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.