All camps at RCRA are taught by qualified instructors and professionally trained and managed camp counselors.
Whatever camp offering you select you can look forward to riding in well-maintained facilities, spacious arenas, a safe and positive environment and on a wide range of well cared for horses to suit any level.
At the end of each camp riders receive a detailed rider report and their current RCRA rider level certificate. Our graduated rider level system is in line with Equine Canada Rider Levels.
RCRA EQUESTRIAN WINTER BREAK SHOW CAMP DEC 28-30 2016
Our winter break camp is designed for anyone interested in showing and learning the essentials of horse care and grooming. Learn all the little tricks to make you and your horse look fabulous. The camp caters dressage
and hunter/jumper riders.
This 3-day camp will include an overnight component for an additional $75 for riders who would like the full overnight experience (meal plan included).
If you have your own horse and would still like to develop show experience, we offer stabling in our ship-in camp fee. Horses will stay for the three nights (feed and hay not included).
Riders will have 2 rides per day (1 flat class /1 over fences or Dressage Test prep). Upon regular rides, riders will learn show preparation including proper show wear, horse clipping, braiding, show trunk necessities and so much more.
1) Riders will have classroom theory: introduction goals, learning about the evolution of horses, breeds, parts of the horse, and the anatomy. They will also be instructed on the nature of the horse, body language, and equipment.
2) Barn Practical: how to measure the height and weight, how to fit a saddle, and safety procedures.
3) Horse Care: Bandaging and protective leg gear, first aid, daily foot care, how to soak a foot and bathing.
Included in the Camp Fee:
$500 + HST (3-day Show Camp includes meal plan and pizza lunch Friday)
$650 + HST (3-day Show Camp includes meal plan, pizza lunch, horse ship in fee and stabling and bedding)
o Additional Shavings is $8 per bag
Similar to the Summer Camp program, this year we are super focused on riders development in several different areas:
- Mental and Physical Health
- Creativity and Imagination (self-development)
- Horseback riding
- Knowledge, Theory, and Horse Care
Summer Camp Sessions offered:
Session A: July 4- 7 2017 ( Bus Service)
Session B: July 10-14 2017
Session C: July 17-21 2017 (Bus Service)
Session D: July 24-28 2017
Session E: July 31-Aug 4 2017
Session F: Aug 8-11 2017 (Bus Service)
Session G: Aug 14-18 2017
Session H: Aug 21-25 2017 (Bus Service)
Session I: Aug 28-Sept 1 2017
We are excited to launch our 2017 camp program designed to cater riders of all levels between the ages of 6-15 years old. This year we aim to provide a well-rounded sport and fitness program orientated around horseback riding development and encouraging the improvement of one’s physical and mental health. This year our camp program will include the following:
- Horsemanship and theory classes
- Barn Practical
- Arena Soccer
- Dance and Cardio
- Arts and Craft (Visual Art)
All camp sessions operate from 9:00-4:00 daily with after care option available
Registration must be accompanied with payment to front desk at the RCRA, or call in to pay with credit. ALL CAMP FEES MUST BE PAYED PRIOR TO SESSION DATE.
All camp sessions operate from 9:00 am-4:00 pm .
Bus Service 2017:
We will be offering bus service for four camp sessions:
Session A: July 4th-July 7th 2017
Session C: July 17-21 2017
Session F: August 8-11 2017
Session H: August 21-25 2017
Bus Service is an additional charge of $60+HST (Short weeks $48 + HST)
If you require bus service on either session please make note of it on the application form, or call in to make sure your child gets booked in. Once you have registered with the bus service, you will get an email close to the date confirming the date and location of pick-up/drop-off (including the times).
Please indicate on the registration form what location you desire for pick-up/drop-off!
Bus Pick-Up/ Drop-off Location:
- Leaside Pawsitively Pets (125 Brentcliffe Rd) 8:00 am pick-up/ 5:25 drop-off
- Aurora Road & 404 parking lot–8:45 am pick-up/4:15 pm ** (Only available for Session A & F)
- Davis Drive & 404 parking lot–8:55 am pick-up/4:00 pm **(Only available for Session A & F)
Camp riders of all levels and from age six and up can come and enjoy our great camp program! Groups are up to six in total and we offer more than one instructor for beginners and young children.
Show Camp One
July 31 – Aug 3rd 2017 with RCRA Trillium on August 4-6 2017
Show Camp Two
August 7th-10th with RCRA Trillium on August 11-13 2017
This week will be focused on preparing for your entry into the Provincial Trillium Show competition on the last day of camp. Show site study, show program explanation and discussion, show division exploration and more will be covered as well as rider and horse turn out and show etiquette.
Each rider will go into the show with a clear goal in mind and with the positive experience of show preparation camp behind them as they move forward in the show ring..
Group Custom Camps
Anyone wanting to come in for a custom equestrian program is welcome. Our office would be happy to set up a consultation to discuss your riding goals.
Our facility and staff can accommodate working towards any riding goal whether it be professional certification, showing, improving as a rider or (our favourite) having fun enjoying the animals and spending time riding.
In all Camps
Our camp content is designed to fit around the level and age of the groups that are formed. The following is an example of some content campers can look forward to covering and is modified according to the lesson at the time.
“Bridle Wars” – Can you bridle any horse, anytime, anywhere with confidence, safety and skill? If not then you have something to learn from this fun game!
“Track Wraps” – Everyone knows that it’s the race track folks that can polo, bandage and boot horses like no one else! . This is a stable management day you won’t find anywhere else!
What to bring:
SAFETY APPROVED RIDING HELMET. Helmets must be properly fitted and must meet A.S.T.M. standards. Rental helmets are available from us and we can assist in fitting.
SAFETY APPROVED, PROTECTIVE RIDING VEST. Vests must meet A.S.T.M. or B.E.T.A. safety standards and must be properly fitted. While this is currently not mandatory, we highly recommend it for any riders under the age of eighteen.
Boots that are at least above ankle length with a low heel, flat sole and no steel toes.
Long trousers that are stretchy or roomy enough to allow flexibility.
Jodhpurs, breeches and riding boots are, of course, desirable but not mandatory.
Most of our camps at RCRA include a meal program, as indicated in each camp’s registration form. However, we recommend that each camper is sent with lots of drinking water and a light snack weather they are on the meal program or not.
Please advise us if your child has any allergies.
Below are the 2017 registration forms for summer camps at RCRA. To register complete a form for the camp of your choice and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all camps, payment is required to secure your spot in the camp. Cancellation policy requires a 10% charge of camp fee price.