Summer Camps

We are pleased to offer summer camps for the summer

of 2020

Summer camp dates are:

June:  1-5 and 22-26

July: 6-10 and 13-17

Recommended Donation: $400

Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 4 pm.

Snacks will be provided, but all students must bring lunch

and water.

 

To sign up, please email sara@farmergypsy.com with

your child's age, dates of the camp you would like to

attend and riding experience.

Sign up for a summer camp session.

Additional Summer Camp Info:

Please bring the following items to camp:

 

  • Lunch

  • Water thermos

  • Bug spray

  • Sunscreen 

  • Swim suit 

  • Flip flops 

  • Pool towel 

  • Change of clothes (tee shirt and shorts to go home in)

 

Please have your child in riding clothes when they arrive to camp and have them apply sun screen before they arrive. This helps us get on the horses faster when it’s still nice and cool. 

 

Please also provide us with an emergency contact number before dropping off to camp. This can be sent to Sara.

 

If your child has asthma and needs an inhaler please send it to camp. Also, please make us aware of any allergies your child has and send a epipen to camp if your child has one prescribed. We are dedicated to having a safe and fun camp. 

 

We have a small mini fridge and microwave available for your child’s convenience at lunch time. 

 

On Friday the campers will be competing against each other in a horse show. Parents are welcome to attend. Feel free to reach out to Jessica and she will give you an estimate of the time your child will be competing. 

 

Drop off time for camp is 9:00 AM and pick up is 4:00 PM sharp. 

 

Jessica cell is 210 867-8037 in case you need to contact her regarding your child during camp. 

We will be taking pictures throughout the camp and posting them on the Gypsy Farms Facebook page as well as Instagram. All pictures will be searchable with #GypsyFarmssummercamp and #Gypsyfarms

 

We are so excited that y’all decided to join us for camp!! We are looking forward to tons of fun!

What to Expect at Camp:

We ride first thing in the morning when it is the coolest part of the day. The children will be divided into two groups according to their riding ability.

 

One group will have a 1 hour mounted lesson while the other group has an instructed ground lesson. The lessons are tailored to the children’s current knowledge and skills.

 

After both groups have ridden the horses, horses will be untacked and washed down to cool off. The children will do most of the tacking and untacking with help from volunteers/instructors when needed. After that we take a one hour lunch to let the kids cool off. We normally watch horse movies during this time or play on the trampoline.

 

After lunch we do our bareback ride. This is normally games on horseback and the kids have a lot of fun while also improving their balance and horsemanship skills. This is a shorter ride (around 30 minutes due to the heat) afterwards horses are hosed down again. Once horses are cared for we do a group learning activity. Examples are lounging a horse, counting distances between jumps, learning how to assemble bridles, and polo wrapping. Afterwards if we have time we may do an art project. At the end of the day the children are given a snack and they cool off in the kiddie pool. Then we have them change into dry clothes so they are ready to pick up and play games until your arrival.

Horse Photography

We are now offering horse photography.  We can do photos of your horse or photos of your kids and family with our horses. 

Recommended donations are as follows: 

$100 for a photo shoot of your horse, this includes 5 edited images, and to a total of 15 other images. This does not include any additional travel expenses.

$100 includes 1 hour of photography and 10 edited images if you come to us using our the horses in the Bulverde area.

$200 if we travel to you (up to 30 minutes from our facility). This includes 10 edited images. Additional fees apply for further distances. This includes an hour of photgraphy. 

Birthday Parties

If you would like to host a birthday part at Gypsy Farms, we have you covered. 

The recommended donation depends on the size of the party (how many horses and how many volunteer instructors).

$220 donation for 1-4 participants

 This includes: 

1 Instructor/handler

15-20 minute grooming and tacking session

1 hour of pony rides with 1 horse

45 minutes for cake and gifts

$300 donation for 4-8 participants

This includes: 

2 Instructors/handlers

20-30 minute grooming and tacking session

1 hour of pony rides with 2 horses

45 minutes for cake and gifts

$380 donation for 9-12 participants

This includes: 

3 Instructors/handlers

20-30 minute rooming and tacking session

1 hour of pony rides with 3 horses

45 minutes for cake and gifts

Add-ons:

$5 per person for horseshoe crafts ($20 minimum)- (you can supply your own crafts)

$20 for horse decorating/horse finger painting

$20 for trick riding, barrel racing or jumping demonstration

Email for more info: sara@farmergypsy.com