Posts tagged: 2012 summer camps in katy

Katy Summer Camps at Circle Lake Ranch, a Unique Experience that Every Young Person Will Love

comments Comments Off on Katy Summer Camps at Circle Lake Ranch, a Unique Experience that Every Young Person Will Love
By , April 26, 2012

This is the time of year when parents across the country are thinking about keeping their youngsters gainfully busy during the summer holidays. Parents in Texas are no different, which is why summer camps in Katy will be very firmly on the discussion agenda in many households in the Katy area in the coming months.

Dr. Layne Spitzenberger and her equestrian team at the Circle Lake Ranch believe that when it comes to summer camps in Katy, they have something very different to offer. Dr. Spitzenberger expands on the reasons: “We’ve been running summer camps in Katy for many years now, and over the period, we’ve had literally hundreds of young guests stay with us. Throughout this time, our summer camps focus has been very firmly fixed on encouraging and teaching the children to engage with horses, which I genuinely believe to be a life changing experience”.

Warming to the topic, she goes on to explain that “Circle Lake Ranch has been successfully running summer camps Katy since 1998, and we’ve seen a lot of water flow under the bridge plus a wealth of changes. What I know for a fact is that every youngster that comes to us learns so much whilst they are with us – both about riding horses and about themselves – and they go away a slightly changed (dare I say, a slightly improved?) young person as a result”.

“This I think is the beauty of the summer camps Katy program that we offer. From my experience running summer camps in Katy every year, I am totally convinced that being near to and riding horses every day teaches the youngsters so many everyday life skills that are vital if a person is to be as ‘rounded’ and well balanced as they should be”.

Dr. Spitzenberger illustrates this point with a simple example; “A small number of children that have stayed with us have arrived with a degree of anger management difficulties, but we’ve found that being around the horses quickly helps them to understand the futility of getting angry.”

“Most of these kids have left us having learned to be more calm about life to at least some degree and their parents are – not surprisingly – pleased with this improvement”.

She concludes that; “I have no doubt that this is largely down to the equestrian focus of the summer camps in Katy that we offer. It’s easy to be angry with another person but a youngster is going to think twice about getting angry with a horse that is much larger than them, irrespective of how placid that animal is. And I should emphasize that all our training horses are specifically chosen for their gentle, placid nature!”

For parents looking for a unique summer camp experience for the youngsters of the household, Circle Lake Ranch does indeed offer something very different in this part of Texas. To find out more, give Dr. Spitzenberger a call anytime.

Summer Camps In Katy When Is A Choice NOT A Choice?

comments Comments Off on Summer Camps In Katy When Is A Choice NOT A Choice?
By , April 17, 2012

The staff at Circle Lake Ranch has been running summer camps in Katy for more than a decade now, and every year, the range of activities on offer expands.

But one thing never changes.

The summer camps in Katy that Dr. Layne Spitzenberger and her team manage always provide attendees with a life changing experience that they will never forget.

Dr. Spitzenberger explains; “As a working ranch, it should go without saying that we have horses. This enables us to offer a uniquely enriching summer camp in Katy experience to all our young guests.”

She continues; “All my life, I’ve loved and admired animals, not least because I genuinely believe that being around them makes us more caring, rounded individuals. Plus, every child that’s ever been here – and we’ve been running summer camps in Katy since 1998, so that’s quite a few – has had an absolute blast learning about horses and how to work with and ride them”.

“One focus of our summer camps in Katy is to introduce all the children to the idea that these big, powerful creatures can be incredibly gentle and caring as long as they are handled properly. We teach our guests exactly how to look after the horses in the right way and of course, we also train them how to ride a horse correctly too”.

Dr. Spitzenberger has long held the view that teaching children at a young age to care for animals properly is teaching them a life skill that they will call upon time and again in later years.

She explains that “Every attendee at our summer camps in Katy takes away a much clearer understanding of how important it is to treat every creature with respect, care and dignity. This is undoubtedly a skill that they can – and will – apply in their everyday dealings with other people throughout their life too”.

“Over the years, we’ve seen children from every walk of life and – being honest – not every guest that’s stayed with us has been a little angel when they first arrived! It’s to be expected – after all, they are children, right?”

“Nevertheless, even the most rebellious of kids tends to change when they are here and around the horses. Our Katy summer camps teach them that animals have a character and a personality, that horses have their own feelings, likes and dislikes in exactly the same way that we humans do”.

“For many children, this is a revelation, a concept that has never occurred to them before, and every one of them benefits from such an awakening. And of course, they have a ton of fun at the same time!”

Dr. Spitzenberger and her team are rightly proud of their achievements and they’re looking forward to inviting guests to their summer camp in Katy once again this year. If your child would benefit from an enriching, educational and fun experience this summer, check out the Circle Lake Ranch site now!