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613-489-0248

2021 Summer Camp Dates Are Here

Thank you for considering Stevens Creek Camp!

We offer custom farm days for holidays or special days like birthdays and PD days for current students. Please enquire.

Stevens Creek Philosophy

We appreciate the importance for children to have a variety of sporting and cultural experiences. Our camp objective is to increase self confidence and independence in our campers through experiential learning. We also hope to encourage the development of young naturalists and animal lovers as well as riders. Campers experience an increased sense of self esteem through  the satisfaction of completion of new and challenging physical activities and by making new friends through work and play in cooperative groups.   We make sure campers have lots of fun while also learning about horses, stable and farm life and nature with exposure to hikes and some wildlife and a variety of domestic animals including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, cows and of course the wonderful and noble horse.

We are sensitive to the needs of the working parent. Please let us know if you have any special requests.

Summer Camp 2021 -  Subject to Covid19 Limitations

We will reduce our numbers due to Covid. We encourage kids to attend with a social bubble friend, relative or sibling if possible.

We want all our children to have a fun week and get lots of exercise.  Children will be outside or in the open air stable all day. By the end of the week they will learn to ride and care for their horse, experience farm life and become familiar with nature, horses and horse care and other farm animals.

 

Week             Dates                      Camp Type           # of Days  

Week 1 ------July 12 - 16 ----------Regular Camp -------4 1/2 FULL

Week 2 ------July 26 - 30 ----------Regular Camp -------4 1/2 FULL

Week 3 ------August 9 - 13 --------Regular Camp - ------4 1/2

 

  • Camp Hours     -    8:30am  to 3:00pm.
  • Drop off is 8:15 -8:30, Pick Up is 3:3:15pm. Please enquire about early drop off or late pick up. Please be on time.
  • Friday Camp day will end at 1:30pm
  • There will be water games but no swimming due to Covid.  
  • For riding lessons, campers will be divided into groups based on skill levels and experience.
  • Typical age of campers is between 6 and 14 years

Registration and fees

To register email us at: [email protected] or call 613-489-0248. In email provide name and age of camper and name and contact numbers and emails for parent/guardian.

Complete Waiver to the right and drop off, mail or scan and send in with payment.

Registration and payment are due July 1st for July camps and Aug. 1st for August camp.

Regular Camp Fee $500 + HST $65 = $565.00

Payment made by e-transfer, cash or cheque. Cheques are payable to “Stevens Creek Farm”.

Send e=transfers to above email address.

 

Before and after camp child care is available on request for all camps (fee subject to time)

 

Camp days are tiring and often hot. Campers need to eat well and be rested.

 

A TYPICAL SUMMER CAMP DAY

 

8:30 - Cooperative games / theory and practical horse care / Chickens-collect eggs and feed chicks and layers

9:00 - Riding Lesson and farm and farm animal theory lessons (half hour prep. time before and after ride)

10:00 - Snack and drink time

11:00 - Put horses away, groom horse, clean tack, tidy up before lunch

11:30 - Lunch and water games

12:30 - Non-equestrian activities: arts and crafts, Team Nature Treasure Hunt, hiking, Young Naturalist Lessons, etc.

Horseback Activities: learn to ride bareback, games, vaulting, etc.

2:30 - Tidy-up

3:00 - Pick-up

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Lunch and healthy snacks (fruit, veggies, cheese and crackers, trail mix, protein bars, hummus etc.); by request we will regulate a nut free environment;
  • Reusable (preferably metal) water bottle. SCF water is yummy and bottles can be filled at the stable; Please no disposable plastic water bottles.
  • Turn-out: No loose clothing. Please make sure that long hair is braided on arrival (a pony tail does not fit inside a helmet safely);
  • Sweater or jacket (no hoodies please as they can pose a danger around horses);
  • Stretchy riding pants (riding breeches, leggings; jeans are not comfortable for riding);
  • Golf/polo shirt or t-shirt for morning riding(no tank tops, please);
  • Socks (knee socks are preferred as they go over pants);
  • Boots (tall riding boots, short paddock boots or rain boots with a heel);
  • Clothes for athletics and games (bathing suit, towel, sun hat, pants or shorts, T-shirt, running shoes);
  • Sunscreen and bug spray;
  • Rain coat and boots, depending on the weather forecast
  • SCF has helmets or you may purchase your own helmet (see below) or you may bring your bicycle helmet if it fits well(snug).

You can purchase riding equipment at area tack shops including: Vision Saddlery (Bells Corners), Greenhawk Harness and Supply (Nepean),  Ashland Tack & Feed (Ashton)  Encore Equestrian (Merrickville),  or Apple Saddlery  (East Ottawa) or you can find many items second hand. Always buy a helmet, new and not used to be sure it is still in good shape.

 

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Processed foods with dyes or artificial flavors, which have been shown to contribute to hyperactivity.
  • Electronic toys & devices (cell phones may be left in bags or lockers for emergency).

                    Make sure your camper is well rested and has a good breakfast with a little protein and fat:)

 

 

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