Riding groups are formed by age and previous riding experience, so everyone gets the most out of their daily lessons. Ample assistance is provided for “new horse people”.
We find that campers who have not previously ridden independently often enjoy their camp riding experience even more if they complete a few private lessons before camp begins, but this is not required. We are prepared for all riding abilities! Call the farm line to schedule private lessons before camp starts, if interested.
Please note that our camp is designed for ages 5 to 13, with most campers aged 7 to 11 years old.
Camp sign-in is from 8:45-9:00am each day. Please plan to arrive a few minutes in advance to walk your camper up to registration and sign them in each day. (Please do not drop off your camper before 8:45am.)
Sign-out is from 2:45-3:00pm each day. All campers must be signed out at the end of each day, no later than 3:00pm.
We tailor each day based on the campers’ interests and abilities, as well as the weather.
Camp activities include: morning/afternoon riding lessons, horse care lessons, crafts, nature hikes, games, demos featuring our advanced riders, and guest speakers.
Previous years’ speakers include: veterinarians, equine dentists, chiropractors, trainers, and barn managers.
Activities range from learning how to properly groom and tack… to bathing a horse… to horse-related games and crafts!
We learn about breeds, markings, tack, barn management, horse health, and horse safety.
Our arts and crafts are memorable each year! Campers take home crafts each and every day.
At Full Moon Farm, each day brings new learning, new adventure, and new fun!
Every camper should bring their own lunch in a cooler, snacks, and a water bottle. Water refills are provided. Your rider must have long pants and hard-soled shoes with a heel to ride, but may bring a change of clothes and wear shorts during the non-riding portion of the day. (No open-toed shoes, please!) We have school helmets available for riding, or riders may bring their own.
*Due to COVID-19 precautions, we highly recommend that campers bring their own helmets, crops, saddle pads, and grooming supplies (i.e., hoofpick, curry comb, hard brush, soft brush).*
Camp FMF registration and payment are completely online! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
*Your registration is not complete until all forms are received AND payment is submitted. Just submitting payment or forms does NOT ensure your spot!*
Effective 5/25/21: EVERYONE on the farm MUST:
At this time, parents/spectators are not permitted up at the grooming barn, unless their rider meets ANY of the criteria below:
If a rider meets any of those criteria, ONE parent/spectator may accompany them to the barn.
At this time, parents/spectators are permitted to watch lessons from outside the arenas and/or from the PCUs.