In 2018, Junior campers have the opportunity to add on one of the following riding options during their week-long session:
To register for Junior Riding, fill out your Extra Fee Activities (Riding/Rafting) online form (available in the spring).
Our Greystone Riding program is a camper favorite, and many of our campers love spending time at the barn! With our lesson program and trail riding programs, every rider can find her place on a horse this summer!
In the Lesson Program, we will be teaching Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter/Jumper skills. As the basis of all disciplines, Hunt Seat Equitation teaches a solid foundation built on strong basic skills. Each camper will be placed in a class with girls of similar skill level and challenged in a safe, uplifting riding environment. Each lesson lasts two regular class periods.
All riders need to wear long pants and riding boots with a flat sole and a small ½” heel; no open toe shoes or athletic shoes. All riders are required to wear an approved helmet when mounted on a horse. We have a limited supply of hats and boots at camp that girls can borrow, but campers who have their own riding equipment are encouraged to bring those items. Although not necessary, riders may want to bring their show clothes in case they are eligible for the June or Main Camp Horse Show. If you would like to purchase your own riding equipment and would like advice on what to purchase, please give us a call and ask to speak to our Riding Director Lisa Maybin.
We offer an optional rafting trip for our June and Main campers as an extra activity that the girls may take. Rafting down the Pigeon and Chattoga Rivers, girls love the whitewater fun with their friends. Every raft has a professional guide and is self-bailing for comfort, control, and safety. The trip will include a chartered coach to and from Wildwater Rafting with lunch catered by Subway.
Pigeon River: Enjoy a great whitewater rafting experience on the exciting Class III and IV rapids of the Big Pigeon River! For younger or more timid rafters, we recommend the calmer rapids of the Lower Pigeon (June campers, all ages). To go on the more challenging Upper Pigeon, you must be at least 10 years old (June and Main campers).
Chattooga River: For Main Camp only, we offer a very advanced rafting trip on the Class IV and V Chattooga River, Sections III and IV. For the Chattooga III, you must be at least 12 years old and have already done the Upper Pigeon one time. For the Chattooga IV, you must be 14 years old and have already done at least two Greystone rafting trips.
To sign up for a rafting trip, please fill out your Extra Fee Activities (Riding/Rafting) online form (available in the spring).