Ranch Camp is all horses all day! Campers will not only advance their riding skills in all areas but also learn how to care for their horse beyond the arena. This includes how the farrier, chiropractor, dentist, vet and our staff work together to maintain a strong, healthy herd.
YMCA Camp Eberhart’s equestrian programs combine safe and healthy horses, trained staff, and excellent facilities to create a positive atmosphere where campers can focus on horses. These programs allow our campers the opportunity to advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends. Both Western and English riding styles are offered.
For their safety, campers must be a minimum of 9 years old and have prior riding experience.
|Cost: $865/camper||Ages 9+|
Session 1: June 20-25
Session 2: June 27-July 2
Session 3: July 4-9
Session 9: August 15-20
Daily Camp Schedule
7:45 Flag Raising
8:00 Breakfast/Cabin Clean-up
9:30 Riding Instruction, Equestrian Games, and Trail Rides
11:30 Feed your horse
12:00 Lunch/Rest Hour
2:00 Open Swim
3:15 Riding Instruction, Horse Science, and Equestrian Care
5:00 Dinner/Open Play
7:00 Evening Program Choice at the Barn or Main Camp
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Overnight Camp (Horseback Riding Lessons)
Campers and parents select from a variety of programs for our traditional Overnight Camp, including horseback riding lessons. Our trained staff will help campers not only have fun, but also gain proficiency in their activities and advance upon their mastery of riding. This powerful, hands-on learning experience has a profound impact on our campers’ lives, during and beyond camp.
From beginner to advanced riders, all campers in horseback riding lessons are looking forward to an exciting and hands-on week. Our beginners program is offered during the two morning program periods and is spent learning the basics of horse healthcare, and riding techniques in the arena and on the trail. Our intermediate to advanced riders program is offered during the afternoon period. These campers work on improving their riding skills and horsemanship abilities, including cantering and bareback riding.
For all ages. Additional Fee: $140/week during Overnight Camp.
The Difference Between Ranch Camp and the Equestrian Program
If a camper wants to add-on extra equestrian time or wants a simple way to try out horses for the first time, campers of all ages can enjoy staff-led trail rides for $20 per ride. You can sign your campers up for one ride or a ride every day of the week at registration. Trail rides are offered during open swim.
To have the best summer possible, we don't want you to forget anything!
Twin Blankets or Sleeping Bag
2x Twin Sheets
Hairbrush and Comb
General toiletries: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, floss
5 Towels – 2 Hand, 2 Bath, 1 Beach
Hand Soap and Container
Shampoo and/or Conditioner
1 Headlamp or Flashlight with Extra Batteries
Sunscreen/Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)
Trunk or Rubbermaid Tubs
6 Sets of Underwear
1 Hat or Cap
2 Summer jacket, Sweater , or Sweatshirt
6 Short-Sleeve Shirts
1 Raincoat or Poncho
2 Pairs of Long Pants (required)
2 Swimsuits (one piece)
Pajamas or Nightshirts
4-6 Pairs of Shorts
Footwear the covers your toes and heals (required)
Stamped envelope with stationary and pens/pencils for letters home
Books to read