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Horseback Riding Summer Camp

Future Stars HORSEBACK RIDING Camp is a unique partnership between Future Stars Summer Camps and Horseability.

Campers enjoy a week of horsemanship and riding at Horseability, as well as additional recreational activities back on campus at OLMA each day.

Campers will learn and practice Horseback Riding, Horsemanship Skills, and Equine Science and Management.

From beginners who have never mounted, to more advanced riders that can walk, trot, canter, and jump, there is a place for all levels in the camp setting.

Groups are divided based on Horseback Riding experience and ability to provide the most cohesive lesson possible.

*Horseback Riding Camp has a limited weekly enrollment and we anticipate that sessions will sell out.

*Typical Daily Schedule Updated for Summer 2023 - July 11*

Horseback Riding Camp

Grades: 3-9 

Dates: July 10 - August 11 
5 Weekly Sessions

Time: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available



9:00am - Daily Orientation & Shuttle to Horseability

9:30am - Horsecare 

10:15am - Horsemanship Lesson

11:00am - Riding Lesson

12:00pm - Lunch at Old Westbury

1:00pm - Rec Swim and/or Gametime at Old Westbury

2:00pm - Recreational Activities at Old Westbury

2:45pm Return Shuttle to OLMA

4:00pm - Daily Review & Departure


  • Riding Lessons
  • Horsemanship Skills
  • Horsecare Activities
  • Fun on the Farm
  • Recreational Activities
  • Future Stars Specials/Events


  • Horseability Facilities
  • 3 Outdoor Riding Arenas
  • 1 Indoor Riding Arena
  • Indoor Classroom
  • OLMA Amenities
  • Air-Conditioned Gymnasium

Horseability (Since 1993): Experienced instructors develop weekly curriculum to develop riders skills. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of both the group and individual goals. Volunteer assistance is also available for those who may require additional support during their lessons. Instructors will teach proper fundamentals of English equitation in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

Horsemanship Skills: Horseability instills in campers the ability to work safely and effectively around horses in a respectful manner. Through hands-on experiences provided such as leading, handling, observation, and grooming; campers learn how to understand the nature and “language” of horses giving them a solid foundation to build upon as they begin their relationships with horses.

Equine Science & Management: Each day will bring new fun and exciting knowledge and experiences with horses to our campers. During the summer, staff will cover many interesting topics such as breeds, colors/markings, basic veterinarian care, common ailments, equine management – feed/nutrition, farrier, dentistry, etc, stable management – paddock/stall care, farm safety etc.

Horseback Riding Staff: Jamie Thomas-Martin is the director of operations for Horseability as well as a certified riding instructor and a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill in Equine Studies. Jamie works closely with Future Stars to oversee the Horseback Riding program and instructors when campers are ‘on the farm’.

Horseback Riding Waiver: Future Stars Horseback Riding Campers will be required to complete and submit Camper Forms AND an additional Horseability Waiver prior to participation in the program.


At Future Stars, we take pride in our staff and feel it sets us apart from many others in the camp industry. Our Leadership team brings vast experience working with children, administrating camp programs and procedures, and communicating with parents and families. Our programs are staffed by Coaches, Teachers, Instructors, and Student-Athletes who share a passion for working with children and have experience and know-how in their respective fields.

Camp Leadership Team

David Stapleton
David graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1999 and brings over 20 years of experience in summer camps, coaching, and youth sports. David is a full-time employee of Future Stars Summer Camps, and proud father of his son and daughter.

Mike Tolan
Mike is a science teacher and varisty coach at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, and brings over 10 years of teaching, coaching, and academic enrichment to Future Stars Syosset.

Additional Future Stars staff also hold First Aid, RTE, CPR, and Epi-Pen certifications, and are on-site during camp hours every day during the summer to help take care of our campers.


Our Lady of Mercy Academy located in Syosset (Nassau County), is a spacious 96 acre campus. Conveniently located just off Jericho Turnpike (Rt.25), minutes from the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (Rt.135) & LIE (Rt.495). The campus offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and outstanding outdoors facilities, as well as state-of-the art indoor amenities to help provide campers with The Ultimate Summer Camp Experience.

