Programs with Purpose
Locust Lane exists to enrich lives through equestrian activities that promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
Our programs are relationship-based with a non-punitive approach; emphasizing the importance of trust, respect, understanding, and empathy, by building connected relationships with God, horses and humans.
We are committed to restoring lives through being transformed by the renewing of our minds, empowering participants to overcome trauma and adverse experiences through all of our programs.
A nationally accredited trauma-focused program designed specifically for foster and adopted youth (ages 3-17). Stable Moments® is a weekly mentorship program designed specifically to meet each child's needs using the Stable Moments® Model. In this program many opportunities are provided to develop life skills and individual growth. Each participant will know they are valued and that they matter!
Mentoring Program for youth and adults with the mission to restore hope through the unconditional love and power of Jesus Christ.
Leg Up incorporates activities involving horses to help overcome trauma and adverse experiences. We introduce life skills that contribute to successful, others-oriented living.
Our goal is to educate, equip, empower and restore.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Providing adults the opportunity to connect, support and encourage one another.
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."
Horsemanship and More
Locust Lane Riding Center summer camp programs are not just about riding horses. In addition to daily riding lessons, students learn life skills that contribute to successful others-oriented living.
Our programs enhance self-esteem and leadership skills. We focus on cultivating resilience and building confidence through activities that create connected relationships with horses and humans.
Through our partnerships with the Believe & Achieve Summer Enrichment Program and The Point Summer Programs, we offer youth from the Coatesville area opportunities to make the most of their summer days.
Our campers play and explore throughout our beautiful green-space, hike through the woods, splash in the pond, swim in the pool, play games, get crafty, and discover how to care for our farm animals, horses, and each other.
- Share God’s love through horses
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Provide foundational knowledge and skills necessary for good horsemanship
- Provide campers the opportunity to increase acquired skills through practice – working toward independence
- Promote better physical fitness as well as overall balance and coordination
- Encourage campers to take on responsibility and experience the benefits of a relationship with a horse
- Basic care & feeding of the horse
- Tack & tacking up
- Learning to communicate with the horse (verbal and non-verbal)
- Numerous riding skills to be practiced during daily ride time
- Demonstrations provided by equine professionals
9:00 am Welcome/Circle time
9:30 am Horse Care Basics
10:30 am EAL activity/Groundwork
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Groom/Tack-up
1:00 pm Riding horses, games, crafts, swimming, kayaks
3:00 pm Dismiss
Early drop-off and late pick-up available for $20/day. Please inform us at time of registration if you are in need of this service.
Handling, riding and caring for a horse or pony develops responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self-discipline.
The perseverance needed to ride a horse well can translate into improved performance in the classroom.
Riding is great exercise. Apart from its aerobic benefits, riding also helps children develop balance, coordination and flexibility. In addition, activities involved in caring for a horse—grooming, hauling buckets, saddles, and cleaning stalls makes for a great upper body workout.