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URC Summer Programs - Summer Camp, Riding and More!

2022 Summer Camp Programs offer weekly full-day programming - early enrollment beginning soon!
2022 Camp - 8 weeks: June 13th* to August 12th (no camp 7/5-7/8)

Before and Aftercare allow for varied drop-off and pick-up times, M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Extended before and aftercare arrivals and departures, for additional fees.
A 5% discount will be applied if full registration payment is made before March 1st, 2022.
(*Week 1 is on registration hold pending the FCPS school calendar extension to June 7th)

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Summer Kids Club &
Horse Lovers Club

Riding everyday - no experience necessary - ages 6 and up


Ultimate Equestrian Club 

Must be at least 8 years old with current riding skills as described below; instructional groups vary by experience and riding ability

Summer Kids Club is our classic camp program which is open to girls ages 6-15, and boys ages 6-13*, beginner through advanced riders.  Camper groups are determined by age range and may also be divided by gender.  For riding lessons, campers are grouped by appropriate skill levels during instruction.


Horse Lover's Club campers will be in overall groups with SKC recognizing their love and interest in activities to interact with and learn about horses! *Campers must be age 10 and have previous horse and riding experience for some horse handling activities.  

A typical day at Urbana Riding Club has campers riding in a lesson or trail ride for one hour each day and an additional hour of pony games once each week. Campers swim each day and participate in two or three additional activities which rotate daily throughout the week, ie. archery, climbing wall, zipswing, slip & slide, arts and crafts, field sports, scavenger hunts and much more. Scheduled activities begin daily at 9:00 am. Campers are encouraged but not forced to participate in riding and other activities.  They must stay with counselors and members of their overall group throughout the day.  

*Contact us if your son is over 13 and interested in a URC Summer Camp program.  

The Ultimate Equestrian Club program welcomes equestrian-focused campers with current experience riding and handling horses!


Ultimate Equestrian riders will be grouped for daily lesson instruction by age and skills:

  • Level I riders must be at least 8 years old by June 1, 2022, and currently able to walk and trot independently on a variety of lesson horses during instruction as a group.

  • Level II riders must be at least 10 years old by June 1, 2022, and currently able to walk, trot and canter on a variety of lesson horses during instruction as a group, as well as jump combinations and courses set at least 18". 

This is a very popular program unique to URC with limited enrollment!  Early registration is encouraged to secure your child's space in the Ultimate Equestrian Club this summer.


Ultimate Equestrians begin their scheduled activities at 9:00 a.m. with their daily structured riding lesson.  In the afternoon they will enjoy three additional days with mounted activity/fun trail rides (Please note this differs slightly from the 2021 UR program.)


Ultimate Equestrians also swim daily, have crafts and other activities in addition to  riding, interacting and learning about horses. Riders will be assigned instruction rings best suited to their riding skills and horse level, but spend the rest of their day together with the total group

CIT (Counselor in Training)
Age restrictions apply.  Must have attended URC and be able to proficiently and independently handle horses

URC CIT volunteers learn to handle and care for horses, supporting counselors, instructors, camp managers and kids with their horse-centric activities here at camp.


URC does not charge a tuition for CITs their weeks volunteering, but first time CITs must also be registered for a minimum two weeks of camp. All CIT's must have attended URC Summer Camp in the past and feel comfortable and confident handling and being around the horses. Age restrictions apply. 


CIT volunteers will attend pre-camp training sessions to be held at URC.  The CIT day begins at 8:30 am; they work under the supervision of instructors and camp directors, rotating activities until the horses finish their riding lessons for camp day.


CIT volunteers can opt for credit towards future URC programs, and enjoy recognition, riding and swim times reserved exclusively for them! The CIT program is limited to a select number of participants per week; to participate in the  2022 CIT program please contact Jessie or Sandy to apply