Summer 2018 - The Wrangler in Training (WIT) program provides the opportunity for high school age participants to apprentice alongside experienced horsemanship staff while assisting with trail rides, riding lessons and all manner of horse and facility care during their four week session. WITs will gain valuable experience involving safety, horsemanship instruction, group control and horse care while working with guests and campers in the summer camp environment.

Program Goals:

  • Develop a servant's heart
  • Grow in your personal Christian faith
  • Learn how to train and handle horses
  • Share mastered skills with other wranglers and apprentices
  • 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 character and healthy work values

Qualifications:

  • Age 16 or older by June 15, 2018
  • 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 a CHA riding certification for level 2 or above (or equivalent as approved by the Horsemanship Director)
  • Have 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 on June 25-30, 2018 and remain for the entire session (July 1 - 28, 2018 or July 29 - August 25, 2018). 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.

Program Cost:

$300. This cost includes five weeks of training and apprenticeship experience, including training manuals, insurance and room and board.

To Apply:

Download and complete the Wrangler In Training Application and send it to the Warm Beach Camp, Personnel Office. Once application and three references are reviewed 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, 2018.

Download Application

For more information email the Registration Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 toll free during office hours 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

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.
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Vaulting Program Coordinator
Mackenzie Knott
Mackenzie Knott grew up taking riding lessons and coming to horse camps at Warm Beach Camp. In 2015 she started as an intern in the horsemanship program, fulfilling one of her childhood dreams. While serving as a riding instructor and wrangler during that summer, she discovered her love for not only teaching riding lessons, but also the incredible sport of equestrian vaulting. In the fall of 2016 Mackenzie joined the Warm Beach Vaulters full time and is enjoying her role as Vaulting Program.