Many thanks to all who attended Camp Hebron's groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, which kicked off the site work phase for our new barn and indoor arena.
The $400,000 project will include 23 stalls and an indoor riding arena, permitting horsemanship activities to continue even in poor weather. The indoor arena will be used for lessons, summer camps, educational programs, clinics and seminars for local horse enthusiasts, and will provide a staging area for our guided trail rides. Pending any delays, the project will be completed this spring.
The new barn will be a tremendous asset not only to Camp Hebron and its camping programs but also to the local community. The Horsemanship Program directly impacts hundreds of youth each and every year, building strength, confidence, a sense of responsibility and value. Special, well trained horses are used for Trail Rides, Hand Led Horse Rides and Riding Lessons. Horsemanship campers are also afforded the opportunity to pursue riding skill certificate through CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association).
Building the new barn has been in the planning stages for three years, so as you might imagine the groundbreaking ceremony was a joyful event. Thanks again to all who were able to join us in the celebration.