Stevens creek farm


Waiver: Minor

2024 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 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 2024 -  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 8 to July 12-----City of Ottawa Camp-half day at Stevens Creek Farm link:¢er_ids=358&viewMode=list

  Prices same as 2023

Week 1 ------August 6 - 9 -------Regular Camp -------------- 4 days Fee: $510.00 (includes HST, all supplies and helmet rental as needed)

Week 2 ------August 12 -16 ----Regular Camp--------------- 5 days Fee: $640.00 (includes HST, all supplies and helmet rental as needed)

  • Camp Hours     -    8:30am  to 4:00pm.     Please be on time.
  • Drop off is 8:00 -8:30, Pick Up is 4:00 - 4:30pm. Please enquire about early drop off or late pick up.
  • Parents may watch a riding lesson anytime
  • There will be water games (swimming is dependent on access to a part-time lifeguard)
  • 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


Please pay and register by June 1st, 2023. Late registration accepted. Inquire.

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, 2024 for Camp 1 and 2. Check with City for City Camp.

There is a $50 non refundable deposit should you need to cancel.

See City of Ottawa for their camp week.

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.



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.

  • 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.
  • Dress: No loose clothing. Please make sure that hair is braided. This is a safety issue around the horses and farm.
  • 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 sleeveless shirts or 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) substitutions are fine for beginners;
  • Extra set of clothes for athletics and games (bathing suit, towel, sun hat, pants or shorts, T-shirt, running shoes);
  • Sunscreen and bug spray;(generally past May it is not very buggy)
  • Rain coat and boots, depending on the weather forecast
  • SCF has helmets or you may purchase your own helmet (see below)


  • 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).


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.