Thank you for visiting the web site of Can-Do-It Farm Summer Horse Camp for girls 8-18 years old. Please investigate the site for more information on the camp.
WELCOME TO THE CAN-DO-IT FARM WEB SITE
Can-Do-It Farm is a very special horse camp for girls. Not a show stable, but a working farm. We only take 10 girls each week to make sure that each camper has the attention she needs. We have been in business, in the same location, and with the same Camp Director since 1975! That's 39 years of experience. We are now accepting reservations for 2014 summer. A couple of our camps are filled already, and several others are more than half filled. Don't miss the chance for your camper, who loves horses, to attend a camp that is ALL about horses, all day long. No other sports offered, just HORSES. Bring your own horse, or ride one of the Farm horses. Please take some time to investigate our web site for information you may need to make this decision that your "horse crazy" girls are counting on. You may call me anytime for information. Visit the "forms" page for dates of our camps this season. All forms are available through this site.
Summer Job opportunity working with horses call today: 440-858-2244
The Farm is now taking resumes for girls 18 and over who want a full or part-time job with horses . Experience necessary.
Visit our Saddlery and gift shop, located on the Can-Do-It Farm Camp
We will be open from 10am until 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday
NEW CAMP INFORMATION IS NOW POSTED ON THE FORMS PAGE OF THIS SITE.
CAMP INFORMATION SHEET
FOR GIRLS WHO LOVE HORSES & EVERYTHING THAT GOES ALONG WITH THEM....ALL DAY, EVERY DAY....
Congratulations, you found us! Thank you for visiting our site. If you are interested in Horses, you are in the right place. Girls 8-18 years old who love horses!. Note that we are now booking for the 2014 season. Go to our Forms Page to see the new dates of camps this summer. You may register at any time now. We will be taking 10 riders into each week.
(Note: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The Camp is looking for two counselors, age 18 or over, to work next summer teaching the girls to ride and be safe...if you are interested, call the farm at 440-858-2244 and ask for the camp director, Candy Stokes. I also need an assistant to help with day camp programs for the day..9-4pm just call me) You can interview now for a job next summer. Internships are offered for college girls who are interested. Resume's required ahead of time. So think ahead, and plan for next summer. I will be hiring 2 counselors for next summer who are knowledgeable in horse care and teaching. Clinton Anderson techniques are encouraged at this Farm, and I will consider those interested in this system of training for counselor work next summer. So if you are a student of "Anderson" training methods, you will be given an interview by calling the Farm. If you are not an Anderson student, don't worry :) , please apply anyway. You could learn so much this summer! I will be accepting resume's now for interviews. Please send your resume soon. If you are an English Rider with experience in teaching at a beginner/Intermediate level, call me. Contact the Farm and ask for Candy, Director . 440-858-2244 SEND RESUME TO: 2279 E. UNION ROAD, JEFFERSON, OHIO 44047 ATTN: CANDY
When your camper wants to attend a horse camp, you look for a camp that has been in business for a long time, with a history of campers who loved the experience and have returned for many years. Can-Do-It Farm has been in business since 1975, with the same camp director. Not a show stable, and non-competitive, we are a comfortable working farm where our campers are part of our family atmosphere. Safety is our main concern, and our campers are taught the right way to ride and care for this magnificent animal that they love so much. Week-long camps begin every Sunday during the summer, and are limited to 10 girls per session. Beginner, Intermediate and advanced riders are welcome into our many sessions that are offered. So give your camper a week or more of excitement, fun, learning, and horses. To view a description of each week that is offered this season, go to our camp descriptions page. I am now taking reservations for the 2014 camps. The Tack Shoppe will remain open on the Farm throughout the year, only closing on Sunday and Monday's and holidays. Lessons are given on the Farm during the Fall and Winter months. Sign up early, as only 10 riders will be registered for each camp, before a waiting list is started. ..........................................................................................
