Horseback riding camps

Find camps that specialize in horseback riding listed below

For girls and boys who love horses, there’s no better way to indulge this passion than a horseback riding camp like those listed below. Underneath the list of top horse camps, there are many other camps that offer riding activities as part of other typical programming. Further down the page, we offer professional advice on finding camps in your area, what to look for, and how your daughter or son can get prepared. Read more


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Camps and programs below offer dedicated training in horseback riding, including specialized equestrian training, likely on a daily basis. Many are staffed by professional equestrians. Consult camps to learn more about what they offer.

Teen Ranch  

Caledon

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day, Overnight Coed3205-180Caledon, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Teen RanchJust an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps. Caledon, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $220/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2205-161Brantford, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand RiverOur beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience. Brantford, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $680/week
Day, Overnight Coed6804-162Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education CentreAdventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from Ottawa to China. Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake  

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $399/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys3996-173Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear LakeCircle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here! Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Ranch Massawippi  

Roxton Pond

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Overnight

A very unique camp since we are specialized as a horseback riding camp and we offer a variety of outdoor activities at the same time. Our 40 ponies and school horses makes us since 55 years a well renown camp in Quebec

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $855/week
Day, Overnight Coed8557-164Roxton Pond, QuebecSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianRanch MassawippiA very unique camp since we are specialized as a horseback riding camp and we offer a variety of outdoor activities at the same time. Our 40 ponies and school horses makes us since 55 years a well renown camp in Quebec Roxton Pond, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed

Fire Fly Stables  

Hamilton

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls3506-185Hamilton, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianFire Fly StablesLearn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities. Hamilton, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls

Camp Crossroads  

Gravenhurst

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

A traditional camp experience in a fresh and dynamic way. Our core Christian teaching, creative staff, excellent food and exciting recreational programs inspire kids and keep them coming back year after year.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $570/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed5708-176Gravenhurst, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp CrossroadsA traditional camp experience in a fresh and dynamic way. Our core Christian teaching, creative staff, excellent food and exciting recreational programs inspire kids and keep them coming back year after year. Gravenhurst, Ontario Day, Overnight, family Coed
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Program

A fun horseback riding camp in a beautiful state of the art riding facility. Other games, sports, crafts, swimming and activities galore after spending hours in the saddle.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $375/week
Day, Program Coed3756-167Pickering, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianStonewood Equestrian Riding AcademyA fun horseback riding camp in a beautiful state of the art riding facility. Other games, sports, crafts, swimming and activities galore after spending hours in the saddle. Pickering, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Saddlewood Riding Camp  

Peterborough Area

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $2,200/2 weeks
Overnight Girls22007-168Peterborough Area, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianSaddlewood Riding CampA horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction. Peterborough Area, Ontario 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 Coed3954-859Water 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

Whitchurch Riding Academy  

Newmarket; Bridle Path, Toronto; Markham

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Program

Specializing in English horseback riding for beginners to advanced, our camp promotes a positive, hands-on learning experience. Daily busing from Toronto & York Region (5 stops). Email for tour, or visit our Open House!

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $359/week
Day, Program Coed3597-1510Newmarket, Ontario, Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianWhitchurch Riding AcademySpecializing in English horseback riding for beginners to advanced, our camp promotes a positive, hands-on learning experience. Daily busing from Toronto & York Region (5 stops). Email for tour, or visit our Open House! Newmarket, Ontario, Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Since 1969 we have been welcoming horse lovers to our picturesque 250 acre farm. . Beginner to advanced riders welcome. We carefully select a horse or pony suitable to each girl's level. Come feel the Kemur magic!

