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 staff is CHA certified.

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Test your horsemanship knowledge.
Get certified as an instructor through CHA.

cha_logoThe Benefits of CHA certification are numerous. Certification is a validation of the individual's knowledge and ability and demonstrates to employers and customers that the instructor has been proven against a respected standard, under independent evaluation. Certification means the instructor is committed to professional standards and is proven to be safe, knowledgeable and effective.

This Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) clinic evaluates participants existing knowledge and skills. Certification is granted at the level that each participant is able to demonstrate his/her proficiency through out the clinic. Instructors are evaluated in five areas: safety, horsemanship knowledge and ability, teaching technique, group control, and responsibility and professionalism.

Dates:June 19-23, 2017 & October 2-6, 2017

Chec240_horsemanship_010k-in: 9:00am on Monday at Bayview Ranch House
Check-out: 3:00pm on Friday

First Meal: Lunch, 12:00pm on Monday
Final Meal: Lunch, 12:00pm on Friday

The Process Involves

  • Evaluation by two CHA certified clinicians, in a 5-7 day certification clinic
  • Teaching at least four practice lessons, a riding evaluation, a written test and participation in workshops on risk management, teaching techniques, professionalism and herd management.
  • Certification is awarded at the end of the clinic and the level of certification attained (if any) is the sole discretion of the two CHA Clinicians conducting the clinic. See CHA website for Standard Instructor Certification information and Instructor Levels
  • Certification is valid for three years from the certification date; the instructor must maintain annual individual membership in CHA.
  • Instructors may recertify at the end of the three-year certification period by providing documentation of at least 25 hours of continuing education and work within the industry. The only way to raise the level of certification is to attend another CHA certification clinic.

What to Expect at a Certification Clinic

  • Candidates will teach at least 4 brief demonstration lessons on topics assigned by the clinic staff, according to the candidate's ability level.
  • When not teaching, the candidates will ride in lessons, role-playing as a student.
  • All candidates will give oral evaluations of their own lessons, as well as the lessons given by other candidates
  • Clinic staff will also give oral and written evaluations of lessons for safety, group control and effectiveness
  • Candidates will be evaluated throughout the clinic on their professionalism, including appropriate dress, attitude and demeanor.
  • Expect long days and evening classroom sessions; participants may also be expected to help with horse chores.

For more information about the requirements and benefits of certification, please visit the Certified Horsemanship Association website.

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Questions? Call us at (360) 652-7575 or (800) 228-6724 ext. 2282

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
  • 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.