Summer Programs
Equestrian Camps - Overnight and Day Programs

Jumping - English Alfred University equestrian camps offer a wonderful opportunity for all levels of riders from beginners through advanced to define and achieve their personal riding goals during an exciting, fun-filled week. Campers can bring their own horses or use AU's great lesson horses. They'll ride and care for the horse throughout the week as they refine their skills - with an emphasis on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning! Equestrian Camp Video

All camps are held at AU's Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center. This spacious equestrian center includes classrooms, viewing areas, a 200 x 80-foot indoor arena, 50 stalls and two outdoor arenas:200 x 100 and 80 x 100.

English Equestrian Overnight CampJuly 13-18, 2014
for ages 14-17 View Camp Brochure

Sorry, this camp is full. We are no longer accepting enrollments for summer 2014. Please check back next year!

The English Equestrian Camp is a week-long overnight summer camp for riders aged 14-17. This camp accommodates hunt seat riding based on the gifts and needs of the participants. Campers have lots of fun, refine their skills and have plenty of time to get to know the horses and each other! Check out some Comments from Former Campers

  • We work with campers individually to help them define realistic personal goals at the beginning of the week and their lessons are then directed toward helping them achieve those goals.
  • We have two riding sessions each day. In the evening we vary the schedule, including a trip to the County Fair, a campfire and fun at Foster Lake, more time for riding and a selection of group recreational activities.
  • A student show is held at the end of the week to allow riders to demonstrate the skills they have learned for their parents, their instructors and other University staff.
  • Camp Fee: $895 covers room and board from supper on Sunday through lunch on Friday, instruction, supervision, program materials, evening recreational activities, T-shirt, and either the use of an Alfred University horse or the boarding of the camper's own horse.
  • Campers arrive on Sunday and check-out after lunch on Friday.

AU English Equestrian Camp Video:

Residential Camp Schedule
Sample Weekly Schedule

Activities
Campers spend most of their time at the Equestrian Center with the horses. When not in classes or riding, campers enjoy fun recreational activities. Living, dining and learning together, they have ample opportunity to get to know one another and develop lasting friendships. Sample activities include:

  • Visit to the County Fair
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Movies
  • Visits to nearby Foster Lake for a cook-out and campfire
  • Hay rides
  • Social gatherings at the Terra Cotta Coffee House
  • Farewell party on the last night

Supervision
When campers are not in instruction sessions, they are supervised by our wonderful team of specially-trained Resident Directors (RDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) who serve as camp counselors, positive role models, mentors and friends. In order to ensure everyone has a safe, healthy and enjoyable time on campus, summer students are expected to abide by the University's summer programs rules & regulations.

Housing and Meals
Students stay in secure University residence halls dedicated to summer campers (2 per room) and must bring their own pillows, blankets and bed/bath linens for the week (bed linens must fit the extra-long twin residence hall beds). Males and females are housed in separate halls. Resident Directors and Resident Assistants will be on-site in the residence halls at all times. Laundry facilities are available in each hall at no charge.

Delicious, all-you-can-eat, cafeteria-style meals are served in the campus dining hall. Our Dining Services chefs do an excellent job in accommodating campers with food allergies and other special requirements.

girl-riding-in-ringEnglish Equestrian Camp Enrollment Procedure
Campers who wish to enroll must complete and return the enrollment form, along with full payment of the camp fee, by May 30, 2014. (Sorry, we are no longer accepting enrollments for summer, 2014. This camp is completely full.)

Campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure quality instruction and maximum participation, enrollment is limited. The camp will fill up fast, so it is a good idea to enroll as early as possible.

Campers who enroll will soon receive further information and additional materials including medical forms, liability releases, emergency notification forms, etc. These materials must be filled out as soon as possible and returned by June 13. Updated immunization information (including dates) is also required at that time. If you do not have updated immunization information on hand, you may want to acquire this from your physician now to avoid delays.

Camp Director
Nancy Kohler is director of the Alfred University Equestrian Program. She has more than 30 years of experience training riders and horses for hunter/jumper shows and dressage, and managing boarding/training facilities. Nancy is also owner of The Willows Horse Farm in Fairview, PA, where she hosted and managed regional IHSA shows and oversaw an expansion of the business from 50 to 100 horses.

