Summer Camp 2022

Thank you for a fantastic 2022 Summer Camp season! Summer Camp 2023 registration will begin February 2023.


Our small camp (8-10 campers) is perfect to get the kids out of the house and in the fresh air. Safety is our top priority, we will keep social distancing standards, small groups, and a strict disinfecting/sanitizing/hand washing schedule. All of our staff will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Saddle up for an exciting summer! Blue Heron Riding Academy hosts three different Summer Camps for horse lovers from age 7-14. Blue Heron Riding Academy's Summer Camps are more than a way to fill a summer day. It's a chance for animal loving kids to spend lots of quality time with horses, making memories, and meeting new friends in a fabulous outdoor setting while building physical fitness, confidence, and a respect and love for animals.

Along with daily riding lessons, campers will learn horsemanship, feeding, horse/animal care, grooming, saddling, medical care, and so much more! During the week Campers will learn to walk, trot, and steer their assigned horse. Campers learn to ride through fun games, activities, and obstacle courses.



Why choose Blue Heron Summer Camp?

  • Great Staff. Our Summer Camp staff members are adults who are expert horse instructors and great role models. Our instructors are certified with the American Riding Instructors Association. They make learning to ride fun and successful for every child. Meet our Instructors.

  • Amazing Horses. Our school horses are apart of our successful horseback riding lesson program. They are solid citizens who love their job of teaching kids to ride. Meet our horses.

  • Hands-On Horse Time. Horse Campers ride twice each day while Barnyard Campers ride one time each camp day. Riding groups are kept small. Rides include lessons, games, and fun rides. Campers also interact with the horses during grooming, saddling, and horse chores/care.

  • Family Farm conveniently located in Chandler, IN. Blue Heron Riding Academy is located just 6 miles east of Evansville. Instruction takes place in our large indoor arena, outdoor arena, and horse playground. We also have a classroom with A/C for lunch breaks.

  • End of Camp Week Horse Show. Parents can see their camper ride on Thursday at our special Camp Horse Show. We will also stream the show live on Facebook for those who may not be able to attend.

Camp Sessions

Horse Camp (Age 7-14)

June 6-9 / FULL

June 20-23 / FULL

July 25-28 / FULL


(Spots available last updated 4-5 at 3:30pm)

Horse Lover's Camp is horses all day long! This camp is perfect for you even if you have never petted a horse or just have a little experience around horses. Our certified instructor will teach you how to safely groom, tack, and care for your assigned horse. Our morning ride is structured in a lesson format and our afternoon ride is a "fun" ride (bareback, musical, playground). This year we will head to our lake to swim with the horses! Unmounted lessons to learn how to care for these wonderful animals. You will have fun making horsey crafts and horse treats. Thursday we will have a show for family and friends. You will even be able to paint your horse for the show!

$300 Regular Camp Price. $100 deposit required to hold spot.

All campers receive a T-Shirt, Camp Activity Book, and Downloadable Pictures!

Barnyard Camp (Age 7-14)

June 13-16 / FULL

June 27-30 / FULL

July 4-7 / FULL


(Spots available last updated 4-11 at 2pm)

During Barnyard Camp we will learn all about all of the animals that live at BHRA. The morning will be spent learning about horses and riding. The afternoons will be spent with the farm animals- goats, chickens, and a potbelly pig! You will be able to help milk the momma goats and bottle feed the baby goats. You can also pick out a goat for the week to brush and walk each day plus learn how to train him for the obstacle course! You will be able to participate in the hottest goat yoga! One afternoon we will head to our lake to try our hand at fishing! Thursday we will have a show for family and friends. They can meet the goats and watch you ride your horse. You will even be able to paint your horse for the show!

$300 Regular Camp Price. $100 deposit required to hold spot.

All campers receive a T-Shirt, Camp Activity Book, and Downloadable Pictures!

Blue Heron Riding Academy Summer Camps combine the quality instruction of our riding academy with the fun of a Summer Camp. Camp days are jam packed full of horses and outdoor adventure.
We understand that your schedule may not work with our 9am-3pm Camp Day. This year we are happy to offer Extended Care!
Have questions about our Summer Camps? Check out our FAQ.
What past Campers have to say about Summer Camps at Blue Heron Riding Academy-
"Little Britches Camp was great! My daughter had the best 4 days ever! Jill and Curtis are top notch. They both have so much knowledge to share. All the activities kept my daughter engaged and she loved every second of it!"
- Jessica B.
"My daughter who is 10 attended the Summer Camp. She absolutely loved it, and she was excited about going back. We are definitely going to be returning customers. Highly recommend."
- Shannan D.
"Wonderful experience!! We would do it again in a minute!"
- Jamie E.