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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide youth with the opportunity to expand their equine knowledge, enhance their horsemanship skills and make new friends.

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2018 EIHPC - #12In order for us to operate a 24-hour-a-day camp for one week at such a low fee, our camp relies HEAVILY on volunteer help. We ask each camper have at least one parent or guardian volunteer at some point during the week. If you are unable to volunteer during the week, please take a turn either on Sunday night or Saturday morning for clean up. Please fill in the Volunteer Form and review our Volunteer Expectations. A schedule will be posted to the website and emailed out prior to the start of camp. We will try to fulfill all requests and obligations of each volunteer. Volunteers serve at the discretion of the EIHPC board. 


Volunteer Areas:

  • Boys/Girls Dorm:  Overnight 7:00 PM - 8:30 AM.  Bring flashlight, sleeping bag, cot, air mattress, etc.  Assist in snack bar during evening hours.
  • Daytime Help:  Supervise daily camper chores, replenish supplies in bathrooms, refill water coolers, remove trash, assist in E-cademy's, etc.
  • Kitchen Help: Help with meal preparation, serving, and clean up.  Work in the snack bar if asked.
  • Barn Help: Patrol barns, check stalls, assist bridling/saddling/mounting of horses, walk with campers down to lessons, help younger campers with feeding and watering their horses, and cleaning their stalls, etc.
  • Nurses: Supervise campers taking medicine, assist with medical needs, administer first aid if needed, etc.
  • Saturday Clean-Up: Help with final clean-up of the dorms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
  • Other: If you have any talents or skills you would like to share with camp, please let us know.


All volunteers will have to complete a 2018 EIHPC - #7background check, liability release, and photo release authorization form.  We ask that if you have an opportunity to observe your child in lessons, please feel free, but do not be disruptive.  Any volunteer coaching from the side will be asked to leave the area immediately and will be prohibited from observing lessons for the rest of the week.  Our instructors are there to teach the kids, not the parents.

Barn volunteers should not help their own child with any chores or tacking up their horse.  There are other barn vounteers that will be able to assist the child with these tasks. 

All volunteers are required to complete Hoof Beats, a volunteer training orientation provided by our camp that will take approximately 5-10 minutes, and become familiar with our volunteer expectations.  The Volunteer Schedule will be emailed out to the volunteers and posted here approximately 30 days before the start of camp. 

For additional camp information, see the forms below.


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