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


Our plans for 2017

Week 1

  • June 25  First day of camp (arrivals between 10-12)
  • June 30-July 2  Vaulting Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Field trip to local dairy farm, milking lecture
  • July 1 Farmington Hunt Club Jumper Show

  Week 2

  • July 4  Breezy River Stables Horse Show
  • Dressage clinic (Fix-A-Test)
  • July 5-9 Arabian Show at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Drive-in movie field trip

Week 3

Week 4

  • Drill team practice and  schooling show
  • July 18  Farmington Hunt Club summer fun show
  • Humpback Rocks field trip
  • July 22 Parents Day (riding between 10-12, lunch from 12-1)
  • July 23 Great Beginnings Show at Kemper Knoll Farm

Week 5

  • July 27-29 Southern States Fair Horse Show at VA Horse Center
  • July 28-29 Paso Fino & Connemara Horse Show at the VA Horse Center
  • July 29 SWVHJA Jumper Show at Kemper Knoll Farm
  • July 29 Farmington Hunt Club Jumper Show
  • July 30 SWVHJA Hunter Show at Kemper Knoll Farm
  • Polo Match  at King's Family Vineyard in Charlottesville, VA

Week 6

  • August 3-6  Arabian Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Aug. 5 Plain Dealing Farm XC Schooling & Fix-A-Test
  • Aug. 6 Plain Dealing Farm Horse Trials, Combined Test, & Dressage
  • Drive in Movie Theater & Pizza
  • Sherando Lake and canoeing

Week 7

  • August 8 Virginia Hunter Championships at VA Horse Center
  • Aug. 9-13   Lexington National “AA” hunter show at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Aug. 12 Farmington Hunt Club Hunter Show

Week 8

  • Aug. 18 camp schooling show and combined test/horse trials
  • Aug. 17-19  Barrel Racing Championships at the Virginia Horse Center
  • Humpback Rocks field trip
  • Aug. 19 Last Day of Camp, pick up between 9-11
  • See you next summer!!!!