2019 CAMP SCEDULE
JULY Day Camps
July 1: Preschool Down on the Farm (no rain date )
July 2: Fairy / Unicorn (July 5 rain date)
July 3: One-Day Riding Camp (no rain date)
July 8: Mom and Me (no rain date)
July 9: Tween (no rain date)
July 10:Cowboy (July 12 rain date)
July 11: Grandma, Grandpa, and Me (July 30 rain date)
July 29: Fairy / Unicorn (July 31 rain date)
JULY Week-Long (5 day) Camps
July 15-19: Five days of fun ending with a horse show.
July 22-26: Five days of fun ending with a horse show.
AUGUST Day Camps
August 1: One-Day Riding Camp (no rain date)
August 2: One-Day Riding Camp (no rain date)
August 19: Mom and Me (August 27 rain date)
August 20: Tween (no rain date )
August 21: Fairy / Unicorn (August 23 rain date)
August 22: Cowboy (August 28 rain date)
August 26: Pre School Down on the Farm (no rain date)
August 29: One-Day Riding Camp (no rain date)
August 30: One-Day Riding Camp (no rain date)
AUGUST Week-Long (5 day) Camps
August 5-9: Five days of fun ending with a horse show.
August 12-16: Five days of fun ending with a horse show.
Due to the popularity of our MEA camps last fall, we are offering them again in 2019. Save the dates: We will offer day camps during MEA, October 17 and 18.
2019 Summer Pony Camps
Welcome to our summer camps! We have day camps and week-long camps. Extended hours are available, too. Here at Pony Party Place, we offer safe and comprehensive horse riding camps with lots of riding time, for all ages. We make learning fun. Scroll down and find the camp that best suits your needs.
Grandma, Grandpa, and Me Day Camp
Create some wonderful memories with the grandchildren. You will be the COOLEST GRANDPARENTS EVER.!!!! No age requirement for this one. There are so many things to do at this camp from egg collecting to bunny feeding to grooming and saddling and helping the grandchildren in their basic riding lesson. There will be barrel racing and trail riding. Lunch is on the trail and includes Bandit catching. (Grandpa, this is where you come in – you are the bandit.) A lot of fun with things to learn.
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Cost: $115 per child
Preschool Down on the Farm Pony Camp
Calling all parents, nannies, caregivers! Wear your boots and come feed the chickens – Sparkle, Macaroni and all the girls – and collect their eggs. We might have to hunt for some and you will get to take them home. The bunny family – Cotton, Oreo, Cutie, Lighting Bug, Jiggie, and Inspector Perot – love carrots and apples. We will have time to groom and decorate the ponies and have pony rides, too. Bring a bag lunch and have lunch on the fairy trail. (In case of rain you may eat indoors.)
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Cost: $75 per child
Fairy/ Unicorn Day Camp
Join us for fairy / unicorn fun. We start the magical day with decorating our fairy costumes: tutus, wings and headbands (these are provided and will be sent home with your child).
Next...Time to Meet your Unicorn...At this time all fairies will proceed in decorating their unicorn stalls and unicorns with sparkle flowers and butterflies on mane and tails and just the right amount of fun on each and every stall to make it a perfect unicorn habitat.
Next...The Riding Ring...All faries must have a basic knowledge of riding a unicorn so each fairy is assigned their personal staff for a lesson in western equitation. Fairies learn to lead safely, mount, neck reining, and halting.
Next...The Fairy Path Trail Ride... where we will look for fairies or their houses. We will stop and have lunch on the trail. Recommended for ages 4-9.
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Family may come at pickup time to have your fairy introduce you to her staff, see her unicorn and stall, and give you a walk down the fairy trail.
Mom and Me Day Camp
What a great way to have special time together. You will each be assigned a staff and horse or pony. We start off the camp day grooming and saddling with lots of instructional detail and all kinds of information about horses and riding. In the riding ring welearn Western Equitation and gaming (which includes barrel racing), pole weavin,g and the keyhole race. We finish off the day with a trail ride, weather permitting.
