People should learn how to ride a horse now, because there’s no telling when the horses will eat all of our cars. Pick up a new skill before it’s too late with this Groupon.
$99 for a two-day summer farm life and horseback riding camp (a $170 value). Choose from the following dates:
- July 1–2
- July 29–30
- August 5–6<p>
At summer farm camp, taking place each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children aged 3–14 engage in the joys of farm life in hands-on encounters with animals. Fun farm activities include milking a cow or a goat, collecting eggs, grooming llamas, tossing slop to pigs, beekeeping, and making homemade ice cream. Before equestrian-loving little ones embark on horseback rides, they learn how to feed, saddle, groom, halter, and pontificate like their new hoofed friends. All children should wear closed-toed shoes and jeans for camp, and bring a bike helmet, water, lunch, a sun hat, and sunscreen.
Hidden Haven Farms
A family-owned-and-operated farm nestled in the hills of Jamul, Hidden Haven Farms maintains the camaraderie of the Old West lifestyle through educational field trips. In its tranquil setting far from metropolitan stressors, the farm's owners lead visitors along serene jaunts, meandering through the farm’s rolling countryside and ranch layout to take in sites and look out for time-traveling rustlers trying to take livestock back to the 1860s.
Hidden Haven's pastures also provide a space for outdoor education, as the family welcomes visitors for field trips, home-school programs, summer camp, and birthday parties. During these visits, guests can master the process of shearing a sheep, watch bee pollination, and witness the first seconds of new life at a live egg hatching. Throughout the experience, guides stress the importance of maintaining a healthy connection and respect for all four-legged comrades.