August 14, 2017

Is your child ready for a challenge? Do they possess the skills needed to succeed in school and in life? So many children and teens struggle with following directions, staying off screens, understanding social situations, and protecting themselves from bullies. In this Camp your child will learn how to be responsible, respectful, kind and resilient AND get to practice these skills in a fun and unforgettable way with the horses! Because horses are sensitive and they don't lie, they provide honest and clear feedback to our participants in a way that is truly empowering.

Many companies looking to hire struggle with finding employees that are responsible, respectful and have good relationship skills. Research shows that these skills (Emotional IQ or EQ) are more important to future success and happiness than IQ! Give your child a leg up!

This summer camp intensive is designed for students ages 8-18, and young adults. 

If you know a child or teen who struggles with social skills, impulse control, ADHD, anxiety, or depression,  this camp is a fun, and creative way to help them develop important emotional and social skills. Would you like to hear how our program helped foster kids? Go  HERE and listen at 6:55 for an amazing story of hope!

 HorsePower Tools is an evidence based program that partners children with horses to teach essential emotional and social skillsThe skills are Respect, Responsibility, Relationship Skills, Empathy, Boundaries, Choices and Consequences. These skills are shown to help children improve their relationships and their ability to succeed in school. 

 All activities are ground based; there is no riding.Our beautiful ranch is in Hampshire, IL northwest of  Chicago just off  I-90.  We at Hope Reins have been providing equine assisted psychotherapy and learning using the EAGALA model  since 2003 and have over 30 years working with at risk children.

 The camp is a half day camp (9 am to 11:30am) and runs from Monday to Friday


Dates in July of each year

There are limited scholarships available for each camp.

Contact: Debra K. Hirschberg LCSW, EAGALA certified


Clinical Director of Hope Reins