Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2017

Sign up for Little Bit's inclusive Summer Camp today!

Download a Summer Camp brochure

Questions? Call 425-882-1554 or email mrenk@littlebit.org

If you are a current volunteer interested in helping with our Summer Camps, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Dana LaRue.

To learn more about becoming a Little Bit volunteer, click here

Camp Dates:

July 10-13   Traditional Camp Ages 5-8
July 17-20    Traditional Camp Ages 8-12
July 24-27    Horse Show Camp Ages 12+
July 31- August 3 Own Your Own Horse Camp Ages 12+
August 7-10   Traditional Camp Ages 5-8
August 14-17   Horse Show Camp    Ages 8-12
August 21-24   Western Games Camp  Ages 8-12

Location:      Cost:
Little Bit Dunmire Stables     $400/4 day week
18675 NE 106th St.
Redmond, WA 98052 

Time:   

9:00-1:00 Mon-Thurs. Campers may bring a lunch to eat with fellow campers from 1:00-1:30, lunch will not be provided by camp.

Eligibility:

Campers should be able to use the bathroom and feed themselves independently, as well as meet the minimum eligibility requirements for Adaptive classes at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Additional eligibility criteria listed in camp descriptions. For specific questions regarding eligibility please contact the front desk at 425-882-1554 or Registration@littlebit.org.

Assessments:

Riders who have not previously participated at Little Bit will be required to be assessed by a Little Bit instructor. The assessment fee is $75 and can be scheduled by calling the front office. 

At the assessment the instructor is able to determine what riding level the rider is at, how much support he or she will need and what camper group would be the best fit. The assessment will include working in the barn, riding and time to sit down and talk. 

Camp Descriptions:

Traditional Camp

July 10-13 Ages 5-8
July 17-20  Ages 8-12
August 7-10 Ages 5-8

Learn the basics of riding a horse. We’ll focus on starting, stopping and steering. Riders will practice these skills with activities and games in the arena. Depending on the weather, there’ll be a relaxing ride on the Little Bit Trail! Off the horse activities include learning how to care for a horse, games, and arts and crafts.

Horse Show Camp

July 24-27 Ages 12+
August 14-17 Ages 8-12

It’s time to show off! Experience the fun and excitement of riding in a show.  Riders will work on skills in the arena with their assigned horse. Off the horse activities include learning how to prepare their horse for a show: bathing, braiding and cleaning tack are just a few of the options. Show your stuff at the end of the week in a mini horse show that friends and family are welcome to attend! 

Own Your Own Horse Camp

July 31-August 3 Ages 12+

Come learn what it takes to own your own horse! Each camper will be assigned his or her own horse to take care of for the week. Mounted activities will include designing a drill team pattern to music with fellow campers and performing it in front of family and friends at the end of the week. Off the horse activities include learning about your breed of horse, how to measure the horse’s height and weight, feeding your horse and leading your horse.

Western Games Camp

August 21-24 Ages 8-12

Try your hand at Western riding. Riders will practice basic skills in the arena by barrel racing, pole bending and doing obstacle courses.  Depending on the weather, the week will end with a trail ride. Off-the-horse activities include Western-themed games and activities like roping, hay bale rolling, and tossing horseshoes. 

Summer Camps are open to:

Riders on our waitlist

Current riders' siblings

Riders without disabilities

Anyone who loves horses!

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