We are finally at the end of another phenomenal week here at Day Camp and I am happy to report that our first Small Animal Care week of the summer was a great success! It was challenge thanks to the weather report, but we overcame the rain with lots of fun horse science lessons, group games and countless other excellent additions. Here are just a few photos from our fabulous week here. I hope the campers had as much fun as the staff!
Ellie the Golden Retriever came for a visit on Monday. She and Autumn, the Small Animal Care instructor, had a blast teaching the kids about canines and all they entail.
The children practiced teaching each other dog tricks in the same fashion a dog learns- when asking them to sit, they had to shout words like banana and use their body language to explain the trick since dogs don't generally speak English.
We finally saw the sun once again on Thursday afternoon and got to get reacquainted with our beloved Ring 3 riding arena.
Josh, our Sports master for the week, had a blast teaching the girls all sorts of fun exercises and games.
Just a few photos of our animal friends here at Hoofbeat: our three kid dairy goats, two of our new bunnies and the most recent addition- our Rhode Island Red chickens!
Regardless of the rain, we still managed to get in time for lots of fun hands-on horse activities like grooming and, of course, riding!
Teko toting Seth around the indoor.
Alla and Cody preparing for a half circle and reverse in the Indoor.
Lacy assisting a camper cut Lightning across the arena.
Angela's Arabians group struck a pose before getting their grooming on.
We were so pleasantly surprised by the sunny day, we had to take a picture and capture the moment.
Laura assisting some excited Fallabellas all about work on their art projects.
The ponies Jill and Jack came for a visit and decided they should take a group picture with Megan's Shetlands group during Small Animal Care.
Water Games on the upper athletic field were a big splash on Thursday afternoon.
Even in Horse Science there's time for some silliness! Here are the Arabians showing off their funny faces.
Thanks again for a great week everyone and have an amazing summer! Feel free to "like" our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Hoofbeat) for more pictures and camp updates.