Camp Balcones Springs is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for our Summer Camp Internships. Interns will assist the Horseback Director in the daily care of 15+ horses as well as all of the horse-related camp programs. Other responsibilities and opportunities may include assisting with various camp programs unrelated to the horseback program. Interns will be paid a stipend of $230 per week for up to 11 weeks (May 23rd – August 8th 2021). This includes an initial training period of 2 weeks followed by 9 weeks of summer camp. In addition to the established stipend, housing with all utilities paid, Wi-Fi, meals, and weekly laundry services are all provided. Lastly, if you cared to bring your own well-mannered horse, and the Horseback Director allows the horse to be used during the course of the summer, the horse’s feed will be provided by camp as well.
Our Summer Camp Lesson Program specializes in western riding and horsemanship. Interns will work side by side with the Horseback Director during summer camp, and gain or enhance their equine education, horsemanship, and skills of working with and teaching children. The Horseback Director will provide interns with several learning opportunities including how to properly manage an equine business; how to identify and work with various horse behaviors; how to instruct students and provide them with safe, hands-on experience with horses; and how to treat horse wounds and ailments if the need should arise.
Ultimately, interested candidates need to have an upbeat, positive, professional attitude to assist with all barn duties and beginner riding lessons in a summer camp environment. Candidates should be able to groom, saddle, bridle, and ride horses with an understanding of horsemanship principles. It is also preferred that they have excellent communication skills with a hunger for knowledge and respect for the horses and staff.
Internship Requirements and Details
• Minimum age requirement is 18.
• Working with horses is a physical job. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, carry hay bales, stand for long periods of time, work in all weather conditions, and be agile and calm enough to safely maneuver around animals. Must also be able to mount a horse with no assistance in and out of an arena setting.
• If you are looking to gain college credit, it is up to the intern to arrange with their college/university to obtain the credit.
Applicants should be at least 18 years of age, have horse riding and handling experience, be able to stand and walk for long periods of time in the outdoors, lift items of fifty pounds, communicate effectively, and have a positive working attitude. Applicants must also be self starters and proactive.
To apply for this job, please visit https://campiscool.com/staff/how-to-apply