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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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)
Register and pay online for any PARDS program using the link below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.