5- 7 DAY CAMPS

7 DAY CAMPS

 Kiah Park  horse riding camp was was established in 1978. The property itself  is 315 acres of beautiful, varying country situated 20km east of Gympie and 160km north of Brisbane. Visitors can enjoy the peaceful farm surroundings with horses, other farm animals and new friends.Includes accommodation with adult supervision and great meals.  Children adopt a horse to enjoy for the week and activities include arena lessons, trail rides twice a day, learning how to keep and care for a pony/horse, gymkhana, animal feeding, collecting chook eggs, cow milking and fun night activities.

Our 7 Day Riding Camps are the core of our business and are held every school holidays, from 11am Saturday to the 7am the following Saturday. Kiah Park Horse Riding Camp is fully catered, has full insurance, qualified Instructors and adult supervision.  Kids ages aged 6 yrs to 16 yrs, of all riding abilities are welcome to attend.  For the safety of our riders and health of our horses we have a safety weight restriction of 80kg.

The accuracy of your child’s individual details including their height, weight, and riding ability is vital in assuring we have the ‘right’ horse available for your child. Mention if they have no experience or are walking, learning to trot, trotting well, learning to canter, cantering well or advanced.  For all our kids returning to Kiah, please mention which  horse they rode previously and if their level of riding has progressed since their last camp. 

BOOKINGS

Please book online. For all booking enquires or changes please email [email protected]  (we can not make any changes to bookings over the phone). The price for our 7 Day Camp is 1045 per child.  Cancelations and booking changes are accepted two weeks prior to the camp start date and will incur a $50 admin fee. There are optional extras including:

    • Photo package 45  (30 photo package, 15 USB stick)
    • Bus Fare 35
    • Boot Hire 20
    • Extra Lessons/ Jumping lessons  45

TRANSPORT

Kiah Park Horse Riding Camp hire a bus and pick up from Brisbane and different points up the coast. The bus fare is $35.  There are a limited number of seats available each camp so please book in early.

ACCOMMODATION

Our cabins are located along the ridge overlooking beautiful scenery. There are separate boys and girls cabins with their own hot showers and toilets. All cabins have double bunks and mattresses. A leader sleeps with the children and assists in each cabin.
Children are required to care for their belongings and keep their cabins tidy. Let us know on your booking form if your child would like to share a cabin with a friend that is also attending camp.

SUPERVISION

We employ one leader for every six children booked in to camp; the leaders are female and hold their blue cards. Leaders sleep in the cabins with the children offering 24 hour supervision. Owners live on site and are involved in the running and supervision of the camp.

BEHAVIOUR

Children with behavioural problems are a risk to other campers and parents are required to ensure that their children understand and are able to respect the rights of others with regard to safety of persons and property, manners and privacy.

CANTEEN

The canteen is open in the morning and afternoon and sells drinks, chips, ice blocks and lollies. All wallets are locked away in the office for safe keeping.

PHONE CALLS

To minimise disruption to the camp routine, please keep calls to our landline to a minimum or emergencies. If you wish your child to bring a mobile phone, they will have an opportunity to call or text home at afternoon tea time. All phones are kept in safe keeping the rest of the day.
If you have to talk to your child call our landline 07 5486 6166 between 6.30 – 7.30pm. Calls after 7.30pm are not taken as the night activity has started and no-one is available to answer the phone. Rest assured that we will contact you if there are any problems.

DINING

We have a large dining area where all campers meet for meals. Please let us know if your child has any special dietary needs, as we will happily cater for them. There is a surcharge of $100 for special diet catering.

CAMP RULES

Safety is our first priority, closely followed by as much fun as possible. To ensure a happy and enjoyable camp for all we have established a set of rules to which we expect our campers to adhere. These will be explained to campers on day of arrival. Please note any breakages must be paid for.

FUN COMPETITIONS

The best camp kid is chosen on behaviour, manners, attitude, cooperation and enthusiasm throughout the week. Best kept cabin daily.
Gymkhana – has a number of different categories and level.  The focus is on horsemanship not speed.
Grooming contest.

CAMP ROUTINE 

We have a structured camp programme however due to weather we may shuffle the programme a little, we also may add something new!  On Saturday the kids are introduced to Kiah Park with a focus on safety, horsemanship introduction and the arena assessment to find the most suitable horse for each child based on their ability, size and personality… of horse and rider!

This is a basic overview of a day at Kiah Camp…
6:30am: Yard Duty, Milk cows, Feed animals, Collect eggs7.30am: Breakfast, Clean up duties & tidy Cabins
8:00am: Lesson Horses are saddled up
8:30am: Arena Lesson, other riders Saddle up
9:30am: Morning Tea & Canteen
10:00am: Gear check & Mount up
10.30am: Trail Ride/Activities for lesson riders
12:00pm: Ride back to camp, Untack & groom
12:30pm: Lunch
1:00pm: Structured activity or free time
2:00pm: Lesson Horses are saddled up
2:30pm: Arena Lesson, other riders saddle up
3:00pm: Afternoon tea & canteen
3.30pm: Trail ride/activities for lesson riders
5:00pm: Ride back to camp, Untack & groom
5.30pm: Feed animals, let horses out, showers, prepare for dinner
6.30pm: Dinner, clean up duties
7.30pm: Night programme (Welcome games, quiz/bingo night, campfire night, night walk, movie night, variety show and presentation evening.
8.30pm: Prepare for bed
9:00pm: Lights Out

Traditionally we have a long ride on the Wednesday with damper and sausages by the dam to follow and we wrap up the week with the gymkhana on the Friday.

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