Wrangler In Training (WIT)

Wrangler In Training (WIT)

2023 Wrangler In Training (WIT)

Develop your horsemanship and leadership skills

The Wrangler in Training (WIT) program provides the opportunity for high school age participants to apprentice alongside experienced horsemanship staff. Participants assist with trail rides, riding lessons, and all manner of horse and facility care during their four week session. They also gain valuable experience involving safety, horsemanship instruction, group control and horse care while working with guests and campers.

Program Goals:

The WIT program is design to help participants grow professionally and spiritually. Participants can expect to grow personally in the following ways:

  • Develop a servant’s heart
  • Grow in relationship with Christ
  • Learn to train and handle horses
  • Share mastered skills with other wranglers and apprentices
  • Assist in leading trail rides, riding lessons, and vaulting classes
  • Assume a variety of supervised leadership roles
  • Develop healthy relationships, relational skills, character, and healthy work values


The WIT program is design to help participants grow professionally and spiritually. Participants can expect to grow personally in the following ways:

  • Age 16 or older by June 30, 2023
  • 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
  • Obtain a CHA riding certification for level 2 or above (or equivalent as approved by the Horsemanship Director)
  • Send three recommendation letters: one from a Christian Worker, one from a Teacher, and one from a Personal Friend who is over 18 years old.

Each WIT must attend a training week June 19-24 and remain for the entire session (June 26-July 22 or July 24 - August 19). The program will consist of 1 week of training followed by 4 weeks of practical experience and apprenticeship. Special exceptions may be granted for time-off or unavailability for whole duration of the session. Applications to participate in both sessions is also accepted.

Cost & Application

Cost: $400

Includes: 5 weeks of training and apprenticeship experience, training manuals and room and board

At this time, we can only accept female applicants due to housing availability.

Contact the Personnel Department for more information or questions at 360-216-4262

Horsemanship Leadership

The staff are passionate for sharing the love of God through professional horsemanship instruction. They believe in the amazing ability of horses and horse related activities to nurture the potential in each person. The staff are active in one or more professional associations such as Certified Horsemanship Association, American Vaulting Association, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Lisa Tremain, Warm Beach Camp Horsemanship; located in Stanwood, WA; one hour north of Seattle.

Lisa Tremain

Horsemanship Director

New 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.

Thank you to our sponsor. 

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