What should we expect during the week? What kind of activities go on during the week?
For a detailed weekly schedule, read “What to Expect at Camp”.
When do campers get to ride? What horse do they get to ride?
Campers are split into their riding groups and they will stay in these groups for the entire week for activities such as riding or team games. The only requirement is they need to ride with their riding group if they want to ride that day. The riding order changes daily, so each group will have a chance to ride first, midday, and last during the week.
Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week based on their riding skill level as well as their personal preference. When they ride, campers will be able to chose if they want to stay on the track or go on the trails. Trail rides are led by a senior staff member who is equipped with a two-way radio and first aid kit. The trails are all on camp property, surrounded by fences on all sides.
Young children (6-8 years old) can either do track riding or go on the trails. If they choose trail riding, a staff member will lead them on foot. Not only is this safer for both horse and rider, but the young campers love this one-on-one time with our wonderful staff.
What type of helmet should my child bring?
A properly fitted helmet is required. A bike, ski, skate, etc. will be fine as long as it fits properly.
What type of footwear should my child bring?
Rubber boots are definitely needed for spring break, but for summer weeks only if it’s going to rain. Campers are required to wear close-toed shoes (preferably with a small 1-inch heel) while riding.
What kind of dance outfit should my child bring?
Dance outfits can range from t-shirt and shorts to dresses depending on what your child feels comfortable in. Our music ranges from country to Top 40.
How do I make a reservation?
Simply print the Reservation Form from the website and fill in all the fields. (Don’t forget medical number!) Mail this in with either the deposit or the full amount. Please note, we cannot hold spots over the phone.
What methods of payment are accepted?
We accept cheque, cash, or etransfer. We do not take any credit or interac cards.
If you would like to pay by etransfer please send an email first with the name and age of your child and the week you would like to register them for, along with the security answer before you send the etransfer.
Full amount is due 2 weeks before your child’s arrival. However, if you “forget”, please pay cash on check-in day.
How much should I leave my child for Canteen?
Our candy store is opened every day in the afternoon — it has all sorts of goodies as well as some healthy options. On check-in day, you will hand in money for your child and it will be divided evenly for the week. Most children bring $20-$30 per week. Prices range from 5 cents to $1.25. There is a wide variety of choices from pop and juice, chips, chocolate bars, gummy candies, lollipops, and glowsticks for the dance.
Can my child be in a dorm with his/her friend?
The children are assigned to a dorm according to gender and age. If they have a friend close to the same age (and the same gender), they can sleep in the same dorm. However, we don’t normally put 6-year-olds in with 14-year-olds, so if you would like them to be together, the 14-year-old will have to sleep with the younger dorm. We have at least two (2) staff members in each dorm.
Can I call my child during the week?
We understand the urge to call your child while they are at camp but please try to refrain from this, especially if you think your child will be homesick as this will make it worse for your child as well as our staff. We will not keep a child here in camp if they are really homesick and will call their parent or guardian if we think it is necessary. Our phone and staff are very busy, so please bear this in mind. If you really need to speak to your child, please call either at Breakfast (8:35am to 8:45am) or at Lunch (12:35pm to 12:45pm).
Can I bring our dog on check-in/check-out?
Yes, but please ensure that your dog is ON LEASH at ALL TIMES. We have dogs who live at the camp who are very friendly. Also, please pick up after your dog’s “business” as kids run around on the grass.