Pony Camp

2021 Summer Pony Camps Information

Camp Program


Each day of camp will include grooming and tacking of one of our well-trained ponies or horses 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.

Nature 4 Kids!

The camp experience is enriched with further opportunities to learn outdoors during the Kids 4 Nature program. 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


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.

Each session will be limited to 14 students, ages 5 years to 12. The fee for the week is $375. A discounted fee of $350 is available for a child attending a second week.

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. 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!

2021 Summer Sessions:

All sessions are full for 2021. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for one of the camp sessions, please call Nottingham at 517.351.7304.

1. June 21-25 – FULL

6. July 26-30 – FULL

2. June 28-July 2 – FULL

7. August 2-6 – FULL

3. July 5-9 – FULL

8. August 9-13 – FULL

4. July 12-16 – FULL

9. August 16-20 – FULL

5. July 19-23 – FULL

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

Summer Pony Camp Downloadable Documents

2021 Pony Camp Brochure – Full brochure of info shown above.

2021 Pony Camp Application – Printable one-page application for pony camp.