ED LEVIN PARK - HORSE CAMPS
Milpitas camps will be held at the Ed Levin Park arena at 3100 Calaveras Rd, Milpitas.
LITTLE RIDERS CAMP (ages 6-8 years old)
A day full day camp of learning and physical activities can be overwhelming for our littler riders. This shorter smaller class setting is catered to the younger riders 6-7 years old. This camp is a good introduction to time in the outdoors with our amazing staff and lesson horses. They will have an opportunity to learn how to safely interact with horses and enjoy the company of other little riders. This opportunity has a shorter lesson to prevent riders from getting too sore or tired. Campers’ activities will include but aren’t limited to:
· Riding (mounting, steering, stopping, speed control, balance, posting, dismounting)
· Learn to groom
· Learn to lead
· Learn to saddle
· Horse anatomy
· Horse colors and markings
· Arts and crafts
· Horse games
· Nature walks
Campers should arrive each afternoon between 12:45 PM and 1 PM. Pickup should be promptly at the end of the day 3 PM. Your child’s safety and enjoyment at camp is very important to us. Being on time allows them to receive the maximum benefit of camp, and due to limited supervision after camp, it is important that they are picked up on time.
Children must be picked up by 3:15 PM. There will be a $1.00 per minute charge for every minute after 3:15 PM.
YOUTH CAMP (ages 8-13 years old)
Learn about horse care: grooming, feeding, bathing and even horse first aid! Saddle a horse, learn about tack, and even explore different styles of riding! You'll find out interesting facts about the history, evolution and anatomy of the horse while picking up some horse lingo (did you know that horses are measured in hands?) and caring for and riding the horse you'll have throughout the camp session.
When not riding, you'll get to play games, make new friends and get crafty! All of our camps are onsite within a beautiful county park system which allows the campers to enjoy nature hikes and explore the countryside on select days of the camp as well!
Bring your own lunch and don't forget your bottle of water!! Depending on the weather, campers may eat indoors or down in Chaparral's grove.
For riding instruction campers will be assessed based on experience and skill level:
Level 1: Basic seat, steering and riding technique at the walk, transitions from the halt to the walk and walk to the halt.
Level 2: Walking and posting the trot while staying centered and balanced. Ability to steer at both gaits and maintaining good control.
Level 3: Balanced canter, leg yields, headset and collection. Ability to regulate gait and ride patterns.
While campers are grouped together, each student is taught based on their individual skill level by our excellent instructors, prioritizing safety and fun while riding. Our teaching staff represents well over a century of training and riding experience, advancement is decided by the instructor who primarily considers the safety, skill and maturity exhibited by the rider.
We encourage all our riders to set goals during their session and do our best to help them attain those, be it a first canter or a perfect halt from the walk.
Drop off and Pick up
Campers should arrive each morning between 8:45 and 9:00 AM. Pickup should be promptly at the end of the day 2 PM. Your child’s safety and enjoyment at camp is very important to us. Being on time allows them to receive the maximum benefit of camp, and due to limited supervision after camp, it is important that they are picked up on time.
Children must be picked up by 2:15 PM. There will be a $1.00 per minute charge for every minute after 2:15 PM.
Camp Price & Hours:
Little Riders Camp: 1 pm to 3 pm
$240.00 for 3 days
Youth Camp: 9 am to 2 pm
$500.00 per week
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we can no longer offer single-day camps. All campers must attend the full week (Monday through Friday). We are also unable to offer After Care, so campers must be picked up promptly during their pickup time. Campers may not miss a day, and must stay the whole day (no late arrivals or early pick-ups), otherwise they will not be able to return to camp for 3 to 4 weeks (depending on the county restrictions for that location).