Day Camp and Mini Camp

Directions to our farm are at the bottom of this page.

 

INFO YOU WANT TO KNOW:

ABSOLUTELY no smoking is permitted in or around the barns or arenas.  If you must smoke we ask that you smoke in your vehicle only. 

Parking for the morning camp is NOT at our farm.  It is slightly before our farm--Be watching for Bob on the road--to direct you.

When you arrive on the first day, please have your childs insurance card, exact cash or a check made out to Wildwin Stable.

See horse show information below for Day Campers--if you register for the show on Monday when you are registering for camp the show fee is reduced from $25.- to $20.- 

If you must bring other children with you that are not part of the camp--please keep them with you at all times. 

When students are mounted on horses/ponies in the arena--PLEASE no use of FLASHES on camera's !!  We also ask that you do not bring umbrellas or pets with you to the camp. 

 

 

 

DAY CAMP is July 7-8-9-10-11 10 am till 12 noon.  Cost is $150.- for the week.

MINI CAMP is July 7-8-9.  1 PM to 3 PM.  Cost is $120.- for the week.

NEW!!!  ADULT CAMP is July 7 & 8.   7 pm to 9 pm.  Cost is $80.-

Scroll down for descriptions of camps..

 

Wildwin Stable

202 Kaufman Drive

Greensburg, PA  15601

 

Above is the craft corner at Day Camp 2013

Alyssa helping a rider adjust stirrups, Day Camp 2013

 

Above is day camp 2012 group picture.

 

 

 

INFO YOU WANT TO KNOW:

ABSOLUTELY no smoking is permitted in or around the barns or arenas.  If you must smoke we ask that you smoke in your vehicle only. 

When you arrive on the first day, please have your childs insurance card, exact cash or a check made out to Wildwin Stable.

See horse show information below for Day Campers--if you register for the show on Monday when you are registering for camp the show fee is reduced from $25.- to $20.- 

 

Day Camp is from 10 am thru 12 noon--Monday thru Friday, July 7-11 2014.  The cost is $150.- for the week.  You must call or e mail to register wildwin@comcast.net   A $25.- non refundable deposit is required at that time, and then the balance of $125.- is payable on the first day of camp.   Parents may stay and watch during camp or you may drop your child off and pick up is promptly at noon.   Day Camp is for ages 4 thru 15.

MINI CAMP is from 1pm thru 3 pm--Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7-9 2014.  The cost is $120.- for the week.  You must call or e mail to register wildwin@comcast.net A $25.- non refundable deposit is required at that time, and then the balance of $95.- is payable on the first day of mini camp.  Mini Camp is run just like our weeklong  Day Camp and is also for ages 4-15 years old.

Day Camp (and Mini Camp) is much more than just a riding lesson.  The participants spend about 1/2 hour each day on the horses/ponies learning how to ride or working on skills that they already have.  The rest of the time is spent working with the horses, learning how to lead a horse, learning how to groom correctly, they learn how to safely feed a horse, about the different breeds and colors of horses, how to handle a horse safely, how to tack up a horse, and lots more.  We incorporate a lot of games, involving the horses, to keep the learning process very fun!! They are also provided with a short "kool-aid" break during the day.  Weather is never a problem, as we have both inside and outside facilities.  Children need to have proper shoes/boots for camp.  A good shoe is a hard soled shoe with about 1/2 " heel.  NO tennis shoes or sandals!   (A hiking boot or work type shoe is also great).  When mounted ALL children will wear ASTM/SEI approved riding helmets--you do not have to purchase a helmet--we have many that you may just use through out the week. 

What an exciting way to spend a week of your summer!!  Learning how to ride, learning all about horses, as you actually work with them, and around them, and having lots of fun while you do it.

ADULT CAMP ! This is new this year, and is Just July 7 and 8th (monday and tuesday evening) from 7 pm - 9 pm.  It's for ages 16 years and up including adults.  This camp is designed for the beginner or novice rider or even just for someone wanting to learn more about horses.  We will cover safety on the horse as well as on the ground, grooming and care, health and maintance of a horse, as well as basic riding skills, and there will be lots of time for Q and A.  Cost is $80.- for the 2 night sessions, and you must send in a $25.- non refundable deposit to secure a spot.  Spaces for this camp are very limited. 

HORSE SHOW INFO FOR DAY CAMPERS:

On Friday after day camp is over we will have a SPECIAL HORSE SHOW for the day camp riders to "show off" the skills they have learned during the week.  (For Mini Camp we offer the same horse show--held immediately after camp on WED) There is a $25.- fee per rider to participate in the horse show.  Riders have an opportunity to win ribbons during the horse show.  If you pay for the horse show on Monday when you are signing your child in for camp, the horse show fee is reduced to $20.-  Horse Show fee's are non refundable. 

