UPDATE: Due to the the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, Frost Valley YMCA will NOW be offering a special limited-run day camp for children ages 5-12 with limited spots available. Unfortunately we’re unable to offer Horse Day Camps this year. Read more about our limited-run day camp.
Horse Day Camp provides the perfect opportunity for young boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of riding and horse care. From the beginning rider to the more advanced, children grow leaps and bounds during their sessions, gaining confidence, independence, and leadership skills.
One-Week Session, Grades K-2 (minimum ages 4)
Program Cost: $295*
Pony Camp is a one week program designed to give younger campers the chance to spend time with horses. Each day, campers will enjoy pony rides, learn about grooming, horse care, and how much fun horses can be. Horsey crafts, treats and games make this a week to remember. Campers will also enjoy waterfront and have a games period each day. Designed for campers with little or no horse experience.
Two-Week Session, Grades 2-5
Program Cost- $445*
Hoof-Beats is a specialty day camp program for youth who want to spend time with horses this summer. Campers will spend half of each day at the barn riding and learning all about horse health and care. They will have the chance to truly connect with a horse and gain a sense of ownership throughout the session. The remainder of the day will be spent doing other traditional camp activities including: swimming, boating, hiking, climbing, archery, sports, games and much more! No previous experience required.
Two-Week Session, Grades 6-10
Program Cost- $445*
Saddle Up is a two week horse day camp program for campers that are looking to progress with their riding skills. Campers will spend time throughout the day riding horses in the arena, on trails and caring for them. Saddle Up campers will also get the chance to experience more of our high ropes elements! Designed for campers of all skill levels.
Four-Week Session, Grades 7 and up
Program Cost- $890*
Western Adventures is a four-week program designed for campers who are looking to progress and improve their riding skills and horsemanship abilities. During the four weeks, campers will get the opportunity to work with the same staff and horses. They will enjoy presentations and guest speakers to give them a more in-depth look at the variety of ways in which horses are used. This is designed as a four-week progression based program and campers will learn new skills each week. Campers will participate in an overnight under the stars with their horses, as well as working towards practicing and performing a rodeo for the rest of the equestrian campers at Frost Valley! Western Adventures will still enjoy waterfront and a few traditional camp activities. However the focus of the program will be horses! Previous horse experience required. Campers must be pre-approved by the director of the program.
One-Week Horse Day Camp Try It
One-Week Session, Grades 2 and up
Program Cost- $295*
Designed for campers of all skill levels. This brand new one week try it horse day camp is a specialty day camp program for campers who want to experience horses this summer! Campers will spend half of each day at the barn riding and learning all about horse health and care, and the other half of the day participating in other traditional activities including swimming, boating, hiking, climbing, archery, sports, games and much more! It’s a great way to ease into horse programs while still participating in traditional camp activities!
* Financial Aid is Available