OUTDOOR facilities include; Turf Field, Full-Sized Grass Training Fields,  Softball Fields, and more.

INDOOR facilities include; Air Conditioned Gymnasium, Dance Studio, Auditorium, Classrooms, State-of-the-Art iCenter, Cafeteria, and more.

Additional camp features include; Inflatable Waterslides & Slip’n’Slides , GaGa Ball Pit, Inflatable Street Soccer Arena, Soccer/Disc Golf, Games Area and more.


Our Lady of Mercy Academy located in Syosset (Nassau County), is a spacious 96 acre campus. Conveniently located just off Jericho Turnpike (Rt.25), minutes from the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway (Rt.135) & LIE (Rt.495). 

Campus Address: 815 Convent Road, Syosset NY 11791



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Tuition/Rates are time sensitive. We recommend families enroll early to take advantage of our best rates, and to lock in camp placement.

Summer 2024 oDates Coming Soon
Flexible Weekly Scheduling.

Camps run Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.
Extended Hours Available. (Early Drop-Off from 8am) and/or (Late Pick-Up to 5:30pm).  

Camp Enrollment Policies and Full-Season Pricing Chart - Click Here
Summer 2024 Future Stars Syosset Application Form - Click Here
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Any questions regarding camp registration please email the camp office


Every day all campers have a designated 'cool-off' and 'chill-out' period at our Future Stars 'Waterpark & Game Area'

Locker Rooms and Changing Areas are available for Boys & Girls, and campers are supervised by our staff throughout to ensure a smooth transition.

The 'Waterpark' features an inflatable Waterslide, WaveSlide, FunAir Slip'n'Slide, and Sprinklers to keep campers cool and refreshed.

The 'Game Area' features many outdoor backyard games as well as table & strategy game options. We look to add new options and fun games throughout the summer to give campers a variety of activities during this period of the day as they cool-off and chill-out before their afternoon periods.

Downloadable Waterpark & Game Area Flyer - Click Here



Campers can bring a packed lunch from home OR can join our weekly lunch program for an additional cost.

In addition to the lunch program, campers have access to water stations to stay hydrated throughout the camp day, and all campers receive a daily afternoon snack.

Downloadable Summer Lunch Program Flyer - 




Door-to-Door Transportation will be available to Future Stars Syosset at OLMA - for an additional p/camper cost - this summer from the surrounding area / select zip-codes.

Future Stars partner with a leading transportation on Long Island, to offer the highest level of safety and service for camp families who would like to add the optional bus transportation.

All vehicles used for Future Stars are air-conditioned and are the 'smaller' school buses with seat belts available for all passengers.

All drivers are qualified and experienced professionals, exceeding all requirements pursuant to NY State Law and guidelines.

Future Stars summer sessions are weekly, so as the enrollment changes week-to-week, the bus routes also change week-to-week.

Transportation must be added NO LATER than Ten (10) days prior to the start of a camp session.

Registered families who add the transportation option, will receive additional details via e-mail prior to the - and during - the summer.

Any questions regarding summer transportation please contact the camp office

*Door-to-Door Transportation for Summer 2023 currently available in the following zip-codes; 11791 (Syosset) | 11545 (Brookville/Glen Head) | 11560 (Locust Valley) |  11724 (Cold Spring Harbor) | 11732 (East Norwich) | 11743 (Huntington) | 11747 (Melville) | 11753 (Jericho) | 11771 (Oyster Bay) | 11797 (Woodbury) | 11801 (Hicksville) | 11803 (Plainview) | 11804 (Old Bethpage) 

Downloadable Transportation Flyer - Click Here



Stay Connected

Future Stars Parent Portal - Registered Camp Families can log in to their CampInTouch 'Family Account' to check on camper forms, get information on their summer schedule, and update credit-card information.
Link to CampInTouch Parent Portal

As part of the Future Stars Family, we want to be able to share as much as we can of all the fun and learning that is the Future Stars Experience.

Future Stars Social Media is a great way to view summer action shots and videos, as well as staying in-the-loop throughout the year for all things Future Stars.

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