Discoverers Horsemanship
Session for younger middle school girls with morning horsemanship training and 10+ hours at the barn.

Date July 10th - July 15th 2022

Grade Girls 6 - 8th

Session Fee $650

Grades entering Fall 2023

Two options for submitting payment.

Option One A check mailed to our office

Option Two Using your credit card

$150 required to confirm your registration.

This session is full

You can complete a waitlist registration if you would like. Once you are on the waitlist, we will notify you if a spot opens.

Session Description

The Discoverers Horsemanship session is for horse-loving girls who want to add horsemanship skill training to the Discoverers session experience. Girls are assigned a horse after a riding assessment at the beginning of the week. Wranglers teach the basics of grooming, tacking and partnering with your horse. Campers develop riding skills through overcoming basic obstacles and experiencing a variety of horse handling situations. At the end of the week, campers showcase their weeks-worth of training with an obstacle course demo for parents.

Discoverers Horsemanship campers join the Discoverers session for some of the morning and all the afternoon and evening fun including chapel sessions. Interactive chapel times are complete with worship music they'll want stuck in their head, professional communicators who'll make God's Word come alive, and cabin group discussions based on a teaching theme from the Bible. All teaching is designed to be applicable for middle school campers from all walks of life and help them become better lifelong followers of Jesus.

This session coincides with our Pathfinders session for middle school boys. Pathfinders and Discoverers have similar daily schedules as well as their own unique activities. Phantom Ranch staff actively teach campers how to have fun together and treat each others with respect, paying close attention to coed interactions.

All Phantom Ranch staff are screened then trained in a variety of topics including our child protection policies, emergency action plans, responding to a variety of camper needs, and helping campers conquer homesickness.

Session Details

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Packing Information

HORSEMANSHIP GEAR — riding boots or smooth soled shoes with 1" heel (NOT gym shoes), comfortable socks for riding boots, jeans or breeches for the week, and appropriate athletic tops, a stretching/yoga mat; a riding helmet is provided.

CABIN — bedding for a twin-size mattress (pillow, sheets/sleeping bag/blanket), bath towel (different from beach towel) and toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste).

WATERFRONT — beach towel (different from bath towel), quick drying sandals (footwear is required when not at the waterfront), sunscreen, active/athletic swimwear that allows for playing, speedboat tube rides, and active games without needing adjustment; swimwear must be fully lined, non-revealing and avoid emphasizing the figure. We recommend swim shirts with SPF to avoid sunburn.

AROUND CAMP — a labeled, reusable water bottle (available for purchase in the camp store), clothes to get dirty in, close-toed footwear (not just flip-flops), active footwear, rain jacket/top, pants, chilly weather clothes, and flashlight

BIBLE — Bible's often get damaged or lost while at camp. Please do not send a family Bible, oversized, or one with sentimental value. Please make sure the camper's name and accurate contact information is in the Bible. Campers are welcome to bring their own Bible and campers are encouraged to follow along with their own Bible. Phantom Ranch has Bibles on hand for use and purchase. All Bible verses being used and taught are made available for campers.

OPTIONAL — secondary swim suit, swim goggles (consider cheap goggles in case of loss), camera, personal paintball goggles/pads, fishing gear.

Call/email for clarification on what to bring items.

Do Not Bring

Please do NOT BRING — personal horse brushes or tack, mobile phones, tablets, music devices, video game players, laptops, smoking/vaping devices, knives, paintball and airsoft guns, fireworks, sparklers, or similar items, cash (turn in all cash at check in to be entered into the camper's store account).

Phantom Ranch will not be held responsible for lose, theft, or damage to items brought to camp. Phantom Ranch staff will collect and secure the above items and return them at the end of the week. For clarification on our Do Not Bring list and policy please call/email.

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00 Wake Up and Cabin Cleaning
8:00 Flag Raising
8:15 Breakfast
9:15 Morning Chapel
9:45 Cabin Discussions
10:30 Horsemanship Time
12:15 Lunch
1:00 In Cabin
2:00 Camp Activity
3:00 Camper Choice
(Waterfront, Paintball, Horses available)
5:15 Flag Lowering
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Group Game
8:00 Chapel
9:45 Night Activity + Fruit Snack
11:00 In Cabin
11:30 Lights Out

Note: This schedule is subject to change.

2023 Summer Camp Sessions and Dates

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AdventurersGirls Grades 3-57/3 - 7/8$525
RoughridersBoys Grades 3-57/3 - 7/8$525
FullTriple W HorsemanshipGirls Grades 7-97/3 - 7/8$650
DiscoverersGirls Grades 6-87/10 - 7/15$560
FullDiscoverers HorsemanshipGirls Grades 6-87/10 - 7/15$650
FullPathfindersBoys Grades 6-87/10 - 7/15$560
YoungteenCoed Grades 7-97/17 - 7/22$560
FullYoungteen HorsemanshipGirls Grades 7-97/17 - 7/22$650
SuperteenCoed Grades 9-127/24 - 7/29$575
FullSuperteen HorsemanshipGirls Grades 9-127/24 - 7/29$650
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