For every child who has fantasies of riding off into the sunset on their majestic horse, the Belle Wood Equestrian Centre Summer Camp is a dream come true! With weeklong sessions throughout the summer months, Belle Wood Equestrian Centre is an amazing place to begin your child’s horseback riding journey, make new friends and get plenty of fresh air and exercise.

Belle Wood focuses on developing well-rounded equine enthusiasts through their expertise and passion for horses, all while making sure the campers have plenty of summer fun! The campers jump into horsemanship in a well-rounded camp program that teaches core horsemanship principles in a fun and safe environment. With each session including a maximum of just 15 students, every rider receives attentive training and personalized care.

Give your kids a Summer to Remember at Belle Wood Summer Camp!

Conveniently located off Highway 7 in the charming hamlet of Greenwood in Pickering, kids can fulfill their dreams of horseback riding at Belle Wood Summer Camp while also spending their school break outdoors and making lots of amazing memories. Ideal for equestrian enthusiasts, campers participate in two riding lessons per day with expert coaches and instructors.

The camp program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm to give campers a fully immersive experience. Riders are divided into groups based on their current riding level after an assessment lesson on Monday and every exciting camp day is filled with riding lessons taught by Equestrian Canada Certified Licensed Coaches. Whether your child is a first-timer or an accomplished rider, Belle Wood offers programs to fit every horse lover with structured lessons emphasizing safety, horse welfare and rider development.

Belle Wood also believes in teaching students from the ground up, engaging students in horse awareness and horsemanship. Therefore, students learn the importance of connecting with both the horse and all aspects of the sport. Furthermore, kids also participate in various outdoor activities, such as equestrian yoga, equine-related arts and crafts, and cooling off in the Unicorn Water Slip and Slide. They also meet other people who share their love of horses and make new “Barn Besties”! Lastly, at the end of the week, families can see what their kids have learned at the Camp Week Showcase on Friday afternoon.

Belle Wood Summer Camp Details

What Should Campers Bring?

  • Properly fitted riding helmet, ASTM-approved for equestrian use (rentals are also available)
  • Boots to ride, with a heel no more than 1/4 inch
  • Riding pants, leggings or jeans suitable for riding (not baggy sweatpants)
  • Riding gloves to protect hands from leather reins
  • Running shoes and shorts for outdoor games
  • Bathing suit Sunscreen, bug spray, hat
  • Refillable water bottle, as fresh spring water is available
  • Litter-less lunch and snacks (compost is available in partnership with La Belle’s Garden Centre
  • A positive attitude and a love of horses!

Week of camp: $675 per week, plus HST
Extended care: $10.00/day (Early drop-off 8:00am, late pick-up 5:00pm)
Helmet rental: $30.00/week

Register before March 31st and receive $100 off!

  • Session 1: July 2-5 (short week)
  • Session 2: July 8-12
  • Session 3: July 15-19
  • Session 4: July 22-26
  • Session 5: July 29-August 2
  • Session 6: August 12-16
  • Session 7: August 19-23
  • Session 8: August 26-30

Note: Cancelled sessions eight days or more before the camp session start date will be charged a $300.00+HST cancellation fee. Sessions cancelled seven days or less before the camp session’s start date or once camp has commenced are non-refundable.

For the safety and welfare of both students and horses, lessons do not take place when temperatures exceed 25C or when a weather warning is in place.

Summer Camp Expo — June 1, 2024
On June 1, families are invited to meet the Belle Wood instructors and horses, and see live demonstrations, including veterinarians, farriers, equine body workers, jumping castle, plus KX96 New Country FM Durham live on location!

Foster your child’s love of horses by registering here!

Belle Wood March BreakBelle Wood Equestrian Centre Summer Camp

When: Weekly from July 2-5 to August 26-30, 2024
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Belle Wood Equestrian Centre, 2745 Concession Rd 6, Pickering

Find our full list of Summer Camps in Toronto and the GTA here!