Alberta horse camps

Horseback riding camps throughout Wild Rose country


Kids’ horse camps in Alberta offer young girls and boys an outback horse-riding experience like not other. These are an ideal destination for any horse lover. Across the province, you’ll find horseback riding camps that offer everything from an introduction to horsemanship to intensive two- or three-day treks into the foothills. No matter what age your daughter or son is at, camps offer sessions and experiences that will suit their age level and their horse-riding experience. Read more

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  • Camps that specialize in Alberta horse

    Rivers Edge Camping Association   
    A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

    Water Valley

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 85
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $395/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 395 4-85 0 Water Valley
    Wildhorse Camp   
    Camps for girls who LOVE horses! Our natural horsemanship programs are about learning leadership and life skills - through heart to heart horsemanship! Horse Focused and FUN!

    Rocky Mountain House

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 850 11-17 1 Rocky Mountain House
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
    Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

    Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 299 5-19 2 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre


    Camps offering Alberta horse as an activity
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
    Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!

    Halkirk

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $410/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 0 Halkirk
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
    Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    Cost Varies
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 0 11-18 1 Red Deer



    Many of these camps are overnight camps, of course, giving girls and boys the essential summer camp experience. This includes overnight bunking, s’mores by the campfire and late- night conversations that give kids memories that will last forever. For young women, this experience builds leadership, self-confidence and independence. You’ll also meet other kids from throughout the province, and from other parts of Canada and the United States.

    The best thing about Alberta horseback riding camps is the daily adventures, the trail riding and the one-to-one interactions you will have with your horse. Camps often pair kids with one horse for the duration of the session. If you are like other kids, you’ll build a rapport with your horse that you will remember for the rest of your life.

    Finding the ideal Alberta horse camp:

    Between camps.ca and ourkids.net there is a wealth of advice for parents. For example, on ourkids.net you can read reviews of Alberta horse camps, offering you our take on your options. Here are some other tips: 

    Understand your child. Your child’s enjoyment of camp can also vary quite heavily, so it’s important to choose sessions that are right for their age or stage of development. Horse camps are ideal for girls in middle childhood and up.

    Financial aid and other funding options are available. We offer advice in our look at paying for camp.

    Be careful what you judge the camp on. When you look at camp options, focus on what the camp says about safety, about how they handle the horses. Don’t focus on superficial aspects.

    Look province-wide. Some of the best horse camps are found in the foothills, far away from the major cities of Calgary and Edmonton. If you are searching from outside the province, keep this in mind.

    Understand ACA accreditation. The Alberta Camping Association (ACA) has a Standards and Accreditation program, the core of which is formal accreditation, requiring an inspection once every three years covering all aspects of camp operations. If the camp is ACA approved, this is certainly a seal of approval, important validation for parents. That said, there are camps that offer well-run programs that meet or exceed the standards of the ACA but which have not yet been accredited.

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