Camps begin on June 8th-14 with a special TRAINING WEEK for riders of all ages. Learn to train and ride during the week of excitement on the Farm. This week is great for girls who love horses, and wants to learn what makes them "do what they do". If you have your own horse, and always wanted some professional training on your horse? then this is the week to bring your horse to camp with you. We will be teaching campers to ride and train a horse from the beginning through advanced movements. So much is involved in understanding how a horse thinks, and what makes him react to human intervention. This is a true learning experience for all horse-loving girls who are serious about their riding and training future. Having trouble with your own horse? bring him/her along with you and let us help you with your problems. Trailering problems? we can fix that. Having trouble keeping your horse focused on your work? we can fix that. Respect problems? we can fix that.. A hard week of working, riding and training is ready for the camper with the right ambitions. For me, this camp is excellent for the serious riders out there that want to ride, jump, train, teach, etc. It has it all!
Jumping week, June 15 is now filled.
A new week: SHOW week will be held July 27-August 2nd. The Farm will have an Open horse show on Saturday, August 2nd for anyone to attend. Campers may ride in the show, along with students, outside riders who wish to attend the show are welcome also. If weather is permitting, a show will be held on Saturday and parents and local riders are welcome to watch and ride if they have their own horses. This gives your camper an extra day to ride their horse, along with an exciting show to participate in during the day. There are extra entry fees due for those riders staying to show on Saturday. Everyone will have loads of fun, and win some ribbons along the way. Riders who attend this week do not have to stay for show day if they don't want to. The week will work on all phases of riding...contesting, game classes, jumping classes, cross-country jump courses for beginners through advanced riders, and even walk-trot classes and games for those just starting. Fun for all. 10 riders taken this week. If you are a local rider, watch for flyers and details on the show on the 2nd of August. Campers should sign up early for this fun week of riding, followed by a day of "fun show"....
Hunter Pace (half filled at this time) this year will be on August 16th. This is a great week for those girls who love to jump. We will begin with jumping warm-ups in the enclosed ring, and spread out to jumping logs and cross-country jumps through the fields and around the lake. 125 acres of land give us a great area to work on jumping in the wide-open spaces. Protective vests are required for this week of riding, and may be purchased at the Tack Shop located on the camp. (some loan vests are available at Farm) A Pace is a cross-country event based on the "perfect" speed of each rider to obtain an average speed from all riders participating. So no amount of practice will help you win this event! That is the fun of this. Each team of 2 to 3 riders is formed during the week of camp, and practice over fences is the best part of the entire week. Riders enjoy riding through the woods and fields finding new jumps to challenge their skills. Beginners may ride "flat", without jumps and still ride the course with other riders. We finish the week with an "optional" show day on Saturday, noon to 5pm. Riders may have their parents come in to watch, or even help with timing and event activities. It is a great week, with an exceptional last day of horses. If weather interferes, we have still had a great week of "hunter pace" riding. Everyone enjoys this week, so sign up early for this week to end the summer at Can-Do-It Farm.
Try Combined Training week this year! If you like jumping and cross-country riding, give this week a try. All levels of riding in this camp.
There are many weeks of camp offered. If you have a beginner rider, look for the Basic Skills Camp listed on the Forms page. This week of camp will start riders from the beginning of their ability level, and help them progress to the next level of riding. English or Western, your camper will love the time spent with learning and riding during this special week. Learn training skills, walk/trot/canter skills, horse care..including feeding, grooming, medical care, and more. This week will give the intro-rider a chance to learn everything she will need to continue her love of horses to the next level.
There is also a "games" week that is loads of fun for everyone who just loves to ride and have fun all week long! (see forms page, Weeks available for 2014)
Call Candy (440-858-2244) for more information on weeks available. go to the forms page and see "weeks available for 2014" for a description of more weeks. Each week is $950, (a $150 deposit is sent ahead of time to reserve your spot, and is credited to the final pymt which is due on the day you arrive at the camp)
COST OF PROGRAMS: see forms page for more information
Each full week of camp is $950. This includes everything your camper needs throughout the week. All meals, riding lessons, tack and equipment, room and board, and of course a horse for your campers for the week. If you have your own horse, and wish to bring him/her along with your camper, just call ahead and let us know. We will have a stall ready for your horse, and you may leave your trailer on the camp during the week of stay. There is an extra charge for bringing your own horse, ($85) and will cover hay, board, bedding, and turnout areas. Please bring your own grain for the week-long stay, as we don't want to change your horses grain for safety reasons. Please note a 200# weight limit for campers. (this is for the safety of the horses and the riders) The Farm is now taking reservations for all weeks of camp 2014.
