Our camp

Just 30 campers are accepted each summer at New Meadow. Our small size means campers can participate in a wide range of activities on and off the farm. There's a counselor for every five campers, allowing for a high level of personal instruction. And our size enhances the family atmosphere and camaraderie.

Each day campers take lessons in the ring or the field, and can choose from individual and team sports, hiking, biking, swimming, arts and crafts and more. Weekends and evenings include competing in horse shows, riding on trails or taking field trips.

We offer Adult camp during the end of August.

We offer camp to boys and girls during all sessions.

We also offer a 2-year Counselor-in-Training program for girls who have completed 10th grade and have attended our camp for two summers.

A Typical Day

Depending upon the activities a camper chooses, each day is different. But a typical day includes:

7:00 a.m.  Wake up and morning exercise
8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  First riding lesson & art
10:30 a.m.  Second riding lesson & art
12:30 p.m.  Lunch
1 p.m.  Tuck Shop, swimming, and free time
3:30 p.m.  Barn activities (horsemanship lectures and care)
6 p.m.  Dinner
7 p.m.   Evening activities and trails
9:30 p.m.  Lights out


What we did in 2015

Week 1

  • June 21  First day of camp (arrivals between 10-12)
  • June 23-24 House Mountain at the VA Horse Center
  • June 26-28  VA Commonwealth Games at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Field trip to local dairy farm, milking lecture
  • June 26-28  VHSA Summer Show at Deep Run Hunt Club 
  • June 27-28  Vaulting Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • June 27 Plain Dealing Farm XC Schooling, SJ & Dressage Fix A Test
  • June 28 Plain Dealing Farm Starter Horse Trials
  • June 28 SWVHJA horse show at Mill Creek Stables

  Week 2

  • July 1-5  Arabian Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Dressage clinic (Fix-A-Test)
  • July 4Independence Day! and Chapel Springs XC Schooling
  • July 5 Chapel Springs Starter Horse Trials 
  • July 5 SWVHJA at Stone Bridge Equestrian Center
  • Dressage clinic
  • Drive-in movie field trip

Week 3

  • July 7-8  House Mountain hunter/jumper show at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Steuart Pittman eventing clinic
  • July 10-12  Dressage at Lexington at the Virginia Horse Center
  • July 11  Spottswood horse show & SWVHJA horse show at Randolph College
  • July 12 Great Beginnings horse show at Kemper Knoll

Week 4

  • Drill team practice and  schooling show
  • July 15-18  Rockbridge County Fair & Southern States Horse Show at the VA Horse Center
  • July 16 Farmington Hunt Horse Show
  • Humpback Rocks field trip
  • July 17-18 Cutting Horse Show
  • July 18 Parents Day (riding between 10-12, lunch from 12-1)

Week 5

  • July 19  First day of 3-week session (arrivals between 10-12)
  • July 22-26 US Pony Club Championships at VA Horse Center
  • July 25 & 26 SWVHJA at Memory's Hill Stables
  • July 26  Polo Match  at King's Family Vineyard in Charlottesville, VA
  • schooling horse trials at New Meadow

Week 6

  • July 30 Clinic at New Meadow Farm
  • July 30-Aug. 2  Arabian Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Aug. 1  Middlebrook horse show & Keezlenutten Farm horse show & SWVHJA at Stonebridge Equestrian Center
  • Drive in Movie Theater & Pizza
  • Aug. 2  Sherando Lake and canoeing

Week 7

  • Aug. 5-9   Lexington National “AA” hunter show at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Kings Dominion field trip
  • Gymkhana
  • Aug. 8 Farmington Hunter Pace
  • Aug. 8 Last day of 3 week session, pick up between 9-11

Week 8

  • Aug. 14 camp schooling show and combined test/horse trials
  • Aug. 13-15  Barrel Racing Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Humpback Rocks field trip
  • Aug. 15 Last Day of Camp, pick up between 9-11
  • See you next summer!!!!