Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2023

Session Dates

MINI WEEK – June 12-16

It’s only ‘mini’ because we accept fewer campers. Check your school’s release date. Not all schools are out this week… but several are!

Session 1 – June 19-23

Session 2 – June 26-30

Session 3 – July 3-7 (camp will be held on July 4th)

Session 4 – July 10-14

Session 5 – July 17-21

Session 6 – July 24-28

Session 7 – July 31- August 4

Session 8 – August 7-11

Session 9 – August 14-18

Registration for all camp sessions are open.

Due to high interest last summer we are limiting families to two sessions per camper until March 7th.  After this time if spaces are still available families may enroll in more sessions.

Campers may enroll in a morning and afternoon half-day on the same week.  Campers enrolled in both half days may stay for lunch.  Please note this will count as two sessions.

Registration for Early Drop-Off or Late Pick-Up qualifies for Early Bird rates until 4/3! Don’t miss out! See Registration page for details.

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

ONE-WEEK SESSION (nonrefundable, nontransferable)
Monday through Friday, 9 AM-3 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 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. From the first day, campers are paired with an appropriate level school horse to bond and provide 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 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.

Register here*

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