Special Needs Integrated Summer Horse Camp

Are you seeking a unique summer experience for your child with special needs?
Our summer camp is an add on to an already existing summer camp. It is designed to integrate children with disabilities with their typically developing peers. This program has been developed by the Director/Riding Instructor/Owner Dori Haller Burner and Angela Murray a special education teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools who specializes in children with Autism.

Riding and interacting with horse has proven to help children with disabilities to increase physical strength, coordination, and flexibility through planned exercises. It has also been established to improve cognition, psychological and social skills. During this camp your child will have the opportunity to groom/tac/feed and ride a horse, do art projects, science experiments, water play, and barn work; maximizing their exposure to social interactions in a structured environment with typically developing peers; as they work side-by-side a peer model. This camp is the optimal experience for your child for the summer! Call or email for more information!

Sample Daily Camp Schedule

This is a sample schedule of new activities planned for this summer we will have special guests and different activities from week to week. We play games, sing, dance and we laugh... so much. Your children will have the time of their lives!

Sample Schedule:
8:30-8:45 Arrival/Unpack/Bathroom
8:45-9:00 Talk about schedule for the day/set expectations
9:00-9:30 Art & Crafts
9:30-10:00 Stable Management (barn work)
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:30 Grooming & Tacking
10:30-11:00 Riding
11:00-11:30 Science Experiment/Water Play

What to Wear: Jeans, Tennis Shoes or Boots

What to Bring: A certified riding helmet is required for all campers (Bicycle helmets are no longer permitted). We have a limited number of riding helmets for campers to use. Shorts, T-Shirt, Swimsuit, Towel, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Refillable Water Bottle, Snacks, Bag Lunch, Brimmed Hat