George School Equestrian Camp
Spend your summer days riding on the beautiful 240-acre George School campus. Learn how to improve your riding and horsemanship skills. We have horses available for beginner to advanced levels.
Our camp includes flatwork, horsemanship, jumping, and a weekly showcase. Our certified instructors emphasize safety and riding enjoyment for campers ages eight to fourteen!
Enjoy a different field trip or activity every Thursday and every Friday you may participate in a George School showcase.
All campers enjoy a daily buffet lunch in the George School dining room. This full-service facility includes a deli bar, hot bar, salad bar, fresh fruit, and rotating side bars such as hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, or yogurt.
You may select any number or combination of weeks. Camp days run Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Before and after care is available for families who need early drop-off and/or late pick-up through George School Day Camp. You can sign up for before and after care during the online registration process.
Week 1: June 15-19 – Giggleberry Fair (Peddlers Village)**
Week 2: June 22-26 – Fox Heath Horse Show** (additional fee for those who choose to show)
Week 3: June 29-July 2* – No trip. No camp on July 3, 2020
Week 4: July 6-10 – Fox Heath Horse Show** (additional fee for those who choose to show)
Week 5: July 13-17 – Dover Saddlery**
Week 6: July 20-24 – Fox Heath Horse Show** (additional fee for those who choose to show)
Week 7: July 27-31 – Barn Nature Center Adventure
Week 8: August 3-7 – Fox Heath Horse Show** (additional fee for those who choose to show)
*Camp is closed July 3, 2020.
**Field trips to which campers may bring money for souvenirs.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00 to 9:15 a.m. – Arrival at camp
9:15 to 9:45 a.m. – Saddle-up time
9:45 to 11:00 a.m. – Riding time
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Untacking and horse care
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Lunch (full-service cafeteria)
12:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Horsemanship, games, swimming, or afternoon ride
2:30 to 3:00 p.m. – Cool off and depart
Special Friday Schedule
On Friday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., there is a George School Showcase for all camp participants. Family and friends are welcome! (As the camp is closed on Friday, July 3, the Showcase will take place on Thursday, July 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.)
What to Bring for Camp
- Long pants or jeans for riding and a change of clothes
- Swimsuit and towel
- Boots with a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch heel (no sneakers or flat boots for riding)
- Sneakers or sandals for non-horse activities
- Water bottle (required)
- Riding helmets (Riding helmets can be supplied by the camp if necessary)
- Sunscreen and bug spray (recommended)
Please click here to access the online registration system.
Rate: $432 per week (A 5 percent discount is applied when you register for multiple weeks of camp)
- Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- We limit participation to fifteen campers per week.
- A $50 non-refundable deposit (per week) must accompany the registration form. This amount will be credited toward the remaining balance of each week.
- The remaining balance of tuition is due on or before June 1. Unpaid balances as of June 1 may jeopardize your child’s reservation in previously reserved weeks.
- A waiting list is created once fifteen riders register for any given week. If no positions are available your deposit will be returned after the Monday of that week.
- No refunds will be given after June 1.
- A $90 additional participation/entry fee will be added for each week your child enters the Fox Heath Horse Show as a competitor. This fee must be paid prior to each show. Although active participation in the show is optional, everyone who attends will learn about horse shows.
- A Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is available and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. CITs must be approved by our lead counselors and are limited to four per week. Horse experience required. The fee for the CIT Program is $165 per week.
Policies and Guidelines for Good and Safe Horsemanship
- No one except barn employees is permitted in the barn unless the management staff is present.
- Be considerate of people and animals.
- No running or yelling in the barn or around horses.
- Clean up after yourself and others by putting tools and equipment back in their proper storage areas.
- Ask barn management staff before feeding horses.
- • When any gates or chains are across the barn door, please do not enter.
Tiffany Taylor, Director of Equestrian Center
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
For Tiffany, the best way to teach horseback riding is to teach each student differently.