Horsemanship Programs @ The Oceanwood Equestrian Center

Oceanwood’s Horsemanship Programs & Ministries are unlike other horse programs on the Southern Maine Seacoast.  While we gear our horsemanship instruction to educate and excite participants; both on the ground and under saddle, thru our natural horsemanship approaches – we go many steps further.  We work to transform lives and renew hearts.  We do this by following Christian values and always keeping in mind to “think & act beyond self.”   

The Equestrian Center herd is our family; never to be sold or sent to auction. We value the hard work of our herd and make a promise of lifelong love, respect and care until called to heaven or into retirement with a trusted Oceanwood supporter.  

Participating in The Oceanwood Horsemanship Program may look a little different for each individual. We are more than just horseback riding.  We are more than horses.  At The Oceanwood Equestrian Center, we foster an environment of respect, love, compassion, education and understanding through practices in ridership, mentorship, and Christianity.   Staying in line with our mission and barn motto, we are proud to offer the following opportunities:  
– Summer Horsemanship Day & Resident Camps
– Summer Horsemanship Counselor-In-Training (NEW in 2019!)
– Volunteering
– Working Student 
– Apprentice Instructor 
– Mentoring
– Year round horsemanship lessons
– Wisdom Walker Ministry (NEW! Late Spring/Summer 2019)
– Mobile Literacy Ministry (NEW! Spring 2019)

As a Horsemanship Day Camper your child will work with our herd of horses daily & will learn horsemanship skills in a safe and structured environment. Our highly educated Horse Team value the relationship of horse & rider and have built curriculum focusing on foundation skills from the ground to saddle.

Our PATH certified, CPR/First Aid trained Horse Staff bring a vast array of horse skill sets combined with backgrounds in the fields of special education, counseling, and communication disorders.

Curriculum is structured to establish a variety of ground skills & riding techniques, team building, safety, and learning general knowledge & care of the horses. When you’re not busy getting to know the herd you will be enjoying a variety of other activities at Oceanwood.

 

We offer swimming & water games under the supervision of our certified lifeguard & CPR trained counselors in our on site pool, boating, archery with our certified archer, sports, fine arts,theater, nature/ecology, horseback riding, & take a short walk to the local ice cream parlor and spend the afternoon a few blocks away at the beach, and many MANY more camp wide activities!

Horsemanship Resident Camps

At Resident Horsemanship Camp your child will work with our herd of horses daily & learn equine skills in a safe and structured environment.Our highly educated horse team value the relationship of horse & rider and have built curriculum that focuses on foundation skills from the ground to saddle. We offer swimming & water games under the supervision of our certified lifeguard & CPR trained counselors in our on site pool, boating, archery with our certified
archer, sports, fine arts, theater, nature/ecology, & horseback riding. Take a short walk to the local ice cream parlor and spend the afternoon at the beach, and enjoy many MANY more camp wide activities!

Program Details

All Youth Resident programs are offered Sunday through Saturday. All Youth Day programs are offered Monday through Friday.

Horsemanship Day Camps

Program Schedule Price
Horsemanship Day Camp (Week 1) 6/22/20 – 6/26/20 $290 Register
Horsemanship Day Camp (Week 2) 6/29/20 – 7/3/20 $290 Register
Horsemanship Day Camp (Week 3) 7/06/20 – 7/10/20 $290 Register
Horsemanship Day Camp (Week 4) 7/13/20 – 7/17/20 $290 Register
Horsemanship Day Camp (Week 5) 7/20/20 – 7/24/20 $290 Register

Horsemanship Resident Camps

Program Schedule Price
Horsemanship Resident Camp (Week 1) 6/21/20 – 6/27/20 $750 Register
Horsemanship Resident Camp (Week 2) 6/28/20 – 7/04/20 $750 Register
Horsemanship Resident Camp (Week 3) 7/05/20 – 7/11/20 $750 Register
Horsemanship Resident Camp (Week 4) 7/12/20 – 7/18/20 $750 Register
Horsemanship Resident Camp (Week 5) 7/19/20 – 7/25/20 $750 Register