Another Horse Camp Gallops Away!

Posted: August 9, 2012

4-H Horse members "Go for the Gold" at 2012 Camp.
2012 Horse Camp Participants

2012 Horse Camp Participants

Despite the heat forty-four youth from across Southwestern PA, gathered at the Westmoreland fairgrounds for the annual multi-county 4-H horse camp to see who could “Go for the Gold” at this year’s camp from June 18-21, 2012.

The theme this year was based around the Olympics and the activities pushed campers to brush up their skills and see who the medalists were. During camp, the members participated in challenges and learned about many “horsey” topics. They learned about trail, alternatives to lunging, tack cleaning, and practiced their horsemanship skills. Mr. Gerry Vaerewyk, presented a workshop on orienteering where the campers were able to first listen and then apply their skills as they used a compass to complete a course around the camp!

Special thanks goes out to our counselors Lauren Androstic, Ingrid Boarts, Elizabeth Buck, Bailey Czapko, Gracie Henderson, Lexi Ives, Tessa Ives, Lydia Kepple, Melanie Loughner, Hannah Lynch, Keegan Miller, Louie Mocniak, Anna Kate Payha, Adria Schlesman, Aleexy Sheedy, Aleeah Sheedy, Tristan Tappe, Sarah Wolinsky, Hunter Wilson, and Emily Verner. Hope to see you next year!