Programs

Therapeutic Riding

There are many benefits to therapeutic riding; while teaching riding and horsemanship skills, life goals are achieved by the students. It is more than just a pony ride — our students learn leadership skills, decision-making, and experience improved communication & teamwork while sharpening their cognitive skills. At Renew, our certified professional staff considers the student’s life goals, and seeks to incorporate these goals into the riding lesson. Each lesson is specifically catered to various learning styles including the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. While learning to ride, the riders are challenged physically and experience improvements in balance, muscle coordination, endurance, and strength. Riding a horse is a holistic way to learn and to be challenged on many different levels. We celebrate our rider’s accomplishments each week as they develop and grow not just as riders, but as people.

Sessions Include:

Winter Session – 8 weeks

Spring Session – 8 weeks

Summer Session – 5 weeks

Fall Session – 12 weeks

Pricing:

$35 half hour private lesson, $35 hour group session (includes 2-4 riders). Payment is due upon the beginning of each session or can be paid weekly. If you are interested in a scholarship for riding, please fill out the Scholarship Application below.

Please contact Shaina Strikwerda at 616.22RENEW ext. 3 or programs@renewtrc.org for more information on any of these camp options.

Renew Educational Camp (REC)

NEW FOR FALL 2020…We are excited to offer a new program for the fall of 2020. Like many other things during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming school year is going to look a lot different than in the past. We will be offering a unique 12 week Educational Camp for high school and middle school students on the week days when they will not be in school in person. The intent is to provide a place for kids enrolled in virtual school or homeschool programs to be during the day to help support the working parents of our community. There will be designated time for students to work on their school-assigned work. Students will be expected to work independently and adapt to a structured environment where they will have plenty of opportunities to remain physically active, socially engaged, and connected to the community during these unique days.

A Week at Camp Includes:

  • 3-4 hours of schoolwork per day
  • Several hours each day of outdoor physical activity
  • A riding lesson each week taught by a PATH certified instructor (guaranteed for campers signed up for 3+ days/week, as available for 1 and 2 days/week campers)
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team completing daily barn chores (feeding horses, cleaning stalls, farm maintenance, etc.)
  • The chance to build a special relationship with one or more of the Renew horses
  • Practicing inclusion and building friendships through involvement in regular therapeutic riding lessons
  • Engaging with community leaders on a variety of topics to include disability awareness and advocacy, veterinary care, civic leadership, spiritual care, other horsemanship knowledge, etc.
  • A faith component including weekly devotions, prayer partners, and discussions on how our equine relationships correlate with other life situations we encounter

Details:

  • Camp runs from Monday, August 31, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020.
  • Camp is offered M-F from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • You can choose how many days to attend/week.

Pricing:

This is a tuition-based camp with a commitment to attend for the entire duration of camp. Payment can be made weekly or monthly and is due by the first day of the week that your student attends camp. Questions? Please contact Rachel at 616.22RENEW ext. 3 or rec@renewtrc.org.

$300 for 5 days per week  //  $250 for 4 days per week  //  $200 for 3 days per week  //  $150 for 2 days per week  //  $75 for 1 day per week

Participant Registration

Are you interested in participating in Educational Camp at Renew? We would love to have you! Here is how you can get involved:

  1. The Educational Camp application can be filled out digitally. To do so, you will first need to click on the Camp Application button, download the Educational Camp application PDF, fill it out digitally, save it, and then email the completed form to rec@renewtrc.org by Friday, August 28, 2020.
  2. Fill out and submit the Participant Application and the Physician’s Statement by Friday, August 28, 2020.
  3. Email rec@renewtrc.org or call 616.22RENEW ext. 3 with any questions you may have.

After School Educational Camp

NEW FOR FALL 2020…Renew Therapeutic Riding Center is offering an 11-week After School Educational Camp for students to interact with horses, make new friends, and experience a unique equine learning opportunity. Each 2-hour day at camp will include an hour for students to help around the farm as well as an hour of fun and educational activities involving horses. The intent of this camp is to provide an after school activity for students in grades 4-12. Students will be expected to adapt to a structured environment where they will have plenty of opportunities to remain physically active, socially engaged, and connected to the community during these unique days.

