Summer Riding

Session 1: July 10-15  |  Session 2: July 17-22  |  Session 3: July 24-29

Chatham Hall is dedicated to having as healthy a camp experience as possible. In keeping with School policies, a COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all summer 2022 campers. Proof of vaccination will be required as part of our online registration. If you have any questions, please reach out to Thank you!
Summer Riding Camp features several individual week-long residential programs offered for riders aged 10-16.

This program is for current riders who are capable of at least walking and trotting independently. However, this is a program that is designed to challenge all levels of riders, including advanced riders, with a variety of lesson groups and horses available. 
Riders participate in two lessons a day with Chatham Hall’s full-time faculty. Lessons vary in size, but are typically groups of five, allowing for focused instruction and learning. Additionally, campers will receive a private lesson where they are able to work one-on-one with an instructor on individual goals. Chatham Hall is home to 30 horses that reside on campus all year so they are well-schooled and -educated teachers for the campers. Riders also have the opportunity to bring their own horse or pony to camp as well - please contact us for details!

When campers are not riding, they enjoy several horsemanship activities and equine lessons offered on a large variety of topics like confirmation; nutrition; and how to manage a large stable, bits, and equipment. We also incorporate some fun in our downtime through activities like painting, designing Olympic cross-country jumps, and making stick horses!

During their stay at Chatham Hall, campers reside in air-conditioned dorms supervised by an adult faculty member and high school- or college-aged counselors. In the evenings, campers are able to participate in fun camp games and activities, including tie dying, s’mores making, playing games, water balloon fun, and bingo. Campers who wish to stay for more than one session will have full supervision and additional activities planned on the time between sessions.

From Our Campers

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  • Kensington N. '22

    Hometown: Carmel, CA
    School Team: Gold
    "One of my favorite memories from Riding Camp was riding in the Hunter Trial Field and the Mullen Field, as well as the fun activities we did after lessons. What drew me to Chatham Hall was the Riding program, but as I learned more about the School and visited the campus, I felt right at home. Before coming to Chatham Hall, I never thought I would try joining many clubs or co-leading one."
  • Sam R. '22

    Hometown: New Bern NC
    School Team: Gold
    "My favorite summer camp memory was gathering at the table together with all the other campers every morning and afternoon waiting to see which horse to ride. I still remember my favorite horse: her name was Scarlett and I got to jump her a little bit which was very fun. I choose to attend Chatham Hall because of the community. The community here is really the best part, everyone is so kind and welcoming. When I first came here it was very easy to find friends."
  • Annabele W. '22

    Hometown: Richmond, VA
    School Team: Purple
    "My favorite summer camp memory was going on trail rides with all of the counselors and learning about their experiences at Chatham Hall. My family has always had a close connection to Chatham Hall, but it wasn’t until I came to visit I saw how amazing the community is and that is what really made me fall in love with the School. Since being at Chatham Hall, I have learned so much about different cultures and other interesting things that I would have never thought twice about before coming here which is one of the many reasons why Chatham Hall is such a special place."
800 Chatham Hall Circle  •  Chatham, VA 24531
+1 434.432.2941  •
Day and boarding school for girls grades 9 -12 in the Episcopal tradition.

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