Inclusive Summer Youth Camp

Come join us at summer camp! Our youth day camp is full of fun and friendship. It is also full of all kinds of learning and personal-discovery hidden within the games, activities and adventures.  Almost all of PARDS’ programs are incorporated into the day camps. It’s a fantastic way to learn the basics of horse care, riding, horsemanship, cart driving and much more.

Youth day camp is open to children between the ages of 6 (as of January 1 of camp year) and 14, of all abilities. Campers spend each day practicing and learning the basics of horse care and horsemanship through activities, lessons and hands-on learning. [Youth Leadership] activities are also incorporated into the daily camp schedule along with games, group activities and crafts.

Parents are invited on the Friday to come for a BBQ lunch (by donation) at approximately 12:30 pm. and then join campers for skills stations to show what they have learned throughout the week.

Camps run Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop off time is no earlier than 8:45 with pick up time no later than 4:30

PARDS summer camps provide an inclusive environment where children and youth of all abilities are encouraged and supported to identify and build on their own strengths as well as recognize and appreciate the strengths of others.

Camp Dates:

Week 1 – July 16 – 20, 2018

Week 2 – July 23 – July 27, 2018

Week 3 – July 30 – August 3, 2018

Week 4 – August 20 – 24, 2018


PARDS Summer Day Camps Helps Youth:

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

One of the beneficial factors of our Youth Summer Camp is the mix of campers of all abilities. The activities are designed to suit a wide range of ability and it gives the whole group a chance to operate on an even playing field as friends together.

Clothing Requirements

PARDS provides an instructor, a horse and all the necessary tack and riding equipment.

Rider must have the following in order to participate in mounted activities:

  • An ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet
  • Riding boots or closed-toe shoes with a small, 1-inch heel
  • Long pants
  • short/long  sleeved t-shirt (no tank tops or spaghetti straps)

For safety reasons, please do not wear loose or bulky clothing that may catch on equipment. Please ensure clothing is comfortable and well fitted. Please leave all jewelry at home.

ASTM/SEI helmets are available for rent on a first come basis ($10/week) if camper does not have their own.

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

Camp Hours

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Camps are for youth aged 6 to 14 (must be 6 as of January 1st of the camp year)


  • Camp Fees: $350.00 per week per camper
  • A PARDS 2018 Public membership fee per camper is required. If rider  is already a 2018 member this fee does not apply.
  • PARDS memberships are valid from January 1 through December 31.
  • Ratio of counselors to campers is 1:4
  • Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks.
  • All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR.

Online Registration

Register and pay online for any PARDS program using the link below:

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Register early: camp registration is first-come, first-served (with payment) and spaces are limited. Contact PARDS at (780) 538-3211 or by email at for additional information.