Impossible Dream Farm - Plus Services
 
2010 Summer Camp
 
 

Come Join The Fun!!!

 
  Jeanie Waddell, riding instructor
John J Goda III, riding instructor
 
 
Activities Include:
* Riding instruction everyday
* Learn Horsemanship Skills
* Field trips to other stables
* Learn grooming and horse care
* Horsey arts and crafts
* Fun team sports
* Learn safety on and around horse
* Games
* Cookout
* and MORE!
 
 

2010 Camp Dates

To Be Determined

Please check back soon for camp dates

Registration Deadline - TBD

*Important: Please register for all camp early as space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Late registration will be accepted if space allows with an additional $50 late fee.

More dates may be added if needed.

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Camp Hours: (for day campers)

Mon-Thurs: Drop-off 8:30 a.m. / Pick-up 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Drop-off 8:30 a.m.

Saturday: Pick-up 8:30 a.m.

Special arrangements may be made for earlier drop-offs and later pick-ups

 

Camp Hours (for full time campers)

For campers who live too far for daily pick-up or want to experience the full effect of horse life:

Monday: Drop-off 8:30 a.m.

Saturday: Pick-up 8:30 a.m.

For anyone wanting a later pick-up time on Saturday, your child may stay for an additional day for $30. Your child will have another riding lesson and be ready for pick-up by 3 p.m.

 
 

Determining Your Child's Skill Level to Register For Camp:

Beginner: this is a person who has never been around horses or is fairly new to riding lessons. They are not completely comfortable at the walk/trot/posting off a leadline. Could also be someone that is comfortable riding a horse by themselves but his seat is not independent from the reins. Could also be a student that can ride but does not have the basic on-the-ground knowledge of horses and their care.

Intermediate/Advanced: This is a person who has been enrolled in lessons for a while, is proficient at the walk and /trot off a leadline. They may or may not be working to perfect their posting and diagonal work. They already possess basic horsemanship skills. They can also handle a more difficult horse and have probably started more elementary pattern work. They may or may not have already started cantering and learning leads. They are already riding with four reins and have shown in w/t or w/t/c type classes at horse shows.

Performance Rider: This is a person who has proficient ability to show a horse, perform the w/t/c and is working on equitation, ringmanship skills & more difficult patterns. They are riding in a double bridle and can handle "hotter performance horses". They have a more intermed/advanced knowledge of the horse and aspire to work hard on the more difficult aspects of the "finer points".

NOTE: Many students may not fit directly into these molds. For instance, if your rider is on the advanced side of beginner but can't quite do everything listed in intermediate, they are the perfect candidate for both camps. Always err on the side of caution and put them in a lower division if you aren't sure. Ask your instructor for help.

What Do I Bring?

Each child should wear jodhpurs or loose, comfortable jeans suitable for riding (they may bring shorts to change into after riding), hard-soled boots with a heel, and bring an approved safety helmet for riding.

Day Campers: A sack lunch and/or snacks should also be brought and be identified with the child's name. We have a refrigerator available for storage. For your convenience, a microwave is also available for use. Drinks will be provided during lunchtime, but you may choose to bring additional beverages. Each child will need to bring a sleeping bag, sleep wear, and a change of clothes for sleeping over on Friday night.

Full Time Campers: Appropriate items needed for six days away from home should be brought (toothbrush, clothing, sleeping bag, hairbrush, bathing suit, etc).

What Will Be Provided?

We furnish appropriate schooling horses for all levels of riding and any necessary tack and other horse equipment. All materials for arts and crafts projects are also supplied. In addition, we provide all food/beverages for our Friday night cookout and Saturday morning breakfast (all meals are provided for full time campers).

Age Requirements?

Our camps are designed for students ranging from age 6 through 18. Students outside this range may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Contact us with any questions.

Other Requirements?

All parents/guardians are required to sign a release form for your child. This insures that we have all necessary information in case of emergency. This form will be given to you the first day of camp during drop-off or will be mailed to you with your requested brochure to send back with the camp registration card.

Cost?

The cost for our 2009 camp is $350 per child for day campers. Full time camp is also available for only $495 for the complete week. All meals are included with the full time camp fee. You may send in your child's registration with a non-refundable $100 deposit. This will hold a space open for your child in the session(s) you choose. However, full payment for the session(s) must be made prior to the appropriate registration deadline(s).

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Sleeping arrangements?

Campers will be housed in an enclosed structure. Children will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow (they may bring a blow up mattress as well). Bathroom shower facilities are located in the same structure and towels will be provided.

 

 
 

Our camps in the past have always been a success. We spend our days riding horses, visiting barns, learning horsemanship skills, swimming, working on art projects, playing games and so much more!

Past camps have included field trips to Lexington, KY where we visited Tattersall's horse sale, the American Saddlebred Museum, and the KY Horse Park, trips to visit other barns and see World Champion level horses, and so much more!!

What's In Store For 2010?

We are planning more barn visits, craft projects, plenty of daily riding on your favorite horse, and more! We're all looking forward to having fun. Hope to see you there!!

 
 
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  If you have any additional questions regarding our summer camps, please contact us.  
 
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