Campers must wear a boot with hard sole and small heel (paddock boot is the general term if doing an online search). Hiking boots, rain boots, and sneakers are NOT suitable or safe for horseback riding.
Campers should bring or wear long pants for riding.
All campers need to bring their own water bottles (no glass of any kind is allowed, even when covered in rubber/plastic). There will not be a lunch or snack time (please give advance notice if your camper has a medically advised need for a snack, or related issue.)
Cell phones need to be kept stowed during camp. They are a distraction and a potential safety issue.
All belongings should be labeled with the camper’s name. We encourage campers not to bring other valuables to camp.
Many campers have not been exposed to common allergens at a horse barn (horse hair, hay, hay dust), so campers and families are surprised when it happens, typically on Monday morning! Sometimes campers develop itchy eyes, sometimes more severe reactions occur. At the first sign, we will remove the camper from the activity, bring them into the classroom, wash they face and hands, and apply cold compresses. We will call the parent/emergency number to let you know and expect that you’ll arrange pick up. Sometimes it works for the camper to get a single dose of an allergy medication, but you need to know that we cannot administer any medications. We’ll work with your camper as best we can through the week, but if the allergic reaction continues the camper may not want to return. If your child has known allegies, require advance notice prior to the start of camp. They will need to recieve thier allergy medication at home, before camp begins.
Summer Camp registration is partially refundable for any reason if made within 30 days of registration (e.g, by March 1 if registration is made on February 1). However, no refunds will be made for any registration made after April 30. except medical refunds. A 20% administrative fee will be charged for each session from which a camper withdraws. No credits will be given for future classes at RCPHC.
Medical refunds must be requested at least two weeks in advance of the camp session in which you are registered. A 20% administrative fee will be charged for each camp session from which you withdraw. Immediate family emergencies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. No credits will be given for future classes at RCPHC.
Registrations are not transferable. Registrations made by one person cannot be sold or traded. We will work to accommodate transfers to a different session if space permits. There is no charge for a transfer.
We will evaluate weather situations and plan activities accordingly. Appropriate alternative activities will be substituted at the discretion of the camp director (Day Camp and/or Ponies & Friends Camp). There are no refunds or make-up days for inclement weather.
Please let us know ASAP if your camper wants to ride with a friend or is part of a houshold pod that is separate from your camp registration. We are assigning our camp pods before camp starts and will not make changes once camp has started. Please email [email protected] with details and thank you!