Campers spend half their day with their horses learning riding skills such as sitting trot, centered riding techniques, and riding through an obstacle course. They will meet local veterinarians and shoers when they are at camp and discuss health/ grooming of a horse. Campers also get to enjoy activities such as swimming, hiking, team games, arts and crafts, low ropes course activities, canoeing, archery, and camp special events.

AGES: 7-12 yrs

WEEKS: 2-12 (May 28-August 10)

FEES: $220/wk YMCA Family Members | $240/wk Community Participants
NOTE: Transportation is included in above fees - select Camp Hyde Drop-Off and save $25! Deposit for all camps is $15/week. Frontier Camp requires an additional deposit of $50/week (total deposit $65)

(Limited to first 54 enrolled each week).


Camp Hyde - girls with horse


AGES: 13-15 yrs


  • $300 | $340* (w/transportation) 2-wk sessions
  • $150 | $170 (w/transportation) 1-wk sessions on 8/6-10

SESSION DATES: 5/28-6/8, 6/11-6/22, 6/25-7/6, 7/9-7/20, 7/23-8/3, 8/6-8/10

For those who have completed at least 3 years of Camp Hyde’s Frontier Camp, WIT focuses on developing horsemanship skills by helping with lessons, trail rides, care/ feed/grooming, and cleaning. ENROLLMENT LIMITED TO 10 PER SESSION. Multiple sessions available and campers may enroll in more than one session.

Frontier Camp_Rider

Measuring Progress

Frontier Camp will follow Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) curriculum and parents will receive weekly reports on their child’s progress through CHA levels (all campers begin at level 1). The Y uses the BOLO horsemanship achievement program to determine the progress made by each camper. The Bolo Program identifies each camper as a Filly, Colt, Stallion, Ranch Hand or Jr. Wrangler based on abilities. Learn more about the program here


Camp Rodeos

Come watch the fun as the Frontier campers demonstrate their skills at the Camp Rodeo on June 22 and July 27 - 10:30am. 

Camp Hyde_Frontier Camp

Horses at Night

Enjoy Camp Hyde overnight! Ride horses in the evening, have a cookout and sleep under the stars! 

WHEN: June 14 and July 19

FEES: $15 per night 

WHO: Campers who are attending Camp Hyde during that week AND are enrolled for at least one week of Frontier Camp this summer. Limited to first 54 enrolled.