Fjords are known for their beauty, natural intelligence, gentleness, and patience. Born into a special life on the farm, these horses and their young foals are small enough and friendly enough to enable children to relate meaningfully and safely on a daily basis in a setting that is just right for them. We provide a mutually trusting and loving place where animals and humans can meet.
Preschool, elementary and middle school youth can attend camp at Sunnyside. Our objective is to empower the older students and help them to realize their own leadership skills, while they help to develop the younger students’ confidence, sense of belonging, and higher-order thinking skills. At the same time or in special groups, the younger participants are encouraged to learn the helping ways of socialization, communication, and safety.
Kids LOVE coming to Sunnyside Farms!
They enjoy all the animals, especially the Fjord Horses. By working with them, the kids learn life skills that initiate change and good behavior. All aspects of horses and horsemanship are used in our program: Western riding, English riding, bareback riding, and driving. Additionally, grooming, safety, care, health, horse anatomy, and young horse handling are also integral aspects of camp. Horsemanship skills are integrated with team projects, experiments, creative thinking and horse-related art. Combined, these elements provide a unique program with endless possibilities for education, growth and development.
The focus at Fjord Horse camp is to promote social skills, communication, confidence, kindness, balance, safety and purpose through a child’s experience with Fjord Horses on the farm.
We help children learn to communicate, share, and care for others.
We teach them about responsibility and kindness, happiness and hopefulness.
For over 15 years, Sunnyside has been offering a camp experience to young people in our community.
At camp, we not only offer an experience, we offer a lifestyle.
To see what it might be like to experience Camp Sunnyside:
FOR CAMP SEASON 2021
Let’s STAY HEALTHY and enjoy a wonderful wellness experience at the farm!
Equestrians: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-1pm AVAILABLE ALL SUMMER LONG
Supplies Needed to Attend:
A helmet, proper closed-toe footwear, clothing options/layers, rain coat, sun protection, a water bottle, snacks, a sack lunch, any special needs or supplies
Farm life, animals, art, gardens, music, yoga, and love.
PPE available for sale if you or your child needs sanitizer spray or a mask if desired.
Scholarships are available for less fortunate children… but, please remember, in order to make that happen, it takes a village. Think about how you can give back and return the kindness. What skills can you share with us at the farm? Can you volunteer to help at chore time? Do you excel at a certain trade? We can always use a handy carpenter, electrician, plumber, welder, etc.! We’ll offer our service for help with yours!
Sunnyside Farms, Inc. would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for to helping us to establish a scholarship fund so that children in our local community can attend camp:
-Nan Newton, McLeod, Montana
-Deb Erdman, Livingston, Montana
-Sue Wicklund, Wilsall, Montana