Stevens creek farm
2023 Summer Camp Dates Are Here
Thank you for considering Stevens Creek Camp!
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 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 2023 - Subject to Covid-9 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
City of Ottawa Camp at Stevens Creek:
City Camp---July 31- Aug. 4-----City of Ottawa Camp-half day at Stevens Creek Farm link:
Week 1 ------August 8 - 11 -------Regular Camp --------------------------- 4 days Fee: $510.00
Week 2 ------August 14 - 18 -------Regular Camp --------------------------- 5 days Fee: $640.00
Payment and registration due by June 1st, 2023.
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 it in with payment.
NEW-Registration and payment are due June 1st, 2023 for Camp 1 and 2. Check with City for City Camp.
There is a $50 non refundable deposit should you need to cancel.
City of Ottawa Camp Fee - To be Announced
Payment made by e-transfer, cash or cheque. Cheques are payable to "Stevens Creek Farm".
Send e-transfers to main farm email at: [email protected]
Before and after camp child care is available on request for all camps usually for free or some home made cookies.
Camp days are full of activity and often the weather is hot.
Campers need to be treated like athletes and they need to be well rested and fueled by nutritious foods.
A TYPICAL SUMMER CAMP DAY
8:00 - 8:30 -Drop off 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, hiking, nature treasure hunt in teams, young naturalists lessons, hikes, - Horseback Activities: learn to ride bareback, games, vaulting, .
3:30 - Tidy-up
4:00-4:30 - Pick-up
WHAT TO BRING-Long hair must be braided on arrival in preparation for riding lessons.
NUTS-please make sure to tell us if your child has any serious allergies. For nuts we will make it a nut free week.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
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.
Read Ontario Equestrian's Guide for New Riders here.
Find additional safety resources, including the Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet, here.
Make sure your camper has a good breakfast with some protein, fat and or complex carbohydrates:
Ideas-whole wheat toast and peanut butter: plain Greek yogurt with fruit and oats; eggs, bacon or cheese and toast: shredded wheat and milk, left overs warmed up.