March Break Madness

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March Break Madness is designed to take full advantage of all things equine! This is a week long, full day program where children ages 6-13+ will be able to progress their knowledge of horse care, experience a variety of outdoor recreation activities and have invaluable social interaction with peers.
Please note, riding lessons are not part of the Camp Hope format.

If a participant requires hands on assistance with one or more of the following, they will require a support person, organized and/or paid for independently from Hope Haven.

  • toiletting
  • eating/food prep
  • basic dressing
  • mobility on even or uneven terrain
  • following 1-2 step instructions
  • behaviours that require full time attention and one on one management

If we have Volunteer Leaders In Training (LITs) available during your week of camp we may be able to provide the one on one support, however that is never a guarantee and it must be deemed an appropriate situation.


Ages = 6-13+ (older ages may be considered if they are developmentally younger and therefore would be appropriate for the activities)

Dates = March 11th-15th, 2024

Hours = 9:00-3:30pm

Cost = $325/week

All camp activities are formulated by our Recreation Therapist and then facilitated with the assistance of our counsellors. Each activity will have an incorporated goal and facilitative technique in order to guide individual and group experiences from a Therapeutic Recreation perspective. Activities are chosen to be adaptable to individual needs, promote creativity, exploring, teamwork and active living in an outdoor setting. Check out the many example activities listed below:

Equine Learning

  • Breeds, colours, markings
  • Horse health and care; nutrition, fitness, teeth, hooves, hygiene
  • Horse communication/behaviour
  • Develop your horsemanship
  • Stable management

Outdoor Adventures: 

  • Campfire Fun: roasting, songs and stories
  • Winter Scavenger Hunts
  • Teepee building
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tobogganing
  • Building in the snow: Snowman, forts, snow sculptures
  • Nature identification
  • Hayloft games
  • Ice Bowling

Arts and Crafts: 

  • Snow painting
  • Bead work
  • Coloured ice globes
  • Frozen suncatchers
  • Bird feed ornaments


Please refer to our FAQ section on our Summer Camp page for more specific details.


Registration & Acceptance

Registration opens January 9th, 2024. Participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis. All participants must have a completed Participant Application and Professional Referral Form (current participants will need to check with the office if their file requires updating). New applicants will also have an intake assessment done as per our regular protocol for new participants.

Contact Robyn our Program Manager to register or for further inquiries. Phone (519-986-1247)  Email (