Vermont Firefly Farm Summer Camp 2019

For imaginative youth who want to learn about horsemanship and history in a whole new way.

 

Register before 4/29/2019 for a $25 discount on any camp!

 

Magical Creatures Camp

Ages 5-8. July 1, 2, 5 (3 days). 8:30 am-12:30 pm.

Don't be surprised if you meet unicorns, fairies, elves, and other interesting creatures as you learn to ride our magical Fell Ponies. Dress as the fairies do and play games on horseback. Build fairy homes or explore the woods. Learn crafts such as archery and basketmaking. This camp is geared for younger children and those with a great imagination.

 

Medieval Ranger (Spy) Camp

Ages 6-12. July 15-19 or July 22-26. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Half-day camp 10:30 am-2 pm.

Enter the realm of the mysterious woodsmen with unparalleled skills in stealth and precision, a strong code of honor and a deep connection to their horses, archery, thrown weapons, outdoor skills, games, and crafts.  

 

Medieval Knights & Horsemanship Camp

Ages 8-12. June 17-21. 10 am-3 pm.

Young Lords and Ladies travel to Medieval times to a land of knights, princesses, and dragons, riding, horsemanship, history, medieval crafts, games and more. Play games on horseback, ride through the forest, cool off in the swimming hole, practice archery or fencing, and learn how to make things like arrows, arm guards, belts and banners.

 

Adult Medieval Knights & Horsemanship Camp

June 28-30, 10 am-3 pm.

Try your hand at medieval games on horseback along with horseback archery, vaulting, quintain, spear throwing, and sidesaddle!

Our Adult Helpers

 

Dr. John Aberth, independent scholar and medieval historian who received his Ph.D. in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge in England in 1992. He is also an avid horseman, tree farmer, and wildlife rehabilitator.

 

Judi Cole Tazelaar, Medieval Crafts & Games Expert and Assistant Horse Helper

Other visiting teachers will be invited to talk or give demonstrations on archery, arrow making, specialty crafts, storytelling, etc.

 

What to Expect

 

Dress for weather! Bring two pairs of shoes (one sturdy pair of boots with a heel and one soft-soled pair), riding helmet (limited helmets available for rental at additional fee), your own lunch and a water bottle. Tuition includes snacks, drinks and necessary materials. Horse experience is not required for the first session. Please contact us about the daily itinerary.

 

Our camp program is designed to

  • Provide a safe and fun place to learn
  • Enhance the love of horses through the teaching of riding and stable management
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Encourage imagination
  • Promote a sense of achievement through skill mastery
  • Explore our responsibilities to care for other living things and the earth
  • Enhance the ability to live as a contributing member of a group

Discounts and Scholarship application available. Space is limited for each camp and a full registration and permission form are required by the start of camp.

Contact Us Today!


1961 W Hill Rd

Roxbury, 05669


Phone: +1 802 4858876

E-mail: laurah.firefly@gmail.com

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