Fun Activities for Scottsdale Kids: Horse Camp at Witte Stables

Riders Prepare for Horse Camp at Witte Stables in Scottsdale

If you’re looking for a fun, summertime activity for kids to do in Scottsdale, there is an impressively long list.  This year, our 6-year old son, Ryan, added Horse Camp at the Witte Stablesto his list.

With school out in Scottsdale, I’m no different than other parents who are looking for new, entertaining and educational activities for their kids to spend their time.  We live in the East Shea Corridor of Scottsdale, and were thrilled when we discovered Horse Camp, the Witte Stables and Camelot Farms. 

Learning the Basics

If you haven’t lived in Arizona for long, you may not be aware that the East Shea Corridor and Bell Road used to be home to some of the finest stables of Arabian show horses in the US.  Today, most of the ranches have moved to a more rural setting in the far north of Scottsdale, but brother and sister Peter and Susan Witte continue to be a mainstay for area kids who want the equine experience.

Witte Stables has been producing National Champion Arabian and Half-Arabian horse and rider combinations for over thirty years.  Peter and Susan, both national champions with impressive careers, offer various sessions of Horse Camp throughout the year for kids age 5-18.  Horse Camp includes cameo appearances by area veterinarians and other professionals who relish the opportunity to share their love of horses with a new generation.
Horse Camp includes:

  •  barn tour
    A Rider is Born!
    A Rider is Born!
  • grooming & horse care
  • riding lessons
  • arts and crafts
  • meet a veterinarian
  • guest speakers
  • the renowned “carrot walk”

If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids this summer, be sure to put Horse Camp at the Witte Stables on your list.  Contact information Susan Witte at 602.750.0417 or check out their website at  They are located at Camelot Farms, 12051 N. 96th Street.

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