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Take your horsemanship skills to the next level - all year long!

We are committed to providing a safe, caring, hands-on learning experience with horses! This is as close as it gets to owning your own horse! Our horsemanship staff is CHA certified.

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Summer 2016 - The Wrangler in Training (WIT) program June 24 - August 20, 2016 combines training as a Wrangler and Counselor in a summer-long experience for high school age participants. WITs will gain valuable experience working with guests and campers involving safety, horsemanship instruction, group control, and horse care. WIT's apprentice alongside experienced horsemanship staff assisting with trail rides, riding lessons, and all manner of horse and facility care for the next eight weeks.

 For high school age campers completing their Sophmore or Junior year. Requires a full summer commitment (June 24 to August 20, 2016), hard work, love for horses and youth and a learner's heart.

Experience Gained

  • Develop a servant's heart
  • Grow in their personal Christian faith
  • Learn how to train and handle horses
  • Share mastered skills with other wranglers
  • Assist in leading trail rides
  • Assist in instruction of riding lessons and vaulting classes
  • Assume a variety of supervised leadership roles
  • Develop healthy relationships and relational skills
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Develop character and healthy work values

This extended time that a small group will spend in interaction with each other and with Christian leadership makes camp an excellent setting for the accomplishment of these objectives. The WIT program is pertinent, not only to Horsemanship, but to many future leadership roles as a Christian. 

Qualifications

  • Have completed their sophomore year of high school
  • Have a desire to study the life of Jesus Christ
  • Be seeking to grow in a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Have a love for horses and young campers
  • Be eager for personal growth
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have achieved at least intermediate CHA level riding certification
  • Have four recommendation letters: two from Christian workers, one from a teacher, and one from a personal friend who is over 18 years old

Candidates will be selected on the basis of character, horsemanship skills, spiritual readiness and leadership potential, as determined by careful appraisal of their application and references.

Program Cost

$622 per person. This cost covers training manuals, insurance, WIT privileges, plus room and board for the 8 weeks at Warm Beach Camp.

To Apply:

Download and fill out the Wrangler In Training Application and send it to the Warm Beach Camp, Personnel Office. Once application and four references are reviewd by the hiring manager, further contact will be made. If/when acceptance has been made into the program you will receive more information on arrival, what-to-bring, payments etc. 
Best consideration will be given for applications received by June 1, 2016.

Download Application

Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:
  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Special diet requirements beyond vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity that cannot be accommodated by the available options from the food line. Warm Beach Camp can provide alternative vegetarian and gluten-free options if notified prior to arrival.
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.

Lisa Tremain

Horsemanship Director

150 Lisa Tremain crop2New Zealand native, Lisa Tremain, is excited to be back at Warm Beach Camp to serve as the Horsemanship Director where she hopes to share her love of horses and God with others. Lisa first came to Warm Beach Camp as a WIT (Wrangler in Training) in 2003, and since has served in other camp ministries throughout New Zealand. She believes horses provide a unique opportunity to teach not only horsemanship skills, but also core life skills including trust, respect, communication and the importance of relationships.