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Girls
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12006-1411Cambridge, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianKemur Equestrian Girls CampSince 1969 we have been welcoming horse lovers to our picturesque 250 acre farm. . Beginner to advanced riders welcome. We carefully select a horse or pony suitable to each girl's level. Come feel the Kemur magic! Cambridge, Ontario Overnight Girls

Timberline Ranch  

Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $329/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3297-1612Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Timberline RanchKnown for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed, Girls

Wildhorse Camp  

Rocky Mountain House

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Camps for girls who LOVE horses! Our natural horsemanship programs are about learning leadership and life skills - through heart to heart horsemanship! Horse Focused and FUN!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $850/week
Overnight Girls85011-1713Rocky Mountain House, AlbertaSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianWildhorse CampCamps for girls who LOVE horses! Our natural horsemanship programs are about learning leadership and life skills - through heart to heart horsemanship! Horse Focused and FUN! Rocky Mountain House, Alberta Overnight Girls
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Program, family

The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed2006-10014Ajax, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianAjax Riding AcademyThe Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed. Ajax, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

Glen Bernard Camp  

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12004-1615Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Glen Bernard CampA traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight Girls

Camp Cherith - Ontario  

Southern Bruce County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $489/week
Overnight Coed4896-1616Southern Bruce County, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Cherith - OntarioThis Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario. Southern Bruce County, Ontario Overnight Coed

Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.  

Ste. Clotilde

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,020/week
Overnight Coed10208-1717Ste. Clotilde, QuebecSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianSans Souci Riding Centre INC.A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014. Ste. Clotilde, Quebec Overnight Coed

Creditview Farms Inc.  

Brampton

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day

HORSES! HORSES! HORSES! Spend your Summer Days riding, grooming and learning to take care of happy, friendly Horses and all only minutes from your backyard!

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $390/week
Day Coed3908-1418Brampton, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianCreditview Farms Inc.HORSES! HORSES! HORSES! Spend your Summer Days riding, grooming and learning to take care of happy, friendly Horses and all only minutes from your backyard! Brampton, Ontario Day Coed

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta  

Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

  • 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 $299/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1919Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, 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, Sundre, Alberta Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Earthbound Kids  

Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $355/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-1420Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Earthbound KidsAn unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more! Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed, Girls

YMCA Cedar Glen  

King

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $205/session
Day Coed2054-1621King, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA Cedar GlenGive your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff. King, Ontario Day Coed
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Camps and programs below will offer horseback riding among other camp activities.

Onondaga Camp  

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight Coed15006-160Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Onondaga CampFor more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone! Minden, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp Muskoka  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,095/week
Overnight Coed10956-161Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp MuskokaBoost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from! Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $410/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-172Halkirk, AlbertaTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch HalkirkCircle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more! Halkirk, Alberta Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

YMCA Summer Day Camps  

St James Town, Toronto; Oshawa; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Toronto Islands, Toronto; Pickering

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

YMCA of Greater Toronto operates 55 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $245/week
Day Coed2454-163St James Town, Toronto, Ontario, Oshawa, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Pickering, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA Summer Day CampsYMCA of Greater Toronto operates 55 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations! St James Town, Toronto, Ontario, Oshawa, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Pickering, Ontario Day Coed

Adventure Valley  

Throughout Greater Toronto Area

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day Coed3504-154Throughout Greater Toronto Area, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Adventure ValleySummer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities. Throughout Greater Toronto Area, Ontario Day Coed

Camp Can-Aqua  

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,950/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed19505-175Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Can-AquaA traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here. Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

Camp Mini-Yo-We  

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $720/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-176Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Mini-Yo-WeCamp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow. Huntsville, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

Rocky Ridge Ranch  

Milton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

This Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, hockey, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for over 47 years.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $635/week
Day, Overnight Coed6355-177Milton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Rocky Ridge RanchThis Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, hockey, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for over 47 years. Milton, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A fun summer camp to learn ESL, FSL or Technology! Students participate in enriching class time as well as many fun local activities and outings!

