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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 and swim time on campus each day.

Campers will learn and practice Horseback Riding, Hosremanship 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.
 

Horseback Riding Camp

Grades: 3-9 

Dates: 2024 TBC
Weekly Sessions

Time: 9am - 4pm
Extended Hours Available

 

TYPICAL DAY

9am Daily Orientation & Shuttle to Horseability

9:15am Horsemanship Skills

10:15am Equine Science & Management

11:15am Horseback Riding

12:30pm Shuttle to Lunch

1:15pm Recreational Swim

2:15pm Team-Building Challenges

3pm Recreational Activities

4pm Departure

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Horseback Riding
  • Horsemanship Skills
  • Equine Science & Management
  • Fun on the Farm
  • Recreational Swim
  • Recreational Activities

FACILITIES

  • Horseability Facilities
  • 3 Outdoor Riding Arenas
  • 1 Indoor Riding Arena
  • Indoor Classroom
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Air-Conditioned Cafeteria

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.

 

LEADERSHIP

 

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.

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.

FACILITIES

SUNY Old Westbury, is a wooded 600 acre campus centrally located in Long Island's Gold Coast in Nassau County. Conveniently located on Rt.107, minutes from the LIE (Rt.495), Jericho Tpke (Rt.25), and Northern Blvd (Rt.25A).

SUNY athletics department sponsors 12 NCAA DIII intercollegiate teams participating in the Skyline Conference. Future Stars utilize the collegiate athletics facilities, as well as additional campus facilities for all programs.

Future Stars are the only summer camp program on campus during the summer with exclusive use of the following facilities:

Clark Athletic Center OUTDOOR facilities include: OW Panthers Game Field, Practice Field, Jackie Robinson Baseball & Softball Complex, Basketball Courts, Racquet Sports Court, and more.

Clark Athletic Center INDOOR facilities include: Multiple Gymnasiums, Swimming Pool, Yoga & Dance Rooms, Plyometric Rooms, Panther Pride Recreation Area, and more.

Additional campus facilities include; Air-Conditioned Cafeteria, Recital Hall, Classrooms, Computer Labs, and more.

Additional camp features include; Inflatable Slip’n’Slide, GaGa Ball Pit, Inflatable Panna Court, Soccer/Disc Golf, Games Zone and more.

Horseability facilities for Horseback Riding Camp include: Three Outdoor Riding Arenas, 1 Indoor Riding Arena, Ample Paddock Space, Stables, Indoor Classroom, and more.

DIRECTIONS

SUNY is a wooded 600 acre campus centrally located in Long Island's Gold Coast in Nassau County. Conveniently located on Rt.107, minutes from the LIE (Rt.495), Jericho Tpke (Rt.25), and Northern Blvd (Rt.25A). 

Campus Address: 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury NY 11568

*Please note this is the service road of the LIE (Rt.495) and will take you onto campus through what is known as Service Gate B or C
*Future Stars Summer Camps are located by the Clark Athletic Center, which is signposted when on campus and can also be entered on a GPS App.

 

FAQ

Looking for more info? Click here to visit our FAQ section

Any questions you don’t see listed, or can’t find answers too, please e-mail us oldwestbury@fscamps.com

We will do our best to provide answers promptly

Tuition

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 - July 1 - August 23
*Eight (8) Weekly Sessions
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).  

Summer 2024 Future Stars Old Westbury Program(s) Schedule - Click Here

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Any questions regarding camp registration please email the camp office oldwestbury@fscamps.com.

Swim

Future Stars have exclusive use of the SUNY Old Westbury Swimming Pool during the summer camp season.
*The heated pool is located indoors at the Clark Athletic Center.

Our aquatics staff is highly qualified and possess numerous certifications including, Nassau County DOH Lifeguard, WSI, Lifeguard Management, First-Aid, and CPR/AED for for the Professional Rescuer.

Additional details with regards the swimming pool are available by clicking here

Every day all campers have access to the pool, as well as our 'Waterslides', 'Splash Zones', and 'Games Area' during our 'cool-off' and 'chill-out' periods.

Additional details with regards the 'Waterslides & Splash Zones' are available by clicking here

Additional details with regards the 'Games Area' are available by clicking here

Locker rooms and changing areas are available for Boys & Girls, and campers are supervised by our staff throughout to ensure a smooth transition.

Lunch

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

Chartwells are the food service provider year-round for The College at Old Westbury, and have a full-time professional staff dedicated to culinary delights and food safety.

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.

Additional details - lunch program menu options - are available by clicking here.


 

Transportation

Door-to-Door Transportation is available to Future Stars Old Westbury - for an additional p/camper cost - this summer from the surrounding area / select zip-codes.

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

Families who add the transportation option will receive more details and pertinent information from the camp office before and during the summer camp season.

Additional details - including towns/zip-codes served - are available by clicking 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


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