“Can’t say can’t!” is Camp FreeSpirit’s motto, emphasizing and teaching the campers that positive attitudes and cooperation can accomplish much more than negative attitudes and giving up. Camp FreeSpirit is a half-day summer day camp designed for children ages 2 and up.
Campers learn about the care and handling of horses, as well as horse sense and safety. By the end of the week, they have learned how to groom, tack, and ride! Each camper is assigned a horse for the duration of the week and works with that horse and develops a relationship with it. Each camper is also assigned a partner to help with the care of their horse, and they learn how to work together as a team and take turns as they share the responsibilities of grooming and the pleasures of riding that particular horse.
Besides horseback riding, Camp FreeSpirit also uses Healing GROWTH, Kopper Top’s horticulture therapy program, to teach children about plants and how they grow. Crafts and healthy snacks are a daily must, as well as free time to hang out and play with the 130+ dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, goats, and more! Your camper will return home dirty and exhausted, but they always come back the next day ready to go again!
- Camp is from 9:00am until 12:00pm, Monday to Friday.
- Drop off is between 8:00am and 9:00am.
- Non-refundable registration fee of $50 per camper.
- $300.00 per week camp fee (includes horseback riding instruction, crafts, healthy snacks, games and plenty of outside fun with the animals).
- Pickup is no later than 1:00pm.
- A limited number of camp scholarships are available.
BENEFITS OF CAMP FREESPIRIT
Camp FreeSpirit is a great opportunity for children to learn and grow as their minds take a break over the summer from their regular learning in school. Teamwork is taught and encouraged as the children partner together to care for their assigned horse as they learn how to ride and groom it.
Creativity and new skills are used through crafts such as making birdhouses, painting flower pots, and even painting horses! Campers learn about plants through Kopper Top’s horticulture program that is integrated into day camp.
Sometimes the campers get the opportunity to see the veterinarian and the farrier working with the horses. Kopper Top incorporates into Camp FreeSpirit different aspects from each of their other programs to teach the campers as much as possible about life on a farm and caring for animals.
In Camp FreeSpirit, campers are encouraged to learn more…to learn about the horses, to learn about the world, to learn about and care for each other, and to learn about themselves.
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