Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium
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Horsemanship Summer Camp

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The Life Enhancing Benefits of Horses:

Character Development
Handling, riding and caring for a horse or pony develops responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self discipline.

Scholastic Enhancement
The perseverance needed to ride a horse well can translate into improved performance in the classroom

Health Benefits
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.

Sample Schedule:
-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
-Long Pants
-Close Toed Shoes

*A message from the Camp Director....."Our camp days begin with a brief devotional that includes reading from the Bible and prayer, followed by camper led discussion about practical application."
*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.
*Locust Lane Riding Center Address: 814 W Kings Hwy, Coatesville, PA 19320

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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