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Mountain Stewards EQUESTRIAN Summer Camp

2019 Program Application

Program Information

July 14 - 20, 2019

This is a camp for the intermediate to advanced rider. It is not appropriate for beginners. Camper skill level is subject to evaluation by staff prior to the start of camp. Campers should bring their own horse and have the ability to handle it. Effort will be made to find a suitable horse for a qualified camper who does not have one.

This 7-day camp will take place at Experience Learning’s Sweet Water Farm, a 650-acre property adjacent to the George Washington National Forest in Sugar Grove, WV. Camp will focus on building a close relationship between rider and horse. Elements of natural horsemanship will be combined with technical trail rides though wilderness areas, mounted games (e.g., mounted archery, barrel racing), jumping, horse care and stewardship. Campers will ride every day, and there will be at least one night ride. Other activities include land and stream stewardship, caving, hiking, and team building. Campers will receive individual instruction with their horse and participate in group rides and activities.

Campers and horses will be housed at the Sweet Water Farm Community Center. In addition to bringing their personal items, campers should be the recommended supplies (we will send a list in the future) for their horse, including all tack, grooming tools, feed, helmet, and boots. Horse trailers can be left on-site a drop off and removed at pick up. Campers will stay in bunk-style housing with one overnight trip on horseback. All camping equipment and food will be provided for the campers.

Application Process

Please complete the following application for the 2019 Equestrian Camp. Once it is completed, the camp director, Lauren Carver, will contact you to set up a call to discuss riding ability, camp logistics, and other requirements. We will then send you an email with a link to complete the registration process. We look forward to serving you this summer!

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Expectations from an Outdoor Experience

Our courses are not survival training or outdoor therapy. The courses do involve moderately strenuous activity, living in tents and the outdoors.  This should not be your child's first time away from home.

Your child should be ready to work together with other group members, have fun, and learn a lot. We will provide the safe, enthusiastic instruction and adventure opportunities. Please arrive with the proper attitude so you will have a positive experience that you'll remember for a lifetime.

All gear, equipment and food will be provided during the program. Please refer to the suggested packing list for more information.

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