Camp Maripai in Prescott, Arizona is offering horsemanship programs Thursdays through Mondays from September 1st, 2012 through November 4th, 2012. Check out our program offerings below. If you are interested in participating or have questions please contact Crystal Kilkenny at 602-452-7145 email@example.com or Becky Clark at (928)445-4975 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*2 Hour Badge Workshops*
Grades: K-12 and Adults
Each 2 Hour program works toward or completes a level of our Council’s Own Horseback Riding progression patch, while teaching valuable life skills through interaction with horses. One hour is dedicated to horseback riding and one hour to horse knowledge. Trail riding may be available to girls 4th grade and up who have participated in a previous riding session at Camp Maripai or have equivalent experience.
- Riding Skills
Circle Horse at Walk
- Riding Skills
Figure Eight at Walk
Control Horse at Trot
- Riding Skills
Serpentines and Figure Eights
Learn the Barrel Pattern
Two Point at Walk
- Riding Skills
Figures at the Trot
- Riding Skills
Lope from a Trot
Two Point at the Trot
**Levels are taught based on the skill level of the group. Above mentioned skills are only samples of skills learned.
Daisies Ride Too! *(K-1st grade)
*Daisies will participate in a short orientation on safety followed by an introductory ride in our arena. An adult must accompany each rider and be able to walk next to and lead the horse. Adults will not ride in this program.
Registration Now Open! Call to Schedule!
Mane Event (grades 6-12) $65/person
The Mane Event program is for horse enthusiasts who want more time with the horses. This includes an arena lesson, ground lesson, overnight stay, and National Forrest Trail Ride. Supervision provided by riding staff. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date for your troop.
Mini Horse Camp (4th grade & up) $50/person
Mini Horse Camp offers horse crazy girls the perfect solution to camp during the school year. During this four hour camp, girls will be able to participate in 1 arena lesson, 1 ground lesson, and 1 trail ride. Bring a sack lunch!!!!! Supervision provided by riding staff.
Girl Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have a daughter or a troop that loves horses? Girls can come spend time hanging out with our horses while learning what it takes to keep up with their care! Girls can clean and polish tack, groom horses, "scoop poop", fill water troughs, and help out with other important "barn chores".
Times: Weekdays after school
Please call to schedule volunteer opportunities
Weekend Horse Program for Encampments
If your neighborhood has a currently scheduled weekend encampment at Maripai in September or October, we would be happy to offer horse programming to your troop or group. Please note that girls will have priority and adults will only ride if youth spaces are not filled. Please contact your encampment director for more information about horse program opportunities. If your encampment is choosing not to participate in horse program but your troop would still like to participate, we would be happy to coordinate with your encampment and schedule your troop.
Program Available after your encampment on Sunday!
We can schedule program for your troop after your encampment is over. Simply contact us to schedule special programming for your troop!
Weekday Riding Lessons and Trail Rides
Lessons will last approximately 2 hours (1 hour mounted.) Students prepare (grooming and saddling) their horse for each lesson and these skills are taught in your first lessons. After lessons, students are required to untack their horse and prepare it for turnout. Currently, we are able to offer beginning and intermediate Western lessons.
Grades: 2-12 and adults
Group Lessons (up to 4 riders): $30/per person
Private Lessons (up to 2 riders): $40/ per person
Registration: Now Open! Call to schedule: 602-452-7145 or email@example.com
Days and Times: Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 3pm-5pm
Weekday Trail Rides
Group trail rides are available on weekdays for $30/person. Trail rides are only available for riders who have previously participated in an arena lesson at Camp Maripai or have equivalent experience. Trail rides are walk only. We can accommodate up to 7 riders at a time, please call 602-452-7145 to schedule your troop or group.
Grades: 4-12 and adults
Group Trail Rides (up to 7 riders): $30/person
Long pants and socks must be worn. Participants should also wear a bandana to help maintain the cleanliness of our helmets. Shirts with sleeves are recommended for trail rides. Shoes or boots with at least a 1/4 inch heel and smooth soles are required, however a limited supply of loaner boots are available at camp. We do NOT permit sneakers, sandals, or fashion boots. Riding helmets are provided for all riders.
Leaders/parents in SafetyWise ratio must stay at the riding arena while girls participate in riding activities unless otherwise. Tagalongs/Siblings are not permitted on site. Our spring/fall horse program is directed by a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Level 1 English & Western certified staff member and all riding staff and volunteers complete an application, background check, and training.
If you are unable to attend a program, you must notify the camp in writing at least 7 business days prior to the program date to avoid being held financially responsible. If you have cancelled at least 7 business days prior to the event, you will recieve a refund for the total amount paid for that event.
On rare occasions we must cancel program due to unforeseen circumstances including weather (primarily monsoons,) volunteer availability, and horse injury or illness. We will try to communicate cancellations with as much advance notice as possible, however in the time that it takes you to travel to camp a storm can move in on an otherwise perfect day and force us to cancel program. If this occurs, we will refund your program fees and offer a complimentary 1-hour indoor educational program related to horses.
Waiver must be signed by every rider and a parent/guardian if the rider is under 18 years of age.
• Crystal Kilkenny, Camp Director
(602)452-7145 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Volunteer Riding Instructor or Trail Guide!
We are seeking adults with extensive horse experience to instruct arena lessons, instruct ground/unmounted lessons, assist riding instructors with lessons, lead & drag trail rides, groom and tack horses, work horses during the week, and assist with general care of horses. Current First Aid/CPR certification is preferred. Free weekend accomodation for volunteers may be available.