Horse Sense Camp – August 10-13, 2020 (for children in grades 5-8)

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9:00 am – 1:00 pm daily August 10, 2020 – August 13, 2020

This camp focuses on at-risk youth populations and focuses on community and self-development rather than horseback riding skills. The four-day camp includes daily interaction with our horses as well as team-building and communication activities to increase self-confidence, responsibility and leadership potential. This camp serves youth in the New London and Norwich districts and is limited to 14 participants.

Horse Sense Program is offered in conjunction with the following wonderful sponsors – thank you!





Looking for activities for an older sibling? We are always looking for camp volunteers (and although not necessary) we love returning campers – must be aged 14 or older.

Click here to inquire about volunteering


Our 120-acre farm, set in the heart of Old Lyme and easily accessible via I95 or Rt 156, is equipped with a vast indoor arena, an outdoor arena, many miles of activity trails and air-conditioned facility. Our teaching staff is made up of PATH Intl. Riding and Carriage Driving Instructors. Our specially trained “therapy horses,” are ideal for beginners and for more advanced riders, and we have a high volunteer to student ratio so you can be sure that, whatever your camper’s age or ability, they will have a fun, safe, inclusive and rewarding week.

Camp runs for five individual weeks between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Each week caters for a different age-specific group, but because of our high volunteer to camper ratio, we can work with families to accommodate siblings of varying age groups. Due to the generosity of our donors, High Hopes prides itself on being able to offer some financial aid to families who, without that help, would be unable to provide their child with a High Hopes Summer Camp experience.

The application deadline is May 18, 2020. Camp places are limited to 16 participants per week. You will receive a confirmation shortly after application. No financial aid applications will be considered after May 11, 2020. At that time we will review all applications and confirm any financial aid by June 1, 2020.


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