Andover, MA - Volunteers Wanted for Therapeutic Riding Camp


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Mon Jul 09, 2018 08:45 AM - Fri Jul 13, 2018 01:15 PM


Ironstone Farm450 Lowell St.Andover, MA 01810


We're looking for volunteers for our Camp Matty therapeutic horseback riding camp! Volunteers will walk alongside the horses while the children are riding, and play games and do activities with campers while they are not riding.

Volunteers who are experienced with horses are especially welcome, but no prior horse experience is necessary.

About the Camp: Camp Matty is a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for children with epilepsy. The day camp affords children with epilepsy the opportunity to learn to horseback ride in a safe environment with trained personnel supported by parents and volunteers. Horseback riding is considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. The physical benefits of muscle strengthening and improved coordination are paralleled by the social and psychological benefits of the program. The activities are designed to foster a sense of teamwork and friendship among the children. Camp Matty also has tremendous impact on the parents and caregivers who accompany their children each day of the camp. They focus on their children having fun in a safe and accessible environment and connect to other parents who share similar life experiences.


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Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16

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