We are sorry… children must be 7 AND HAVE FINISHED 1st GRADE before camp begins in order to qualify. We have found younger children not mature enough to be safe around horses.
Required clothing for camp is long pants, short sleeved t-shirts (NO TANK TOPS PLEASE) and closed toed shoes. Tennis shoes are fine. NO SANDLES OR FLIP-FLOPS. Riding boots are not necessary. Riding helmets are required for riding but are provided by our facility.
Recommended for all camps… a water bottle, a snack (NO SNACKS WITH NUTS PLEASE since many are allergic)
Required for full day camps… a sack lunch
Typically there are boys signed up for every camp. If your son is concerned about this possibility please contact us to see if other boys are registered for the camp you are interested in
ImpactU horse camp is a residential 5-day camp hosted by the Asbury admissions department. It is offered only to high school students who are interested in exploring college life with an equine emphasis. Room and board plus college life experiences are included. The other camps are day camps for children ages 7 through highschool. Meals & overnight accommodations are not provided for the day camps.
The Asbury Equine Center has not raised their prices for horse camp for many years while the prices of horse care, farm upkeep and staff payroll has continued to rise. We have researched other similar camp charges and are now offering the same kinds of camp at the lowest comparable prices.
Given the number of requests for scholarships, we encourage those requesting this possibility to seek as many options for financial help in other avenues before they are considered for a scholarship. We find there are sometimes grandparents or other relatives that may be willing to donate for children to attend. Sometimes churches are willing to support a child for camp. We are also willing to set up a payment plan for those who wish to pay on a monthly basis until the amount is paid in full. Having said that, we will consider either full or partial scholarships for a limited number of children. Please contact us for consideration for either a full or partial scholarship.
I'm sorry to say that our horses and facility are very busy during the school year for our own academic requirements so we are unable to provide any extended riding lessons. Although we don't recommend any specific riding programs we know there are several available in the area. Feel free to look on line for those opportunities.
We do however; provide community trail rides on many Saturdays in the fall and again in the spring. To explore those opportunities please go to... www.asbury.edu/trailrides The information on that web site will be updated for the fall trail rides in September & spring trail rides in February once our trail ride team gets their schedule finalized for each semester.
Yes, cancellation fees will be assessed as follows…
1-7 days’ notice (from first day of camp) – 100% total camp fee
8-14 days’ notice (from first day of camp) – 75% total camp fee
15-21 days’ notice (from first day of camp) – 50% total camp fee
22-28 days’ notice (from first day of camp) – 25% total camp fee