Camp Jewell's Ranch Camp program is designed for boys and girls ages 7-15 that are interested in learning or expanding their horseback riding skills. The lessons are instructional, fun and will challenge everyone from first time riders to those with years of experience. All lessons are taught in a balanced, English seat so no matter your discipline you will come away from Ranch as a better rider ready to take on your next riding challenge.
The one thing everyone has in common at Ranch Camp is the love and enjoyment of riding and working with horses. This creates a stronger, more personal relationship between campers in their cabins, riding groups and in the overall Ranch Camp program.
The Ranch Camp Program is designed to give horse enthusiasts ages 7 to 15 the opportunity to live in a close community that focuses on learning and developing riding ability and horsemanship skills. Although the tradition of Ranch camp is a western theme, all riding is English style. We offer seven levels of riding classes to accommodate riders of all abilities from the first time rider to those with years of experience. In addition to mounted lessons, campers will also have un-mounted horsemanship classes, the opportunity to trail ride, a chance to try out vaulting, time to go on a horse drawn wagon ride, and everyone in Ranch participates in the daily care of our 30+ horses.
We believe that all riders whether beginner, intermediate or advanced should receive the same quality of instructions and attention to detail. This means from day one we teach our riders to ride in a sophisticated manner using their minds and bodies competently to provide a solid foundation to grow as riders. Lessons will include; traditional riding patterns on/off the rail, working over caveletti, mounted games, drill routines, sometimes a bareback ride and occasionally jumping.
When not working with horses, campers also get to enjoy many fun activities of traditional camp such as climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, team building games, camping out, campfires and more!
All campers live at Hide-A-Way Ranch, a separate property located across the lake from Main Camp. The property features its own dining hall, cabins, climbing tower, and riding facility. Campers do participate in and enjoy main camp programs such as capture the flag, campfires, and waterfront activities.