- Pathfinder Cooking (1st - 4th grade only )
Learn and develop the basics of cooking. Campers learn to prepare and make fun snacks and small meals in an outdoor kitchen.
- Outdoor Cooking (completed 4th grade)
Learn to prepare and cook amazing entrées, desserts, sides and more in the great outdoors over an open fire.
Golf (completed 4th grade)
- Pathfinder Horseback
This 1 hour class introduces our younger campers to the joy of horses. They will begin by learning to groom and lead one of our miniature horses. Campers will learn about safety, saddling, and other basic horsemanship skills. They will ride in an enclosed area and navigate a small obstacle course and will take one or two trail rides on our beautiful trails.
- Equine Care
Campers love this 1 hour class even though they do not ride. Campers learn about feeding, worming, shoeing and all other aspects of proper horse care. They learn about horse anatomy by painting the bones on one of our black horses. Campers will make horse treats on the final day to share with their horse friends. This class is held during 6th period so that campers can help around the barn with feeding, bathing and treating horse injuries. It is the perfect class for the camper with hopes to own a horse someday.
- Natural Horsemanship Training
This intermediate class offers campers the opportunity to learn training skills on the ground and in the saddle. This is a 2 hour class that is for mature campers that can concentrate, listen to detailed instructions and maintain a balanced seat. The class size is kept small in order to allow campers the opportunity to learn and have new opportunities with their horses. Campers will be taught how to communicate with horses through subtle cues, they will observe horse behavior in a herd, work with a horse in a round pen and use leg cues to move specific parts of the horse. They will ride bareback if they have proper balance and skill and take their horse for a swim in one of our lakes. This class is designed to enhance campers' abilities to communicate in a respectful way with their own special horse. Campers should be a level 2 qualified rider.
- Western Trail Riding
This class is excellent for any rider just starting or for the seasoned rider looking to spend more time around horses. Campers will be evaluated and paired with their own special horse of similar skill level. They will spend time getting to know their horse grooming, bathing, and riding the trails of Lonehollow. Campers will get to paint the horses on the final day of class and have them participate in our Painted Ponies Parade. Trail is offered in one or two hour classes.
This is an advanced horsemanship class that offers campers the opportunity to learn skills of ball handling while controlling their horse at speed. Campers will learn the rules of the game, practice drills as a group and compete in teams. This 2 hour class is for campers that are mature and experienced with horses as they must maintain a balanced seat at speed and have the coordination and awareness to pursue the ball with other horses and riders around them. Campers should be a level 3 qualified rider or rider may qualify with the horseback director during assessments.
- Mounted Games
This is a fun intermediate class for campers that want to speed up a little bit. Campers will need to have completed level 2 qualifications. Campers will play various games at a walk and trot in an enclosed area while maneuvering around obstacles. They will compete as teams in relays and learn the barrel and pole patterns. If campers wish, they can also learn polocrosse ball handling skills so they can begin to move up towards taking polocrosse the following year.
- English Equitation/Jumping
Once you have mastered beginner and intermediate horseback, expand your knowledge in our English Equitation/Jumping classes. These classes offer a bit more responsibility in getting your horse ready for class and learning the proper techniques for riding balanced in an English saddle and jumping small obstacles. We offer a 1 hour beginning jumping class where English equitation is taught and campers will go over ground poles and cavalletti. Our advanced class is a 2 hour class and is limited to a maximum of 6 campers. Campers will need to have qualified to level 3 or receive permission from the horseback director during assessments.
- Open Water Diver Course (additional cost of $300)
Campers entering the 7th grade or above who have never been certified in SCUBA are eligible to enroll. All campers must complete the
knowledge development portion ONLINE before arriving at camp. Our staff will be in touch regarding access to the course material. This leaves only the in-water portion to complete at camp so we can spend more time practicing our skills versus bookwork.
- Adventure Diver Course (additional cost of $250)
Campers that have completed their Open Water course may continue their education. This class teaches advanced diving skills in areas such as underwater navigation, recreational search and recovery, peak performance buoyancy and Project AWARE (environmental conservation).
- Specialty Diver Course (additional cost of $150)
After being introduced to advanced skills in the Adventure Diver course, campers can master them in a Specialty course. They will receive certifications such as underwater navigation specialist, altitude diver specialist, and search and recover specialist.