HORSE CAMPS

Ontario Overnight March Break & Summer Horseback Riding CampS

Shaping their future

Our Children’s Camps are not just about riding horses or driving a dogteam.  It’s about defining your future spirit.  Learning to be a team player, and working together with a large and powerful animal.  Learning independence and social skills.  Learning to care for dogs and horses!  Do you appreciate nature?  Camp is not just about riding or sledding.  It’s about living!

WESTERN CAMPS

Click to find out more about our in depth Western Program. Our horses get it done! CLICK!

ENGLISH CAMPS

Our English camps are a focus on dressage & jumping, and solid riding skills. Click for more. CLICK HERE!

MARCH BREAK CAMP

DOGSLEDDING & HORSEBACK RIDING. Where else will you find both activities in one great camp!? CLICK!

EXTENSIVE HORSE CAMP PROGRAM

We have the PERFECT CAMP for your EQUESTRIAN..

Since 2001, Highland Wilderness Tours has been providing high quality, WESTERN & ENGLISH 'horses only' horse camps for avid horseback riders of ALL ages and ALL riding levels. And not to forget, we have the ONLY Dogsledding & Horseback Riding March Break Camp in Ontario! As owners, we are 100% HANDS ON, with quality coaching being a top priority. That means the best ride for your camper dollars. Amazing food, quality facilities, and great coaching means we're worth the drive! Want more info on our unique Summer and March Break Riding Camp program?

Want to learn more?

Have a look at this great slide show with images from all our horseback and dogsled camps. You will see, we are ‘more than just your average’ children’s camp.

ONTARIO HORSE CAMPS
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ONTARIO DOGSLEDDING
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SNOWMOBILING TOURS
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PUBLIC TRAIL RIDING
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OUR FACILITIES
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MARCH BREAK CAMP
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WARMBLOOD BREEDERS
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Our camps follow CHA, EC, and OEC guidelines. Horses are year round residents at the farm and we have had most of them since the very beginning, so we can match them to the campers' personalities. Our sled dogs are solid canine citizens, who are well cared for and are loveable and athletic. The kids just love working with the animals! We take our job seriously, so keeping your child safe, and making sure they have a great time, are our TOP priorities. Be sure and browse the site to see more about and our horses, our dogs, and our helpers. We love to hear feedback and answer any questions you may have, because as they say, 'it takes a village to raise a child!'

Penny Nicol, Camp Director/Owner

CAMP WEEK OVERVIEW & PRICING

All camps include at LEAST 2 trail rides during the week on our fabulous WILDERNESS TRAILS! A typical day is breakfast followed by grooming and tacking their horses with supervision (and help for those learning) and two solid lessons am & pm!  Lessons are followed by ‘hands on’  horse care, feeding & turnout, tack cleaning & barn duties.   And  of course, Matt, Penny, and the counselors work right with the girls, to make sure every camper is having fun, enjoying her horse (or dogs!) and getting the help they need to succeed.

ENGLISH ONLY CAMPS

$790 PLUS HST

(July 5 – July 11, 2020)
(July 12 – July 18 2020)

(July 19 – July 25, 2020)

Our English only camps are intensive and fun, with something for every age and riding level. Great Value!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

BEGINNERS WELCOME!
ALL AGES WELCOME
GROUPS SPLIT BY LEVEL
AM & PM RIDING SESSIONS
FLATWORK/JUMPING/HACKS
 'ENGLISH' ONLY CAMP
WE TEACH ' UPWARDS'
COME FOR 1, 2 or 3 WEEKS
DISCOUNTS FOR MULTI WEEKS!

WEEK ONE focus is on improving riding skills enough to jump safely with balance

WEEK TWO focus is pole work for jumpers, over fences ALL afternoon

WEEK THREE  focus is advanced jumper courses, with course difficulty/heights TBD

MID LEVEL TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

ENGLISH & WESTERN CAMPS

$790 PLUS HST

(Aug 2 – Aug 8, 2020)
(Aug 9 – Aug 15, 2020)
(Aug 16 – 22, 2020)

English & Western combined camps provide quality instruction in both English & Western. FUN!!!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

