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Equestrian Skills Development Camp for Adult Therapeutic Riders

EQUESTRIAN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CAMP FOR ADULT THERAPEUTIC RIDERS is 5 days filled with fun and learning for campers aged 15+ with a clinical diagnosis. Campers experience the social, recreational and physical benefits that come with a five-day immersion in PARDS’ therapeutic programs. PARDS provides an instructor, a horse and all the necessary tack and riding/driving equipment.

During their day at camp, participants will enjoy activities including riding lessons, cart driving lessons and stable management.

We accept a maximum of 9 campers per week to ensure excellent support for each camper from our staff and volunteer team.

  • If  camper requires a support aide, one must be provide by rider/parent/guardian

Campers do not have to be current PARDS therapeutic riders – the camp is open to community members from ages 15 to adult who have been diagnosed with a physical, behavioural, cognitive and/or social disability. Please contact the  office for more information on required medical forms.

Adult Day Camp Helps Campers:

  • Develop character
  • Learn valuable life skills
  • Make new friends
  • Discover new interests
  • Learn horsemanship skills

Clothing Requirements

  • Rider must have the following in order to participate in mounted activities
  • An ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet. (available at PARDS for riders to  use)                                                                                                                    Riding boots or closed-toe shoes with a small, 1-inch heel and socks
  • Long pants For safety reasons, please do not wear loose or bulky clothing that may catch on equipment. Please ensure clothing is comfortable and well fitted.

PARDS has a selection of appropriate helmets and footwear for loan during camp. Riders must wear socks; and helmets/boots are not to leave the PARDS property.

Camp Dates:  July 20 – 24

Camp Hours:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Registration  opens  March 1, 2020 

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  • Camp Fees: $210.00 per week per camper
  • A 2020 PARDS Therapeutic membership per camper is required. Annual memberships cover the rider for unlimited programs and sessions.
  • PARDS memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31.
  • Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks.
  • All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR.
  • If  rider requires a support aide, one must be provide by rider/parent/guardian

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Register early: camp registration is first-come, first-served and spaces are limited.