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Timber Trails Horse Camp

Timber Trails returns to Camp Impeesa as one of our summer camp Adventure programs for those wanting to explore the backcountry by horseback. You will spend most of your time taking in all that the Castle Mountain Wilderness has to offer. We will visit alpine valleys, waterfalls and lakes.Scramble up hiking trails and ride along the ridges of the great divide.

This program is for youth ages 13 to 17 years old, plus Scouters are welcome to register as well. We encourage youth who have experienced our residential summer camp program who are looking for a new and exciting adventure to take part in this program.

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Camp Highlights

  • Experience horseback riding in the Rockies!
  • Operated by Scouts Canada and our Timber Trails experienced wranglers
  • Horse Camp is open to all boys and girls ages 13-17
  • 4 days of riding and exploring the Castle Mountain wilderness
  • Learn new skills! Learn about horse safety, saddling, grooming, plus proper riding technique.
  • While the horses are taking a break, enjoy fishing, crafts, games, and campfires
  • The journeys begins and ends at Camp Impeesa, a 5-star resort after being in the backcountry!

Dates, Costs & Itinerary

--Cancelled for 2018--

August 5 - 10, 2018

Regular Price: $1,025

Multi-Registration Discount (group size 2): Save $50/person

Optional Bus Transportation: $70 (please confirm availability)

Our session is 6 days, 5 nights which includes two nights at Camp Impeesa in our platform tent village and 3 nights in the backcountry at a horse base camp. You can expect to be in the saddle and ride each day except for the day of arrival and departure from camp.

  • Sunday
  • Arrive at camp, settle into your shared wall tent in our summer camp tent village, and take a swim test in the lake.Meet your wranglers (guides), and as a riding group you’ll set expectations and plan your week.You’ll review safety and risks for the trip and get your helmet & saddle bags.Dinner andcampfire will end the evening.

  • Monday
  • After breakfast you will work with the wranglers to learn all about working around horses and riding.Understand how to be safe around horses, grooming, and care of your horse, how to saddle and tack your horse.After lunch you will meet your horse and start your ride out of Camp Impeesa to the backcountry base camp.

  • Tuesday to Thursday
  • Each day, once meals and camp chores have been completed, you will saddle up and head out on the trail for the day’s ride to explore the area. In the evening you will have a chance to talk about what you want the next day to be like and where you want to go. Evenings can also include horse care on the trail, camp crafts, campfire and storytelling, fishing, checking out the stars, creek hikes and sharing of fellowship.

  • Thursday to Friday
  • You will pack up base camp on Thursday afternoon and ride back to Camp Impeesa. While at camp you will have the opportunity to participate in the many activities offered at camp, go to the final campfire of the week, enjoy a hot shower and dinner in our dining hall. Friday afternoon it will be time to head back home to share stories of grand adventure by horseback.

    Days until Camp: -78

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    What's included in the Trip?

    The camp provides all equipment related to the riding and care of the horses including helmets and saddle bags, horse experienced wranglers and outfitters to guide you through your adventure, food while at camp and in the backcountry, tents and group related gear.

    Your registration package contains all of the information you will need to get ready for the trip. We include information on transportation to camp, details on what personal gear you should and should not bring, a note on risk, a list of gear, forms regarding medical and dietary needs.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, 1 night at the main camp — Camp Impeesa, then 3 nights at our backcountry base camp in tents, then back to Camp Impeesa for the final night.

    Riding conditions in the Rockies are of varying steepness along wilderness trails. The trip will start out on relatively flat and level ground and will change as campers ride further into the backcountry to reach basecamp. Each day campers can expect to encounter trail conditions which could include single track rocky trail, thick brush to open meadows, high alpine slopes and river crossings.

    This trip is for those looking for a challenge who want to get out and explore the backcountry. You will spend full days in the saddle for up to 8 hours on rough, high country trails and we recommend that campers are comfortable being on and around horses. Having an understanding of how it feels to move with the horse as they walk, trot and navigate terrain will be important for the safety of both rider and the horse. Even though time will be spent learning about horse riding this is not a training program for beginning riders. That being said, we welcome new riders to the program as long as they are comfortable, a ride in the arena or a short hour or two ride would be very helpful for this type of rider.

    One youth is $1025.Two youth (registered at same time) $1950.

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