  • Ages 11 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $4,300/month
Overnight Coed430011-168Sherbrooke, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Bishop's College School Summer Language CampA fun summer camp to learn ESL, FSL or Technology! Students participate in enriching class time as well as many fun local activities and outings! Sherbrooke, Quebec Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

An international summer camp offering quality language and sports camps for children aged 4 to 17. Come and discover a multitude of sports and activities for an unforgettable summer stay.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $439/week
Day, Overnight Coed4394-179Val-Morin, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Camp Edphy International CanadaAn international summer camp offering quality language and sports camps for children aged 4 to 17. Come and discover a multitude of sports and activities for an unforgettable summer stay. Val-Morin, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,550/session
Day, Overnight Coed355011-1710Fort Erie, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Niagara Christian CollegiateGive your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program! Fort Erie, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Kennebec  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

  • Ages 6 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight Coed15006-2511Sharbot Lake, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KennebecAn amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first! Sharbot Lake, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp Mère Clarac  

Saint-Donat

  • Education: FSL
  • Day, Overnight

Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $444/session
Day, Overnight Coed4444-1612Saint-Donat, QuebecEducation: FSLCamp Mère ClaracLocated on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French! Saint-Donat, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Bil-O-Wood  

Blind River

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed8507-1713Blind River, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Bil-O-WoodA traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience! Blind River, Ontario Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A faith-based, western themed overnight summer camp which encourages young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled prairie adventure. Register on-line today!!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $300/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys3006-1614Wolseley, SaskatchewanTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Wolf CreekA faith-based, western themed overnight summer camp which encourages young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled prairie adventure. Register on-line today!! Wolseley, Saskatchewan Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College  

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

  • Reading: Leadership training
  • Overnight, Program

Leadership program and summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • from $150/week
Overnight, Program Boys1509-1815Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Reading: Leadership training1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff CollegeLeadership program and summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship. Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft, Overnight, Program Boys

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   

Orillia; Midland

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

A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1756-1716Orillia, Ontario, Midland, Traditional (multi activity) YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region Orillia, Ontario, Midland, Day, Overnight, family Coed

Camp Oconto  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $1,250/week
Overnight Girls12507-1517Sharbot Lake, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp OcontoFounded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline. Sharbot Lake, Ontario Overnight Girls

Wilvaken  

Magog

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Bilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $2,260/2 weeks
Overnight Coed22606-1518Magog, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) WilvakenBilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world! Magog, Quebec Overnight Coed

Camp Frenda  

Port Carling

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $540/week
Overnight, family Coed5408-1619Port Carling, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp FrendaSummer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others. Port Carling, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

Lovell International Camps   

International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $3,800/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed38006-1820International, ---------------, International, Traditional (multi activity) Lovell International Camps Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions. International, ---------------, International, Day, Overnight Coed

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay; International; Saint John

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $6,000/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed600012-1821Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Saint John, New BrunswickEducation (multi)Academic Camp CanadaA challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'! Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Saint John, New Brunswick Day, Overnight Coed

Cedar Ridge Camp  

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Overnight Coed9006-1622Bancroft, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Cedar Ridge CampCedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active Bancroft, Ontario Overnight Coed

Camp North Star  

Maine

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed31007-1723Maine, MaineTraditional (multi activity) Camp North StarA co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront. Maine, Maine Overnight Coed

The Hollows Camp  

Bradford

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A traditional overnight and day camp located 1 hour north of Toronto. Activities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, paintball, tennis, trampoline/circus, horseback riding, bushcraft, drama, arts, and swimming.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Overnight Coed4007-1524Bradford, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Hollows CampA traditional overnight and day camp located 1 hour north of Toronto. Activities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, paintball, tennis, trampoline/circus, horseback riding, bushcraft, drama, arts, and swimming. Bradford, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

The Taylor Statten Camps  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $895/session
Overnight Girls, Boys8956-1625Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Taylor Statten CampsCamp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days. Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight Coed1904-1626Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital RegionChoose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more Ottawa, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Bayview Glen Camp  

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $500/week
Day Coed5004-1427Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Bayview Glen CampLocated centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

TV Casting Ranch  

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

  • Art : Visual arts (multi)
  • Overnight

A Hollywood style camp where teens step into the shoes of their dream industry job. Uniquely filled with many fun challenges in majestic surroundings where nature and luxury co-habit for the Ultimate Teen Challenge

  • Ages 9 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Overnight Coed4959-1928Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QuebecArt : Visual arts (multi)TV Casting RanchA Hollywood style camp where teens step into the shoes of their dream industry job. Uniquely filled with many fun challenges in majestic surroundings where nature and luxury co-habit for the Ultimate Teen Challenge Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec Overnight Coed
  • 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
  • Cost Varies
Overnight Girls, Boys011-1829Kelowna, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Red 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! Kelowna, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Red Deer, Overnight Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Summer camp offering a program of outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, camp fires, camping, counselor training etc.

