Each camp will be hosted in multiple sessions on the Bachman Campus. The camps aim to teach young people life skills and life lessons in new and fun ways.
The Certified Horse Association Clinic/Camp is for all young people between the ages of 10-18, with separate sessions for boys and girls. Each session is overnight for five days, Monday through Friday.
The CHA clinic, held each morning, offers the opportunity for riders to earn CHA Rider Certifications in Levels 1 to 4. In the afternoons, campers enjoy activities such as swimming, canoeing, camping, and equestrian-themed arts and crafts.
Bachman Academy is again offering its popular Horse Camp to the community this summer. This camp is for beginning riders who wish to learn basic horsemanship, horse safety (helmets are included), mechanics, and how to control and care for a horse. The morning-only camp is open to all children ages 9-17. Each session lasts five days, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon.
CHA Level 4 instructor Kody Russell will instruct the CHA clinic and horse camp sessions. In addition to CHA certification, Russell is an American Quarter Horse Association Professional Horseman and National Reining Horse Association judge.
Life Camp at Bachman Academy is for young men and women, grades 6-12, who have executive function challenges and need practice with independent living skills.
Weekly sessions are held throughout the months of June and July (excluding July 4-8), Monday through Friday. Life Camp focuses on introducing and practicing activities like meal planning, money management, communication, self-advocacy, problem-solving, time-management and goal-setting by utilizing fun activities like canoeing, hiking, trail rides, camping and outdoor cooking.
Other activities include white-water rafting, paintball, swimming, bowling, and visiting local cultural attractions.
There are a few openings left in each camp.
Please call 423-479-4523 for more information about available session dates and prices.