Our Horsemanship Camp is open to all levels of riders, ages 5 -- 18. Participants ride in groups that are organized according to equine experience in order to enhance learning for all.
In addition to receiving English riding instruction, participants learn about ...
Grooming the horse
Equine first aid and emergency care
At Furnace Brook Farm, we are dedicated to providing rewarding experiences to everyone. Our campers receive the individual attention and instruction they need to keep safe and to grow a lifelong love of horses and riding.
On the final day of camp week, families are invited to visit the farm for a special horse show to see what their campers have learned.
The team at Furnace Brook Farm Horsemanship Camp includes an experienced staff with a passion for horses and the knowledge to teach campers in a safe, fun and educational atmosphere. Furnace Brook Farm is proud to be a licensed camp through the State of Massachusetts and the Town of Marshfield.
Camp director and owner of Furnace Brook Farm, Erin Van Steenburgh, is a two time national riding champion and licensed riding instructor. She is joined by co-camp leader Kate Daly, also a licensed riding instructor and three time junior world dressage champion.
Counselors and junior counselors are students and former campers of Erin's who are enthusiastic and accomplished equestrians. Each counselor completes a training program prior to working with campers. CPR certification and First Aid training is included as part of pre-camp training for the camp director and counselors.
The ratio of campers to staff is 3 to 1.
2020 Camp Schedule & Cost
Weekly camp sessions are scheduled throughout the summertime:
June 22 - 26
July 6 - 10
July 13 - 17
July 27 - 31
August 3 - 7
August 17 - 21
* Note that due to great response, all remaining sessions for the 2020 season have closed to new registrations. Thanks to everyone who signed up for FBF horsemanship camp!
Camp days begin at 9am and close at 12pm. Please arrange for your camper to arrive and depart according to this schedule. As Furnace Brook Farm is a working barn and our staff is obligated to additional responsibilities after camp hours, we are unable to provide supervision outside of these times.
Registration per weekly session is $300. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot. If you prefer to enroll in camp by the day (vs. weekly sessions) the fee is $60 per day.
How to Sign Up
Complete registration paperwork (2 options):
Click here to access the online camp application and health forms.
Mail a $100 check-deposit (and paperwork - unless you've completed this online) to:
Furnace Brook Farm
253 Sandy Hill Drive
Marshfield, MA. 02050
Balance of payment for camp week is due on the first day of camp. If you are registering for multiple weeks, you may pay per session on day one of the particular session your camper is attending.
All participants must complete and maintain a liability waiver and health form on file with Furnace Brook Farm prior to participating in any activities. No exceptions.
What to Bring
Be sure to pack your camp bag with these items:
Long pants or riding pants
Light jacket in case of inclement weather
Paddock boots or boots with a small heel
ASTM approved riding helmet
(OR helmets are available for camper use at Furnace Brook Farm)
Shorts to change into after riding
Water bottle with plenty of water (nut free snack is provided)
NO sandals or flip flops!
Please reach out to us with any questions you have about our 2020 camp program or other activities at Furnace Brook Farm:
Text or call Erin at 617-650-5524