Horse camps in Alberta

Horseback riding camps and sessions throughout the province

Below, find some of the premiere kids' horse camps in Alberta. Horseback riding camp is the experience of choice for many young girls (and boys, too). Kids will learn all different aspects of dressage, develop and explore a love of the outdoors, and in some cases, get a full Alberta ranch experience.

Weeklong sessions will involve overnight bunking, campfires, pranks and shared experiences that leave a positive lifelong impression. For girls, horse camp is an ideal way to develop leadership skills and increase self-confidence. They’ll build character and independence, and meet girls from throughout the province (and elsewhere) who share a love of horses. Best of all are the horseback adventures and daily trail riding. Read more


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List of Alberta horse camps and programs



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These camps are dedicated to horseback riding, with regular or daily trail riding and related activities. Boys and girls who love horses will find an immersive experience here. Some of these camps may only offer weeklong sessions on this theme. See each listing for details.
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine InterVarsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, archery, swimming and so much more!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $496/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4966-170Halkirk, AlbertaTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch HalkirkCircle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine InterVarsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, archery, swimming and so much more! Halkirk, Alberta Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

Wildhorse Camp  

Rocky Mountain House

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Heartbeats and Hoofbeats - A unique stay where you immerse yourself in our horse culture! Take lessons, learn new skills and practice out in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Just Ride!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $750/week
Overnight Girls75011-171Rocky Mountain House, AlbertaSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianWildhorse CampHeartbeats and Hoofbeats - A unique stay where you immerse yourself in our horse culture! Take lessons, learn new skills and practice out in the fields and forests of our beautiful Ranch. Just Ride! Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Overnight Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

  • Ages 4 to 85
  • Coed
  • from $395/week
Overnight, family Coed3954-852Water Valley, AlbertaTraditional (multi activity) Rivers Edge Camping AssociationA year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore! Water Valley, Alberta Overnight, family Coed

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta  

Rocky Mountain House; Calgary

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $79/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys795-193Rocky Mountain House, AB, Calgary, AlbertaTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp AlbertaPioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun! Rocky Mountain House, AB, Calgary, Alberta Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1/month
Overnight Girls, Boys111-180Red Deer, Traditional (multi activity) Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled TeensSupportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Red Deer, Overnight Girls, Boys

Finding the ideal horse camp in Alberta:

Be sure to read our camp guide for more details, but here’s a quick look at some things to consider when researching:

Be careful how you judge. The focus of the camp should be on safety and keeping things in good working order. The handling of the horses is a key factor to consider. As you tour camps, get a feel for how content the horses are; don't focus too heavily on superficial aspects such as cleanliness.  

Look closely at camp specializations, especially since each camp offers a variety of sessions. Some camps or sessions will be focused on first-time riders, while others will focus on advanced learning and the development of equestrian skills. Note that camps are most often not restricted to horseback riding activities. Other activities including swimming, canoeing, arts and educational activities add variety to the camp experience. Get more professional advice on our horse camps page.

Look province-wide. Here’s a hint for people from Edmonton and Calgary and other cities.  Alberta foothills camps can offer trail rides through valleys, rivers and canyons, giving kids a closeup experience of the majesty of the mountain scenery … all while on horseback.

Understand the camp’s accreditation by the Alberta Camping Association (ACA). ACA member camps go through a Standards and Accreditation program, including a formal accreditation visit once every three years that covers all aspects of camp operations. The ACA represents organized summer and youth camps throughout the province, and accreditation can be helpful validation for parents. That said, many non-member camps also offer excellent safe and well-run programs that meet or exceed ACA standards.

Learn more from the camps, and have a great adventure!



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