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Day Camp for Kids

Camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn about horses, horsemanship and riding while also building important life skills such as leadership, effective communication, self-confidence and self-esteem.  Fun games, crafts and activities run by experienced and qualified staff.  Camp is an ideal environment for kids to experience the amazing bond that can happen between horses and humans, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

**Links to Registration Forms are at the bottom of this page!**

General Info:

  • Interactive and educational lessons about horses, horse care, horsemanship and riding

  • A great introduction for beginners and an opportunity to learn new skills for experienced riders

  • Lots of time spent with the horses during each day (not just for lessons)

  • Games, crafts, scavenger hunts, hikes and other fun farm activities

  • Beautiful, brand new facility

  • Please Note: Registration is only complete with payment in full via cash, cheque, or e-Transfer to aislingequestrians@gmail.com

PA Day Camp:

 

  • This camp is for kids of any experience level in grade 1 - grade 8 and runs from 9AM - 3:30PM

  • Includes 1 riding lesson for $60 +HST

 

PA Day Camp Dates:

  • January 17

  • February 14

  • May 15

  • June 5

 

Full-Day Summer Camp:

Brand New For 2020!  We have created 2 different summer camp programs for this year; Beginner/Recreational Camp and Skills Camp.  These programs will run on different weeks, so please select a week with a suitable program for your child. 

 

Beginner/Recreational Camp:

This camp is for kids from age 7 - 14 who are new to riding, who only ride periodically (less than once/month) or who are focused on riding for fun.  This camp will introduce kids to the world of horses by teaching them about safety around and on horses while keeping lessons fun.  Camp runs daily from 9AM - 4PM

  • Option 1: includes 2 x riding lessons per day and a pizza lunch on Friday for $395 +HST

  • Option 2: includes 1 x riding lesson per day and a pizza lunch on Friday for $295 +HST

*Beginner riding lessons are 30min private lessons, with additional time spent learning about grooming and tack.  Recreational lessons for riders who can ride independently (off line) are 60min group lessons, with additional time spent grooming/tacking.

Skills Camp:

This camp is for kids from age 8 - 14 who are able to walk/trot/canter, ride regularly (weekly/bi-weekly) and are focused on skill development.  All students will have 2 x lessons per day (no option for 1 lesson/day).  Lessons will include both riding as well as other important horsemanship based skills like lunging.  There will be a larger focus on stable care and management, first aid, equine nutrition, etc.  Camp runs daily from 9AM - 4PM.

*Skills lessons are 60min group lessons, with additional time spent grooming/tacking.

Full-Day Summer Camp Dates:

  • July 6 - 10 **Beginner/Recreational Camp

  • July 20 - 24  **Beginner/Recreational Camp

  • July 27 - July 31 **Beginner/Recreational Camp

  • Aug 17 - 21  **Skills Camp

Early Bird Discount - receive $25 off for registrations completed prior to March 1!

Parents are welcome on Friday afternoon for a "Talent Show" (we recommend you bring a folding/camp chair)

Half-Day Summer Camp:

  • This camp is for kids from age 5 - 9 and runs daily from 9AM - 12PM or 1PM - 4PM

  • Cost is $255 +HST for the week and includes 1 x riding lesson per day

  • Early Bird Discount - receive $25 off for registrations completed prior to March 1!

  • Parents are welcome on Friday for a "Talent Show" (we recommend you bring a folding/camp chair)

Half-Day Summer Camp Dates:

  • July 13 - 17
  • Aug 10 - 14

Additional Information:

  • Qualified instructors and Certified Level 1 Coach with more than 15 years experience teaching and more than 25 years experience with horses

  • A “safety first” approach to learning the basic concepts of horsemanship, behaviour, anatomy, horse care, stable care and riding with an emphasis on important life skills such as leadership, effective communication, self confidence and self esteem

  • All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet (A limited number of helmets are available for rent on a FCFS basis; please inquire)

  • Boots with a heel that cover the ankle (such as a rain boot or paddock boots) and pants are required for riding

  • Parents of new campers are required to sign a waiver prior to the start of camp

  • Please make sure campers wear appropriate clothes that are well fitted and suitable for various activities and dirty play

  • Campers must bring their own lunch; no food or drink is available for purchase

  • Items to bring include sunscreen, sunhat, long pants, helmet and boots for riding, change of weather appropriate clothes, water bottle, foldable camp chair and any medications (must be noted in health form)

  • Animals on our farm are dogs, cats and chickens as well as horses; campers should be comfortable being around these animals

How To Register:
  1. Click the link below for the camp you would like to register for

  2. You will be redirected to an online registration form

  3. Once the form is submitted, the information will be reviewed by our staff and an email will be sent to the address on the form including an invoice for payment

  4. Registration is only complete once payment is received.  Payment can be made by PayPal, cash, cheque or eTransfer to aislingequestrians@gmail.com

  5. Finally, print the waiver and bring it with you to your first day of camp!  Don't worry if you forget... we have some for signing here.

PA Day Camp Registration Form

Full-Day Summer Camp Registration Form

Half-Day Summer Camp Registration Form

"This camp was the highlight of the summer. What an incredible week. Each day our girls came home with their hearts filled with stories about their horse adventures. The care and planning that went into this week was amazing. Our girls left that camp with a boost in their confidence, empathy and respect for animals and a feeling of freedom that only the country can give you. Thank you! We will see you for lessons and then march break and beyond. I encourage anyone even considering signing up for this to do it. You won't regret it."  - Julia

"Feeling so fortunate to have discovered Aisling Ridge. It is evident that the animals are treated as equals at Aisling. Your unique program provides exactly the type of experience I was seeking - a special place where my girls could learn about human behaviour and themselves through their interaction with animals. The activities, stories and experiences you share about your horses encourage children to explore their own feelings, and make connections that promote and enhance physical, emotional, and social well being. A truly empowering experience."  - Tania