Nancy has instructed and managed shows at Lake Erie College and directed the equestrian program at Andrews School in Ohio. She has a BS in Animal Science from Penn State and is an experienced camp director. For further information about these camps, please contact her at 607.587.9012 or via email.

Financial Aid
Sorry, there are no scholarships or other forms of financial aid available for campers in any of our summer programs

Residential Camper Cancellation Policy
Refunds, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be made for residential camper cancellations received by June 27. 50% refunds will be made for cancellations received between June 28 and July 3. We cannot make refunds to students who cancel after July 3 because we must hire staff, purchase materials, arrange for meals and reserve athletic facilities and housing space long before the start of our summer programs. We base all of these arrangements on the number of students accepted into each camp or institute and cannot make changes after contracts are signed and commitments are made.

Comments from Several Former Campers:

  • "I loved all of the riding classes and learning so much on equestrian topics. Thanks for a great equestrian experience! " - Emily G. from Coudersport, PA
  • "This camp was great! I liked the jumping classes because I learned a lot and it was so much fun riding Duke!" - Olivia B. from Cazenovia, NY
  • "I liked everything. Riding horses and being with them was great! I liked being at the barn and loved being around the horses!" - Natalie G. from Coudersport, PA
  • "I loved the driving class - the instructor was amazing!" - Rachel C. from Chemung, NY
  • "I loved painting the horses and grooming them after a nice lesson, because everything is so relaxed and laid back, and everyone's very helpful and fun." - Ann S. from Marlton, NJ
  • "I learned so much, ranging from English to western to jumping to driving, and it was a really great experience!" - Hannah W. from Westerlo, NY.
  • "I liked the riding because Nancy is awesome and I fell in love with my horse!" - Liz B. from Centerport, NY

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Equestrian Day Camp for ages 8-16
June 30-July 3, 2014 - English & Western Instruction

Sorry, this camp is full. We are no longer accepting enrollments for summer 2014. Please check back next year!

The Alfred University Equestrian Day Camp is open to riders of all levels, aged 8-16.

  • The day camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • English and western instruction is offered.
  • Campers are assigned a horse to ride during the week and are also involved with the hands-on care for that horse.
  • Each camper has 2 sessions of riding each day.
  • When campers are not involved in riding they will be busy with arts and crafts projects and other recreational activities as well as learning stable management skills.
  • A horse show will be held at the end of the day on Thursday so campers can demonstrate for their parents the skills they learned during the week.
  • Each camper will be responsible for packing his/her own lunch. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. A kitchen area is available for use.
  • Campers may bring their own horses if desired.
  • Day Camp Fee: $300

Day Camp Enrollment Procedure - Sorry, this camp is full!
To enroll in the day camp, please complete and return the enrollment form with your camp fee. (The link to the enrollment form will be reactivated next year. We are no longer accepting enrollments for summer, 2014.)

Camp questions should be directed to Nancy Kohler, Director of the A.U. Equestrian Center, at 607-587-9012, or via email.

Day Camp Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made for camper cancellations received by June 20, 2014.

About Alfred
Alfred University is located in the peaceful village of Alfred in Western New York State, where summer days are warm and nights are cool and comfortable. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful meadows and valleys, Alfred University is the perfect place to spend an enjoyable week doing something you love and meeting other students who share your interests.

The campus, a 6-hour drive from New York City, 2 hours from Buffalo, and 1 1/4 hours from Rochester, is easily accessible by car or bus from all directions and is just five miles south of Interstate 86. The nearest major airport is the Rochester International Airport (about 65 mi. north). Transportation to/from that airport can be provided for an additional charge if we receive your request by the due date indicated in your enrollment confirmation letter. After that date, campers must make their own arrangements with an airport limo service.

Program Cancellation: The University may cancel any course or activity at any time because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

AU Policy Against Discrimination: Whether considering candidates for admission or financial aid, applicants for employment or the management of its policies and school-administered programs, Alfred University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or disability. Alfred University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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