MULTI DISCIPLINE PROGRAM
RIDE ENGLISH, WESTERN, OR BOTH!
LESSONS AND TRAIL RIDING
JUMPING & DRESSAGE
and/or
FUN WESTERN GAMING
AMAZING WILDERNESS TRAILS 
ALL AGES CAMP, ALL RIDING LEVELS
FOCUS ON RIDING & FUN!
MULTI WEEK CAMPERS WELCOME 
DISCOUNTS FOR MULTI WEEKS

ALL WEEKS focus on improving riding skills, using horsemanship & equitation

ALL WEEKS focus on moving our riders up one to three levels over the week

ALL WEEKS focus on fun, multi disciplined and  clever afternoon skill testing GAMES

BEGINNER TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

INVITATIONAL CAMP

$850 PLUS HST

(Aug 30 – Sept 5, 2020)

*camp takes eight campers by invitation

Invitational camp is an English only camp that provides an intensive, mature program for dedicated riders.
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WHAT TO EXPECT

ADVANCED ENGLISH LESSONS 
INTENSIVE JUMPING SKILLS
ADVANCED FLATWORK
ADVANCED JUMPING
JUMPING GAMES (YES GAMES)
AMAZING WILDERNESS TRAILS
SEND APP WITH EXPERIENCE
YOU WILL LOVE THIS CAMP!
APPROVAL BASED ON EXPERIENCE
CAMPERS RECEIVE TEAM JACKET! 

EARLY WEEK FOCUS solid flat work, and exercises to improve these each  morning

 MID WEEK FOCUS pole work games and exercises that are fun and challenging

END OF WEEK focus is advanced jumper courses, with course difficulty/heights TBD

INTERMEDIATE TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

MARCH BREAK CAMP

$800 PLUS HST

(March 15 – 21, 2020) 

March Break Camp is a DOGSLEDDING & HORSEBACK RIDING camp. A one of a kind! The girls do a morning dogsled run, have their lunch and a quick break, then head to the barn for an afternoon riding lesson. In between there's winter fun and games, and of course, the girls get to camp out in our winter cabin, and enjoy roaring fires and marchmallows. All the fun, none of the frigid! Our meals are home cooked, our staff are fun and friendly, and everyone loves A WINTER holiday!

ALL WEEK focus is on improving riding skills on our quiet horses

ALL WEEK focus on dogsledding, and sled dog care & LOTS OF sledding!

ALL WEEK focus is on having fun outdoors while WINTER is ENDING

BEGINNER TO COUNSELOR TRAINING

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WHAT TO EXPECT

INDOOR RIDING RING & OUTDOOR RIDING
QUALITY FUN HORSES & LESSONS DAILY
IN BARN SESSIONS & LOTS OF HORSE TIME!
GREAT MEALS, FUN TIMES, NEW FRIENDS!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

LEARN TO DRIVE AN AMAZING DOGTEAM
DAILY HANDS ON SLEDDING & DOG CARE
FUN & COZY WINTER CABIN CAMPING
EVERYONE PARTNERS UP WITH THE TEAM 

WHY OUR HORSE CAMP?

• Their VERY OWN horse for the week, in groups split for each campers’ riding experience

• Amazing, quality meals (raves from past campers) and comfortable sleeping cabin

• “Horses Only” program with an average of 3.5 – 4 hrs per day of horseback riding time

• Fantastic QUALITY horses, that do a great job and are quiet, fun, and well behaved!

• Instructors who really care about how much your child learns while riding at horse camp

• Wilderness property near the border of Algonquin Provincial Park – nature at it’s finest

• Amazing wilderness horseback riding trails that leave right from our doorstep, with lots of lakes!

• Photos every night on facebook, so parents can join the summer horse camp experience!

• Each camp week is a progression in horseback riding skills – for kids who want more weeks!

• Just 3 hrs from Ottawa & Toronto, 2 hrs from Barrie & Belleville, far from the crazy city!

•  Airport pickup is available for certain weeks, for a discounted fee if multiple weeks

•  Multi week campers stay over each weekend free of charge, for an added bonus!

 

18 YEARS!

It’s hard to imagine that we have had all that fun with so many  kids from all over the world!  We have been dedicated to providing wonderful horse camps that are a blast for girls! When camps are over, it’s on to the dogsled & snowmobile program, so we never get bored!  We hope you will have a look at this special video which highlights all of our special kids, the horses we have kept close to our hearts all these years, and the wilderness tour facility which we have developed from scratch. We’re proud, & hope you will join us for a blast!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR SOME GREAT CAMP VIDEOS!