1818 New Sharon Church Rd., Hillsborough, NC
2013 Summer Camps
Pleasant Hill Farm, LLC is offering
4 Summer Camp sessions in June and July 2013
for Beginner and Novice riders ages 6 to 18.
Camps run Monday - Friday beginning at
8:30am each morning and
ending at 1:00pm each afternoon.
After Camp is available Monday-Thursday
from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for all sessions.
Summer camps are $300 per week.
After camp sessions are $50 per day.
Summer Camp 2013 Dates
|Session 1||June 17 - June 21||Beginner/Novice|
|Session 2||June 24 - June 28||Beginner/Novice|
|Session 3||July 22 - July 26||Beginner/Novice|
|Session 4||July 29 - August 2||Beginner/Novice|
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with this application to hold your spot in the camp you prefer. The remaining balance is due the first day of camp.
Print out the application (2013 Summer Camp Application) and mail with deposit to:
Pleasant Hill Farm, LLC
1818 New Sharon Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Summer Camp Information
Each camper will be assigned a school horse that will become their own for that session of camp. We have a wide selection of school horses that range in size, color, riding ability and personality.
The daily schedule includes a long morning riding session on your assigned horse. Each day we will work on different aspects of riding to secure a better balanced seat for the rider. There will also be theory sessions which will be held in the barn or in the lounge to get out of the heat during midday. Theory sessions include bathing, braiding, clipping, identifying parts of the horse, scavenger hunts, and other learning opportunities.
Pleasant Hill Farm, LLC provides the horse and all the equipment for camp; however, you are welcomed and encouraged to bring your own horse. Boarding for your horse during camp is $20 per day. This fee includes hay, grain and individual turnout.
Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm Monday-Friday. Campers should bring their lunch and water every day except Friday. On Fridays, a pizza lunch will be provided.
There is an "After Camp" optional session each day, Monday-Thursday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Campers can choose to stay for a single afternoon or for multiple afternoons. The cost for each After Camp is $50 per day.
In After Camp, campers will have a chance to do a second theory session and also ride again. Usually the afternoon ride is more laid back and consists of bareback riding or riding games.
What to Wear
Correct riding attire is mandatory. For your own safety, wear a hard-soled shoe with a small heel. Paddock boots or tall boots are preferred, but a small pair of hiking boots or duck boots will do fine. Tennis shoes and sneakers are not permitted for riding. Long pants are required for riding. Riding pants, chaps, jeans and stretch pants are all acceptable.
An ASTM/SEI approved helmet is required for all campers. A bike helmet is not designed for horseback riding and is unacceptable. We have several approved school helmets in different sizes for you to borrow during your week of camp if you do not have your own helmet.
Riding Level - Beginner/Novice Camp
Riding levels in these sessions range from those who have little or no riding experience to those with the skills to comfortably walk, trot and canter. Camps are divided into 5 beginner and 5 novice riders in each camp.
Beginner Campers will learn the basics of riding and horsemanship.
Novice Campers, depending on their skill level, will concentrate on their form, cantering and the basics of jumping. Novice riders with more experience will be working on their form over bigger fences.
There are two assistant instructors who have been with Cammie for over ten years. The assistants are certified in CPR and life saving skills, and are well skilled in riding instruction and horse management. Each camper gets a generous amount of personal attention with a 3 to 10 Instructor/Camper ratio.