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Horsemanship Programs

Take your horsemanship skills to the next level! All year long!

We are committed to providing a safe, caring, hands-on learning experience with horses! This is as close as it gets to owning your own horse! Our horsemanship leadership staff are CHA certified.


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Warm Beach Camp draws kids out of their routine lives and places them into a natural environment. Camp is filled with unique experiences tailored to their age and development that offer personal growth and connection with God and other people. The heart of camp is relationships that lead to personal and spiritual growth. Camp is meant to be fun, memorable, and personally enriching spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and physically.

The Wrangler in Training (WIT) program provides the opportunity for high school age participants to apprentice alongside experienced horsemanship staff while assisting with trail rides, riding lessons, and all manner of horse and facility care during their four week session. WITs will gain valuable experience involving safety, horsemanship instruction, group control and horse care while working with guests and campers in the summer camp environment.

Program Goals:

  • Develop a servant's heart
  • Grow in your personal Christian faith
  • Learn how to train and handle horses
  • Share mastered skills with other wranglers and apprenticeship
  • Assist in leading trail rides
  • Assist in instruction of riding lessons and vaulting classes
  • Assume a variety of supervised leadership roles
  • Develop healthy relationships and relational skills
  • Develop character and healthy work values


  • Age 16 or older by June 15, 2018
  • Have a desire to study the life of Jesus Christ
  • Be seeking to grow in a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Have a love for horses and young campers
  • Be eager for personal growth
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have a CHA riding certification for level 2 or above (or equivalent as approved by the Horsemanship Director)
  • Have three recommendation letters: one from a Christian worker, one from a teacher, and one from a personal friend who is over 18 years old

Each WIT must attend the training week on June 25-30, 2018 and remain for the entire session (July 1 - July 28, 2018 or July 29 - August 25, 2018). The program will consist of 1 week of training followed by 4 weeks of practical experience and apprenticeship. Special exceptions may be granted for time-off or unavailability for whole duration of the session. Applications to participate in both sessions is also accepted.

Program Cost:

$300 per session. This cost includes five weeks of training and apprenticeship experience, including training manuals, insurance and room and board.

To Apply:

Download and fill out the Wrangler In Training Application and send it to the Warm Beach Camp, Personnel Office. Once application and three references are reviewed by the hiring manager, further contact will be made. If/when acceptance has been made into the program you will receive more information on arrival, what-to-bring, payments etc. 
Best consideration will be given for applications received by June 1, 2018.

Download Application

Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:

  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Physical or sexual aggression or intimidation (ie: hitting, biting, pinching, tackling, bullying, etc.)
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp can accommodate vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity if advised prior to camper attending camp. However we cannot serve other diets that cannot be accommodated by the camper selecting available options from the food line or special diet requirements including swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet.

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.

Therapeutic Horsemanship Coordinator

Ginger Reitz

Ginger Reitz

Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. She is also the Assistant Horsemanship Director for Warm Beach Horsemanship and oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club. Ginger has a God-given compassion for those who can benefit simply from the activity and environment of vaulting, riding, and horse-related activities. Her goal is to improve people’s lives through equine-assisted activities and create space for others to connect to the love of God. She is a member in good standing through the following professional associations:

  • Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
  • Certified Riding Instructor, Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
  • Certified Riding Instructor, United States Eventing Association (USEA)
  • Riding Instructor, United States Pony Club (USPC)
  • Lunger, Coach & Member, American Vaulting Association (AVA)
  • B.A. Communications, Washington State University