Camp WildHorse offers programs throughout both the resident camp as well as day camp that involve campers in the daily responsibility of caring for a horse. From vet visits, to hoof picking and stall mucking, here at camp we want to find joy in everything we do.
Our Mission is to engage your child's love of horses. We create programs through riding and caring for horses that will improve her confidence & self esteem. Your daughter will experience responsibility in working as a team member. She will also learn how to set her own personal goals and create a plan for accomplishing those goals. Positive attitude and self confidence are created through accomplishments which will enable your daughter to try new things and succeed in any endeavor.
Children should discover the satisfaction and rewards of gardening. It is absolutely refreshing to watch the growing progress from the seed to the final harvest. In fact, many children and young adults have expressed that they would have never thought gardening could be so engaging. So who knows ? Maybe your child's hidden talent is a using their green thumb !
There is something about the connection between you and the earth's lush soil. It provides enough nutrients to feed the whole family, brings family together to the dinner table, where conversations and friendships cultivate.
The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge Center includes a one mile educational hiking trail, which also serves as a Public Fishing Access trail, and winds its way along the river and river sloughs, through forest and meadow.
Our enclosures for education birds include Red-Tailed Hawks, Broad-Winged Hawks, Rough-Legged Hawks, Swainsons Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Turkey Vultures and Ravens. The refuge mascots are Cree, a wolf-hybrid, and Zeebie, a wolf pup.
** During camp, everyone gets to "Take a Wolf for a Walk" and learn more about the wolf's natural habitat, and the rest of the wildlife native to the Adirondacks. Campers will, with assistance from Wendy, Steven & Alex Hall, take a real wolf for a hike on the Refuges' private trails **
Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to two of the nation's most prestigious equine masterpieces - the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows.
The Hunter competition has its roots in the elegant tradition of fox hunting. Beautifully groomed horses and ponies are judged for their manners as well as their style of jumping over natural fences simulating the hunt field.
Power and speed are the keys to winning in the Jumper arena where equine athletes compete over obstacles as big as 5'6" in height and as much as four feet wide. Described as a cross between the excitement of Thoroughbred racing and the bold speed of downhill skiing, the Olympic sport of Grandprix Show Jumping is something you will not want to miss.
For a behind the scenes look at the shows, take a guided walking tour offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,at 11:30 AM. Meet at our LPHS retail booth. The tour will last approximately 1 hour.
Admission: $2.00 - $5.00
The average visitor spends about three hours at the Museum. There are walking trails, naturalist guides, movies, live exhibits including hundreds of live animals, live otters, and a wealth of information about the natural world and about this very special land called the Adirondacks.
The Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The Center’s collection is not stored in vaults; it spreads across all six million acres of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is a place to explore that living breathing collection.
You can explore the 31-acre campus on marked trails. There are theaters with high definition films, plenty of hands-on activities and hundreds of live animals from rare native trout, to porcupines, hawks, and many other often hard-to-see residents of the woods and waters.
Planet Adirondack features a floating interactive Earth where you can see how our world really works. Our guided experience lets you ask the questions and watch the Earth answer in an amazing display of images and ideas. The experience uses enormous amounts of new knowledge and turns that into a chance for you to see the Adirondacks and the planet from a great informed new point of view.
The Six Nations Indian Museum provides for the viewing of 3000-plus artifacts with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee).
The Six Nations are: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The museum features story telling lectures; gift shop carries Mohawk baskets, beadwork, books, t-shirts, silver jewelry, and acrylic paintings that reflects Six Nations culture.
The museum (family owned-Mohawk of Akwesasne) is located in the Northeastern Adirondack Mountains.
The sixth largest lake in the Adirondacks, Upper Saranac Lake is one of three connected lakes (including Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake), that are part of the Saranac River. While associated with Saranac Lake, the lake proper is actually located in the towns of Santa Clara and Harrietstown in Franklin County.
Before cars and trains, the three Lakes formed an important transportation route in the Adirondacks, where it was possible to travel 140 miles from Old Forge to Lake Champlain, almost entirely on water.
At roughly 8 miles long and 2 miles wide, the Lake is known for its once great camps, as well as its proximity to the Village of Saranac Lake. The lake currently features 20 primitive campsites accessible by boat that are available on a first-come basis.
The Trail to Middle Saranac Beach is an easy 1.2 mile round trip hike that rewards with access to a long, sandy beach on beautiful Middle Saranac Lake.
The Trail to Middle Saranac Lake is located approximately 6 miles south of Saranac Lake on Rte. 3 with a parking area directly on Rte. 3. This is a pleasant walk to an an island-studded lake and a long beach that has shallow water with a sandy bottom.
The 5th highest peak in New York State, the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, and world-class athletes sitting right beside you – at Whiteface, it's all just another day at the mountain. Whiteface is located in the town of Wilmington and right down the road from Lake Placid - the former host of not one, but two Olympic Winter Games in 1932 and 1980. The Olympic Mountain offers 86 trails and over 22 miles for you to explore in the midst of the Adirondacks.
Whiteface may have made its name in winter—it has the highest vertical drop in the east, after all—but it does summer pretty well, too. Standing on its summit, you'll gaze out at the Adirondack Park. Six million acres—more than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined—thick with white pines and glistening with crystalline lakes and meandering trout streams.
Around you stand New York's tallest peaks. To the east, Lake Champlain and Vermont's Green Mountains, and below, the towns of Wilmington and Lake Placid, the Olympic Village.
The Palace Theater in Lake Placid is one of the great treasures of northern New York. Although it has been divided, as most older theaters have been, into four different "viewing rooms", the largest of these, Theater 1, occupies the largest space. In it, one can imagine the heyday of the movie theater: Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray seem to be waiting somewhere in the wings.
The Palace is the jewel of Main Street. The marquee lights illuminate the friendly space below.
It's a grand old theater, and if you're in Lake Placid, it's not to be missed.
Dinner & a Movie
Operating out of a former Dairy, Donnelly's Ice Cream features the creamiest homemade soft serve. Each day, only one flavor is available, always twisted with vanilla. Weekends are always chocolate, while weekdays alternate through fruit, nut and other flavors.
From Memorial Day opening to Labor Day, Donnelly's dishes out between 90,000 and 100,000 cones
Marquee customers include Shania Twain, Tom Cruise, Garry Trudeau and Patrick Swayze. More than a few regulars within an hour's drive have Donnelly's schedule stuck to their refrigerators.
We chose a few distinguished attractions that the campers may enjoy while at Camp WildHorse. A portion of these attractions can only be found in the Adirondack Park and are exclusive to the area. Please explore them below !
*Camp activities vary by week and the activities listed below are just a few of the "Things to Do" that the program offers. Additional costs per activity are listed below.*
Forest Home Road, Lake Clear, New York 12945 Phone: 518.302.6227© Copyright 2014 ADK WildHorse Ranch. All Rights Reserved