Can-Do-It Farm Camp

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Can-Do-It Farm is a very special horse camp for girls. Not a show stable, but a working farm.   We only take 5- 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!   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.


Be sure to check out the show coming on August 2nd.  A Saturday, starting at 10am, and offering 16 classes of mixed events.   Pleasure, Walk Trot, Equitation for 17 and under and 18 and over, Barrel class (both walk trot and canter class)..Bareback class, egg and spoon, carrot coax race, w/trot cross rails, Equitation o fences at 2 and 2'6".  Also Hunter over fences 3'...and knock down and out jump class.  Also one cross country course over low fences.   check out the flyer and stop in the tack shop for more information or a flyer for the show.  Week before it would be a great practice show for everyone.  Helmets required. some Western and English classes.  $10 per class.   6 ribbons.   ($20 plus for knock down and out)  Judges: Linda Popernack, Laura Stockhaus (jumping).  2 rings working. 

August 16th.   Annual Hunter Pace event.  Don't miss this adventure.   $35 entry fee.  

Day camps:  $55 / day  everything included.  call for appointment Sunday evening or Monday am

Horses and equipment, and safety helmets are provided for your camper at no extra charge.   You may also bring your own horse for a small weekly fee for room and board. 

Half-week camps are available for those who are looking for a shorter stay at the farm.  $475...Sunday through Wed, or  Wednesday through Saturday...Just ask for details

Weeks available for 1/2 or full week campers..

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.  Some camps have openings today! Just call the farm for reservations. 440-858-2244 or email me at   



In addition to our overnight camps and day camps, Can-Do-It Farm will teach lessons throughout the summer months and into the fall.   Private lessons for adults or children ($40/hour), English or Western, and Semi Private ($30/hour) for 2 riders, and group lessons ($25 per hour)  for kids and adults.  We also offer Pee Wee lessons for kids under 10 years old that are beginners--1/2 hour lessons are $20 each.   You just need to call the Farm for an appointment for lessons.  All safety equipment, horses, and tack are included with your lessons.  You do not have to sign up for a "set" of lessons. 

We are now working the "Basic Skills" week of riding at the Farm..  Welcome to all of our campers.  I will be posting pictures later in this week for parents to see.  

Show week coming up.....

******  for a full listing of all camps, click HERE.

A special "advanced rider week" for riders 13 and over is open for more enrollment on August 3-9th this year.  If you missed other camps because they were full, this camp will have openings if you are qualified.  You must be able to walk/trot and canter on your own.  We will be working on more advanced skills and lessons during this week.  You must be 13 years old to be eligible for this week please.   You can bring your own horse, or ride one of ours.  Just call for a reservation here.

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 (entry fees for the classes they enter)  There is no charge for using their horse during this extra day of fun..  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 (still has openings)  this year will be in August.  Check out the weeks offered on the forms page for more information.    This is a great week for those girls who love to jump, and also for girls who like to ride cross-country without jumping...riders may pick to jump or not to jump. All jumping activities are optional. Riders may decide to ride flat this week, and still participate in the event at the end of the camp  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.  

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. 

  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!  :)  **spring dates are filled at this time.  I do have a couple of openings in September.  Call soon.

    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  2014 season does not begin until June  9th   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 (this form is kept on file for riders throughout the summer so day campers may attend all summer long by calling for reservations.  (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 to camp weeks  for $85 per week..  no horses for half weeks please)

Can-Do-It Farm Horse Camp, 2279 East Union Road, Jefferson, Ohio  44047    PHONE:  440-858-2244    email:     Candy Stokes, Director

CDI Tack Shoppe, 2279 E. Union Road, Jefferson, Ohio 44047   PHONE:  440-812-0688   email:  Norman Stokes, Owner 

Show flyer for Aug 2                     Show Flyer for Hunter Pace Aug 16th 

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