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Our Horses "Surf the Web" for St. Louis Kids!

Our horses have learned to surf! The world wide web that is, as they enter the 6th and final week of Virtual Summer Camp this last week in July! The Teen & Adventure Summer Camp is hosted by our partner agency Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis and features equine learning components facilitated by the Ride On St. Louis staff and horses.

St. Louis kids and teens from 4 to 20 with physical and or developmental disabilities are joining in the fun of summer camp through an interactive online platform this year. Campers of similar age work on the same activities and projects together. Participants have been really excited to get their free box of materials, which include all of the necessary resources to follow along with our equine activities and get the most of their equestrian experience. Ride On St. Louis's activity boxes were filled with craft, game and learning supplies that centered around a special equine theme. Campers got to explore and use their own horse items like grooming brushes, bathing sponges, feed bags and even horse feed as they used their senses to delve into topics like anatomy, diet, horse care and more.

“At Adventure Camp, I got to go places I had never been before and I got to do activities I didn’t think I could do,” says Variety Teen Andrew. We are so thankful for our partnership with Variety and this wonderful opportunity to broaden our service impact to support 60 kids and teens with disabilities this summer. Thank you to Robin Diehl at Variety and thank you to our fantastic supporters, volunteers and staff who developed and delivered our equine experience and helped behind the scenes, Marita Wassman, BriAnn Session, Jeanne Johnson, Tina Becker, Paul Cooper and the 8th grade students at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Tod Wideman at Purina, and Laura Vaughn at Fenton Feed. And of course a super big thank you to our Crusaders whose monthly donations help keep this and other programs low to no-cost for all our clients.

{📷 We hope to be getting photos of campers enjoying their activities soon! Since the program is virtual, at this time, we have photos of staff and volunteers who were able to help in person 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 }

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