Horses, Arts & Crafts, Sunny Summer Days…

...all at Mane Stream’s Summer Camp!

Only 2 more weeks left of Summer Camp! Everyone is having a blast and kids of all ages and abilities have had the opportunity to learn, be creative, and make friends while creating a lifetime of memories in just one week.

Typically, a day in the life of a camper starts off with horse and buddy assignments, grooming, tacking and a morning lesson or trail ride. Riding skills are taught through a variety of drills, obstacle courses and games. The highlight of the week is generally a scenic trail ride through Cold Brook Preserve. 

Summer Camp at Mane Stream isn’t just about riding though, campers also take a barn tour acquiring knowledge about horse care and the various equipment a horse needs. Campers receive hands on training about how to take care of our horses by bathing, grooming and feeding them. 

The fully packed morning ends with a much needed break – lunch! The kids take their time eating under the shady trees with the Mane Stream Running Horse sculpture as their backdrop. The day wraps up with crafting or games (Camp Counselor Miss Kelly’s favorite is Kick Ball!). 

All summer long Mane Stream hums with activity and laughter -  due mostly to the number  of campers and their volunteers. Nine weeks of camp couldn’t happen without volunteers who assist the campers, acting as “buddies”, providing them safety and friendship. They do a great job and rack up a ton of service hours. Some buddies volunteer 5 days a week for 3 or more weeks at a time! 

We’ve had fun this summer and we hope YOU have too!

Maybe next year you’ll be interested in helping out as a Volunteer Buddy or maybe you know of someone who might like to attend a fun packed week at Mane Stream’s Summer Camp.    Contact us at info@manestreamnj.org if you’d like to find out more about these opportunities.