DME Camp Update

We are excited to announce our new camp programming for the 2022 summer camp season. 
NEW THIS YEAR our coaches will be introducing the Equestrian Canada Rookie Riders Program. 

The program teaches activities and skills that are fundamental to success in horseback riding. It includes basic gymnastics on mats, on a “barrel horse” and concludes with an introduction to riding. It is a core skill building program that benefits all disciplines.

It is also a safe opportunity to introduce the sport to children we hope will become passionate and continue to progress in the sport with their certified coach or instructor.

Also new this year, in keeping with the Daisy Meadows Equestrian, Equestrian Canada (EC) Rider Level program, all of our camp counselors will possess at minimum their EC Rider Level 3, all instructors will possess at minimum their EC Rider Level 6, and our Head Coach, Aleasha Nimec holds her EC Instructor Certification. We feel that the EC model of horesmanship, riding and stable management produces well rounded equestrians and strive to capture this spirit in our summer camp programming. 
Another exciting edition to our 2022 camp season is our Parent Pizza Party Day! Friday’s will consist of a pizza party lunch for all campers, and parents will be invited to watch a special musical ride performance put on by the campers. Campers will then have the opportunity to give their parents a barn tour and introduce them to their horses. 

Prices and Payment

Price & Payment


Week of Camp 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: $450.00 per camper 

Before Care 8:00 am - 9:00 am: $75.00 per camper for all five days

After Care 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: $75.00 per camper for all five days

Payment Due Date: May 31, 2022


Payment Methods

Due to Covid - 19 we are only accepting e-transfer at this time. Thank you for your understanding


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Address 6095 Dickenson Rd East, Hannon, Ontario

But the entrance to the Academy is off Nebo Road. The second entrance on the right if you are heading south on Nebo, past Dickenson. The barn is immediately on the right hand side as you drive in.


Email us here with any additional questions

Visit our website for more information: DME Camp Website


Summer Camp Necessities

What Campers Need to Bring

  • Peanut free lunch with lots of snacks
  • LOTS of water, we recommend bringing a minimum of 1 litre
  • A change of shorts or capris for games while not riding (optional)
  • Hats, sunscreen & bugspray (Warm Months)
  • WEDNESDAY IS TIE DYE DAY! Each camper must bring an item (t-shirt, socks, saddle pad etc - anything white will do) to be tie-dyed. 

What Campers Need to Wear

  • Your own ASTM Approved Riding Helmet. Rental available from DME Academy at an additional cost
  • Long pants such as jeans or leggings for riding (No Shorts, Capris or Skirts)
  • Sturdy boots that cover the ankle with at least a 1” heel such as rain boots
  • If you have riding attire such as breeches, paddock boots & half chaps you can absolutely wear these
  • Thin gloves such as gardening gloves (optional)


Campers Riding Experience *

Week Themes

Week 1: Team Canada at the Olympics

Week 2: Welcome to the Zoo

Week 3: 80s Dance Party

Week 4: Christmas in July

Week 5: Shark Week

Week 6: Spooktacular Halloween

Week 7: Be My Pony Valentine

Week 8: A Bugs Life

Please select the week you would like to register for ($450 per week) *
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Before Care: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. $75 *
After Care (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) $75 *


An ASTM certified helmet is required (this does NOT include skating, hockey, bicycle or any other type of helmet). Please note that helmets purchased at Decathlon are not ASTM certified and cannot be used. *

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Parent Contact Information

Supplementary Information

Does the camper have any allergies? *
If yes, does the camper have an epi-pen


Is the camper vaccinated? *

We are committed to providing a fun filled week of camp while practicing all recommended safety measures suggested by the Public Health Department. Below is a summary of changes to our camp program:

All children must be screened for COVID daily. This will include a questionnaire and a temperature screen. Any campers with a temperature of over 38 degrees will not be permitted entry to camp. Any campers who have travelled outside of the country in the last 14 days, have been exposed to COVID in the past 14 days, or have symptoms of COVID will not be permitted entry to camp. Please be prepared for a delayed entry process in the mornings. Parents may not enter the camp area and will need to line up outside as all campers are screed by our Instructors. We will endeavour to process campers as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Each day will include a review with campers on proper hand washing/sanitizing protocols. Campers will also be supervised after washroom use and before food breaks to ensure proper procedures are being followed.

