Life Skills for Leadership Camp – Middle School Session

  • Youth building relationships by grooming horses
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    Date(s) - Mon, Jun 10, 2019 - Fri, Jun 14, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Dashing W Farm


    If you are looking for a meaningful summer activity for your middle school student, then this is it! Our Life Skills for Leadership summer program at Dashing W Farm is more than just fun with the horses. It’s a memorable learning experience that will help your child develop the life skills needed to work effectively with others. It’s also a great way to get away from technology, build relationships, and re-discover the fun of being outdoors.
    No riding is involved and no experience with horses is needed.
    All participants take the StrengthsExplorer online assessment ( in preparation for the camp to learn their top three talents. Through fun and challenging ground activities with the horses, each participant will learn:
    • the importance of trust and respect to developing and nurturing relationships
    • how to make use of their talents to work together as a team
    • how to appreciate the talents of other team members
    • the importance of clear verbal communication in teamwork
    • the positive and negative messages we send through non-verbal communication
    • the need to practice the habits of courage, humility, integrity, selflessness, duty, and positivity (from the book Character-Based Leadership by Anderson and Anderson)
    Together with our equine partners, our youth leadership program provides an experiential learning environment, where your child will gain confidence through hands-on experience with the development of team cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills. And everyone participates in discovering and defining the actions they can take to be better leaders!
    The cost is $160/student for all five, 1.5 hour sessions, including the cost of the StrengthsExplorer assessment. The cost is $130.00 if you register by May 13. This session is for middle school students in grades 6-8 (ages 11-14). The number of participants is limited to 12. Registration ends June 3.
    ATTENDANCE AND WEATHER POLICY: Sessions will be rescheduled in the case of rain. We do not refund or reschedule sessions for no-shows. We will schedule make-up sessions for absences due to medical reasons.
    Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least seven working days before the workshop are refundable less a $25 administration charge. There are no refunds for cancellations received later; however, a credit will be issued toward a future workshop.


    Bookings are closed for this event.