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Summer Camp

Ironstone Farm has a large indoor arena (behind this rider), as well as a second, smaller indoor facility. But most people prefer to ride outdoors, even in the winter.
Ironstone Farm has a large indoor arena (behind this rider), as well as a second, smaller indoor facility. But most people prefer to ride outdoors at our 19-acre horse farm.

For over 20 years, Ironstone Farm’s summer camp has provided students with a fun, safe and educational environment in which to learn basic horsemanship skills and enjoy their camp experience with new friends from many different communities. The camp is open to students ages 7 to 16.

A staff of knowledgeable and licensed professional instructors provide the tools and skills to ensure a positive experience for the students.

Morning sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., afternoon sessions are 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and all day sessions run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with time for lunch between 1 and 2 p.m.

Please email camp@challengeunlimited.org or call 978-475-4056 with any questions about the programs.

REGISTRATION FORM YOU CAN PRINT OUT

NOTE: Summer camp has sold out for 16 consecutive years.
 

RIDING EVALUATION
A riding evaluation is required for all new riders and all who have not ridden at Ironstone Farm for six months or more. Please call the office to schedule a riding evaluation at least 2 weeks prior to your first week of camp.

Ironstone Farm summer camp programs have been inspected and licensed by the Andover Board of Health and meet the regulations promulgated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

 

WHAT TO BRING EVERY DAY
Students should plan to bring, each day:summer camp

  • sneakers and boots
  • long pants
  • ASTM/SEI-certified equestrian helmet — this is a safety requirement, and Ironstone is unable to provide helmets to students
  • insect repellent
  • sunscreen
  • snack and/or lunch
  • plenty to drink (refillable water bottles are best)

REQUIRED FORMS
A current immunization record and physical form from the student’s physician’s office is required. It must be from within the previous 24 months.
Campers’ families also need to fill out the following forms:

  • Emergency authorization & release of liability
  • Physician’s approval (required for any child with a medical diagnosis)
  • Medication authorization, if applicable
  • Bug-spray and sunscreen permission slip
  • Popsicle permission slip
  • Child-pickup permission form, if applicable

People can access and then print out the required forms and permission slips they need to take part in camp by clicking the buttons below. The forms are also available in the welcome center at Ironstone Farm.
 

Physician’s approval form (for children with a medical diagnosis)
 
Emergency authorization and liability release
 
Medication authorization (if needed)
 
Child pickup permission form
 
Bugspray and sunscreen permission slip
 
Popsicle permission slip