The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Children's Summer Horsemanship Camps are popular for horse loving kids and parents who want to enjoy a Vermont family vacation. While parents enjoy all of the things to do at this mountain resort, kids enjoy all things horses.
At the Resort's Children's Summer Horsemanship Camp, children learn horsemanship and how to ride in a fun and secure environment. Professional, experienced instructors teach campers control and handling skills as well as the essentials of grooming and saddling. Campers gain a basic understanding of horse care, safety around the horses and the responsibility involved in owning a horse. In addition, young riders have the opportunity to experience nature hikes and to enjoy the resort's private lakefront beach. Campers need to arrive at the Activity Center at 9AM to allow time for parents to complete the necessary paperwork. Parents should return to the Activity Center promptly at 3:30PM to pick up the children.
The kid's horse camp program is offered from July 1 to August 22 for children ages 6 - 12. Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance, and space is limited.
Campers are requested to bring or wear jeans or other long pants, close toed shoes or riding boots. Helmets are required and will be provided. Kids should also bring swimsuits, towels, and beach type clothing, and shorts if weather permits. In the event of rain or if it is predicted, campers should bring suitable rain gear, as riding lessons will happen in light rain.
Please note that the Mountain Top Inn is a pet-friendly resort, so Fido can come, too! And for families with other children that don't want to do the horse camp, there's a Vermont Summer Exploration Camp offered June 30 - August 31, for two age groups: 6 - 9 and 10 -13 years of age. Parents may also participate in riding programs and horse camps at Mountain Top Inn.
Horse Camp Activities
Horse Riding Lessons & Clinics, Guided Trail Rides, Beginning Dressage, Cross Country Jumping,
Nature HIkes, Tennis Court, Sand Volleyball, Outdoor Pool, Clay-bird Shooting, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Yoga Classes, Fitness Center