Campers 8 - 15 years old

Horsemanship Camp campers are placed into groups of 8 or less based on their riding abilities.

Beginners learn to walk, steer, trot—posting, sitting and half-seat, the basics of cantering and
going over poles and small jumps.

Intermediate campers will work on position—balanced seat, cantering in groups, cantering poles,
jumping higher fences and riding in the field.

Advanced campers will also work on position— cantering and hand galloping in groups, jumping
a course of larger fences, riding without stirrups and lateral movements.

Weather permitting campers will experience trail riding as well.

All campers will groom and tack the horse they ride.  Riders will learn the basics of good horse
health care.

Those campers who have been in a more structured horse riding summer camp program will
improve on their skills and learn more difficult  movements.

Daily Activities include:
  • 1 morning & 1 afternoon  riding lesson
  • horsemanship lessons:  daily care, horse safety, grooming, tacking, feeding, etc.
  • interactive lectures
  • arts & crafts

Special Activities:
  • pizza day
  • water games day
  • western day
  • bareback day
  • Graduation Day show w/ refreshments starting at 1:30 PM

EARLY BIRD - June 12 – 16 (1-week session – Cost $435, Extended    care $90)
Session 1: June 19 – June 30  
Session 2: July 3 - July 14 (July 4th is a half day)  
Session 3: July 17 – July 28
Session 4: July 31 – August 11
Session 5: August 14 – August 25  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you choose to do only the first week of a 2-week session with no additional weeks your cost is
$500 for the one week of camp.

$875 per two-week session, any additional week $410 per week, Extended care $180 per TWO
week session.

9 am - 4 pm; extended care available 8 am - 9 am and 4 pm - 6 pm.

A $50.00 administrative fee will be assessed if the camper withdraws from camp before May 1.  
However, if the camper withdraws from camp after May 1, Woodland will refund only 50% of
payments already made. Refunds will be made as soon possible.

Confirmations are sent via email.  If you do not receive a confirmation within 10 days of sending
your application, please contact us at either 301-421-9156 or at

Although we do have a refrigerator, we recommend that campers bring their lunch, drinks and
snacks in a small cooler; please the label the cooler with their name.  We have soda, water and
juice machines and water and energy drinks may be purchased at the Tack Shop.  Parents may
also want to give their children some money to spend at the Tack Shop.

Campers should bring their own helmets if they have them but if they don't then they can borrow a
WHC helmet.  They should wear long pants and a hard-soled boot with a small heel.  Our tack
shop has a special package of helmet and paddock boots for $80.00.

One summer I went to camp and I haven't left since then.  My friends and great instructors keep
me coming back.
I have so many great memories here.  ~ Therese

My daughter has been attending Woodland Summer Camp for nine years and absolutely loves it.  
She gets a lot of riding time in a supportive, low-key environment and all the horse-related
activities are a lot of fun.  She wouldn't ride anywhere else!   ~  Anne

Awesome - (my daughter) returned for the fifth year.  Each experience has built on the preceding
one.  She has become more responsible.  She has made lasting
friendships and her love for horses continues to deepen.

My daughter looks forward to these two weeks every year.  No matter how hot, she always has a
great time!

Both of our children started as "Early Bird Camp" kids with no experience with horses.  Both are
now not only confident riders, but at ease around horses and knowledgeable about the basic
elements of their care.  

2-week session
Registration Forms

Summer Camp Helmet & Paddock Boots Package

Starting at $80

Anytime Tack Shop
All Registration forms must be turned in one week before the start of Camp.  Thanks.
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049