Horseback Riding at Camp Doublecreek
Why We Love Horseback Riding!|
Horseback riding has always been an important part of Camp Doublecreek. When Uncle Carter and Aunt Trudy were creating the concept of Camp Doublecreek, the first activities they put in place were horseback riding and swimming. The initial design of the facilities had to include an arena, tack room and a pool. I love to think back about the first horses we purchased for camp, the riders the first years and how much fun we had! My desire to teach riding and work with horses stemmed from how much I enjoyed it. I wanted as many people as possible to experience that joy, too. Out of that passion, the Doublecreek riding program was birthed.
Now, 46 years later, my passion for teaching horseback riding at camp has a much broader base. Riders learn important life skills from their time on the horse. They learn natural cause and effect, focusing on the task at hand, patience, confidence, self-control as well as balance, coordination and body awareness. As a Physical Therapist and a Therapeutic Riding Instructor, I could go on and on about the benefits, but let’s just say ‘riding is good for you’. And the best thing is, it’s FUN!!!
Doublecreek is fortunate to have a fantastic summer camp riding crew, headed by Rachel, teaching campers the basics of a balanced seat. Then, Jan and her crew develop these basics into a higher level of riding during our offseason program. We are very proud that horseback has always been a strong part of our DNA, and will continue to play a key role in developing your campers.
Owner & Founder of Doublecreek Riding Program
Offseason Riding Lessons
Did your camper love horseback riding this summer? Now is your chance to enroll in Offseason Horseback Riding lessons. Classes start September 11th. 🐴|
For more information, please contact Jan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In September, We Remember . . .
Enjoy our recap of Summer 2017! |
On the Porch -- September 5 - 30, 2017
Lost & Found|
If your camper is missing items from this summer, we have sorted through Lost & Found, and have moved the remaining items to the front porch of the Red Building! All items are available for browsing beginning September 5th through September 30th. Items left after September 30th will be donated to some of our favorite charities.
Early Registration Begins November 1, 2017
Don't Miss Out on Savings and Spots!|
Last year, we had waiting lists for certain groups beginning in February. Don't miss out getting your camper(s) registered for Winter Break Camp (December 26 - 29, 2017), Spring Break Camp
(March 12-16, 2018) and Summer Camp 2018! Also take advantage of our early registration discounts!
Horse Craft for Kids
We are focusing on our Offseason Riding Program this month. In honor of this, here is a darling felt stick horse craft from our Pinterest board.|
For more information about horses, go to our Horses Pinterest board: