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Thomas School of Horsemanship
Melville, New York

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250 Round Swamp Rd.
Melville, New York 11747


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9:30-4:30

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Lacrosse, Circus, Archery, Hockey, Kickball, Climbing Wall, Low Ropes Course, Volleyball, Badminton, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, Ping Pong, Nature Hikes, Pilates & More!

CAMP LOCATION: We are located about 45 minutes East of NYC, on 33 beautiful acres of land nestled in the heart of Long Island on the Nassau/Suffolk border.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have 9 riding outdoor riding rings, a sports field, two in-ground swimming pools, a tennis court, arts and crafts building, several barns, petting zoo, low ropes course in our beautiful woods, trails, etc.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The Thomas School of Horsemanship was founded in 1943 by Bill and Fran Thomas.

We believe that horses teach children so much:
-Caring for a horse creates a sense of Responsibility
-Interacting with a living being teaches Respect
-Creating a bond with a kind, gentle creature shows Compassion
-Being in control of an animal larger than yourself grants Confidence
-And the shared love for horses builds Friendships that last

Many of our staff members and Directors are former campers who grew up at Thomas School and wanted to share the joys they had at camp with their children.

Our Directors are all RTE (Responding to Emergencies) certified, which includes CPR and First Aid (certified by the American Red Cross).

Our lifeguards are Red Cross Certified lifeguards and teach Red Cross certified swim lessons.

Our Riding Instructors are all certified instructors, as well as being certified in CPR and first aid by the Red Cross.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers age 13-15 participate in our CIT program where they can choose a specialty area in camp and mentor with staff from that area (Ex: Ride staff, lifeguards, counselors etc.) They also go on trips-some of our past trips have included: overnight to Hershey Park, overnight to Six Flags Great Adventure, day trip to the Waterfront Center (sailing and kayaking), day trip to Mountain Creek water park, overnight to Club Getaway, day trip to Brownstone Adventure Park, overnight Camping/White Water Rafting, etc.)

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round ride school with programs for ages 3 and older. Lessons offered include private lessons, group lessons and semi privates. Group lessons are offered full year or seasonally.

We offer camps during school breaks where students can spend the day at the barn taking care of and riding a horse that they are assigned to.

We offer birthday parties and girl & boy scout badge earning outings as well as school field trips during the year.

Please see our website for a complete list of dates and rates at: Our Camp Website Link:

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