Pony Camp

Day Pony Camps!

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Thank you to everyone who came for the Valentine Pony Camp! We had a blast! All our Valentine campers had a great time pretending to be wild birds looking for food in the winter. Our winning team collected 33 pieces of food. (Colored yarn.) After that we followed deer, Turkey, raccoon and rabbits tracks in the snow and found several dens! What a great morning at Nottingham Nature Nook!

 

2019 Summer Pony Camps Information

Camp Program

Each day of camp will include grooming and tacking of one of our well-trained ponies or DSC01659-1horses for a one hour mounted lesson. The lessons will work on improving riders’ balance and position as well as coordination with their horses in different riding patterns and exercises. Immediately after their lesson, campers will enjoy a short, relaxing trail ride around the farm.

The remaining camp hours will be filled with both educational and recreational activities. Horse educational topics include presentations from our barn farrier and visiting veterinarians on horse health issues. Other topics taught by our camp counselors include breeds of horses, color and markings, parts of tack and the horse, horse behavior, care and feeding, and horse sense and safety. Recreational activities include daily arts and crafts projects, a variety of games using newly learned horse skills.

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Nature 4 Kids!

The kids enjoyed the Kids 4 Nature program so much last year, it is now a regular part of camp! This flow-learning system will encourage campers to become stewards of the earth, water, trees, and wildlife at Nottingham Nature Nook. By creating and encouraging passion and respect for nature both the children and the nature they protect will find peace together.

Schedule and Fees

Summer Camp

Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. On Monday morning all children will need to check in between 8:45 and 9:00 am. On Friday afternoon the campers will perform a riding demonstration with a party for family and friends immediately following.genevA

Each session will be limited to 14 students, ages 5 years to 12. The fee for the week is $375. A second week for the same child or multiple siblings attending the same week may attend for $350.

A deposit of $175 is required for each child for each session and must be included with the camp application. We do not accept credit cards as payment, cash or check only please.

Before and after care can be provided for $7.00/hr and must be prepaid at Monday morning check-in. Before care is available from 8 to 9 am Monday through Friday, and after care is available from 3 to 6 pm Monday through Thursday.

Reservations for camp cannot be made online or over the phone at this time. Please return a registration form (printable below) to the barn with your deposit as soon as possible to reserve your spot!

2019 Summer Sessions:

1. June 17-21 – FULL

6. July 29-August 2

2. June 24-28 – FULL

7. August 5-9

3. July 8-12

8. August 12-16

4. July 15-19

9. August 19-23

5. July 22-26

 

*Please note, pony camps are only held Monday through Friday on the weeks mentioned above.

Summer Pony Camp Downloadable Documents

2019 Pony Camp Brochure – Full brochure of info shown above.

2019 Pony Camp Application – Printable one-page application for pony camp.