Join Us This Summer!

Looking for an extraordinary camp experience for your child over the summer? Look no further than EQUI-KIDS Horse Camp. Each day campers will receive both mounted riding and ground lessons in order to learn proper horsemanship while having tons of fun! The camp will help to build positive relationships with fellow campers, our equines, staff, and counselors.

The benefits of inclusion are numerous and help children with and without special needs. When we include all children in our programs, they learn acceptance of other people, and that each person has unique abilities. Children learn from each other. Inclusion allows children with special needs an equal opportunity to participate in the same types of programs and activities as children without special needs. Some of the benefits of inclusion for children with (or without) disabilities are friendship skills, peer models, problem solving skills, positive self-image, increased understanding, and acceptance of diversity and respect for others.

During our two weeks of inclusion camp the campers will learn about the programs and services at EQUI-KIDS and how they become a volunteer and give back to their community!

Camp Details:

  • Campers must be able to follow verbal directions, have an interest in learning about horses and horse care, and be toilet trained
  • Days/Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to Noon each day
  • Cost: $300.00 per week
EQUI-KIDS Summer Camp

Camp Weeks:

  • Weeks 1 and 2 are reserved for EQUI-KIDS participants
    • Week 1: 8/1/22 to 8/5/22: Register by 7/25/22
    • Week 2: 8/8/22 to 8/12/22: Register by 8/1/22
  • Weeks 3 and 4 are inclusion camps and are open to the public
    • Week 3: 8/15/22 to 8/19/22: Register by 8/8/22 (Ages 11 to 13)
    • Week 4: 8/22/22 to 8/26/22: Register by 8/15/22 9Ages 11 to 13)

During our two weeks of inclusion camp the campers will learn about the programs and services at EQUI-KIDS and will develop an understanding of the role of a therapy horse. They can learn all about how to become a volunteer and give back to their community!

EQUI-KIDS Summer Camp

More Information

Please plan to arrive early (8:45 am) the first day of camp and come to the classroom in the Administrative Building to meet our staff, volunteers and other campers.  Parents will have a brief five-minute meeting with our staff the first morning of the first day of camp.

  • Dress Code:  Please dress for riding, working outside and in the barn.  Riding or long pants are preferred as well as closed toe shoes or tennis shoes.  EQUI-KIDS will provide approved riding helmets.
  • Riding Helmets:  We will provide helmets if your child does not have their own.
  • Food:  Snacks and drinks are provided.  If your child has sensitivities or specific food intolerances that they are welcome to bring their own snacks. We do have a refrigerator if needed and we will send a list of our scheduled snacks and drinks to you prior so you can plan accordingly. 
  • Electronics:  Please plan to leave your electronics in your bags.  You will not be permitted to use them during camp activities/hours.
  • Weight Limit: In order to ensure the welfare of our herd, our maximum rider weight limit is 200 pounds.  Please understand that we may have difficulty accommodating all applicants over 180 pounds due to limited availability of horses that can safely accommodate such weight combined with individual rider needs.

Sponsor a Horse

Thank you for your generous contribution.

    (The sponsor name listed above will be used for the stall plaque and custom halter plate)

    (Please note that horse sponsorship requests will be honored in the order donations are received and are subject to change due to the retirement of a horse or other circumstances, which we will do our best to communicate to you in real time)

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    EQUI-KIDS Horse Sponsorship Program

    Attention: Victoria Arboneaux


    2626 Heritage Park Drive

    Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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