Campers will be divided into cohorts of 9 with one dedicated staff to each cohort. There will be no interaction between the cohorts for the duration of the week.

Our instructors will wear masks when mounting and dismounting children, and whenever social distancing cannot be practiced.

All tack is sanitized between cohorts.

Our porta-a-potty will be sanitized between each cohort, as well as at the end of each day. We have also increased our service of the porta-a-potty and hand wash station, as well as purchased an extra hand sanitizer station.

Each cohort will have their own arts and crafts items that will be sanitized by staff at the end of each day.

Each cohort will have their own play items (balls, toys, etc.) that will be sanitized at the end of each day.


We are extremely confident that our screening and increased sanitization will ensure the safety of all campers, however, we do have a clear plan in place of any suspected case of COVID:

- Any camper suspected of contracting COVID will be immediately isolated in our office, parents will be immediately contacted for pickup.

- All common surfaces will be immediately sanitized.

- The Public Health Department will be contacted, and we will follow all recommendations put forward by them.


We recognize that we are living in an ever changing world due to the current pandemic. We cannot admit children to camp who do not pass the Public Health Services COVID-19 screening. If a child registered for camp has a positive COVID-19 screen, there are several options available: 

  1. You can attend your family physician’s office and obtain a medical note confirming that the camper does not have COVID. The camper will be permitted to attend camp again once they are symptom free for 24 hours with provision of this note. 
  2. You can obtain a COVID-19 test through the City of Hamilton Public Health Services. The camper will be permitted to attend camp once they have a negative test result, and are symptom free for 24 hours. 
  3. The camper can self isolate for 5 days if vaccinated, or 10 days if unvaccinated.  

In the case of a positive COVID-19 screen through the week, we cannot offer a refund. In the case of a positive COVID-19 screen affecting future weeks camps, a credit for a later week or the following season will be held on your account. 

The COVID-19 screen is as follows:

Are you vaccinated?

In the past 14 days have you travelled outside of Canada and been told to isolate?

In the past 5 days have you experienced any symptoms including:

fever, cough, shortness of breath, decrease in sense of taste or smell, unusal muscle soreness or extreme fatigue,   sore throat, runny nose, headache, nausea/vomitting/diarrhea

Have you or anyone in your home tested positive or been told to isolate?

Refund Policy

DME Academy fully understands how life circumstances can change and how learning to ride, connecting with the horse and instructor can have its challenges. We do our absolute best to accommodate any changes that need to be made to your purchase including lesson dates, horse preferences and instructors. To help keep our program running smoothly for everyone involved we have the following refund policy:
I understand that a refund minus a $100.00 cancellation fee will be provided, only if written notice via email of cancellation is provided three weeks prior to the first scheduled day of camp. If camp is cancelled by DME Academy a full refund will be provided. *
I understand that in the case of a positive COVID-19 screen through the week, we cannot offer a refund. In the case of a positive COVID-19 screen affecting future weeks camps, a credit for a later week or the following season will be held on your account.  *

Waiver and Release of Liability

In consideration of being allowed to participate in equestrian sport of MJM Equestrian Centre and Daisy Meadows Equestrian including related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that: The risk of injury from the activities involved in equestrian sport are significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and, I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEAEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participations; and, I willingly agree to comply with the rules and customary terms and conductions for participation. If however, I observe an unusual significant hazard during my presence of participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and, I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS MJM Equestrian Centre and Daisy Meadows Equestrian, their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises, used to conduct the equestrian sport (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss of damage to person or property, WHETHER CAUSE BY THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE. FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (Underage of 18 at time of Registration) This certifies that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above, of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin, I release and agree to indemnify the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in the equestrian sport described above.  *
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