at Whiting’s Neck Equestrian Center (WNEC) is a fun, active, and healthy place for children age 7 to
17 to learn about and love horses. The days are spent in a relaxed atmosphere where safety
and fun are experienced hand in hand with horseback riding, hands' on lessons, games on horseback, a mock horse show,
and learning about the history and care of horses, competition, riding disciplines, and riding techniques.
The first day of each week-long session, our students are evaluated
in their riding skills and placed into appropriate riding groups. Some are first time riders; others
have been involved with our lesson program already and are taking their equestrian education a step further.
Each camper will be assigned a horse for the week (or
may bring his or her own horse or pony). Riders will be responsible for caring for their assigned horse during session hours,
including grooming and tacking, stall maintenance, feeding, and riding.
Hours: Camp hours are 9:00
a.m. - 3:00 p.m, Monday - Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Friday*. Students should bring
a brown-bag lunch and sufficient drinks for the summer weather. Early drop off or late pick up may be arranged
for a small additional fee.
Dates: Camp sessions run every other week starting in June. Multiple
week discounts are available.
Session 1: June 10-14
Session 2: June 24-28
Session 3: July 8-12
Session 4: July 22 - 26
Session 5: August 5 - 9
Session 6: August 12-16
day of each session we will hold a performance for parents and friends of our campers at Noon. This
gives our students the opportunity to show the skills they have developed during the week. Awards and a certificate are
presented to each rider.
Session six will be held if there is sufficient interest--at least 8 campers.
Cost: The cost of each summer session is as follows (includes multiple weeks
for multiple children from the same family:
for student's own horse is an additional $50 per week
Reservations: Each session is
limited to ten students. Please pay WNEC a deposit of one-half the tuition cost for all sessions in which
the student is enrolled to reserve a space. The balance of the cost is due on the first day of
the session. WNEC will refund the deposit, minus a $100 administrative fee, if the student is
unable to attend.