Hearts enjoyed another successful series of summer horse camps this year, enriching the lives of 45 kids. The first two weeks were inclusion camps, where kids with and without disabilities learn and play together. Our theme was “The Wild West.” Campers learned about different styles of riding, including the infamous “bareback” day.
Hearts extends a special and HUGE thank you to all of the hard working and dedicated volunteers who came out to help with camps all summer long. Thanks to the Hearts Summer camp instructing staff: Emily Larson, Alex Kincaid and Darcie Simson. We appreciate Dr. Saunders for his veterinary demos. Also, thank you to Alex Kincaid for showing the kids how to rope cattle and to Robbie Elconin for providing “The Vinnie show.”
Hearts summer camps are open to children between the ages of 8-13. They are some of the only “inclusive” summer camp programs in Santa Barbara County. This was a wonderful summer and we hope to see everyone again next year!
By Kristine Eckert, Hearts Summer Camp Director