Big Bear Horse Camps
SUMMER DAY CAMP
July 29-Aug 1
Farm Camp Times:
Half Day Beginner - 9 am - 12 pm
Half Day Intermediate - 1 pm - 4 pm
Full Day - 9 am - 4 pm
Full Day Farm Camp:
$299 additional camper
Half Day Beginner / Intermediate:
$200 additional camper
Half Day 4-6 Year Olds:
$50 per camper per session
Local Discounts are Available!
Please call for more information.
Book your stay with Big Bear Vacations
Farm Camp Package with home:
Starting at $999 - Includes one full day camper
Properties: 1632, 1518, 1670, 1685, 1687, 1738, 1722, 1607
Full Day Farm Camp
Horse Day Camp is a fun all-things-horse program designed for beginners or intermediate campers. This program will take campers through classroom, tack rooms, stalls, barns, arenas, pastures and trails. Campers are evaluated and divided into groups by the instructors. All will participate in fun activities that include learning the basics (terminology, different styles of tack/riding), developing safe habits and learning emergency procedures, practicing riding through transitions in the arena, and exploring our trails on horseback. In addition to horse related activities the full day farm camp includes games, arts and crafts, horse painting, animal bathing, hiking the national forest, and basic farm animal care.
Campers will learn basic riding fundamentals: going forward, turning the horse, stopping, mounting and dismounting, the beginnings of the biodynamic balanced seat that must be developed to successfully ride horses. Beginners are any camper who has ridden less than 10 times in the past two years. No matter what riding group each camper is assigned, each camper will be given a certificate of completion of skills at the end of camp.
Campers continue to improve their riding skills once they are able to demonstrate the knowledge and confidence needed to safely control their horse independently. New skills may include: posting in rhythm and/or on the correct diagonal, walk/trot transitions, trot/canter transitions, and cantering on the correct lead depending upon student's progress. Intermediate campers may currently take lessons, and know basic safety, grooming, and may also know how to saddle their horse on their own. All activities will be supervised. No matter what riding group each camper is assigned, each camper will be given a certificate of completion of skills at the end of camp.
"ARENA TO TRAIL" CAMP
The afternoon camps takes place after school hours and teaches fundamentals of horsemanship, horse care, and riding. Riders will learn basic control in leading and riding horses and will include obstacles and arena patterns. Participants will learn about responsibility and respect for others, teamwork, and can expect to gain self confidence and riding skills applicable to various disciplines and trail riding.
Contact Suzanne for more info.