Equestrian Camp Programs 

                    Mini Camp Horse: Ages 8 to 16 (Will return Summer 2021)


Mini Camp is the perfect choice for campers who wish to get a taste of sleep away camp without committing to the whole week! Mini camp is a traditional camp program that runs from Sunday to Tuesday. On Tuesday, campers have the option to either stay for the remainder of the week, or return home. Mini campers choose their elective activities just as traditional campers do, and participate in all the same camp-wide activities!  Mini Campers are picked up on Tuesday Evening after Dinner at 7:00 PM. Dinner is at 6:30PM


Horse Lover’s Camp: Ages 7 to 16 (Day or Extended Day)


Do you love horses? Then our Horse Lover's Program is for you! This program is open to both beginner riders and experienced competitors alike. Horse campers spend the first half their day at the barn (Monday through Friday, weather permitting). Campers are evaluated on horseback on Monday mornings by our riding instructors and then paired with an appropriate horse and placed in groups based on their level of experience (not by age). Occasionally, horse changes will be made throughout the week. This program includes a daily riding lesson or mounted activity such as trail ride or games on horseback, as well as an educational barn class, and barn chores. Campers are able to learn valuable riding skills, horse care and horsemanship skills throughout their week at camp that help them to become a well-rounded horse person. The second half of the day will include a horsemanship lesson period 3 for all horse campers day and extended day. Extended day campers will have 1 period of  fun traditional camp activities, which provide campers with a robust summer camp experience! 


Bring Your Own Horse (BYOH): Ages 8 to 16 ( Weeks 2,3, 6 & 7 ) 


Bring your horse to summer camp! The BYOH week is designed for riders who own or lease their own horse or pony. Campers should be very experienced and comfortable caring for their own horse and should feel confident while riding their equine companion. Campers who bring their own horse must have received formal riding instruction and be able to (at minimum) steer, stop, walk and trot their horse independently in a group lesson setting. BYOH campers are evaluated on their horses during Monday morning riding evaluations by our riding instructors. Campers are then placed in a group lesson based on their level of experience (not by age). Campers should bring all their necessary supplies for themselves and their horses during their week-long stay at camp. This includes their tack and equipment, feed, bedding, buckets etc. Campers in this program ride twice each day (weather permitting) and participate in a daily barn class, as well as barn chores. 


  Leadership Programs (Horse)- CIT & LIT: Ages 14 to 17 (Extended Day Only)


Our LIT program will help you develop strong leadership skills. You will work with your peers on exciting, creative programs, all while getting the chance to be a part of an amazing Camp Marshall summer. Campers who are 14 - 16 years old (entering 9th or 10th grade) can begin our Leader-in-Training (LIT) program. This program puts an emphasis on working as a group, collaboration, and good communication skills. The purpose of the LIT Program is to help older youth realize their leadership potential and develop a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

Leader-in-Training is a one week program. 

The Counselor-In-Training Horse (CIT) Program

(Youth 16 - 17 years of age (entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade).

This is a leadership training program that focuses on learning skills in childcare and activity programming. The purpose of the CIT Program is to help these campers understand the value and importance of leadership in a specific camp setting while applying skills they gain during the program, including behavior management, emergency preparedness, and overall responsibility in a group setting. Both traditional and horse CIT programs are available. New this year, all CIT's will need to be interviewed by summer camp staff to ensure that the potential CIT is ready for the respo that come with the program. Once Interviews are complete  the person will receive a link to  register on line. As we continue to strengthen this program we will only be accepting 15 applicants per session. 

All CIT campers must have previously complete the LIT program or have had comparable and verifiable leadership experiences elsewhere. In this way we hope to best prepare out CITs and potential future counselors for the roles they will need to take on at camp. 


Internship Program for those that are at least 17 years of age and have completed our LIT and CIT Program may be available. 

Please note: All CITs must submit a CORI and a SORI form. Please download the forms and bring them with you in person to staff training. DO NOT MAIL these forms! CIT's must be interviewed to be accepted to the program. 


9:00 to 1:00 

Off Season

Office Hours 

Mon - Fri

Sat & Sun by appointment

Address : 92 McCormick Road Spencer, MA 01562

Phone: ( 508) 885-4891    Fax: (508) 885-0119

     General Email: Campmarshall4h@gmail.com

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