A Moment in the Life of Future Stars’ Campers

Welcome to “2019 Camper Moments”!  Even though our summer camp has ended, we will continue to feature campers from a variety of camps at Purchase on Wednesdays.  Please contact us with any requests to know more about Future Stars Camps at: purchase@fscamps.com


Meet Julia, I met her at Horseback Riding camp and she is quite a horse enthusiast!

Farah:  When did you start at Future Stars Camp?

Julia:  Last week, I have been here for 2 weeks of horseback riding. I have siblings but they are not here.

Farah:    What camp are you in this week? 

Julia:  Horseback riding. I am only here for horseback riding.

Farah:  What have you been working on this week?

Julia:  Brushing horses and riding horses

Farah:  What is your favorite part of this week?

Julia:   Riding horses.

Farah:  What are you most looking forward to this week? This summer?

Julia:  Riding the horses!

Farah:  Do you have a favorite counselor? 

Julia:  You! Because I like you!


Farah:   What are your hobbies?

Julia:   I like to sing and dance and play with my friends, and read.

Farah:   What is the best part of being a kid?

Julia:  You get to do whatever you want!

Farah: What grade are you in? What do you most enjoy about school?

Julia:  I’m going into 2nd. I like math because my grandma said it’s fun!

Farah:   What do you want to be when you grow up?

Julia:  I don’t know yet but I think a dancer.

Farah:  What is your favorite memory from camp? 

Julia:  I really loved meeting new friends and meeting the counselors!


For more information about the Horseback Riding Camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Horseback Riding page, today.

Image Credit: Future Stars Camps


Horse Etiquette

Every so once in a while, urban life intertwines with rural life and you come across a horse.  It can be a very exciting encounter for so many that do not have the opportunity to interact with horses on a regular basis.  To have a positive experience, Pets on Mom shares some things that you should remember when you have chance meeting with a horse:

  1. Always ask the owner permission to touch the horse.
  2. If the owners agrees, talk to the horse first in a gentle voice and greet it.
  3. Offer your closed hand gently for the horse to smell.  If the horse lowers its head or turns towards you, this shows acceptance.
  4. Pet the mare only on the the neck and not the face but if the horse moves away stop petting.
  5. Never stand behind a horse or come up from behind as you may startle it.
  6. If the horse rears or kicks, back away at least 15 feet from it.

Horses like humans deserve to be treated in a respectful manner.  Approaching a horse in the best way can help ensure a pleasant experience.  Like people, horses can also have a bad day so following these basic suggestions can be helpful.


For full article:  How to Pet a Horse

For more information about the Horseback Riding Camp at Purchase, or to enroll, visit our Horseback Riding page, today.

Image Credit: Future Stars Camps