Camp is Coming!
ALL camper forms were due on May 1st! There are two mandatory medical forms that must be submitted for each camper.
Online Health History – this is an online form that can be found in the registration portal. This form is to be completed by the parents. This is NOT the same as the physical form. It takes about 10 minutes to complete but is much faster for returning campers because you do not have to reenter information.
- Please review your camper’s medication list to ensure the medications listed are what you will be sending with your camper this summer.
- If you need to make changes to this form after it has been submitted, please email the office so we can reopen the form for you.
Physical Form – Every camper must receive a medical examination by a physician within one year of arrival at camp. Click here for a copy of the BR Physical Form. You can also use a sports physical or your doctor’s form but it must have the date of the most recent physical, clear them to participate in all activities, and be signed by the physician.
- If your physical has been delayed because of insurance, please reply to this email and let us know your appointment date so we can make a note in your account. Thank you to those who have already let us know that their physicals will be delayed.
- To submit your physical, please upload it to the registration site or email it to email@example.com.
Over the past few weeks, we have been communicating with all BR families via Zoom calls, emails, and snail mailing letters to your house. It is important that families review those documents and letters as you prepare for camp this summer. Linked below, you will find all the documents that were mailed out this spring and a video recording.
- The 2023 Parents Guide includes all of BRs policies, program information, and more. Please review this as we go into this camp season, as we have made some changes.
- The 2023 Health & Wellness document includes details of how we will monitor campers’ health and wellbeing this summer. We do ask that campers receive a Covid-19 test before arriving for check-in. Please review the document for further information.
- The Returning Camper Mailing was sent out to all returning campers as we go into the 2023 season. It has a few reminders for families before we start this summer.
- The New Parent Meeting Video is a recording from the new parent call hosted in March. This video has a lot of information for new families before you arrive this summer. If you have the time, please watch this with your camper to help make the summer camp transition easy for both of you!
Tuition for 2023 camper sessions is due by June 1st. Please review your account to see if you have a balance that still needs to be paid.
BR General Store Sale
Put your Crocs in sport mode and run, don’t walk, to the BR General Store and pre-order new 2023 merch! We’ve got custom BR jibbitz, squishmellows, cozy sweats, cute tees, an adorable Nalgene, and so much more! Use code new2023 at checkout and save 15% when you order between now and May 20th.
Orders will be available for pick-up or shipping on or after June 15th.
Meet Your 2023 Directors
Hi! My name is Miss Anja and I am one of the program directors for this summer! This will be my 13th summer at the BR, and my favorite horse is Bo in stall #35! I have so many amazing memories from camp, but I loved every second of my last year as a camper! Being on staff with all my best friends has been such a dream come true! I am going into my senior year at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Social Work. After college, I plan on traveling before going to grad school. I can’t wait for another awesome summer!
Hi! My name is Miss Tori and I am a Program Director. I am in charge of day-to-day scheduling for campers and staff, including riding and activities. This is my fourteenth summer at BR and I am grateful for every second! My favorite horse is Little Red #33. My favorite camp memory is playing guitar with my cabin on a sleepout night! I just completed my Junior year at the University of Michigan, where I am majoring in Computer Science and minoring in education. I’m so excited to see everyone this summer! 🙂
Riding in a good, balanced position is good for you and allows your horse to move correctly and freely. It’ll also work wonders for your confidence too – when you feel secure, you can ride with more assurance. How you sit in the saddle has a huge influence on your horse. The more balance you are in the saddle, the better your horse will move.
What a correct riding position should look like
- There should be a vertical line through your ear, shoulder, hip, and heel
- Your eyes need to be looking up and ahead
- Have your elbows soft, with a slight bend
- Maintain a straight line from your elbow, down your arm, along the rein to the bit
- Keep your thumbs on top, pointing toward your horse’s ears
- Sit equally across both seat bones
- Relax through your seat, pelvis, and hips
- Your knee and thigh should rest lightly against your saddle
Reminders and Updates
Join us for our first Family Weekend from August 25th to 27th. Bring your whole family, however you define it, and enjoy an unforgettable weekend on the ranch. Do as much or as little as you like, spending quality time with your loved one and making new friends.
Click the link below for more information about activities, accommodations, and how to register!Family Weekend Information