Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Horse Camp

June was a month of camps of one kind or another. So prepare yourself for a few more camp posts. And expect a lot of collages, because there are a lot of pictures I want to get on here.

The day after Halle got home from Twin Falls, she headed back out with the troop to Stanley, ID for a week of "Horse Camp". The troop had enough money to pay for all of the girls to go, so there was no way we could pass up the opportunity. It was a little nerve wracking as this would be the longest time and farthest away from home ever for Halle, and also, we didn't know any of the adults going. But we knew the girls had each other (and Halle's best friend Taylor would be her bunk mate) and had been taught well, so we sent them.

They loaded on the bus and prepared for a long 3 hour bus ride.

They arrived at camp, and the fun began! Halle said they called the nasty toilet "the buffer".

Everyone moved in and claimed a bunk.

 New friends were made.

And fun times were had.

But the real fun began when the girls got to meet the horses.

Halle getting to know Custard.

This is Taylor's horse, Captain.

Time to ride!

Halle loved the horse assigned to her for the week.  Custard was a gentle ol' thing and treated her just right.  She was a little nervous, as she had never ridden a horse on her own before, but Custard quickly eased her fears.

It's not camping without a fire and s'mores! Looks like girl scouts can build fires as well as boy scouts can.

Before anyone knew it, it was time to pack up and say goodbye.

And just like that, they were back on the bus for the long bus ride home.

She had a fantastic time, and couldn't stop talking for about 2 hours straight when she got home. I'm so glad she was able to go and make such good memories!


Deanna said...

how fun!!!!!

becky ward said...

what an awesome camp. how fun!