Welcome to Allison Acres ~ Galt, CA ~ (209) 748-2658
2010 Summer Day Camps
Taught by an Experienced Teacher and Mother with ARIA certification in riding instruction and stable management and a substitute teaching crediential (meaning I have a BA [in psychology], have passed the CBEST, passed the multiple subjects assessment test for teachers, and have been fingerprinted and background checked. I also received a special authorization to teach science.)
New camp option:
Bring your own horse to camp!
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We maintain a very low teacher/student ratio - we are only taking up to 3 kids per session this year. This way your child has proper supervision and attention so he or she can stay safe, have fun, and learn!
Our camps are a combination of horsemanship and academics. The body and the brain will get a workout! Most of our academic topics will have a horse angle (to keep the interest of our horse crazy kids!) but we'll cover a lot of basics also. We've got great horses to learn with, and we can, if necessary, do all the horse activities in the shade since we have a covered arena and long barn. Academics will take place inside my home where it's nice and cool. We provide snacks and drinks and all the academic supplies. Please send a lunch.
Sessions and hours:
Each session is one week long, Monday through Friday. We have sessions open in August (all others are unavailable.) The camp day is from 10:30 AM until 3 PM, and we can include pickup and drop off in Elk Grove and Galt for no additional charge. Cindi Scoleri, the head instructor and owner of Allison Acres, has a clean DMV record and is a very safe driver. Session dates are as follows:
August 2 through 6
August 9 through 13
August 16 through 20
Ages accepted and number of students:
Ages are 8 and up. This is a GREAT activity for teens. We have a very low teacher/student ratio. This year we are only taking three students total per session. We usually take four to five but this year I have some current students that will want to come for an hour session during camp hours, so this way I won't be overbooked. All kids will learn to practice responsibility, leadership, assertiveness and compassion through working with the horses.
About the teacher:
Each one week session is $350. That includes camp, snacks and drinks. Please bring a lunch. It can be refrigerated and microwaved if necessary.
To reserve a place for your child, please pay a deposit of $150, with the balance due on the first day of your child's session. You may send your payment with your registration form, or you can pay us with PayPal. The PayPal button is above, in the sidebar. If you choose to send a check, please make it payable to Cindi Scoleri.
If you'd like to have your child use his or her own horse, that would be great! We will charge an additional $100 for stall boarding from Monday morning through Friday evening, which includes three feedings per day of grass hay, or we will feed whatever you provide. The horse should not be known to kick, strike, buck or rear. This is not the place to make your green horse kid-safe. Instead, this is the place for your kids to learn to be more in control of their horses and to have more safe fun! If you need help with your horse we can help you with that, and we can work on minor issues during camp, but bigger issues will need to be worked on in lessons where you haul in, or if you leave your horse here for board and training.
The camp takes place at our home in Galt, CA. We live on a 20 acre ranch with two homes. My parents, Pat and Lyle, live in one, and I live in the other with my husband and two children. Allison Acres provides riding lessons, horse boarding, exercise and training. This camp will be more of a family environment for your child -- nothing like those huge camps in the forests with hundreds of campers and a bunch of camp counselors. Those are fun too, but here we can concentrate on giving individual attention, which is especially important for safety around horses and for the academics to be truly beneficial.
Horsemanship topics that will be covered:
We also have other animals: goats, chickens, ducks, a donkey, so there will be plenty to learn about.
Academic topics that will be covered:
The academic topics take a back-seat to the horsemanship, but we try to cover as much of what's on the list as possible.
What to bring:
Bring a lunch. Refrigerator space and a microwave oven are available. We provide fruit and granola bars for snacks, and gator-aide and water when needed.
What about extended hours:
Sorry, I won't be offering extended hours this year since I'm offering pick up and drop off instead.
How to register:
Please call us and set up a time to come meet us and the horses! Call or email with your questions. Thanks for considering Allison Acres!
~ email us at email@example.com or call (209) 224-4304 ~