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.
If there is a clinical diagnosis, please contact the office for further information at 780-538-3211.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL online registration forms and payment must be received before camp space is confirmed.
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:
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. if providing your own helmet, PARDS adheres to a 5 year from MFG date and will be checked the first morning of camp.
**Please note: Payment DOES NOT confirm a helmet rental. Helmets must be fitted to be confirmed**
PARDS has a selection of appropriate footwear for loan during camp. Riders must wear socks and boots are not to leave the PARDS property.
Register and pay online for any PARDS program using the link below:
Register early: camp registration is first-come, first-served (with payment) as spaces are limited.
Contact PARDS at (780) 538-3211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.