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A Busy Weekend at Forrestel
Wednesday, February 21st 2018

Last weekend Forrestel held the first of our February riding weekends. We all had so much fun. Plenty of riding time, flat & jump lessons, pony club games, goat wrangling, kitten snuggling, movies, scrabble and lots of time with friends!

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And we are all set to do it all again this weekend, Thursday-Sunday. I cant think of a better way to spend spring break!

Monday afternoon, we hosted a Birthday party for a wonderful group of children. They had a blast decorating their horses and playing pony club games in our indoor arena. They finished off with lots of Birthday cake and ice cream inside the farm house!

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The ponies worked hard and as usual were their awesome selves, making a lot of campers and birthday girls very happy. They get a little break today before we start up again for the weekend tomorrow.

If you would like to attend a riding weekend our upcoming dates are April 5-8th and Memorial weekend May 25-28th. Contact us to reserve your place!

Happy Valentines Day!
Wednesday, February 14th 2018

Joey just wanted to send you all a Happy Valentines Day wish!

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Enjoy your day! <3

Upcoming Camp Fairs & Events!
Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Forrestel will be attending the following camp fairs and events:

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Genesee Valley Equine Clinic Seminar.

When: Sat February 3rd 2018
Time: 8am-noon
Where: Wheatland-Chili High school. 940 North Road, Scottsville NY.
About: Winter horse health seminar hosted by GVEC. Awesome event to attend, free of charge. Many vendors, exhibitors with products, info, clubs and informative presentations. Raffles and door prizes!

Check out GVEC’s link for further info:
http://gvequine.com/Pages/events_seminars.php

Annual Summer Camp Convention.

When: Saturday February 24th 2018.
Time: 10am-3pm
Where: Solon Community center, Solon OH.
About: The Summer Camp Convention is for parents, children, teens and educators who are seeking a summer camp experience. It is a great way to retrieve information from a number of quality summer camp programs throughout the United States. All in one location, directors from day camps, residential camps, specialty camps and local camps gather to discuss what their programs are all about. Free Admission!
Check out their website for further info:
http://www.summercampconventions.com

Equifest

When: Sat March 24 & Sunday March 25th 2018.
Time: Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 9am-4pm
Where: Fairgrounds Showplex & Agriculture Discovery Center. 5600 McKinley Pky, Hamburg NY.
About: The area’s Premier Equine Expo & Equestrian Gathering. A community oriented, family friendly weekend to “Celebrate the Horse” and the horse industry in New York State.
Promoting local businesses, Supporting equestrians – especially our youth
Educating the public and generating interest in horses and horse sports
Raising community awareness of the contributions horses bring to the economy of our region
Featuring:
Exciting speakers, clinicians, demos, presentations in four venues. A variety of horse breeds on site in our Breed Avenue, Breed Showcase and Meet the Breed Events. Over 130 vendor/exhibitors

Check out their website for more info:
http://wcnyshc.org/wny-equifest/

Come meet us at the above events, drop by and say hello, learn more about Forrestel, share with your friends and family! We will have candy ;-) Hope to see some of you very soon!

Snow Ponies!
Thursday, January 18th 2018

This time of year the farm and the horses look a little different to what you might be use to seeing during the summer months.

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The horses have long winter coats to help them say warm,

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Kat has many extra layers to help her stay warm,

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and when the sunshine does come out, you can be sure to see the horses making the most of it!

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Warm wishes to you all!

Forrestel is now Hiring for 2018!
Tuesday, December 12th 2017

We are currently accepting applications for Sports Counselors, Riding Counselors and an Assistant to our Riding Director.

The Forrestel counselor is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing riding and sports experiences for children in a small group setting. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. The staff member will provide high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on the Forrestel core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities

• Organize and teach both lessons/Sports to various ages and abilities

• Assist and lead evening and weekend special events programs and activities.
• Live in a platform tent at the Camp Site and be responsible for the care of 4-6 campers of similar age ranging from 7-16.
• Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
• Ensure that tent and Camp Site areas are kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
• Communicate with about camper’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
• Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports and ???.
• Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
• Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications – Required
• Minimum age of 19 or completion of 1st year of college (or equivalent).
• Education classes or experience in camp, youth programs, recreation, working with children, or in a related field.
• Upon hire, completion of First Aid and CPR certification?.
• Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
• Ability to be confident around all types and ages of horses, including you horses in training.
• Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Live in provided housing (platform tent at Camp Site).
• Available for full length of camp season, including training and set-up dates and post-camp wrap-up and clean-up.

Physical Demands
• Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, swimming, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities.

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