2019 SUMMER CAMPS

 

Beginner Camp

Join us for Beginner Camp at Kenilworth this summer! Come have fun, make new friends, and get immersed in the wonderful world of horses at our beautiful private barn in the Oakland hills. We strive to offer the highest quality horse camp in the bay area, prioritizing proper horsemanship, safety, and compassion. Camp Kenilworth provides campers with a fun and comprehensive introduction to the equestrian world both in and out of the saddle. Focusing on the hunter-jumper (English) discipline, riders learn "hunt seat," allowing them to maintain close contact with the horse through strong legs, strong core, and gentle hands. Our amazing team of horses and ponies are well-mannered schoolmasters who love children and love their jobs. 

Morning Barn Tour

Every morning we start with a tour of the property to say good morning to the horses, feed them treats, visit the chickens and check for eggs!

Two Riding Lessons a day

Thorough instruction with equestrian professionals gives campers a solid foundation in the saddle. Safety is our top priority, but we have lots of fun too! After a demonstration the morning of Day 1, campers learn a balanced position that allows them to pursue extra fun rides later in the week. Campers ride bareback, do balancing exercises, ride pole courses, and have a horse show on the last day to show off their new skills. 

 

Horsemanship & Classroom lessons

Safety and Handling

Grooming, Tacking Up, and Post-Ride Care

Horse Anatomy, Health, and Nutrition

Horse Breeds

Colors and Markings

Types of Riding and History of the Sport

And more!

 

Horse Show 

At the end of the week, campers take a horsemanship quiz and ride for friends and family with a mini horse show.

A DAY AT CAMP
2019
DATES
SESSION DETAILS

 

Monday - Friday

9:00 - 2:00

 

Limit 8 campers per session. Beginners only ages seven to ten.

 

Tuition $800

 

Aftercare available 2:00 - 5:00 for a fee of $20 per hour

Registration is now closed for 2019 camps. All weeks are full.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Counselors and CITs

Campers are split into two groups for horsemanship and riding lessons. We maintain a high staff to camper ratio to secure individual attention while mounted even in a group setting. In addition to our camp counselors, we have some amazing CITS who are dedicated advanced students in our riding school. All wonderful educators and mentors, our CITS are highly experienced in working with both horses and children. We are CPR and First Aid certified and have many years of professional experience running horse camps, teaching, and training. 

What you need for camp

English Riding boots with a heel *

Riding Helmet *

Lunch and a water bottle

 

* We have helmets and boots to borrow but encourage campers to purchase their own if possible to guarantee proper fit

 

Kenilworth requires all minors to wear a protective safety vest; these will be provided to campers free of charge. 

Registration

 

Please follow the steps on our registration page carefully. Registration will only be confirmed upon payment in full.

 

 

Advanced Camps

 

Our advanced camps are designed to fill a niche for the advanced rider yearning for the horse camp experience, yet catered to their advanced level. This is horse camp all grown up, for approved riders only.

Two Riding Lessons a day

1 Flat Lesson  |   1 Jumping Lesson

Riders will prepare for each afternoon's jumping lesson with a fun educational flat class in the morning. We'll ride bareback, work on technical flatwork, and play games too!  Jumping lessons will include full coursework as well as gridwork and handy equitation exercises. Jumps will be set up to 2'6" feet in height and may be adjusted to suit horse and rider individual needs.

 

Horsemanship & Further Education

In between rides, campers will have the opportunity to further their equine knowledge with horsemanship activities and talks from industry professionals.

 

Barn Sleepover

Campers are invited to a barn sleepover on Thursday night with all their new friends! Dinner and breakfast will be served, and we'll play some fun games around the barn before checking on all 50 horses together! 

 

Horse Show 

At the end of the week, campers ride a jumping course for friends and family with a mini horse show. 

2019
SESSIONS

ADULT SESSION DETAILS

 

Friday - Sunday                          

Limit 6 campers per session. Ages 21+

9:00 - 2:00                                      

Tuition $500

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION

 

This session is open only to advanced riders who feel comfortable with the following standards, to be confirmed with trainer evaluation. Nonmembers must schedule a private lesson prior to camp registration to be approved for advanced riding proficiency. 

1) Tacking up and untacking independently

2) Riding at the trot, canter, and jumping without stirrups

3) Performing a flying lead change 

4) Jumping a course up to 2'6" with consistent rhythm and balance

 

To apply for adult advanced camp, please email us.

JUNIOR SESSIONS DETAILS

 

Monday - Friday                           Limit 7 campers per session. Ages 12 to 17.

9:00 - 2:00                                      Tuition $800

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION

 

This session is open only to advanced riders who feel comfortable with the following standards, to be confirmed with trainer evaluation. Nonmembers must schedule a private lesson prior to camp registration to be approved for intermediate riding proficiency. 

1) Tacking up and untacking independently

2) Riding at the trot, canter, and jumping without stirrups

3) Performing a flying lead change 

4) Jumping a course up to 2'6" with consistent rhythm and balance

To apply for junior advanced camp, please email us.