A Week at Camp Includes:

  • At least one hour each day of outdoor physical activity
  • A riding lesson each week taught by a PATH certified instructor (as available for campers signed up for 4+ days/week)
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team completing daily barn chores (feeding horses, cleaning stalls, farm maintenance, etc.)
  • The chance to build a special relationship with one or more of the Renew horses
  • Practicing inclusion and building friendships through involvement in regular therapeutic riding lessons
  • Engaging with community leaders on a variety of topics to include disability awareness and advocacy, veterinary care, civic leadership, spiritual care, other horsemanship knowledge, etc.

Details:

  • Camp runs from Tuesday, September 8, 2020 through Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Camp is offered M-F from 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • You can choose how many days to attend/week
  • We need a minimum of five campers to run camp any given day

Pricing:

This is a tuition-based camp with a commitment to attend for the entire duration of camp. Payment can be made weekly or monthly and is due by the first day of the week that your student attends camp.

Sibling discount: 50% off per day for each sibling. A discount will also be offered for students participating in the Renew Educational Camp (REC) program. Questions? Please contact Rachel at 616.22RENEW ext. 3 or rec@renewtrc.org.

$100 for 5 days per week  //  $85 for 4 days per week  //  $70 for 3 days per week  //  $50 for 2 days per week  //  $25 for 1 day per week

Participant Registration

Are you interested in participating in the After School Educational Camp at Renew? We would love to have you! Here is how you can get involved:

  1. The After School Educational Camp application can be filled out digitally. To do so, you will first need to click on the Camp Application button, download the Educational Camp application PDF, fill it out digitally, save it, and then email the completed form to rec@renewtrc.org by Friday, September 4, 2020.
  2. Fill out and submit the Participant Application and, if planning to attend camp for four or more days per week, also fill out the Physician’s Statement.
  3. Email rec@renewtrc.org or call 616.22RENEW ext. 3 with any questions you may have.

Day Camps

We are excited to offer a variety of day camps during the summer and on weekends throughout the year. Each camp is tailored to meet the needs of the specific campers while introducing and expanding knowledge of horsemanship. These camps are a ton of fun, as campers get to spend a longer period of time at the barn, while learning how to provide daily care for the horses alongside their friends and volunteers.

  • grief camp boy and horse

Camps Include:

Friday Fun Camp
these camps offer the chance for students to begin to learn the basics about horses and riding in a fun atmosphere (tailored for those on our waiting list and not participating regularly in weekly lessons)

Renew Riders
day camps for therapeutic riding students providing a chance to be in the barn for longer. A great way to incorporate barn and classroom activities into the day in addition to riding lessons

Volunteer Camp
a chance for volunteers to expand their education in horsemanship and working with people with disabilities, including a riding lesson

Growing Together Camp
this 3-hour afternoon camp experience is open to our therapeutic riding students and their siblings or friends, with the intent to work together while developing riding and horsemanship skills

Hoofbeats of Hope Camp
day camp specifically for children experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one

Boy & Girls Club Camp
serving the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland 

School Groups

By partnering with teachers and therapists from local schools, therapeutic riding lessons are available during the school day and incorporated as part of the class curriculum.  To date, we have served Holland Christian Schools, Holland Public Schools, West Ottawa Public Schools, Zeeland Public Schools, Fennville Public Schools and the Ottawa Area Center.  

Homeschool Partnership

Hamilton & Renew Therapeutic Riding Center Partnership

New in 2018 is a collaboration with Hamilton Virtual Schools to offer Therapeutic Horsemanship to homeschooled students.  Through their time working with the herd at Renew TRC, students develop an understanding of safe and effective horsemanship, riding skills, equine education, and barn management.

Please contact Shaina Strikwerda at 616.22RENEW ext. 3 or programs@renewtrc.org for more information.

Group Homes

Renew also offers programs to area group homes for adults.  We are currently serving groups of students from Benjamin’s Hope Life Enrichment program and adults from Harbor House Ministries in Jenison.

Participant Registration

Are you interested in participating at Renew? We would love to meet you! Here is how you can get involved as a rider:

  1. Email programs@renewtrc.org or call 616.22RENEW ext. 3 to schedule a barn tour and to answer any questions you may have.
  2. Complete the paperwork: Participant Application and Physician’s Statement are both due prior to the first lesson.

Thank you for your interest in Renew TRC. Please contact Shaina at programs@renewtrc.org for questions or for a copy of our Student Handbook.

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