  • Ages 9 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $735/week
Overnight Coed7359-1630Mont-Tremblant, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Base de Plein Air Mont-TremblantSummer camp offering a program of outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, camp fires, camping, counselor training etc. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $700/session
Day, Overnight Coed70011-1731Stanstead, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Stanstead College Summer CampsSummer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! Stanstead, Quebec Day, Overnight Coed

Kidz Kamp Inc.  

Mississauga; Halton Hills

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A traditional outdoor day camp, with fun activities, friends, exciting field trips and outstanding memories! Now offering March Break, Summer & Winter Break Equestrian Camp at our new second location in Georgetown!

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $95/week
Day, Overnight Coed955-1632Mississauga, Ontario, Halton Hills, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Kidz Kamp Inc.A traditional outdoor day camp, with fun activities, friends, exciting field trips and outstanding memories! Now offering March Break, Summer & Winter Break Equestrian Camp at our new second location in Georgetown! Mississauga, Ontario, Halton Hills, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin  

Stratford

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $745/week
Overnight Coed7457-1533Stratford, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge Stratford, Quebec Overnight Coed

Frontier Trails ESL Camp  

Eganville; Ottawa

  • ESL
  • Day, Overnight

Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $680/week
Day, Overnight Coed6806-1634Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioESLFrontier Trails ESL CampPrograms are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. Eganville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Kodiak  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,455/week
Overnight Coed14556-1835Parry Sound, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KodiakFun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Parry Sound, Ontario Overnight Coed

Radiant Girls  

Burlington; Hamilton; Milton

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

A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $300/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3007-1536Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Milton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Radiant GirlsA unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling. Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Milton, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls

A glance at the benefits of horseback riding camp

Not only is riding good exercise, it also makes you think. Controlling a large animal that relies on you to make decisions improves judgment, critical thinking skills and concentration. It also just feels good to get on a horse and ride!

The emotional benefits can be just as important as the physical and mental benefits. Riding can reduce anxiety or stress, boost self-confidence and generally increase the feeling of well-being. Plus, building a relationship and trust with a horse or pony is a reward in its own right and can translate into better relationships outside the barn.

Read more about the benefits of the camp experience for any child.

Horseback riding camps

Find a horse camp near you

Horseback riding camps are found across the country, really, with rural areas more amenable to this kind of camp than cities. For families on the go or who simply want ot look further afield, here are select lists of horse riding kids' camps by province:

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Broad types of horse camps

Some kids do better away from parents and home than others. Although there are ways of alleviating homesickness, some will simply not enjoy camp too far from home. Below, find links to lists that separate major camp categories.

Overnight horse camps offer an ideal outlet for more independent girls and boys who want to fully engage their love of horseback riding adventure. For example,  camps in this category may offer out-trips to the local countryside and other unique experiences. Overnight or residential camps are one of the healthiest ways to encourage your teen's or older child's independence, maturity and self-reliance. 

Day camps are ideal for younger girls and boys who wish to remain closer to home, and meet other girls and boys from the area who also love horses. 

What to look for in equestrian programs and camps

When searching for the perfect horseback riding camp, it’s always advisable to visit the camp. Does the facility and riding program look professional, and well-managed?

Facilities at these horseback riding camps don’t need to be fancy, however, they do need to ensure safety at camp, that everything is in good working order. The area where the horses are being handled before and after lessons should be clear of hoses, buckets and other trip hazards. The riding arena should be enclosed by a fence or wall, and gates should be closed during the lesson.

