Summer Camp FAQ
We know that choosing the perfect summer camp for your child can be a big decision. We know that you have questions and we will do our best to answer all of them. If this page does not give you the answers that you need, please feel free to contact us.
What will you be doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19? Safety is a top priority. We will keep social distancing standards, small groups, and a strict disinfecting, sanitizing, hand washing schedule. Our camps are limited to 8-10 campers plus 2-3 instructors. All horse equipment, helmets, shared equipment, etc. will be sanitized multiple times each day. Campers are welcome to bring their own helmets (see question below regarding helmets).
What if my camper has never ridden? Not to worry, our experienced staff will make sure your camper is comfortable and feels confident being around and getting on a horse. We group campers by age and ability level and will work with riders with little to no experience to help them gain the skills they need to become strong riders.
What if my camper has experience with horses? We group riders by age and ability level so your camper will be riding with those who also have experience. If your camper hasn't ridden at Blue Heron we may go over the basics, just to be sure riders understand how our horses are trained.
Will my camper have their own horse? On the first day of camp we assign two campers to each horse. They will groom and tack together then they will take turns riding. That will be their horse to care for during the week. We do our best to match campers personalities and abilities to their horse. You can meet our wonderful lesson horses here.
What does my camper need to bring?
Long pants-jeans, leggings, yoga pants, breeches are all acceptable
Boots with a small heel-at least 1/2 inch heel
Clothing that is OK to get dirty
Lunch with PLENTY to drink throughout the day. You may also purchase our optional sack lunch. Details on registration form.
Swimsuit, athletic shorts, T-shirt, and towel for lake time on Wednesday.
Camera, sunscreen, bug spray