Summer Horse Camp (Camp Ivey)
When: June 22 – July 31, 2015 – More info TBA
Ivey Ranch Park is offering the chance to learn all about horses this summer. Learn safety, handling, grooming, tacking and riding. Additional instruction in ground-training, humane education with small animals and reptiles, as well as feeding, housing and daily care of horses.
Enrollment is limited to 21 children a week and the children are divided into age and ability appropriate groups – typically: 7-10, 11-13, & 14-17. The curriculum consists of a rotation through horseback riding, ground training, and humane education. There is a lunch break from 12-1pm (children must bring a bag lunch) and everyone participates in chores from 4-5pm. Please have your child bring snacks for breaks they will have throughout the day.
Summer Horse Camp Internship Program
Ivey Ranch Park Association is happy to offer summer internships to young people, to provide them with an unforgettable work experience and to have a first-hand encounter with contributing to the community.
Interns will be assisting with camp attendees ages 7-17, disabled and able-bodied alike. Interns will be assisting in a variety of roles including, but not limited to, grooming, tacking, and leading horses during class, assisting in humane education, feeding and watering horses, basic vet care, stable management, and assisting instructors during riding class. Training will be provided for all positions so interns can be moved between programming when needed. Interns will need to bring their lunch during the internship period as well as snacks for breaks they will have throughout the day.
Interns will be provided a Certificate of Recognition for the community service hours they provide as well as a nomination for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (based on age and number of hours of service provided). Their Certificate of Recognition will be presented at our Annual Western Hoedown on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The Intern and one guest are invited to attend this event at no charge. Also, interns may accrue $80 scholarships towards horseback riding instruction for each week of full-time service.