Just for kids
Ideal for kids is Tanque Verde’s extensive children’s program (ages four to 12) with its equine bent. Three group levels are available based on experience versus age: Buckaroos, Wranglers and Outlaws. Many kids begin their equestrian romances on property, progressing up the skill ladder over the years. Along with learning the ropes of riding, fun competitions test skills and ribbons are bestowed. Not to be left out, little ones too young for camp can experience their first time in the saddle with their parents by their side. Other things on the schedule – arts and crafts, games, educational programs, tennis, swimming, hiking and field trips. There are also seasonal/holiday activities on the roster. As for camp counselors, it’s not uncommon to meet some who’ve grown up on TVR’s children’s program.