Specialty weeks are designed for campers who are ready to dive straight into the activities that interest them most. Girls participating in these programs will not choose daily activities for the camp week. Most of their time will be spent doing specialized activities pertaining to the program they have chosen.

Searcher Equestrian

Available as a specialty week, SE is for campers entering 6th and 7th grade who just can’t get enough of horses!! If campers choose this option they do not select other daily activities, but they will participate in horse related activities throughout the day. These campers will participate in Divisional and All-Camp activities in the evenings. Campers will learn to groom, tack, feed, and care for horses and do chores that go along with owning a horse, in addition to extended periods of riding instruction. These campers will participate in a horse show on Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 am. All are invited!

Prerequisites:
Camper must be entering 6th or 7th grade.
Minimal riding experience necessary
Please pack long pants, and boots or shoes with a small heel.
Pre-registration and payment is required.
Campers must complete a questionnaire about their experience and skills(will be mailed to you upon registration for camp), acceptance into program will be granted after questionnaire has been completed and submitted.

There are no “horse chores” before breakfast so campers will rise and start the day with their divisional group.

Equestrian I & II

horseA Mt. Gilead classic! The Equestrian Quest program is for the avid horse lover, and fills up fast! We’ve expanded the program for two weeks of “E.Q.,” based on campers’ riding levels. Live, breathe and sleep horses for a whole week, while learning all there is to know about caring for, riding and loving a horse!
Campers have several hours of English-style riding instruction per day, and build skills in riding, jumping, trail riding, horse care and stable management. On Saturday morning, Equestrian Quest campers participate in a horse show from 10:00-11:00. Everyone is invited to the show!

Priority registration is given until April 30 to girls who have not participated in Equestrian Quest during the past two summers. After May 1st, all remaining applications will be processed in the order they were received.

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