*Please note that we now have a COVID-19 Action Plan in accordance with the requirements for health and safety and approved by the local Board of Health. It is available below in our Forms section for all camper parents to review closely, sign, and forward to us before camp begins. Please read what your child will need (found below) for some things have changed from the past. We are looking forward to coming together this summer at Stowe Farm!
IMPORTANT: To help avoid social contact, payment & all forms must be sent in 10 days before start date for your child's week of camp. All forms can be found to the right.
Stowe Farm Summer Camps
This summer, we are offering an Equestrian Camp (5 weeks available) and a Kids & K-9 Camp (now closed due to COVID-19).
While the Equestrian Camp is well-known among our horse-loving friends who have been coming to the farm for years to ride our trails and immerse themselves in a total horseback-riding summer, our newly-introduced Kids & K-9 Camp jam-packs in all the adventure of Stowe Farm's summer camps with the companionship of your child's four-legged best friend!
Both camps provide a variety of exciting and enriching experiences for all boys and girls, where your child will be supported in learning life-long team building and leadership skills with our welcoming community at Stowe Farm, but also gain the confidence and independence to take care of their animals properly.
Whether you choose the Equestrian Camp (open for 5 weeks) or the Kids & K-9 Camp (closed for the 2020 year), your child is sure to make special memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!
Ages 7 & up [5 weeks available this year]
Stowe Farm offers an inclusive horse-riding experience. Our trained and licensed staff always provides an exciting , comfortable learning environment for your children.
Horseback riding is an experience that instills a powerful connection between humans and one of nature's most majestic animals.
Equestrian camp is created for either the novice rider or the more advanced equestrian. First-time horse riders will learn how to properly handle a horse as they prepare to ride, gaining confidence in themselves and building a trusting relationship with horses. The more experienced rider can adventure out on our woodland trails, as well as participate in the jump courses. Campers will learn about horses and how to take care of them. This includes feeding, cleaning, and bathing, along with brushing before and after riding.
Mornings consist of ground handling, grooming, saddling, positive direction control, and, of course, riding. Afternoons will include team building games and challenging activities like our rock climbing wall or mechanical bull riding. To round out the day we find that most kids love a little quiet time spent playing with the ponies or soft furry bunnies.
Sign up today!
Space is limited.
This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local Board of Health. Parents have the right to request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances. Stowe Farm also has a COVID-19 Action Plan available.
Kids & K-9
Handlers Ages 11 & Up [CLOSED for 2020]
Stowe Farm's Kids & K-9 camp is directed by our Certified Canine Training Specialist! We believe that children should be motivated to train, yet also be willing to learn from the animals. For that reason, this program is not just about training : it's a wonderful way for your child to bond with their canine friend. While learning how to train and properly take care of their friend, they will also gain knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a responsible pet handler. When kids take their 4-legged friend to camp, they can expect a day of laughing, learning, and bonding.
Children and Pets will learn:
- Agility exercises to perform in our agility course, that provide great exercise for both of them.
- Obedience training, which includes greeting others, good manners, basic commands, and “place.”
- Proper grooming, bathing, brushing.
- First aid and awareness of dangerous foods.
- Different Breeds and how they interact with dogs of all types, lifestyles, and temperaments.
This camp is CLOSED for 2020 due to COVID-19.
There is limited space available.
K-9 camp allows no more than 12 pairs each week.
The pairs will be divided into three groups so ample training with each of our 3 trainers will be encouraged.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is a dog lover, but you don’t have a pet yet, we can assign a dog to them.
*All participating dogs must be up to date with all vaccinations, including Rabies and Kennel Cough. Dogs must be on a six foot leash only, so all retractable leashes are not permitted. All pet owners must have emergency forms and recent health forms from their physicians.
Camp check in: 8:30 a.m. | Check out: 3:00 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 Please remain in your car. Daily heath screening procedure is required.
Please read the important things needed for camp below.
Please do not bring your dog.
See staff to check in and out each day.
Remain in car - staff will escort children to parents.
Location: 15 Stowe Road, at the Kid's Corral
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Per week, Mon-Fri
• Equestrian camp $450.00
• Kids & K-9 camp $450.00 (CLOSED for 2020)
• Extended stay till 4:30 p.m. (offered only for Equestrian Camp) = $20 per day
Important things needed for both camps:
To help avoid social contact, payment & all forms must be sent in 10 days before start date for your child's week of camp. All forms can be found to the right.
• Child's health form from their pediatrician
• Emergency Contact Form & Rider Risk Form
• COVID-19 Action Plan
• Parent/Camper COVID-19 Agreement Form
• Riding helmet of their own. (Please put their name in it.)
• Lunch for Mon.-Thur. (in an insulated lunch box is best); we will provide pizza on Fri.
• Comfortable farm-safe shoes (no sandals)
Things to bring for Horsemanship Camp: (All forms, and payment 10 days prior to camp.)
The rider risk form; a shoe with a heel; riding helmet with camper's name in it; and long pants are best for riding. Comfortable shoes and clothes for activities after riding.
Things to bring for Kid's and K-9 Camp: (CLOSED for 2020)
Pet's vaccination records; 6 ft. leash; collar or harness; a treat pouch to wear; poop bags to have on hand; and many treats. High value and low value treats are recommended for training. Please feed your pet a little less these days, as they will be receiving a lot of rewards. Please remember the treats!