Santa Cruz Overnight Camp


Fast Facts

All campers at our Overnight Camp can ride as a regular part of our program. This page is for our options with more riding and specialized instruction.

Offered: Overnight Camp Sessions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Ages: Entering 5th grade and older.

Cost: $295 (1 week- less experienced riders for 2 periods, half day), $495 (1 week-intermediate and advanced riders only, all day) or $895 (2 weeks-intermediate and advanced riders only, all day) in addition to session tuition fee.

All-Day Equestrian Camp Activity

This program is for campers who can already post the trot, have their own boots and helmet, and take regular lessons at home. All-day Equestrian Campers will spend each Activity Day at the barn, where they will be well-occupied with riding, learning about, and caring for Kennolyn’s horses.

In addition to two mounted classes each Activity Day, your child will spend time vaulting, tacking and untacking their horse, plus attend horse care classes. One program highlight for the 2-week session is experiencing a private overnight ride along our trails to one of our on-property campsites along a creek. Cooking over a fire and sleeping under the stars is a favorite of all Equestrian Campers. It’s as close to being a real western pioneer as you can get!

Half-Day Equestrian Specialty Activity-1 week sessions

For less experienced riders 5th grade and older. $295 in addition to camp tuition. Available during our 1-week sessions, sessions 2 and 6 only.

Girl put saddle on horse at summer camp
Girl trots horse around summer camp ring

Horseback Riding Overnight Camps at Kennolyn

If your child comes alive to the sound of galloping hooves, has horseshoes decorating every surface of their bedroom, and relishes the chance to wash and groom even the most ornery of horses, they’re definitely an equestrian at heart. Kennolyn’s equestrian specialty option is a wonderful way for campers to foster their passion for horseback riding, learn exciting new skills, and make lasting friendships with others who love riding just as much as they do.

Here at Kennolyn Camps, we foster a love for the equestrian life by offering two specially-designed programs for our campers who want to go deeper into their riding practice or spend more of their camp time with their favorite horses. In learning how to post for the first time or mastering a challenging jump, your child will gain valuable experiences with problem solving, perseverance, and goal setting.

Because we also believe in providing each individual with a well-rounded summer camp experience, we involve all of our campers in plenty of other experiences outside the barn. Horseback riding is a wonderful and rewarding focus, which we supplement with our many other fun camp activities and traditions. With three to four activity days per week and two levels of intensity, your child will find the perfect balance between a traditional summer camp experience and the horseback riding camp of their dreams.

Campers learn incredible skills at horseback riding summer camp!

Girl jumps horse at summer camp
Campers walk horses in shallow river