In addition to being kept clean and in good repair, the camp also needs to match your child’s goals and skill level. Talk to the manager or operator about the program they offer. Are the activities suitable for your child’s age and interests?

“Equestrian summer camps can be quite different from each other, so research what‘s available to find the best fit for your child,” says Pam Coburn, the administrator of the Ontario Equestrian Federation’s Horse Facilities Program. “Some specialize in working with first-time riders while others have programs to help more experienced riders build their skills.”

And don’t forget to ask questions about your child’s accommodations and the overall camp structure and policies!

“Accommodations and the overall camp structure and policies will vary widely between different horseback riding summer camps,” says Coburn. “Ask questions to make sure you’re comfortable with the meals, supervision, camp activities, emergency protocols and sleeping arrangements if it’s an overnight camp.

Partnering with the right pony

The Ontario Equestrian Federation - photo by Natalie Banaszak
Photo by Natalie Banaszak

Healthy horses are usually happy horses. Good lesson horses are well fed, clean, with no untreated wounds and should be happy at their job.

Good horseback riding camps will have a range of horses and ponies of different breeds and sizes to suit the needs and skills of its various campers. While every horse is an individual and has different abilities, a good camp horse for beginners has good manners and an even, forgiving temperament.

“We know parents wonder how they can decide if the camp horses are suitable. A quiet temperament is what you want to see,” says Coburn. “The horse should be calm around children and not be bothered by a bit of noise and activity.”

She adds, “Another question that often comes up is whether ponies are more suitable for children than larger horses. My advice is that the temperament of the animal is always more important than its size.”

Who will be teaching your child?

The Ontario Equestrian Federation highly recommends working with certified coaches and instructors, although this may be more difficult to find in a camp setting.

“It’s essential that you carry out the usual due diligence that you would for anyone working with your child,” says Coburn. “Try to watch them teach and ask them about their experience. It’s also a good idea to get references.”

Riders should also be supervised by a qualified person while handling the horses before and after their lesson.

We recommend that group lessons not exceed eight riders, although it may be smaller if the riders are very young or inexperienced. In some cases, two instructors will assist larger groups.

If campers are trail riding, trails should be well marked, clear of obstructions and accessible in the event of an emergency. Campers should always be accompanied by an instructor or experienced horseperson.

Dress for safety at equestrian summer camps

If your child is going horseback riding for the first time, you may not want to invest a lot of money into purchasing a full riding wardrobe. However, there are a couple of must-have items to keep your young horse enthusiasts safe and comfortable:

  • The most important item is an ASTM certified riding helmet.
  • Riders also need footwear with a half-inch to one-inch heel to ensure their foot doesn’t slip through the stirrup.

Not only is wearing proper head protection and footwear a good idea, it’s also the law for riders under the age of 18, according to Bill 12, the Horse Riding Safety Act-2001.

A reputable tack shop will carry certified helmets and will help you ensure the helmet fits your child properly. Helmets designed for other sports (ex: bike or ski helmets) are not designed to protect against the type of potential injuries that can occur when riding, and should not be substituted.

“Some facilities will have helmets on hand for you to use or rent and those are fine as long as they fit your child,” says Coburn. “The instructor should ensure a proper fit if they are providing helmets. “

Each equestrian camp may also have its own rules for riding apparel. If there are no rules and buying riding pants isn’t in the budget, a pair of fitted jeans, preferably with no inseam that can cause rubs or bruising. During the hot summer months it can be tempting to ride in shorts, but they won’t protect the rider’s legs. Running shoes or sandals should never be worn.

“What we hope for all kids who go to riding camp is that they have an amazing time, make lots of new friends, find their love of horses and come home safe and sound with great memories and excitement to go back the next year,” concludes Coburn.

This article was provided by the Ontario Equestrian Federation, the provincial sport organization for equestrian activities in Ontario. The OEF advocates safe riding practices for all riders and riding facilities. Visit www.horse.on.ca to learn more.



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