Camp St. Croix DayCroix riding programs are progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience of interacting with gentle horses. Instructors are trained in horsemanship and carefully match the experience level of the child with an appropriate horse. Instruction is provided at the staging area and on the horses.
Safety is our top priority at Horse Camp. For all horse programs, we require that participants wear leather shoes or boots with heels. Long pants and protective helmets (helmets provided by camp) are required of all participants. Our horse camp is a recreational riding program and is not intended to replace formal riding lessons.
Alternative programs may be planned if weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain, or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses.
Colts - Introductory Level
Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall
Member Participants: $340/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $365/week
Weeks of June 8 - September 4 (No program July 3, fee prorated)
Colts is an approximately two-hour-per-day introductory program for campers with little or no experience around horses. First-time riders will build confidence and skills while learning the basics of western horseback riding. Instruction includes safety, leading, mounting, dismounting, reining, and basic trail riding. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities. Colts campers will have a horse show on Friday afternoon.
Buckaroos - Intermediate Level
Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall. Previous Colts or similar experience preferred.
Member Participants: $355/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $380/week
Weeks of June 8 – September 4 (No program July 3, fee prorated)
Buckaroos is an intermediate program for campers with at least one year of riding experience. Approximately two hours of daily instruction includes a basic skill review, intermediate ring riding, trotting, grooming and saddling. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities. Buckaroos campers will have a horse show on Friday afternoon.
Teen Horse Camp
Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall
Member Participants: $355/session
Non-Member Program Participants: $380/session
Weeks of June 8 – August 31 (No program July 3, fee prorated)
Build confidence as you develop horsemanship skills. Trained instructors will teach the basics of western horseback riding. You will work on leading, mounting, ring work, grooming, trotting and saddling. By week’s end, groups may have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic trail ride. You will be a part of a horse show on Friday afternoon.