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Horsemanship 101 Day Camp
June 12th – 16th

Want to learn how to ride a horse? Do you enjoy being outside and being with friends while riding your favorite horse? This day camp focuses on safe, correct riding in a fun and horsey environment. Each camper will be assigned their own horse for the week. Daily activities will be split between arena lessons, trail rides, and fun educational ground classes. Some of the things we cover in riding arena are horsemanship patterns, drill team maneuvers, barrel racing, pole bending and games on horses. Recreational or competitive riders, join us for this fun-filled week as we enjoy the gift of riding.

Our day camp runs from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm

The cost for our day camps is $350. If campers bring their own horse there is an additional $50 fee. Please complete the attached form and mail along with payment to Above the Sun Ranch. All campers must also bring their completed liability form to the first day of camp.

For more information or questions please contact Amy at (570) 765 – 1479

 

Advanced Horsemanship Day Camp
June 19th – 23rd

What do they mean when they say a horse is “green or green broke”? If you ever wondered what training horses is all about, or have an interest in training horses, come join us for this incredible week of camp. We will teach you some of the training techniques used to get a horse broke to have good ground manners, as well as making them easier to ride. Be prepared to be challenged as we work on obstacle training such as ditch crossing, pedestal work, large stair climbing, jumping logs, going into a lake, and so much more. We will have guest trainer Chris McElyea in during the week to introduce Cowboy Mounted Shooting and course management. Don’t miss out on this unique and Exciting Horse Camp here at Above the Sun Ranch.

Our day camp runs from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm

The cost for our day camps is $350. If campers bring their own horse there is an additional $50 fee. Please complete the attached form and mail along with payment to Above the Sun Ranch. All campers must also bring their completed liability form to the first day of camp.

For more information or questions please contact Amy at (570) 765 – 1479

 

Rodeo Day Camp
July 10th – 14th

Interested in the sport of Rodeo? Want to improve your horsemanship skills and grow as a rider and competitor? Our day camps focus in on 4 Rodeo events. Barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping and goat tying. Mornings at camp will be spent on slow work and correctness in each event as well as putting runs together. We break for lunch followed by team building games and classroom sessions in the barn. Our sessions focus on learning about proper saddle fit, the different types of bits, correct shoeing, and a veterinary visit. We will also focus a great deal of time learning about mental toughness. We learn how our thoughts affect our runs in the Rodeo arena as well as our personal lives. Join us for a fun-filled week as we enjoy the gift of riding and growing as a competitor.

Our day camp runs from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm

The cost for our day camps is $350. If campers bring their own horse there is an additional $50 fee. Please complete the attached form and mail along with payment to Above the Sun Ranch. All campers must also bring their completed liability form to the first day of camp.

For more information or questions please contact Amy at (570) 765 – 1479

 

Overnight Camps

Christ Centered Overnight Horsemanship Camp
July 20th – July 22nd (Junior High 4th – 7th grade)
August 3rd – August 5th (Senior High 8th – 12th grade)

Through training, riding, and general care of horses, the campers will be taught how we can trust God and follow his leading as we walk through life. Over the 3 days, we will take an untrained horse through the first steps of accepting a bit, saddle and rider. We will begin teaching our campers more about how God leads us and the difference knowing, trusting, and loving him can make in our lives. Each camper will be assigned a horse for Friday & Saturday and will ride at least 2 hours each day. The instructional horse time will include learning how to control your horse, games on horseback, trail obstacles and a trail ride. No previous horse experience is necessary.

Our overnight camp begins Thursday night at 4:00 pm and goes until Saturday night at 4:00 pm.

The cost for our overnight camps is $150. Please complete the attached form and mail along with payment to Above the Sun Ranch. All campers must also bring their completed liability form to the first day of camp. Please make sure to note the campers t-shirt size on their registration form.

For more information or questions please contact Amy at (570) 765 – 1479