Volunteer Riding Clinic

Posted on November 14th, 2017

Volunteer Ride/ Hands-On Horse Behavior Clinic

*Free to All Red Cedar Volunteers*

November 22, 2017



10:00am-11:00am: Volunteer Ride (Max. 5)

We will start in the indoor arena with a lesson and do a quick trail ride at the end; weather pending.


11:00am-12:00pm: Hands-On Ground Clinic

We want as many volunteers as possible to show up to this clinic! We will be going over a lot of really important horse handling skills and how to read horse body language/behavior.


Including but not limited to:

*Body position while leading

*How to read your horse’s mood

*Bonding with your horse

*Holds and safety

*Be on the offense, not the defense; getting good behavior by expecting good behavior.

This clinic may run a little longer if needed. We want to help you and the horses be successful. If one of you is frustrated, you will both be frustrated, so we want to teach you the skills needed to make your time here fun and a bonding experience. A win-win!

If you are only coming to the Ground Lesson Clinic, please be here around 10:45 so we can assign you a horse and you can get them groomed and ready.

Please RSVP with Theresa at 260-637-3608 or tprentice@campredcedar.com

Hope to see you there!

2018 Summer Camps and Riding Session Dates Available NOW!

Posted on November 13th, 2017

2018 Riding Registration will open December 1st @ 6:00am

2018 Summer Camp On-line Registration will open February 1st @ 6:00am


Posted on September 27th, 2017


Camp Red Cedar, a division of Benchmark Human Services is a 57-acre summer camp and year-round horseback riding facility for children and adults of all abilities On Monday, September 25, Camp Red Cedar held groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the building of a new activity center and cabins on the camp’s property.

The 11,500 square foot activity center, designed by local architectural firm, MSKTD & Associates, will be fully accessible, and will accommodate a large activity space, offices, a kitchen and dining area, accessible restrooms, and more. The four new cabins will enable Camp Red Cedar to offer more overnight camps for campers of all abilities. Construction on the expansion project is being completed by Shawnee Construction and Engineering and is expected to be finished in May 2018.

“With the addition of our new, fully accessible Activity Center, we will be able to provide a space large enough for group gatherings, as well as a safe space for rainy day and year round activities,” said Karen Shollenberger, Vice President of Camp Red Cedar. “This is a dream come true for all of us at Camp Red Cedar, and we thank our board members and all the committee members who made our dream a reality.”

The mission of Camp Red Cedar is to encourage children and adults with disabilities to move beyond their boundaries through recreational activities, outdoor education, creative arts and interaction with horses, in an integrated environment, serving people of all abilities.