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post #11 of 16 Old 01-25-2012, 08:51 AM
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A good friend of mine worked at a camp in CO during the summers while we were in college and said it was fantastic. I think they only do month long/full summer camps though.

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post #12 of 16 Old 01-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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I'm in NY and unfortunately i haven't heard of a riding camp in my area that i would recomend. I work year round at a camp and retreat center but we don't have a riding program. Our horses are very expensive lawn ornaments at this point in time. But, when it comes to a camp please make sure that the program has a summer camp permit from the local health department. Too many people (and stables) think running a camp would be fun, don't know the first thing about running a summer camp and therefor don't follow local health regulations. Here is a link to the American Camp Association (ACA) website. I have done a search for equestrian camps in your region. The ACA holds higher industry standards for summer camps nation wide. This is just a search i did, please go in and fill in the advanced search for yourself with more accurate info and more camps may pop up. Good luck on your search!
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post #13 of 16 Old 01-31-2012, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Loving all of the advice! I've been looking into everyone of the camps and just really appreciate having a place to start thanks to everyone who has posted!

Really liking Bonnie Castle Riding Camp. It's 7 1/2 hours from us but we have family in Maine so a side trip there could work. May have to wait until next year though. Not sure if I can swing $2600 and also not sure if I can convince my daughter to do 2 weeks away instead of 1.

Keep the suggestions coming though! I have a feeling it will help out way more people than just me.
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post #14 of 16 Old 01-31-2012, 09:14 AM
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I recommend this place in NY. Lovely farm run by an experienced eventing family. I don't know what the price is but your girl would get lots of riding. Each child gets evaluated and then receives their own horse for they duration of their stay. I worked there some years ago and learned alot. The farm itself is located in the Adirondacks and gorgeous.

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-31-2012, 09:28 AM
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I went to a Girl Scout camp every year for 12 years, then wrangler in training, then counselor in training then worked as a wrangler for a few years till I had to grow up and get a real job. I liked the way that they had units that specialized in different things. There were general units, a water unit, an American Indian unit, A bicycle unit, three equestrian units and a wrangler in training unit. I think I was in every unit at least once, I often wish I could go back and work there one more summer, I loved it.

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post #16 of 16 Old 02-02-2012, 02:40 PM
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Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN. I was the Equine Manager there this summer and it was absolutely incredible. Instead of arts and crafts or bracelet making, they choose from clinics such as driving, braiding and banding, drill team, horse judging, trail, vaulting, jumping, bareback, and many many others! I didn't meet one camper who didn't have the time of their lives! And all the barn hands are quality horsemen ready to help your child excel. It really is an amazing place. I wish I could have had the opportunity as a child instead of waiting til my adult years to train these lucky children's horses :)

Oh, and I know you mentioned that you were quite a ways away, this summer we had campers from ALL 50 states!! And most all of them were return campers!!
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