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YMCA of Central Stark County

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Horse Camps

MINI HORSE CAMP

CAMPER ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS

Are you a new camper who loves horses?  Then spend a few days this summer at MINI HORSE CAMP!  Travel to the main barn every morning and learn the basics of riding a horse as well as caring for one.  Then spend the afternoon enjoying camp activities with your new friends at camp.  No previous riding experience is required, so if you've always wanted to learn how to ride a horse, Mini Horse Camp is for you!

GOALS & OUTCOMES

By the end of this experience, campers will have:

  • Learned new riding skills.
  • Learned the basics of caring for a horse.
  • Built character values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
  • Gained self-esteem through exploring new activities and making new friends.

ONE WEEK Horse CAMP

CAMPER ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS

Spend a week at the barn doing daily rides and learning about caring for a horse!  If you love horses, this one-week HORSE CAMP is for you - whether you are a beginner or advanced HORSE RIDER.  Our highly trained Barn Staff will ensure you get time and attention to work on your riding skills and talents... no riding experience required!  Spend the evenings participating in traditional camp activities with friends.

GOALS & OUTCOMES

By the end of this experience, campers will have:

  • Learned new riding skills.
  • Learned the basics of caring for a horse.
  • Built character values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.
  • Gained self-esteem through exploring new activities and making new friends.

TWO WEEK HORSE CAMP

CAMPER ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS

If you're a HORSE ENTHUSIAST, then this two-week HORSE CAMP is a dream come true!  Take your equestrian skills up a notch while making new friends in a safe, caring environment.  You'll learn to groom, feed, tack, and give overall horse care, in addition to riding every with our experienced Barn Staff.  You'll also get to share in the fun of cabin group activities and all-camp evening programs.

GOALS & OUTCOMES

By the end of this experience, campers will have:

  • Gained confidence as well as respect and compassion for others.
  • Learned new riding and horse caring skills.
  • Built character values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

ONE WEEK LAZY-T RANCH CAMP

CAMPER ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS

Experience one of the most beautiful places on camp: the LAZY-T RANCH.  While you soak up the beauty of the ranch, our experienced Barn Staff will teach you all there is to know about caring for and riding a horse.  Choose between Western and English lessons, and learn more about riding every single day while making new friends and memories to last a lifetime.

GOALS & OUTCOMES

By the end of this experience, campers will have:

  • Gained confidence as well as respect and compassion for others.
  • Learned new riding and horse caring skills.
  • Built character values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

TWO WEEK LAZY-T RANCH CAMP

CAMPER ACTIVITIES & BENEFITS

This two-week sesssion is a HORSE LOVER'S DREAM!  Experience one of the most beautiful places on camp: the LAZY-T RANCH.  While you soak up the beauty of the ranch, you'll be learning what it means to own a horse: the responsibilities, the challenges, and all the exciting rewards.  A typical day will include ground and mounted lessons, along with routine chores.  Explore the many winding trails of camp while enjoying traditional camp activities in the evenings.

GOALS & OUTCOMES

By the end of this experience, campers will have:

  • Gained confidence as well as respect and compassion for others.
  • Learned new riding techniques and skills.
  • Increased their knowledge of caring for a horse.
  • Built character values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.