Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2024

Session Dates

Summer Camp is currently full! Sign up for the Wait List here!

Session 1 – June 17-21

Session 2 – June 24-28

Session 3 – July 1-5 (camp will be held on July 4th)

Session 4 – July 8-12

Session 5 – July 15-19

Session 6 – July 22-26

Session 7 – July 29-August 2

Session 8 – August 5-9

Session 9 – August 12-16

Half-Day Camp $650

Monday through Friday, 9 AM-Noon. “Early Drop-Off” ($35/day) available at 8:15 AM. For boys and girls ages 7-15 years old. ONE-WEEK SESSION (nonrefundable, nontransferable) Have your campers always dreamed of owning their own horse? This summer is the perfect opportunity to come spend a week learning all the different aspects of horse ownership. Campers will bond with their horses as they get to take on the role of not only a rider but also a groomer, a feeder, a waterer, and even a stall mucker.

Summer Camp participants represent all levels of riding ability, from beginner to the more advanced. Experienced campers might expect to hone specific skills and strengthen overall riding confidence. Intermittent riders, those who attend camps and barn days, will work to regain rusty skills and build new ones. Those with little to no experience will find pleasure in learning the basics of riding and horse care.

Campers will get to enjoy the unique experience that is Rock Creek Park. Campers get to explore DC’s urban park on foot and horseback to experience the hidden gems right in our own backyard. Washington summers can be hot and humid, but under the canopy of Rock Creek Park, we explore fun activities with our horses.

Each day campers will receive an approximately 45-minute riding lesson, grouped by riding level. The rest of the day will be spent in direct horse-related activities such as helping with barn chores or giving the horse a spa day. Each activity is designed to give our campers a sense of responsibility and add to their expanding horse knowledge.

All campers are required to follow the rules of the camp, and Rock Creek Park Horse Center reserves the right to expel any camper for serious misconduct and to refuse to accept any person it judges to be incapable of participating in the program.

All campers are required to purchase a ASTM approved helmet, no less than five years old and wear appropriate riding footwear.

*If registering for the Wait List, please specify which semester(s) you prefer in the comments section.