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If we want our children
to move mountains,
we first have
to let them
get out of
– Nicolette Sowder
Here you will find details about Herds of Wisdom’s 2022
Summer Day Camp Programs.
5 day camp $375
Aug 22-26 ages 5+
M-F 9a – 2P
** Maximum 8-10 kids per camp.
If a minimum of 6 kids are not registered, then we will have to reschedule for another week or have your money refunded. Please indicate if your child will be available the week of Aug. 29-Sept 2 as your second choice if we have to reschedule.
We have designed these programs so that each child will be set up for success whether they have horse experience or not. Our desire is to promote kid’s well-being, natural tendency to explore and take risks, be spontaneous, imaginative and get creative. The activities, while structured, do allow for a camper to exercise personal choice while gaining valuable lessons in accountability, autonomy and authenticity. We strive to help each child feel secure through explanations, peer support and plenty of safe opportunities for experiencing connections with the herd and other camp members.
Our focus is not on how perfect someone can ride, but rather how learning about oneself and interacting in a group can enrich one’s sense of self, autonomy, confidence, joy and feelings of belonging.
Of course the focus will be on interacting with the horses in the herd but allowing the space for each child to feel seen and heard, having a sense of self worth, purpose and that each one matters is the main goal.
Herds of Wisdom
Day 1 camp schedule.
9:00-9:30 Welcome circle, intros, rules/guidelines for camp.
Setting intentions for the week.
Answering questions about expectations.
Getting to know you game to encourage group connection
9:30-10.00 Meet and greet horses
Go over safety issues
Impressions of herd (initial reactions vs assumptions)
10-10:30 Basic horsemanship topics:
Intro to herd behavior: Relationships, Trust, Communication, Safety
10:30–11:00 Learn how to lead/follow horse one on one and as group.
Focus on awareness of body in relation to horse.
Create connection with individual horse.
11:00–11:20 Lunch Break
11:25–12:05 Art Activity – Collage – Vision Board
12:10- 12:40 Horse game: Catch/Halter/lead/groom
Life’s little obstacles – work as a team.
(Roles, responsibilities, motivations, goals)
Focus on non verbal cues
12:45-1:45 Introduction to Riding
1:45– 2.00 Closing Circle
Share likes/ concerns
Learning take away
How to apply learning in daily life
Set intentions for next day
Noticing positives among group members
Say goodbuy to the herd
Wear appropriate clothes for the weather.
Kids will get dirty so keep that in mind.
Closed toe shoes, no sandals.
Hats, sunscreen, masks if needed.
Lunch and drinks
Cold Water will be provided.
Helmets will be provided.
Still not sure?
Want more information to help you decide if this is the right fit for your child?
Feel free to follow the link below to learn more in depth about the program goals
and view additional images of prior camps.
2021 Janine Asante and Herds of Wisdom