sunflowerfade.png

Camp Session Staff Template

 

This small-group session is designed for our younger campers looking for an introduction to horsemanship and ranch life.

2022 Young Rider Camp details

July 26-31

Ages: 8-11 years

Capacity: 16 campers

Tuition: $1,000 (base rate), $1,300 (restoration rate)

Session Info

This session was created in 2016 as an answer to the high demand for very limited spaces for beginner riders in our All-Level Horse Camps. Campers will learn basic horse handling and riding skills, plus we'll do lots of crafting, music and fun ranch projects.

Our approach to horsemanship emphasizes the special relationship between children and horses. Everyone spends time grooming and caring for the horses and learning safe ground habits. We ride primarily bareback, especially with beginning riders. This may seem counter-intuitive, but 30+ years of experience have taught us that children learn to ride much faster bareback, gain their balance more quickly, develop a more empathetic relationship and better communication with the horse, and are actually safer without the trappings of tack to get tangled in and distracted by.

This year, Young Rider camp will run parallel to Music Camp. The two groups will share most meals, but riding sessions, sleeping quarters, and almost all activities will be separate (with the possibility of guest star opportunities if campers are interested!).

If you haven’t already, please visit our main About Camp  page

to get a feel for our camp philosophy, history and the scope the Ekone Summer Camp program

Please contact us with any questions! summercamp@ekone.org509.773.4536

Please visit our Apply Here! page for information about applying for a space in summer camp and a link to our registration system.

Lead Staff for Each Camp

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Add a Title

Add a Title

Change the text and make it your own. Click here to begin editing.

Coming up!

IMG_1578 (Small).jpg

So much fun and community and meaningful service!