Locust Lane Riding Center
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Summer Camp

For Children 5 and Up

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.

Summer 2020

We're excited for the return of our horsemanship camp along with our partnership with Believe & Achieve Foundation for Summer Enrichment as well as Parkesburg Point. 

Pre-Camp

June 15  - June 19

Leadership Training Camp 

volunteer training for summer camp serving

Join us for a fun week of experiential learning to develop horsemanship skills and add to your toolbox as you prepare for future opportunities to serve at LLRC.

  • For ages 12 - Adult
  • No experience needed
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • No Cost

SESSION 1

June 22  - June 26

SESSION 2

June 29 - July 3

Believe & Achieve Summer Enrichment 

  • Needs-based scholarship program for students who have completed first through fourth grades.
  • 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Reserve your spot through emailing Kara@believeandachievefoundation.org

The Point Camp

This Camp is Full.

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Register by calling Sanja at 610.857.3393 x201 after 2 pm EST at The Point

Intermediate Trail Riding Camp

  • For students 12 years old and up.
  • Must be able to pass a riding test and are able to walk, trot, and canter independently.
  • 3 days of horseback riding
  • 2 days of serving for Believe & Achieve Enrichment Program
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost $180

SESSION 3

July 6 - July 10

SESSION 4

July 13 - July 17

Believe & Achieve Summer Enrichment 

  • Needs-based scholarship program for students who have completed first through fourth grades.
  • 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Reserve your spot through emailing Kara@believeandachievefoundation.org

Intermediate Trail Riding Camp

  • For students 12 years old and up.
  • Must be able to pass a riding test and are able to walk, trot, and canter independently.
  • 3 days of horseback riding
  • 2 days of serving for Believe & Achieve Enrichment Program
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost $180

SESSION 5

July 20  - July 24

SESSION 6

July 27 - July 31

SESSION 7

August 3 - August 7

SESSION 8

August 10 - August 14

SESSION 9

August 17 - August 21

Horsemanship Camp

  • Ages 5 and up
  • Beginner through Intermediate Riders
  • No prior experience needed.
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Cost $325 per week

Typical Schedule

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.

Scholarships are available for Horsemanship Camp throughout the summer.

Benefits

Character Development
Handling, riding and caring for a horse or pony develops responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self-discipline.

Scholastic Enhancement
The perseverance needed to ride a horse well can translate into improved performance in the classroom.

Health Benefits
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.

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Camp Goals

  • 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

Topics Covered

  • Basic care & feeding of the horse
  • Grooming
  • Tack & tacking up
  • Learning to communicate with the horse (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Numerous riding skills to be practiced during daily ride time
  • Connecting
  • Demonstrations provided by equine professionals