Horse Riding Camp in Maryland
In partnership with Waredaca, Montgomery County’s premier equestrian facility, Bar-T now offers Riding Camp. This program, designed for boys and girls 8 years old and above combines Bar-T’s reputation for excellence with Waredaca’s 70+ years of experience.
At Riding Camp, your child will be supervised by a staff of trained professionals that emphasize safety, fun, and skill development. Staff will accompany campers through a wide variety of both equestrian and adventure activities.
Equestrian activities include English style instruction in the arenas and on the trails. Other instruction may include conformation of horses, games on horseback, bareback riding and more. In addition, kids will have the opportunity to participate in stable crafts which focus on the care and treatment of horses.
In the afternoons, kids will walk down into the woods to enjoy time on Bar-T’s Challenge Course. Qualified staff will help kids travel the Zip Line, fly on our Giant Swing and successfully tackle our 40 foot Climbing Wall. Afterwards, campers can cool off lakeside, enjoying swimming, canoeing and our water trampoline.
Each one week session will conclude with Presentation Day. Parents and family members are invited to join us as campers showcase the teamwork and skills developed during camp.
Enrollment is limited to 30 campers per week so we encourage you to register quickly.
Riding campers are split into 2 groups. In addition, each group may be split up by skill level for lessons. This is a sample schedule for one group.
|8:45-9:25||Ranch Team Time and Bus to Waredaca|
|Enrollment in any 1 – 4 Weeks||$510.00 per week|
|Enrollment in any 5 or more Weeks||$445.00 per week|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child get transportation to Riding Camp?
Absolutely. We offer a variety of transportation options for our Riding Camp participants. Campers can be dropped off and picked up directly from Waredaca or you can use one of our Ranch transportation locations. If you choose one of our bus stops, campers will take the bus to and from the Ranch. (Transportation to/from Waredaca will be provided from the Ranch.)
What kind of riding gear will my child need?
All riders are required to wear pants, proper shoes, and a helmet. Proper shoes include any hard-soled, low-heeled shoes. Helmets are provided at camp. For those interested in buying your own helmet or clothes and shoes made specifically for riding, information will be available in parent packets.
How long will my child spend with the horses each day?
Kids will spend approximately 2-3 hours with the horses in the morning. This includes time in the arena, on the trails, and doing stable crafts.
Is there any additional paperwork that we need for Riding Camp?
Yes, Waredaca requires the following waiver be signed in order to participate in their camp:
What else will my child need to bring to camp?
Lunch, a towel, bathing suit, and sneakers. Kids will spend time at the lake and on adventure activities each day so it is important that they bring comfortable clothes and sneakers to run around in.
What hours do you operate?
Regular camp hours run from 9am – 3:30pm. Busses start departing their transportation site between 8:00am and 8:45 depending on location, and usually arrive back in the afternoon between 3:45 and 4:15.
If you need a longer camp day, we have extended care sites that are open from 7am till 6:30pm. The sites are:
- Kensington Parkwood Elementary School
- Lakewood Elementary School
- Goshen Elementary School
- Matsunaga Elementary School
- St. John’s School
- Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
What ages does Bar-T take for summer camp?
Bar-T is available to children once they reach Kindergarten. The Ranch, Mountainside, and the Kids Camps are open for campers entering Kindergarten – entering 8th grade.
The Riding Camp campers must be at least 8 years old (and the max. age is entering 8th grade).
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