 

We ask that on the first day of day camp you arrive early (9:45) so that we can get everyone signed in and registered and still get started on time.  For Mini Camp we ask that you also arrive a little early on the first day--but please not before 12:30pm.   There are driving directions at the bottom of this page.    Parking is limited so if you are coming with friends/relatives, etc we ask that you carpool.   Especially on Friday for the horse show.   While waiting to get parked please be courteous to other drivers and do not block the road. 

When students are mounted on horses/ponies in the arena--PLEASE no use of FLASHES on camera's !!  We also ask that you do not bring umbrellas or pets with you to the camp. 

 

Thanks to all the wonderful teachers and helpers at Day Camp and Mini Camp 2011 !!  You guys are awesome!  Michelle, Stacey, Laurie, Karen, Emily, Debby, Shania, Anna, Lori, Delaney, Paige and Kerri.

2011 Day Camp and Mini Camp pictures

              

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all our wonderful helpers and the great  CAMPERS Day Camp 2010 and MINI CAMP 2010 were WONDERFUL !!!  Below are some pics from the camp:

                         

    This is a note we received from one of the campers:

Dear Betty & Bob,   Thank you for a great wonderful time at Horse Camp 2008.  We had a fun time learning about the beautiful horses and ponies at WILDWIN STABLES.  Gia has been talking about "POKEY"  everyday.  She really had a good time and ALL the instructors were FANTASTIC!  I hope you continue with HORSE CAMP  we'd love to join you again in 2009.  thank you and God Bless you both.  Sincerely, Gia & Christine.

PICTURES FROM DAY CAMP AND MINI CAMP 2008

Thank you to our wonderful staff of teachers and leaders!!!  You made camp a GREAT learning and fun filled week for MANY children !!

Brenda, Kelsey, Laurie, Stacey, Michelle, Jeffrey, Becki, Patrick, Bella, Krysta, Emily, Allie, Lori, Anna, Christina.  And thanks also to Bert and Karen with your help in registration !!

  

   

  

  

You may contact us at    724 875 2834 cell

 

DAY CAMP 2007 PICS

Day Camp 2007 was a WONDERFUL learning experience for so many young riders!  And that is due to the DEDICATION and TALENT of our STAFF !!   Thank you to:  Kate, Jackie, Stacey, Shirlane, Donna, Brenda, Michelle, Dawn, Emily, Krysta, Christina, Kelsey, Allie, Becki.

Day Camp 2007 with Donna Havrisko teaching an unmounted class of students.

Day Camp 2007 with Kate teaching a group of riders about horse care.

Day Camp 2007 a group of students taking a break.

Day Camp 2007

Day Camp 2007 with a young rider practicing her 2 pt position.

Christina with her horse Duchess (who worked in day camp) and Susan and Lauren--All dressed in PINK !

Just some of our wonderful Staff and a few of the "campers" at Day Camp 2007.

 

 

 

 Pictures from Day Camp 2006 !!!

Day Camp 2006 was GREAT!!!  Thank's to all of our WONDERFUL HELPERS and TEACHERS!!!!!   Thank you to  Kate, Jackie, Joella, Stacey, Shirlane  and Michelle.  And Thank you to  Emily, Hannah, Becky, Krista, Jess, Kelsey, and Allie

 

The above pics are some moments from Day Camp 2006.  Showing riders working on their mounted skills, doing exercises on horseback, learning how to bath a horse, preparing to go over cavelleti poles, and just plain having FUN!

Day Campers 2006 learning how to put on Bell Boots.

Day Campers 2006 learning about different types of tack and how to care and clean tack. 

Taking a break in the shade at Day Camp 2005

Day Camp 2005 during an unmounted activity.

Rinsing off a pony (Pocahontis) after a bath at Day Camp 2005

 

Vintage Day Camp.  Picture from the 1980's.

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

From the Pittsburgh/Murrysville area--

Take the parkway heading East to the very end.  You are then on route 22 heading East--go about 8 to 10 miles past Murrysville and you will come to a lite at the intersection of 819 and 22.  (Large BP gas on the left)  At that lite--turn L.  As soon as you turn L the road forks off--you need to go to the R and that puts you on 819 N.  (you are about 2 miles from us now).  Once you are on 819 N--start to look for the 2nd road to the R  which is KAUFMAN DRIVE.  Turn R on Kaufman and we are 1/2 mile up on the R.  There is a large WILDWIN STABLE sign in the driveway.  

From the Greensburg/Irwin area--

Take toll 66 N to the very end--where you will see signs for 22 E.  Get on 22 East (near the Kings restaurant in Delmont) Go to the 2nd lite which is at the intersection of 819 and 22 (large BP gas on the L).  At that lite turn L.  As soon as you turn L the road forks off--you need to go to the R and that puts you on 819 N.  (you are about 2 miles from us now).  Once you are on 819 N--start to look for the 2nd road to the R  which is KAUFMAN DRIVE.  Turn R on Kaufman and we are 1/2 mile up on the R.  There is a large WILDWIN STABLE sign in the driveway.