Can Camp Red Cedar bill for Medicaid Waiver Services?
Yes. We can bill Facility and/or Group Habilitation Day services, as well as Respite for individuals who receive waiver funding.
Are you open year-round?
Yes. We offer horseback riding lessons all year. Our seasonal programs include summer camps as well as field trips, facility rentals, and birthday parties during warmer months.
Do all camps involve horses?
While horseback riding is not a part of every camp, all campers have the opportunity to meet and interact with the horses.
Tell me about your horses. Do you own them?
We own two horses; the remaining horses are donated or leased for the summer programs. All horses go through a screening and training process to ensure they will be a good fit for our program. Likewise, we require the horses to receive annual vaccinations, maintain a regular farrier and de-worming schedule, and adhere to a nutritional diet.
How long do you use your horses in a day?
Six hours is our maximum, with our regular schedule being 2 to 3 hours per day.
Are your riding instructors certified?
Our therapeutic riding instructors obtain certification through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH). A certified PATH and Horsemanship Association (CHA - www.cha-ahse.org) instructor supervises the remaining instructors. Safety is our goal, and we base all riding lessons upon CHA curriculum and standards.
Please explain a typical day at camp.
Each day begins at 8 am with camp circle, where we gather together to open the day with camp songs. Some camp activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, nature hikes, sports, scavenger hunts, field games, and music. We end the day with a snack before heading home.
Do you offer overnight camps?
We offer a weeklong residential retreat for adults with disabilities. Additionally, Range Riders, Discovery Kids and Adventure Camp attendees have the option to stay overnight Thursday evenings.
What are your staff requirements?
We select and screen employees carefully. We interview all staff members, conduct background checks and require drug screening. Staff members must be at least 18 years old and participate in comprehensive orientation and training programs before camp sessions begin.
Can the Camp staff help my child take necessary medications?
Yes. All camp counselors participate in a two-day health and safety training course that teaches and certifies them to disperse medication as required for each camper. If your child needs to take medication during camp, please provide a log of dosage and medication times, signed by the parent or guardian.
What if my child can't swim? Can he/she still enjoy the lake?
Of course, however, we require non-swimmers to wear a life jacket at all times while at the lake, even in shallow areas. Our accessible beach chairs for individuals who are wheelchair bound allow these individuals to enjoy the lake as well. The lake is stocked with Red Ear, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnows and Large Mouth Bass.
Do you have lifeguards on duty?
Yes. Lifeguards are on duty for all swimming and boating activities.
What should I bring to camp?
After you have registered, you will receive a detailed list of required items, with the main ones being your lunch, sunscreen, bug repellant, swimsuit and towel. See a complete list on the Camps page of our website.
Do you provide meals and beverages?
We ask campers to bring a sack lunch daily, and we provide water -- ending each day with a snack. Quest Overnight Retreat campers receive catered meals.
How many kids attend a day camp session?
It varies. Due to our disparate programs, different camps carry various maximums. Please be assured we have ample staff to match each camper’s needs.
What does it cost to rent Camp Red Cedar and what does it include?
Please visit the Rental page of our website for details.