Polk County Equestrian Center

Youth Summer Camps (Ages 8+)

Registration for Summer Camps will be available ONLINE starting FEBRUARY 15, 2018 @ 8:00am!

Equestrian Camps are a wonderful way for a child to discover the world of horses. Beginner friendly riding camps cover an introduction to horses, safety, horse care, grooming, saddling, and basic riding skills, with a different theme for each week.

Need to Know:

  • Camps run Monday-Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Price per camper is $300 for a the week
  • **Minimum age requirement of 8-years-old for ALL full week camps**
  • Camp age limits vary based on camp theme. Please check the age requirements carefully when signing up for camps.
  • Horses and equipment are provided. All campers will be required to wear a JPEC ATSM helmet when interacting with the horses.
  • Children should wear jeans and sturdy shoes, as well as bring a packed lunch and water bottle each day.
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Camp Week Themes

We offer a variety of full week camps with unique weekly themes. Camper's age requirements vary based on camp theme. Please be sure to review age limitations before signing your child up for camp. Camps must cater towards the youngest participant for the safety of all campers, so age requirements are firm. Older children are welcome to attended camps that have younger age requirements, however younger children cannot attend camps designed for the older children. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Registration for Summer Camps will be available ONLINE starting FEBRUARY 15, 2018 @ 8:00am!

  • June 4 – 8, 2018 || Intro to Horses (8-10y/o)
  • June 11 – 15, 2018 || Horses, Horses, Herds of Horses (11y/o+)
  • June 25 – 29, 2018 || Welcome to the Rodeo (8-10y/o)
  • July 9 - 13, 2018 || Around the Barn (11y/o+)
  • July 16 – 20, 2018 || Wild West (Cowboys/Girls In-Training) (8-10y/o)
  • July 30 – Aug 3, 2018 || Horsin’ Around (8-10y/o)

To be the first to know on all things JPEC Summer Camps, please fill out our To-Contact Form.

All camps will include multiple riding lessons, both inside and outdoors, depending on the camp's theme. Campers can expect to learn about basic horse care and how to groom, tack and lead their horses. Campers will also have the awesome opportunity to learn how to drive a team of draft horses! All camps are beginner friendly, but also great for returning campers, with new and exciting activities cooked up for the 2018 camp season. At the end of the camp on Friday afternoon, we invite family and friends to head out and get to meet the camper's favorite horse or pony and get a taste of what the kids have been learning over the week.

Have a little one between the ages of 5-7 years old who wants to come to horse camp?
Check out our Tiny Tot Summer Camps!

Questions or concerns? Shoot us an email at JPEC_info@polkcountyiowa.gov  or ring at (515)-999-2818 ext. 1!

Contact Us

Jester Park Equestrian Center
11171 NW 103 Court
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 999-2818
F: (515) 323-5354
Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.