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May 25, 2012

Feeding the Horses in the Early Morning

Feeding the Horses

At Raintree Ranch Summer camp, campers once a week have the responsibility to rise early and feed the horses. For most it’s groggy walk down the barn at 5:30am and they are usually in their pajamas and cowboy boots. Campers help distribute hay and fill hay nets. This only takes about 20-30 minutes and then we go back to bed for a little more shut eye before breakfast.

Part of what we hope to teach all campers are what the full responsibilities are in owning or caring for a horse. Feeding, grooming, washing, and exercising are all important to keep a horse healthy, and sometimes that happens early in the morning.

We even have some campers going for the highest bolo level who get up 4 times a week to assist with the 5:30 feeding. The sun has just risen at this time and it is a really beautiful and quiet time of day.

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  1. “what does my child need to pack for "Raintree Ranch"? ”

    Kellee Waite June 18, 2012 at 10:51am Permalink
  2. “Hi Kellee, One of the most unique things needed for Raintree is riding boots. Campers need a sturdy boot that comes up over the ankle with a discernible minimum 1/2inch heel. A large water bottle with camper's name on it and sunscreen are also really important. The remainder of the packing list can be found on our website: www.camp.ymca.org and click on "Sign up" at the top, and choose "Dates, Rates and Forms", on the right you'll see the complete Raintree Ranch Parent Packet which has the packing list. We're excited to meet your daughter this summer. Feel free to contact me with any other question about camp: [email protected] -Laura Pauli, Raintree Ranch Summer Camp Director. ”

    Laura Pauli June 18, 2012 at 3:32pm Permalink
  3. “Where is 'raintree ranch'? I would love to go there--even getting up at 5:30 seems fun! Please give a state and city!”

    Samantha April 23, 2013 at 12:56pm Permalink
  4. “Raintree Ranch is located in Julian, CA. Just outside San Diego, about an hour and half drive from the San Diego airport. If you live nearby and would like to come visit we are having a Family Fun Day on Sunday May 5th, 2013. From 1-5pm there will be tours of camp, activities open and even s'more making. Check in begins at Camp Marston (4761 Pine Hills Rd. Julian, CA 92036) and we'll be leaving for tour of Raintree every hour that you can sign up for. Raintre is located just behind Camp Marston, about 1 mile drive. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions or to register: 760-765-0642. You can also register online at http://www.camp.ymca.org/sign-up/summer2013.html ”

    Laura Pauli April 25, 2013 at 9:09am Permalink

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