NEW! Horse Program for Children on Spring Break Frost Valley’s annual Spring Break Day Camp is a local favorite for families looking to provide children ages 4-15 with growth-filled programming during their school spring break. For years now, the program has allowed children to have fun in the great outdoors, while making new friends, learning lifelong skills, and building strong character values. This year, this family-favorite day camp program will run from March 26 to 30 and will include all the activities children love: hiking, tours of the Maple Sugar House, sports and games, candle making, “Incredible Edibles” (a healthy cooking class in the camp’s teaching kitchen), climbing, and more. […]

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We have our own horses! After our evaluation ride on Monday, the barn manager assigns horses to each camper so they get to experience a sense of ownership and independence. Their first couple of lessons will be getting used to their horses and learning their quirks. In these lessons they learn the basics like starting, stopping, posture and circling. This helps with their balance on and off of the horse. We also have our ground lessons and have been learning the colors of our horses and also the parts of the horse. The campers did an activity with a horse drawn on a wall and they learnt the different parts […]

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Session one of Hoofbeats has begun! Today the campers arrived in their cowboy boots ready to ride. We started the day with some name games to get to know each other before we headed to the barn. On our first day at the barn we have what we call an evaluation ride to determine what level of a rider they are. This is great fun as they get to meet some of the horses and potentially the one they will ride for the whole session. Whilst some are riding, others are doing what we call a Ground Lesson. This is where the campers get to learn all aspects of horses. […]

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