Hearts & Hooves Day Camp

A day long horse camp for children 6-13 years of age

Star Equine Day Camp
Hearts and Hooves

*Please note this program is currenlty not available. Check back soon!

Hey, kids! If you're between the ages for 6 and 13 and are crazy about horses, the Hearts and Hooves Day Camp is the place for you! Come experience one day of animalistic fun guaranteed to get your tail flipping! This session will give your child plenty of hands-on experiences combined with interesting educational opportunities. 

Due to the nature of our rescued horses, campers will not be permitted to ride the horses. 

Registration Process (TWO-STEP PROCESS)

  • Pick the session below and click register to complete the payment portion.
  • Once you've submitted payment, you'll receive a confirmation email containing a link to fill out a detailed registration form.
    ***If you registered more than one child, please fill the form out for each child!
  • Registrations are NOT complete until both steps have been completed. 

Available Sessions and Times:

  • There are currently no open sessions.

Questions: education@nehumanesociety.org or 402-444-7800 ext. 2214

More Helpful Information About Hearts & Hooves

  • We cannot guarantee that your child will not be exposed to or come into contact with: nuts, soy, milk or wheat products.
  • There are just 12 openings for this one day camp experience, so get hoofin'- it'll fill up fast!
  • We will be taking extra sanitary precautions.
  • All campers should wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, bring a water bottle and a sweatshirt/light jacket as our facility is cool.
  • All campers will need to bring a sack lunch that is peanut/tree-nut FREE and labeled with their name.
  • A large portion of this camp will take place outside. Please prepare your child for this both mentally and physically. There will be no alternate activities offered in place of these outdoor activities. 
  • Please ensure your choice of date, time, and session is correct. We regret that we are unable to make any changes once your registration has been officially processed. Refunds will only be given if canceled two weeks prior to your child's camp start date. All cancellations will be charged a $30.00 processing fee. Dismissal from camp due to inappropriate behavior is non-refundable.
  • For safety reasons, parents and caregivers will need to sign campers in upon arrival. Please drop off your child no earlier than 5 minutes prior to start time of camp. All campers must be picked up immediately after camp concludes each day. Late pick-ups may be charged a fee of $1.00 per minute after 5 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAQs About Our Day Camp

  1. How many campers are there at Hearts and Hooves?

    We have limited this camp to one session with 12 campers total.

  2. Who teaches Hearts and Hooves?

    We hire certified classroom teachers.

  3. What if my child has a medical emergency during Hearts and Hooves Day Camp?

    Our camp teachers are all certified in CPR, First Aid, Epi-Pens, and AED. They will ensure safety of the children first, but also ensure the parent/guardian is contacted/informed of what is taking place. 

  4. What is the refund policy?

    Please remember applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot hold any spots for potential campers. A refund for this camp will ONLY be provided if given at least two weeks' notice, but will be charged a $30 cancellation fee.

  5. Will the campers get to ride the horses?

    No. Due to the background of the horses that come through the Nebraska Humane Society, these horses are not able to be ridden. However there will be horse exposure and activities involving horses during the camp. 

  6. How early can I bring my child to camp?

    Campers should be dropped off to the Center for Humane Education no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the start of camp. Campers must be accompanied by an adult to sign them into camp. Camp staff are not responsible for campers until they are signed in by the adult accompanying them. Campers mus be picked up and sign out by an adult immediately after camp concludes. Late pick-ups will be charged a fee of $1.00 per minute after 5 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation.

  7. What should my camper bring to camp?

    Campers are required to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants for camp. We understand it may be warm outside, so we ask that camper bring a water bottle with their name that can be refilled throughout the day. Additionally, there will be a lunch break during camp. Due to this, campers will need to bring a sack lunch marked with their name on it. Lunches can be kept in our classroom refrigerator; however, we do ask that all lunches be peanut and tree nut free. There will be many outdoor activities, due to this, please apply sunscreen prior to attending camp. 

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