Camp families from the 2020 season were given an advance registration opportunity, and all sessions were booked during this period. We are hoping to open more spaces! Please sign up for our Wait List* and we will keep you in the loop. In particular, we are hoping to open up another week or two in August, and will need to confirm staffing and other logistics. We will have more information later in the Spring. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
*Indicate camp session(s) you prefer on the last page of the Wait List registration, in the Comments section. Thank you!
HALF DAY CAMP – $570
EIGHT ONE-WEEK SESSIONS (nonrefundable, nontransferable)
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-11:30 PM and 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
For boys and girls ages 7-15 years old
Have your campers always dreamed of owning their own horse? This summer is the perfect opportunity for them 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 ride 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. From the first day, campers are paired with an appropriate level school horse to bond and care for.
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 a 45-minute *approximately) riding lesson (grouped by riding level.) The rest of the day will be spent in direct horse-related activities such as helping with feed, giving the horse a spa day or mucking out a stall. 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.