vaulting_picWarm Beach Camp hosted its 4th year of Equestrian Vaulting Camp this summer. Vaulting is the sport of gymnastics and dance on the back of a moving horse. Since coming to the United States in the 1970s, vaulting has gained popularity and will be featured at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, this fall. WBC’s Vaulting Camp attracts more campers from out of state then any other program offered during the summer. Some of this year’s camp attendees have journeyed from Vancouver, BC, Florida, and South America in order to attend.

The Vaulting programs offered by WBC hold several main attractions. For starters, the camp owns over 55 horses, six of which are used solely for vaulting. Those who attend get to spend extensive time working on group and individual vaulting training with Coach Patti Skipton. Coach Skipton has over 30 years coaching experience and was awarded Trainer of the Year by the American Vaulting Association in 2009. Other camp activities include swimming, ropes course and a climbing tower.

Two campers coming all the way from Columbia, South America discovered WBC on the internet.

[quote author=""]We were both looking for a vaulting camp and were searching the internet. I just typed in summer vaulting camps and Warm Beach Camp was one of the first ones to pop up. So we saved the money for the camp and our parents paid for the plane tickets.[/quote]

It is apparent that a blend of great coaching, beautiful camp grounds and a loving environment has made WBC the ideal place to learn this emerging sport.

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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.

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Horsemanship Director
Lisa Tremain
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.
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Assistant Horsemanship Director
Ginger Reitz
Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. In her role as the Assistant Horsemanship Director Ginger oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club and the Warm Beach Therapeutic Horsemanship programs. Ginger has a God-given compassion for those who can benefit simply from the activity and environment of vaulting, riding, and horse-related activities. Her goal is to improve people’s lives through equine-assisted activities and create space for others to connect to the love of God.