Horse Mountain Adventure *New*
Camp Kulaqua is going to the mountains! Travel to Camp Blue Ridge, located in a small town of Virginia, and explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on horseback! Prepare for a week of fun as we ride thru the mountainside, chase waterfalls through the national park, explore views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, swim in the natural springs & on-site lake, cook over the fire, and so much more!
We will go to the on-site barn and tack up horses, spend time learning about horse care, and then hit the trail with our guide. Each day will be different and full of excitement. In addition to the trail rides, we will be exploring the local area where there is much to see and do! Crabtree Falls is just a few miles from our cabin, with a natural waterfall and hiking trails. We will go berry picking at a nearby farm, hike the Blue Ridge parkway trails, and so much more.
*Horse experience and basic horse handling abilities are required by Kulaqua for campers to attend.*
For beginner levels, please enroll in our onsite Horsemanship Cowgirl Camp.
What is Camp Blue Ridge? A: This is another adventist camp located in the George Washington National Park, and just a few miles from Blue Ridge Parkway. This secluded camp has cabins, activities, and tons of trails to ride along.
What are the travel plans for the trip? A: We will be leaving very early Sunday morning from Camp Kulaqua and traveling as a group in our camp vans driven by Kulaqua staff. Please plan for a very early drop off time for Sunday AM. We will return the following Sunday in the evening time.
Where will you be staying? A: We are staying in a cabin at Camp Blue Ridge, and it has bunk beds for each of our campers. It has all the amentities we need to cook our own meals, hang out in the living room, and have worship outside by the fire.
What is does a typical day look like? A: We will be starting each day by going to the nearby barn to feed the horses and get them prepped. Next our trail rides will be in the mornings or afternoons, riding through the Blue Ridge mountains, thru streams, and seeing the mountainside. After our fill of horses, we will have time for activities around camp that include Go-Carts, Swimming in the Lake, or we may even go pick berries at a nearby farm for our dessert that evening. The local Crabtree Falls is only a few miles from the camp and there are more waterfalls to find. We will roast marshmallows, make homemade pies over the fire, and enjoy being surrounded by God's great outdoors.
What your staff to camper ratio? A: Including our Summer Camp Director, your camper will have their counselor and an EMW certified (horse cerification for trail safety) camp staff on this Horse Mountain Adventure Camp. We are limiting this trip to 12 campers and will have three Kulaqua staff on this trip.