cooling off and taking their swim checks! Tomorrow they are all looking forward to […]

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Howdy Everyone! It has been a busy but great few days for Mustango (our joint name for Mustang and Durango villages). After check in on Sunday, once all the campers had settled into their lodges, they had Pizza for dinner and then attended OPENING CAMPFIRE!! The staff from each village did a skit or a song to introduce themselves to the kids and they sang songs like ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’. They also helped in the annual tradition of putting a spoonful of ashes from previous opening campfires into the fire and then refilling the pot with a scoop from this sessions campfire, to bring the spirit of […]

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  Howdy Everyone! Another few busy days have passed here at the Barn and the session is drawing to an end! I thought it would be the perfect time to update you guys on what Mustango have been up to the last few days. Over the weekend they got to participate in the all camp activity which was ‘It’s a Small World’, which is where all the international counselors set up tables around Filreis field that represent the country they come from. Each table has activities, games and foods that come from that country and the campers are encouraged to go to the tables to learn about them. The evening […]

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Howdy Everyone, Happy 4th of July!! I hope that you are all enjoying the sun and festivities. The campers have particularly been enjoying waterfront over the last few days due to the warmer weather! They are loving the trampoline and the inflatable slide, as well as shooting the water guns at their counselors!  Yesterday after waterfront the campers got to participate in one of our ropes activities called flying squirrel which is when a team of their bunk mates pull a rope that they are attached to the other end of in a harness and it pulls them up into the trees so they feel like they are flying! They […]

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