School Year Camps
Camps for Seattle & Eastside students
Deerfield Farm offers weekend camps and school year camps for Seattle and the Eastside, including Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, Snoqualmie and North Bend. Located in rural Issaquah WA, Deerfield Farm is just minutes away from I-90 so it's convenient for any student in Seattle or the Eastside to attend one of our camps.
While Weekend Camps are only for our YRA students, children don't need to belong to the Deerfield riding program or be a current horseback riding student to attend our new school year half day camps or school break camps. We welcome any and all children (age 6 and up) who are interested in riding horses, nature and having fun.
Mid-Winter Break Half Day Camp
For students aged 8 to 12 years old, this 2-day camp runs Wednesday, Feb. 22nd and Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 9 am to 12:45 pm. Space is limited to 8 campers so reserve your spot now. Cost is $425 per student.
During the school year, we host themed weekend overnight camps for our Young Riders Academy students from Saturday afternoon at 4 pm to Sunday morning at 9 am. Your child will spend three hours in the barn riding, playing games and learning something new.
We then move up to the log house where we eat healthy food, play games and more. Deerfield provides comfortable bunk beds, clean sheets and lots of fun for our students.
While not offered every month, weekend camps are held throughout the school year. Flyers for new overnights are emailed and posted in the barn so be on the lookout for upcoming dates!
Please understand we have only 10 spots, many of which are reserved. Please check with us for availability and reserve your spot today by filling out our contact form.
Mid-Winter Break Camp
This 2-day camp runs from 9:00 to 12:45 pm on Wed, Feb. 22 and Thurs, Feb. 23. The camp is open to students ages 8 to 12. Activities will include 1 horseback riding session, mindfulness activities, games, and time with Princess Snow and our mini-donkey Fiona. Students will participate in horse care and learn new horsemanship skills in these fun half day programs.
Your time will be spent in the beautiful outdoors at Deerfield Farm in our barns, covered round pen, covered arena and heated viewing room. Hot chocolate will be served!
Covid-19 Safety: if your child is feeling unwell, keep them home as we will send home any child who demonstrates symptoms of illness. Face masks can be worn but are not required.
We’ll be spending our time outdoors so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Each student should be prepared with:
- Layered clothing (dress overly warm)
- Warm hat, gloves, socks, hand & toe warmers
- Riding boots must have at least a ½ inch heel (not more than 1.5”)
- Winter boots
- Certified riding helmet
- Reusable water bottle & healthy snack (lunch not provided)
- Hot Coco will be served
Sign up ASAP as each session is limited to 8 participants. Full payment required with registration. To register, fill out our contact form.
Unicorn Mini-Camp & Enchanted Tea Party
Join us for our delightfully fun Unicorn and Enchanted Tea Party mini-camp on Tuesday, July 26th with our minis, Princess Snow and Fiona. Open to 12 campers ages 5 to 10 years old, this one day mini-camp runs 10 am to 1 pm.
Come celebrate with our smallest equines who also happen to be unicorns as they spread happiness and smiles to everyone they meet. They love to be social and it's good for them (and us) to have opportunities to interact and play together.
This fabulous experience will take place in our Unicorn Covered Arena that is open to the beautiful outdoors. $195 for 1 Unicorn enthusiast, it features the following:
- Unicorn Tea (Lemonade) Party
- 1 horseback riding experience on gentle lesson horse (minis are too small for riding).
- Fun camp games
- Magical unicorn walk in our beautiful Cedar Forest.
- Digitally released photos with our unicorns!
Space is limited to 12 campers. Reserve your spot now by filling out our contact form. Can't wait to see you there!
2023 School Year & Mid-Winter Camp
All our camps book up fast so while the calendar above may show that we have open spots, the number of openings may be different by the time you email. The best thing to do is to make your reservation (via our contact form) right away to ensure your favorite date is available. If the specific camp you want to attend is full, you can email and ask to be put on our waitlist (make sure to include the dates of the camp).
Please note-We are able to offer late pick-up and early drop-off on certain camps for an additional fee. Please contact us to find out if the camp you are interested in has this option.
Covid-19 Safety Protocol-temperatures will be taken upon arrival each day. Please remain in your vehicles until your child’s temperature has been taken. All our current Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Participants are not required to wear a face mask.
Camps consist of the following:
- Daily horse activity
- Coached lessons by skillful instructors
- Learning mindfulness, gratitude, enthusiasm and self-confidence
- Teaching leadership through fun games and activities
- Being challenged to be your best self!