120 West Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Here's a time line example of a day in the life of camp at Northwestern Stables. Of course, activities vary to provide variety and a complete horse experience. Children are arranged in groups based on their riding level. 9:00 - 9:15 am: Campers arrive, parents sign-in and get organized into their Group A, B or C. 9:15 - 9:30 am: Groups A and B- Prepare their horses for the riding lesson. Group C- Camp Room Activity 9:30 - 10:30 am: Groups A and B- Riding Lesson, Group C- Barn Lesson; Activities with horses such as bathing, show grooming, braiding, polo wraps, lunging etc. 10:30 - 11:30 am: Group C- Riding Lesson, Group A and B- cool out their horses then participate in a Barn Lesson 11:30 - 12:00- Group A and B continue Barn Lesson, Group C- cool out horses and put their tack away. 12:00 - 12:15: Campers have the option of changing into shorts and sneakers. 12:15 - 12:45: Lunch in the meadow. 12:45 - 1:30: Camp Room Activity- Arts and crafts like painting horseshoes, creating frames, molding clay, etc. 1:30 - 2:15: Games in the Meadow- A popular time of day where the campers play games like horseless horse show, elbow tag, sardines and hold a treasure hunt. Every Wednesday is "Wet Wednesday" where we have a slip and slide and sprinklers set up. 2:15 - 2:45: Barn Chores- Campers can assist with feeding the horses their grain, sweeping the barn and straightening the tack room. 2:45 - 3:00: Snack time and wait for parents to arrive to sign the Camper out for the day. At pick up, families are welcome to visit the horses with their campers. You're may bring a very small amount of treats for the horses. AND of course you can take photos of the horses!