Horse Camp at Sankanac
Camp Sankanac horse camps are run by equestrian professionals Erin Hails (Brick Lane Stables) & Diana Shirk (Silver Lining Farm) and their experienced staff. Erin and Diana both have many years of experience and look forward to working with the campers each summer in improving their confidence, knowledge and experience around horses and in their riding skills. Horse campers are sure to get plenty of time with the horses, not only riding and having a blast, but also learning important riding and horse care techniques. Our overnight horse camp programs give campers the best of both worlds…lots of time with the horses (individualized and group riding instruction, trail riding…even creek stomping with your horse!!)… AND all the best of Sankanac (Bible study, pool, boats, waterslide, crafts, camp store and more!). Horse Campers will be housed together at our Parker House facility. Campers ages 8-11 will be housed in one bedroom and campers ages 12-16 will be housed in another. Each bedroom will have a Horse Camp Counselor and Erin will oversee camper life at the Parker House. At the barn, Erin and her skillful instructors will train the campers in grooming, tack, feeding, general care, equine anatomy, safety, riding instruction and much more. Erin does a great job incorporating fun games and a wide variety of activities in an educational and safe setting. Campers of all riding experience are welcome! First time or advanced campers will grow in skill under Erin’s professional and nurturing instruction. If you’re looking for an awesome, affordable, overnight summer horse camp experience, look no more! Space is very limited!
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OVERNIGHT HORSE CAMP (limit of 24 campers per week)
Horse Camp 1- July 16-22
Horse Camp 2- July 23-29
Girls Only, Ages 8-16
Overnight horse camp is sure to be a week you will remember for a long time! Each camper will get to enjoy a horse throughout the week that they get to care for, ride and learn about. Daily group lessons, crafts, Bible study, barn chore time and swimming will fill the day, as well as special activities like trail rides, bareback riding, horse games, horse learning activities and creek stomping/swimming with your horse. This camp is for all levels and you do not have to have any horse experience to attend! We hope to see you there!
COST- $575 ($100 deposit + $475)
ADVANCED OVERNIGHT HORSE CAMP: SHOW JUMPING ADVENTURES
(**Experience Required- limit of 12 campers per week)
Dates; July 30-August 5
Girls Only, Ages 10-16
This year, we’re excited to showcase one of our favorite disciplines…show jumping! We will be focusing on the skills used in the jumper ring and exercises to help you and the horse get more experience, better acquainted and more confident with jumper courses. You will have the opportunity to showcase the skills you’ve learned at our camp Jumper Show! Whether you have experience show jumping or none at all, we will help you learn the ropes and have a great time while you do it! To help give your mind and horse a break from the ring, you’ll also enjoy the x-country course, the creek, trail riding and so much more! NEW this year, we will be spending an evening learning about vaulting in camps very own Vaulting Clinic with Vaulting clinician, Sandra Snyder! Sandra and her experienced staff will bring their horses and equipment and teach the campers about vaulting and let them give it a try as well! Don’t miss out on this special program!
If you have your own horse and would like to bring them, we encourage that! Please contact the camp at 610-469-6320 for details (Releases, proof of negative Coggins and immunizations records required. No additional cost to board. You will need to bring feed).
**In order to attend this camp, riders will need to be able to walk, trot and canter in the ring and outside the ring and jump a course of fences at the canter of at least 18″ high.
COST- $695 ($100 deposit + $595)