My eldest two boys are off to Pony camp tomorrow and they love it.
They get to ride twice every day for a week, doing show jumping, cross country and dressage. They have a one day event competition at the end of the week.
They are amongst 43 children so there is lots and lots of socialising to be done too.
The amount of "stuff" they need for themselves and the horse is huge. They have to pack for all eventualities. It gives to boys a chance to grow their independence and certainly gives them an opportunity to demonstrate their sense of responsibility.
Pony camp is over 100 years old and is run in the very traditional way with reasonably good boundaries/rules. Children attend from as young as 11 to 18 years. They all muck in and help one another. It is a pleasure to be a part of it and I thank, enormously the team of ladies who organise and run it all voluntarily.