Time 9:00 to 12:00
Cost: $150 per person
Weight restriction for adult is 195 lbs
Tween Day Camp
Hey all you 10 thru 12 year olds!!!!! This camp is for you. No little ones allowed. We start the day with assigning your horse, stall, and staff. On to grooming, saddling and all that good horse info. Next we go to the riding ring for our first class - halter showmanship (just like participating in a horse show). Next, in Western Equitation class we learn to neck rein, back up, mount, and dismount. We will do some trotting, use our leg signals, and work on our balance. After lunch in the woods, it's craft time. In Gaming class we learn barrel racing, pole weaving, and keyhole racing. Our day ends with a trail ride (weather permitting). Recommended for ages 10 to 12.
Time: 9:00 to 1:00
Cowboy Day Camp
This camp is for the cowboy who wants to learn to rope, barrel race, and trail ride and eat his lunch in the woods. We are hoping to put a SAFE zip line (not too high) on the trail and have Bandit Catching practice. Each cowboy will be assigned his own staff and pony or horse for the day. We will have a riding lesson for cowboy basics. Then, we move on to barrel racing, pole weaving, roping practice, lunch, and a trail ride (weather
permiting). Recommended for ages 4 to 12.
Time: 9:00 to 1:00
Week-Long (5 Day) Camps
Join us for our 5-days of riding camp. Your first day with us, you will be assigned your staff, who will work with you thru the week, and your horse or pony. Once you have become acquainted with your best friend for the week, it's time to decorate and personalize your stall. You'll learn the basics of the saddle and bridle and the anatomy of the horse (print outs of all the information are sent home daily). In the riding ring we learn safety in all aspects of dealing with horses and how to have a professional attitude.
Our first class is Halter Showmanship. Next is Western Riding Equitation where we learn mounting, dismounting, neck reining, backing, trotting, and leg signals. We work on our balance using fun tasks. When class is over, it's time for lunch, then craft time. Our third class is Gaming, where we learn barrel racing, pole weaving, and the keyhole race. Weather permitting, we end the day with a trail ride. Friday is Exhibition Day. Parents, friends, family are invited to arrive at 11:00 for a tour of what we have been up to. We then proudly put on a show of what we have learned. All are invited to a lunch served afterwards in the party room.
Time: 9:00 to 1:00
Mon thru Fri
Cost: $475 per child
Is a week-long riding camp too much for your schedule? We have a one-day riding camp alternative.
One-Day Riding Camp
We know that summer is a very busy time and maybe a week-long camp is too much for your schedule. Join us for a day with the same activities as our 5 Day Camp. We will not have an exhibition day but you may stay and observe our activities or
at the end of the session, have a tour, meet the staff and ponies, and see all the fun we have had.
Time: 9:00 to 1:00
Cost: $150 per child
One-Day Riding Camp dates are posted under 2019 Camp Schedule.
Extended Hours for All Campers
To accomodate parents' work schedules we offer extended hours before and after camp with supervised activities. We charge an hourly rate from drop-off to 9:00 and from end of camp to pick-up. Please call Terri for details: 763-441-0276
We limit the size per session to ensure individualized attention. Reserve your spot early because camps fill quickly. Last year all our June camps sold out so register today to make sure you get the camp you want!
We require riders wear:
- Long pants
- Sturdy boots or shoes (tennis shoes are fine, but no shoes that have an open toe or that might fall off the foot)
- Dress for the weather
- Helmets: you may wear your own, or borrow one of our helmets
Please bring a bag lunch and drink.
If weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses, alternative programs may be planned.
To reserve a space for pony camp
For each camper, please print and fill out the following forms:
Please read and keep for your records: Minnesota Livestock Activities Statute
Payment: A deposit of 1/2 the camp total is required at the sign up of the camp session. The remaining balance is due the first day of camp. Refunds in case of bad weather will be made only if there is not an alternative rain date listed on the schedule.
Please mail your forms and deposit to:
16978 70th Street NE
Elk River, MN 55330