Half week camps are $475, and are offered for the younger girls who may not want to stay away from home for the entire week, or campers who wish to experience a shorter stay at the farm. For whatever reason, half weeks are offered for the convenience of parents and campers. Most weeks are open for half week campers. Arrival time is Sunday 2pm and pickup time is Wednesday at 10am. For those who wish to stay the second half of a week, arrival time is Wednesday 2pm, and pickup time is Saturday at 10am. Note that Saturday departures will include a short demonstration for parents to watch. 10am until noon is the average time for the girls to demo their skills for the parents to watch. Riders may decide to stay the rest of the week if there is room in the camp.
Girl Scout and Group overnight programs: Special groups (girl scouts, 4-h clubs, pony clubs, or church groups) are welcome to book an overnight program on the Farm. Rates begin at $70 per rider, with a minimum of 16 riders needed to make reservations. . Content of program will be developed by leaders of your group, along with the Camp Director. Beginner programs, training programs (new this season), or just fun riding lessons are set up for you by calling the Camp director. All meals are included in your programs. 5pm one evening, until 1pm the next day. Usually Fridays and Saturdays are set up for these programs; however, we can make arrangements to find a time and date that will work for your groups. Consider a 4-h training day to help get ready for your local fair competitions, a fun overnight program for a group of girl scouts and leaders, a mother-daughter overnight with horses!, What could be more fun. Just use your imagination for an overnight that your kids (and yourself) will remember always. Just make sure that "Horses" are the main interest! :)
Riding lessons are offered on the Farm for local riders who live near to the camp. Prices vary for different programs. We offer half-hour lessons for beginners 10 yrs old and under only, one hour private lessons for all, or semi-private or group lessons also. We also offer special 2-hour training program classes, one day special sessions. Lessons are paid for "one at a time". We do not collect for a series of lessons, as each family may have obligations to other sports, work, etc. Ages for group riding lessons begin at 8 and include teens, adultls, and grandparents also. Boys are also welcome to our lesson program. Our camping programs and overnight programs are for girls only, as we have one bunkhouse. Note: weight limit for riders is 200 lbs. This is for the safety of both horse and rider.
Day Camps are also available throughout the summer months. Monday through Friday, day camps are available for girls 8-18 years old. The cost is $55 for the 9am to 4pm day. Girls will participate in a ground lesson, riding lesson and lunch is provided for the campers. To make reservations for day camp, you need only to call a few days ahead of time. (note that Day camps are done for 2013 season and 2014 season does not begin until June 2014) All tack and equipment is provided. Helmets are required for all programs, and are supplied for those who don't have them. An Insurance Release Form is necessary for attendance to the Day camp programs. (see forms page for a copy) Call ahead of time for reservations for day camps
TACK SHOP. A fully stocked English tack shop is located on the summer camp, and week-long campers will receive a 10% discount during their camp stay on most items in the shop. Campers may run a "charge" account with the permission of their parents during their stay at the camp. Helmets, Tack, supplies, clothing, boots, Breyer horses, horse-related items, and gifts are all available in the shop.
Boarding your horse: The Farm has limitted openings for boarders that wish to keep their horse on the Farm. Large box stalls, indoor arena, turnout areas, large pastures, dressage rings (2), cross-country jumping field, 125 acres of land to ride on, 3 lakesites, round-pen access, trainer/teacher lives on-farm for lessons and training. $400 per month. (campers may bring their own horses for $85 per week)
Can-Do-It Farm Horse Camp, 2279 East Union Road, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 PHONE: 440-858-2244 email: email@example.com Candy Stokes, Director
CDI Tack Shoppe, 2279 E. Union Road, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 PHONE: 440-812-0688 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Norman Stokes, Owner