Horse Camps

Come experience the joys of horseback riding at Horse Camp! Day Camp Spring Lake riding program is progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience.

Updated program information for 2019 will be available in January. Please check back.


Day Camp Spring Lake riding program is progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience. Camp Spring Lake is excited to partner with YMCA Camp St. Croix for our Horse Camp program. Camp St. Croix prides itself on well-trained horses, nicely groomed trails, beautiful scenery and knowledgeable staff that will do their utmost to make your ride an experience to remember. Instruction is provided at the staging area and on the horses.

Safety is our top priority at Horse Camp. For our horse program, we recommend that participants wear leather shoes or boots with a 1” heel. Long pants and protective helmets are required of all participants. Helmets will be provided by the camp. Our Horse Camp is a progressive recreational riding program and is not intended to replace formal riding lessons.

Alternative programs may be planned if weather conditions such as extreme heat, rain, or wind jeopardize the safety of campers or horses.

Colts – Introductory Level

During the week-long session, 2 hours per day, will be spent on-site at YMCA Camp St. Croix where the basics of western horseback riding are introduced for first-time riders. Instruction includes safety, leading, mounting, dismounting, reining and basic ring riding. Campers will be bussed to and from Camp St. Croix.

Buckaroos – Intermediate Level

Buckaroos is an intermediate program for campers with at least one year of riding experience. Two hours of daily instruction at stables includes a basic skill review. The remainder of the day is spent in traditional camp activities. Campers will be bussed to and from Camp St. Croix.

Horse Camp Location

YMCA Camp St. Croix
532 County Road F
Hudson, WI 54016
P: 715-386-4380