Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium
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The Life Enhancing Benefits of Horses:
Handling, riding and caring for a horse or pony develops responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self discipline.
The perseverance needed to ride a horse well can translate into improved performance in the classroom
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.
- 9:00am Arrive/Welcome
- 9:30am Horse Care Basics
- 10:30am EAL activity/Groundwork
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 12:30pm Groom/Tack-up
- 1:00pm Riding horses, games Crafts, swimming, kayaks
- 3:00pm Dismiss
- 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
What To Bring:
-Change of clothes
-Close Toed Shoes
*If parent/guardian wants to register and attend camp with child please call DARC office.
*Extended care available til 6pm at riding center, parents must pick-up at the riding center if doing extended care.