Day Camp at Hoofbeat Ridge  

Boys 7-9 & Girls 7-12


The spirit of adventure awaits your camper at Hoofbeat with an opportunity for building self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discovery in a wonderful child-oriented outdoor environment. The program allows campers to succeed at their own pace in a supervised, positive family setting. One-week sessions are available and parents may choose to select multiple sessions.

Facilities include a new day camp building, an outdoor riding arena, athletic field, miles of riding and hiking trails, nature cabins and an indoor riding arena in case of inclement weather.

 Day Camp Themes

 Each week of Day Camp has a specific theme. Activities on Fridays relate to the theme for the week. Some past themes have included Small Animal Care, Horse Lovers’, and Adopt-a-Horse. See Day Camp Application for upcoming theme weeks.


 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Activities

Riding

Water Games

Sports

Horse Fun

Arts and Crafts

Nature Studies

Horse Science

Trading Post

Hiking

  

Ages


Campers are divided into groups of 10 by age. Caring, trained group leaders are assigned to each group.

 

Staff

Day Camp staff are selected for their genuine love of children, maturity and camp skills. Staff members receive training prior to the opening of camp, which includes participation in a Red Cross First Aid Course. Activity Leaders are college age, and most are majoring in elementary education or related fields. Group leaders are high school juniors and seniors, most of whom have been Hoofbeat campers. The camper-to-staff ratio is approximately 5 to 1. Riding instructors are certified by the Horsemanship Safety Association.

 

A variety of activities are being planned that will make a fun and exciting experience for our Day Campers. The following information will be helpful in planning your time with us.

Clothing:

We suggest that the campers bring the following items each day:

- a long pair of pants, shorts, swimsuit, jacket, hat for the sun, sunscreen, water bottle, towel

- boots with a raised heel and smooth sole for riding (we have some you can borrow if you don't have a pair) and running shoes.

We also suggest that you label your child's belongings in case they get misplaced.

Lunches:

Campers should bring a sack lunch and 2 drinks each day, along with a water bottle. Send items that do not need to be refrigerated.

Helmets:

You may send along an S.E.I. certified riding helmet. We provide helmets to campers without a personal helmet. Bike helmets are NOT acceptable. Riding helmets are available for sale at camp.

Attendance:

It is important for us to know if your child will be absent or arriving late by other transportation. Please call if your child is going to be absent or late. Any change in bus location must be made in writing 1 or 2 days prior to the change. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please do not call before 8:30 a.m. unless it is an emergency.

Transportation:

Location

 

Pick-up

Return

Nakoma Plaza

near Good Will Industries

7:40 am

4:50 pm

Velma Hamilton

Segoe Road

7:55

4:35

Madison Memorial

S Gammon Road

8:10

4:20

Cross Plains

Storage / Old Land's End Warehouse

8:30

4:00

 

 

 

 

Campers providing their own transportation should arrive at 8:45 am and be picked up by 3:30 pm.

 

 

Because there will not be a camp staff member at each bus pickup location, we ask that a parent or other responsible adult supervise your child until the bus arrives. The adult should also be there at drop-off times.

 

Our staff will be riding the buses, but they will not be getting on or off at all locations. Please caution your camper about being careful around traffic when the bus is picking up and returning, and make arrangements to have your campers picked up at the listed bus times.