HORSEMANSHIP CAMPS ON PAUSE FOR SUMMER 2022
We are saddened to announce that we have had to pause our summer horsemanship camps for the summer of 2022.
Over the next year the leadership of Camp Nakamun will be restructuring the summer ranch experience and year-round operation of the Nakamun Ranch. The Horsemanship program has incurred a significant financial loss every year, which puts great strain on the operation of Camp Nakamun as a whole.
The Ranch infrastructure also needs great investment to complete the development that began in 2016. Some of the needs are for a proper dining room and meeting space, upgrades needed for the washroom facility, etc.
With the ongoing pandemic and challenges of the last two years, putting great strain on Camp Nakamun, this decision was not made lightly but with much prayer and discussion.
Camp Nakamun’s goal is to keep camper fees as low as possible. To put the financial situation in perspective, the fees for each camper never cover their full cost. Campers on the main site are subsidized by over $100, while in the ranch program, the campers are subsidized by over $500. It is just not sustainable to continue in this way.
During this time, our goal will be to create a plan for both operational and financial success so that we can welcome campers back to the ranch as soon as possible.
Why A Ranch?
There’s something special about spending time with animals. Horses especially have the ability to connect on a deeper level. Campers become friends with their horses. We see this unique aspect of camp as an example of what is so meaningful and life-giving about being out in creation.
What We Offer
We offer space for indoor/outdoor arena work for up to 10 riders at a time. Rides for ladies and mens groups, as well as kids groups of varying ages. We can provide private lessons, as well.
Trail rides, wagon rides, sleigh rides are also available. Flexible days and hours. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll try to make it work.
We can provide staff and horses for your group, or we can simply exist as a rental facility where you are welcome to bring your own horses. However, we do not mix camp horses with guest’s horses.
Located 1/2 a mile North of Camp Nakamun. Look for the big, white Riding Arena and the Nakamun Ranch sign.