Red Gate Farm is a special place on the Sammamish Plateau where young campers can build their self-confidence while enjoying the pleasure of riding and developing a friendship with their camp horse.
The staff at Red Gate are selected for their dedication to living in harmony with nature, a love of horses and a strong commitment to working with young people, and are experienced in horsemanship, skilled in outdoor activities, and annually certified in First Aid and CPR.
For the Summer Camp, campers will be assigned one horse with another camper that will be theirs for the whole week. They will learn everything about horse care including grooming, saddling, even horse psychology!
Each camper will take a riding lesson in the morning or afternoon, and other camp activities will be going on for those not in a lesson. These activities include arts and crafts, Dutch oven cooking, on-the-ground horsey time games and gardening.
The team will come together again in the afternoon to prepare their horse to be turned out to pasture.
They will learn the parts, colors, markings, and different breeds of horses, and there will be instruction in show grooming, braiding, and horse leading techniques. Campers will also learn how to tie-up a horse, place a saddle, arena etiquette and how to control the horse to walk and trot on command.
On the last day of every session, our campers get a chance to demonstrate their new riding skills with a horse show for friends and family!
Summer Camp sessions are 9:30 – 3:30 daily:
June 22 – 26
June 29 – July 3
July 6 – 10
July 13 – 17
July 20 – 24
July 27 – 31
August 3 – 7
August 10 – 14
More info: www.redgatefarmdaycamp.com