Equestrian Camp

Horses, Trails, and Training
Learn about God while enjoying His wonderful creation.  Sure to be one of the most jam packed weeks at camp.   
 
Equestrian Camp Cost
July 5th- July 11th
$800
 
We are expecting 6 horses this year and will be accepting 12 campers for the week to maximize the ride time. Register early.     

 

  • Equestrian Camp is designed for both boys and girls who want to ride a horse as God intended, surrounded by nature!

  • Staffed with dedicated men and women of God, campers will see firsthand what it looks like to live a Christlike life.

  • Campers will have the opportunity to ride multiple times a day, while also enjoying a variety of traditional camp activities

  • They will refine Western riding skills, care for the horses, and have a blast all while growing in confidence.

  • The daily schedule is the perfect balance of structure and flex time to give campers large chunks of time with the horses.

  • Campers will be housed in a cabin or tent with a counselor and other campers of the same gender.

  • To be prepared for Horse Camp, check out our Horse Camp packing list.

Horse Camp is open to all boys and girls entering grades 6 - 12 in fall 2020. 

More questions? Please head over to our Parent Info page.

 

Not sure if Horse Camp is for you? Check out our other programs on the Dates, Rates, and Programs page.

 
Staff

We have an amazing group of talented men and women who come up to serve at Horse Camp every year. Our staff is specifically trained to the roles they play in your camper’s experience. Our qualified Horseback Riding Instructors know what to teach and how to teach it so campers will truly grow their riding skills. All teaching is done with a spirit of Christlike encouragement, challenging the campers to grow both physically and spiritually.

 

Please visit the About our Staff page to learn more about the staff selection and training process. 

 
Activities

While most of the day is spent at the barn and in the riding ring, we want to make sure campers stay well rounded! During free time and in the evening, traditional camp activities such as swimming, archery, riflery, and canoeing, will be offered!

 

To find out more information about the activities offered at HFCC please visit our Activities page.

 
Housing

 

Campers will be housed in a cabin or tent with a counselor and other campers of the same gender. You may request one cabin-mate during registration. We do our best to accommodate all requests, but please note there are no guarantees. 

 

At Camp CedarRidge we strive to teach campers to appreciate God’s wonderful creation. It is important to us to have simple facilities so we spend time outdoors! Campers will stay in a comfortable cabin or tent with bunk beds. Please visit our Facilities page for more info.

Packing List
 
Packing Tips
  1. Please remember you are sending your child to camp. Pack comfortable clothes that you are not afraid will get dirty.

  2. We require socks and closed toe shoes at all times while walking around camp property. We have a lot of sand, sticks, and other things of nature - we want your feet to stay safe!

  3. Nights can be COLD in northern Michigan. Please make sure your child has a warm jacket and their sleeping bag is warm enough.

  4. We recommend packing your sleeping bag and pillow in their own duffle bag or similar. Sleeping bags tend to come unraveled while carrying to and from your cabin. 

  5. You may want to label your child’s clothes with his/her name or initials so we can match lost and found owners to their items. 

  6. Make sure your younger campers pack their bags with you. Not only will this help them when they go to find things at camp, it will also give them a sense of responsibility for their things.

  7. Please put an ID tag with phone number on your child’s luggage. You would be surprised how many parents are so excited to see their campers that they leave the bag behind! We want to make sure you go home with what you came with.

 
What to bring
  • Long pants and heeled shoes must be worn while riding!

  • Shorts

  • Jeans or long pants

  • Shirts

  • Underwear and socks

  • Warm jacket or sweatshirt

  • Pajamas

  • Swimsuit (modest, one piece)

  • Rain coat or poncho

  • At least one pair of closed-toe non-riding shoes (NO sandals or open-toed shoes)

  • Heeled shoes or boots

  • Shower shoes (optional)

  • Warm sleeping bag, fitted twin sheet, pillow

  • Hat or sunglasses

  • Beach towel

  • Bath towel

  • Soap, shampoo, toiletries

  • Comb or brush

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray (we recommend those with DEET)

  • Flashlight

  • Water bottle

  • Small backpack or bag (optional)

  • Bible, notebook, and pen

  • Paper, envelope, and stamps to write home during the week

  • Camera (optional)

  • Laundry bag

  • Medications and vitamins in their original containers (DO NOT pack in your child’s bag. Must turn into health officer during registration)

If swamp-stomping:

The following items are required for swamp stomping. They may or may not be salvageable afterwards.

  • Old, dark-colored long pants

  • T-shirt

  • Old shoes

What not to bring
  • Food

  • Valuables

  • Weapons or firearms     

  • Gaming devices, iPods, MP3 players

  • Cell phones

 

If your camper brings devices for the ride up (cell phone, iPod, etc.), it will be turned in to their counselor to be stored in a safe place during the week. All items will be returned at breakfast Saturday morning.

 

© 2018 Huron Forest Camp CedarRidge

Phone: 989-739-3571

email: info@campcedarridge.org

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