Summer Camp

Summer Day Camp Program:

  • June 26-30
  • July 10-14
  • July 24-28
  • Aug 7-11

The Summer Day Program is held each year from mid June through August. The program, centered around horseback riding instruction, equestrian skills and animal care is open to children between the ages of six (6) and sixteen (16). All levels of horsemanship are included from the young beginner to the accomplished horse show veteran.

Riders are assigned to small groups according to their skill level. Riding and Equestrian Education Programs are designed to meet the needs of each level. MerryMount maintains a large number of well trained school horses and the riders also learn the proper care of these animals.

Camp Activities:


  • Grooming & Tacking
  • Riding every day
  • Trails
  • Horse Arts & Crafts
  • Horse Bathing
  • Mane & Tail Braiding
  • Games
  • Stable Management
  • General Horse Knowledge
  • Feeding & Nutrition

First Day Notes:

  1. Campers, accompanied by their parents or guardians, should report at the expected time to the lounge (front aisle of the barn) for sign in.
  2. They should come prepared to ride in long pants, boots, or hard soled shoes with a heel, and a hard hat - loaners are available.
  3. They should bring a change of clothing: shorts, sneakers, T-shirts, etc.
  4. A bagged lunch should be brought Monday - Thursday. All lunches will be refrigerated. A soda machine is available and change may be sent for these drinks. Cold spring water will be made available to campers.
  5. Parents should bring in any medicine, or necessary individual items and call them to the Head Counselor's attention

Camp Registration Documents:

Click on the side links, i.e., Registraion, for the necessary camp documents and for pricing information.