summer day camp

Sue is a wonderful person and talented instructor….She conducts her classes in a professional, yet warm and relaxed environment, which is great for beginners.

— Janine Mastrangelo

NOT YOUR TYPICAL SUMMER CAMP

Each week focuses around a theme. We have designed a program consisting of five Levels in which the campers learn about proper horsemanship and develop their riding skills while they also study horse terminology, history, first aid and more!

On the first day of camp each camper receives a notebook containing all the information they need to learn in order to complete the first level. Both riding and horsemanship goals are set, to be accomplished by the parent show on Friday. Throughout the week the campers practice and study the given skills through games and hands-on experiences.

Each camper is assigned a “horse of their own” for the week.  The camper is responsible for the general care of their horse such as grooming, tacking, bathing, watering, and preparing meals as well as other elements involved in horse ownership.

On Friday afternoon, the campers present to parents and relatives a riding “show” to music that they have designed to demonstrate what they learned during the week. Following the show is a graduation and goodbye ceremony.

Weekly camp sessions run Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 3:30 from June through August.
Space is limited so sign up early!

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2017 Camp Dates: (mouse over dates for details about themes on desktop, tap on tablet/phone)

Week # 1: Animal Olympic Week (June 26 – 30);

Week # 2: Superhero Week (July 3-7);

Week # 3: Horse Birthday Week (July 10 – 14);

Week # 4: Carnival Week (July 17 – 21);

Week # 5: Disney Movie Week (July 24 – 28);

Week # 6: Holiday Week (July 31 – August 4);

Week # 7: Mystery Week (August 7 – 11);

Week # 8: Pirates vs. Aliens Week (August 14 – 18);

Week # 9: Wild West Week (August 21 – 25);

*NOTE – If none of these dates work for you, we also have a “Pre-camp Camp” which will open in May as soon as school is out and run through the official beginning day of camp. In addition, we have “Post-Camp Camp” which begins after Week 8 listed above. These camps have slightly less structured days where all are welcome to come to ride and hang out at the barn.
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If you need to get us the forms and didn’t do that during the sign up process, please mail us the completed forms below so that we receive them one week prior to you/your child starting camp, unless you are registering within the week before your camp, in which case, please fill them out and bring the completed forms with you:

Please complete and sign the Medical, Helmet and Horseback Riding Release Forms and Spectator Release Form (if appropriate) and mail them to:
Sue Ballentine
High Meadows Farm
P.O. Box 892
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Camp Help Wanted!

High Meadows Farms is looking for a creative person to assist with out Summer Day Camp.  Must be comfortable organizing, supervising and working with children of all ages. Must be comfortable around horses and knowledge of horses is preferable but not necessary. For more information contact Sue at 603-539-6052.

NO AGE REQUIREMENT

Cost

$400 Per Week

Prerequisites

Sue requests that each new camper take at least two private lessons prior to attending day camp. This enables her to get to know the camper and to make sure the camper is comfortable around horses before being put into a group situation.

Buying riding attire is not necessary before attending camp. All supplies can be purchased here.

Typical Day Schedule
The schedule for a camp day typically consists of:

  • 9:30 – 10:00: Arrival and camper “pow-wow” to discuss the plan for the day
  • 10:30 – 12:30: Grooming, tacking, barn chores, learning games, arts and crafts and morning ride
  • 1:00 – 2:00: Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:15: Afternoon activity and games on the horses
  • 3:30: Pick up

What to Bring to Day Camp
Recommendations of what to bring to camp every day:

  • Level Book
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks (a microwave is available for use)
  • Water, juices and snacks for sale for $1.00
  • Change of clothes (some activities involve getting wet!)
  • Sunscreen

Proper footwear must be worn at all times. No open toed shoes!

All riders must be outfitted with riding boots and riding helmets. All riding equipment – boots, pants, helmets, half chaps, gloves, etc. are available for sale and can be purchased at any time.

 Pre-Camp & Post Camp

We also offer “Pre-camp Camp” which will open in May as soon as school is out and run through the official beginning day of camp and  “Post-Camp Camp” which begins on August 31. These camps have slightly less structured days where all are welcome to come to ride and hang out at the barn. See you soon!

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RIDING LESSONS FOR ALL ABILITIES

Riding Lessons

We offer horseback riding lessons year round in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  In the Winter and Spring we are at 100 Acre Woods in Moultonboro, and in the Summer and Fall we are at High Meadows Farms in Wolfeboro.  Both locations are offer beautiful riding arenas, miles of trails and breathtaking scenery.  Come visit us anytime!
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Trail Rides

This is the place to come whether your a first time rider looking for a great first experience on a horse, or if you're an experienced rider looking for something more then just your "typical trial ride." All trail rides are custom designed to fit each person's needs and are created to give you the "full experience" of horseback riding. Our trail rides are like no other around!
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Pony Parties

Looking for the perfect birthday party or group gathering? High Meadows Farms offers a hands-on learning environment where you will get an in-depth introduction to horses and horseback riding! All ages are welcome!  There are many different options to choose from and we will customize everything to fit your specific needs. Both locations provide an ideal environment to have a party that the kids will be talking about for years to come! READ MORE

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